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      Chasing Light: 8th Annual Exhibit of the Plein Air Painters of Northern Colorado in Fort Collins


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      November 20, 2019

      Wednesday  12:00 PM - 6:00 PM (every 2 weeks Wednesday through Saturday until November 30, 2019)

      200 Mathews St.,
      Fort Collins, Colorado 80524

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      Chasing Light: 8th Annual Exhibit of the Plein Air Painters of Northern Colorado

      It's 25° along the Poudre River and a dozen goosedown-jacketed figures have been standing in the snow, barely moving, for the past three hours. Who would do such a thing? Why, members of the Northern Colorado Plein Air Artists, that's who. Committed to painting the landscape in all weather — after all, “plein air,” the painting style of the French Impressionists, means painting in the “open air” — they meet every Friday throughout the year to paint, sun, rain or snow. Now's the chance to see what they've been up to at their annual exhibit at the Carnegie Center for Creativity, 200 Mathews Street, Fort Collins. The exhibit, which will showcase oil, pastel and watercolor paintings of 14 local plein air artists*, will be open to the public Wednesdays through Saturdays, 12 noon - 6 pm, November 20 - 30. The show's opening reception, when the artists will be on hand to meet the public, will take place Friday, November 22, 5 - 8 pm. Throughout the exhibition, the artists will demonstrate painting techniques and their artwork will be available for sale. This event is free.

      NEW THIS YEAR! Gallery Talks and Artists' Demonstrations
      Gallery Talks Saturday, November 23

      1:00 pm – Carl Judson, owner of Judson’s Art Outfitters: “Paint Outside the Box – The History of Plein Air Painting and Variations in Style”

      2:00 pm– Scott Ruthven, Fort Collins painter and instructor: “An Artist’s View of Art Connoisseurship and Collecting”

      3:00 pm – Richard Schilling, Loveland author and Illustrator: “Travel Journaling with Richard Schilling”

      4:00 pm – Colorado Frames (Tentative): “Framing your Artwork”
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      Gallery Talks Friday, November 29
      1:00 pm - Danna Hildebrand, local painter and former art instructor at Sheridan College: “Finishing Techniques - How to improve your painting”

      2:00 pm - Margueritte Meier, Fort Collins artist, energy healer and teacher: “Plein Air as a Contemplative Practice”

      3:00 pm – Scott Ruthven, Fort Collins painter and instructor: “Fun and Easy Ways to Decorate with Art”

      Saturday November 30
      12 - 5 -Artists demonstrate their painting techniques

      Cost: Free -

      Categories: Art Galleries & Exhibits

      This event repeats every 2 weeks Wednesday through Saturday until November 30, 2019:

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.