In the Open Air’ Group Exhibition

August 10, 2019

September 22, 2019

Admission is Pay-What-You-Can

Leighton Art Centre, 144 Street West, Millarville



Events Description

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

Who is it for?


Tickets : Admission is Pay-What-You-Can
How to get tickets?

At the door: Pay-What-You-Can


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

Free Parking
Public transport not accessible

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