Plein Air Garden Party
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden , 2pm – 6pm
When we envisioned the Open Field this past winter, there were several events, programs and spectacles that we where hoping would manifest during the summer. Many of them have come to pass….kite flyers (check), LARPers (check), vintage bands (check), mass yoga formations (check). Haven’t had the heard of grazing goats to mow the lawn yet…but there is still three more weeks.
One of the key programing goals of Open Field for mnartist.org was to create opportunites for local artists to gather in a social setting and make art. Drawing Club has been very successful at bringing together local artists and the public to make collaborative drawing each week. In a similar vein, we invite you to the Plein Air Garden Party. Scheduled as part of August 19th’s mnartists.org Field Day, the event invites local Plein Air painters/artists of all styles and abilities to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden to capture images of the iconic artwork and skyline. Our hope is to have dozens of local artists it the garden, painting, sharing tips and just meeting on each other.
Local art artist Tom Maakestad will be on had throughout the day to share his considerable experience with plein air painting including getting set up with easel, what essential colors to have and how to deal with the many situations that arise when working out of doors. Tom is a Minnesota painter whose work is collected internationally. He currently is showing at the US Embassy in Skopje, Macedonia and is represented locally by Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis.
Note: Please bring your own easels and supplies and join the party. Unlike Drawing Club, supplies and easels are not provided. We will have drawing boards available to borrow.
The Plein Air Demo and Garden Party is generously sponsored by Wet Paint Artists’ Materials and Framing. Wet Paint will also hold a free raffle of a Guerilla Painter French Resistance pochade box and be on hand to answer questions and talk about the Plein Air process and materials. All events as part of manrtists.org Field Day and free and open to the public.