Plein air pain­ters present ‘Art in the Mak­ing’

The Register Citizen (Torrington, CT) - - LOCAL NEWS -

WOOD­BURY » Flan­ders Na­ture Cen­ter and Land Trust will host plein air pain­ters from all over New Eng­land at their main cam­pus, the Van Vleck Sanc­tu­ary in Wood­bury on Satur­day, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The rain date is Sun­day.

Pain­ters will be sketch­ing views of build­ings, mead­ows, forested ponds, and more in the his­toric set­ting. Area art col­lec­tors and vis­i­tors are wel­come to tour the na­ture cen­ter, see art in the mak­ing, and speak with the artists of Oil Pain­ters of Amer­ica and Pom­per­aug Out­door Pain­ters as they sketch the beau­ti­ful land­scape.

Artists will have paint­ings for sale at their easels. The artists will do­nate a por­tion of all paint­ing sales to ben­e­fit Flan­ders’ mis­sion of the preser­va­tion of land and pro­vid­ing en­vi­ron­men­tal ed­u­ca­tion pro­grams for all ages.

In ad­di­tion to plein air artists sketch­ing on site, the art stu­dio of Natalie Van Vleck will be open to vis­i­tors. Van Vleck was an early Modernist painter and founder of Flan­ders. Sev­eral of her orig­i­nal works are ex­hib­ited there.

There is no charge for at­tend­ing and park­ing is avail­able in the gravel lot at the in­ter­sec­tion of Flan­ders Road and 5 Church Hill Road in Wood­bury. For ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion con­tact Flan­ders at 203-2633711, ext. 10 or El­lie Boyd at 203-429-4356.

Flan­ders Na­ture Cen­ter & Land Trust ac­quires, pre­serves and man­ages land; and uses the land to pro­mote un­der­stand­ing and ap­pre­ci­a­tion of na­ture, art and the en­vi­ron­ment.

Founded by artist, farmer and en­vi­ron­men­tal­ist Natalie Van Vleck, Flan­ders pro­vides a va­ri­ety of en­vi­ron­men­tal ed­u­ca­tion pro­grams year-round, de­signed to bring a deeper un­der­stand­ing of art, na­ture and farming to chil­dren, youth and adults in the Wood­bury re­gion and through­out Con­necti­cut.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 203-263-3711 or flan­der­sna­ture­cen­ter.org

CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO

Melody As­bury and El­lie Boyd, plein air pain­ters, will par­tic­i­pate in Flan­ders Na­ture Cen­ter’s plein air paint­ing event on Satur­day.

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