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.
Dean Tatam Reeves
Sharon Lynn Williams
Who is it for?
Tickets : Admission is Pay-What-You-Can
How to get tickets?
At the door: Pay-What-You-Can
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time: August 10 to September 22, 2019
Opening Reception: 2 – 4 pm on August 10th
Regular Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 10 am – 4 pm
Venue: Leighton Art Centre, 282027 144 St. West, Foothills AB T1S 0Y4
Public transport not accessible