HAPPY FATHER’S DAY, DAD!
Have I got some Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters (RMPAP) dates for YOU! You’ve heard that over 40 artists will converge next month in Grand Teton National Park for two weeks of plein air painting, demonstrations and events; all culminating in July 18th’s Grand Opening Gala and Sale at the Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitors Center. Now, a full artist demonstration schedule is available—-go out there and watch these amazing artists at work! These are scheduled, set location, events:
SATURDAY, July 13: ARTISTS IN THE ENVIRONMENT, Oxbow Bend, 2-5 PM. Artists: Kathryn Turner, Stephen C. Datz, Jeanne Mackenzie.
TUESDAY, July 16: MORNING – 9 AM: Erin O’Connor (oils) – Jenny Lake Boat Dock area & Michael McClure (oils) – Taggart Lake Trailhead. AFTERNOON – 4 PM: Bill Davidson (oils)- Jackson Lake Lodge & Bill Sawczuk (oils)- Craig Thomas Visitor Center.
WEDNESDAY, July 17: MORNING – 9 AM: Stacey Peterson (oils) – Craig Thomas Visitor Center & Patti Andre (pastel) – Jenny Lake Boat Dock area. AFTERNOON – 4 PM: Jake Gaedtke (oils) – Jackson Hole Visitor Information Center (north end of town, overlooking the Elk Refuge) & Cople / Swinney / Arndt (oils) – Jackson Lake Lodge.
FRIDAY, July 19: MORNING – 9 AM: Jennifer Hoffman (pastel) – Jackson Hole Visitor Information Center & David Schwindt (oils) – Jackson Lake Lodge. MORNING – 9 AM: John Hughes (oils) – Craig Thomas Visitor Center. AFTERNOON – 4 PM: Keith Bond (oils) – Taggart Lake Trailhead & Ruth Rawhouser (oils) – Jenny Lake Boat Dock area.
(QUICK DRAW: July 20th, 9:00 am at Menor’s Ferry, Grand Teton National Park! All are welcome! Many artists, many paintings, all for sale after the paint-out!)
All this in addition to the Gala Opening Show & Sale, taking place at the Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitors Center on July 18th, beginning at 7:00 pm. This show and sale benefits Grand Teton National Park through the Grand Teton Association. All are welcome! Dozens and dozens of newly painted works by RMPAP artists will be on exhibition, and for sale. It’s one heck of a party! Arrive early to get a good look! Previews begin July 15th, and the show concludes July 21st. www.pleinairforthepark.org.
June 13th, these extinct birds, immortalized in bronze, received new life. They are the newest sculptures at the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s Sculpture Trail: the Passenger Pigeon, Great Auk, Carolina Parakeet, Labrador Duck and the Heath Hen.
“I felt a greater urgency to make sculptures of extinct birds than real birds because they (extinct birds) have no form in the real world…they exist only in memory,” says “Lost Bird” artist Todd McGrain in a recent interview in the museum’s Call of the Wild magazine. The artist wants to allow people to have a physical experience with these lost birds through art, building memory through story.
Jackson art girl (and, I hear, a good volleyball player) Jessi West Lundeen is this year’s Art Association “Art Fair Jackson Hole” poster artist. Lundeen grew up taking Art Association classes, and it’s paid off. Images of her work will be everywhere. Jesse has a website: www.jessiwestlundeen.com.
“That’s how we like to grow them,” one Art Association staffer said.
This summer’s Art Fairs take place July 19 – 21st and August 16 – 18th at….Miller Park! www.artassociation.org