'In the Open Air' Group Exhibition

Saturday, Sep 7, 2019 at 10:00AM Repeating event

Leighton Art Centre

In the Open Air honours the practice of creating art outdoors, in both landscape and urban settings.

En plein air is a French expression that translates to “in the open air”. The practice of creating art outdoors goes back for centuries but was popularized by the French Impressionists in the 1800’s. Artists painting in the open air attempt to capture the true effects of light and colour of the landscape at any given moment before the surroundings change with time, distinguishing the process from painting a landscape subject from inside a studio, from memory, imagination or a photograph.

The act of outdoor painting from direct observation continues to be popular, including here in Alberta. This exhibition showcases the work of a number of accomplished Alberta artists, all of whom enjoy creating art en plein air.

Please join us for the public Opening Reception of In the Open Air: Saturday August 10, 2019 | 2 - 4 PM.

Exhibition features:
A.C. Leighton
Hermann Brandt
Sue Contini
Bill Duma
Jean Geddes
Michelle Grant
Alice Helwig
Louise Lacey-Rokosh
Brent Laycock
Doug Levitt
Gary McMillan
Gisa Meyer
Karin Richter
Jane Romanishko
Doug Swinton
Dean Tatam Reeves
Frances Vettergreen
Verna Vogel
Grant Waddell
Sharon Lynn Williams
Theresa Williams

Operating hours: Tuesday - Sunday 10 am - 4 pm
Admission to Leighton Art Centre is Pay-What-You-Can.


Leighton Art Centre, 282027 144 St. West, Foothills, AB

Contact Info

Name Leighton Art centre
Phone (403) 931-3633
Email info@leightoncentre.org
Link For more info click here.

Posted by Amanda MacKay under Music/Art in Okotoks.

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