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Opening Reception: EARTH Exhibition
EARTH an exhibition with over 50 Plein Air Artists Colorado (PAAC) members will open at the Museum of Friends on Saturday April 27nd. Please join us to celebrate Earth Day with a unique opportunity to see the work of artists from Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and other locales as these artists share their love of painting outdoor with their spectacular works. Walsenburg will have a make- over as PAAC does a “Paint Out” of our town. PAAC was created for the love of Plein Air Painting and to enjoy the camaraderie of painting outdoors that creates opportunities to paint together while being open to everyone at every level.
The museum opens at noon with Plein Air Painting demonstrations commencing at 1 until 3 pm with Andrea Gabel, Kathy Wardle and Melissa Arthur. Join us at the Fox at 3:30 to see Loving Vincent an animation of the incredible Plein Air Paintings of Vincent van Gogh. Loving Vincent brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting hand-painted by professional oil-painters (including a PAAC member) who traveled from all across Europe to the Loving Vincent studios in Poland and Greece to be a part of the production. After the film we are back at MoF for an opening celebration with light refreshments provided by Go Ask Alys Catering and music. The School tour program is available for kindergarten through high school with pre and post visit materials available for teachers interested in visiting with their students. The focus of the tour is to uplift community pride with new images of Walsenburg’s beauty as depicted by visiting Plein Air Artists.