EN PLEIN AIR
Artpark presents En Plein Air, a free, non-ticketed, event organized in collaboration with Niagara Arts & Cultural Center (NACC) and Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University. Join artists from the “Niagara Painters Group” and others working on-site at Artpark for an afternoon of outdoor painting during peak fall foliage season.
Participants from the “Niagara Painters Group” include Kelly Lang Buckley, Karen Foegen, Roy Fink, Donna Hale, Jeannette Pikturna, Kath Schifano, Joan Langley Shaw, Carol Case Siracuse, and Liz Spector, among others. This group organizes plein air painting sessions across our region and educates viewers about the process and techniques of painting outdoors. The “Niagara Painters Group” was started in 2013 at the Niagara Arts & Cultural Center.
Since the 19th century, artists including the Impressionists have sought to paint light and nature. The invention of transportable tubes for paint and lighter easels made it possible for artists to paint “en plein air”—French for “in the open air.” Bring your own art supplies and get creative in our beautiful New York State Park setting. Sample local fall food and beverage tastings, try your luck at a special raffle, explore Artpark, and more Everyone is welcome.
Fall-themed food and beverages from Village Bake Shoppe, Southern Tier Brewing Company, Hamburg Brewing Company, Community Beer Works, Resurgence Brewing Company, Hartman’s Distilling, and others will be available for sampling and purchase. Plus have a chance to try your luck at a special raffle and pick up some fall Artpark merchandise.
Art in the Park
While at Artpark, visit Artpark’s art installations, including the newly renovated Bower by Ellen Driscoll and Joyce Hwang and Sonic Trails by Hayes Holladay.
Bower is a series of interrelated architectural fragments, designed to promote awareness and interest in local bird species, as well as draw attention to the perils of bird-strike window collisions.
Sonic Trails is a group of four interactive sound pieces to be listened to while walking through Artpark.
Everyone is welcome to come to get creative, enjoy some fall treats, and explore Artpark!