Mu­seum To Host Paint­ing Event

Washington County Enterprise-Leader - - COMMUNITY -

His­toric Cane Hill Mu­seum will host a Plein Air Paint­ing Event on Sept. 15 -17, to be held in con­junc­tion with the 31st an­nual His­toric Cane Hill Har­vest Fes­ti­val. The event is open to all artists of any age and will in­clude a 3-day out­door paint-out, ju­ried com­pe­ti­tion, art ex­hi­bi­tion and sale.

The com­mu­nity’s abun­dance of his­toric ar­chi­tec­ture amid a beau­ti­ful Ozark Moun­tain set­ting will af­ford artists a wide va­ri­ety of paint­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties. Fes­ti­val go­ers will have the op­por­tu­nity to ob­serve artists in ac­tion around the fes­ti­val grounds, and artists will be able to en­joy the food, fun, mu­sic, and fes­ti­val at­mos­phere dur­ing the event.

The ex­hi­bi­tion of art­work will be held in the newly re­stored 1886 Cane Hill Col­lege build­ing from noon Satur­day, Sept. 16, un­til 5 p.m. Sun­day, Sept. 17. The ex­hi­bi­tion will be judged by Charles Peer, work­ing artist and pro­fes­sor of fine arts at John Brown Uni­ver­sity.

Prizes will be awarded to artists on Sun­day af­ter­noon. WER Ar­chi­tects has gen­er­ously spon­sored the grand prize award of $500 and a $250 prize will be given for the Peo­ple’s Choice Award.

“This will be the mu­seum’s in­au­gu­ral out­door paint­ing event, and I an­tic­i­pate its con­tin­u­a­tion as an an­nual event in the fu­ture,” said Lawrence McElroy, mu­seum cu­ra­tor.

“Our goal is to make this an artist-cen­tric event where ev­ery­one will have the op­por­tu­nity to cre­ate some beau­ti­ful art­work and have fun do­ing it,” McElroy said.

Pre-reg­is­tra­tion fee for the paint­ing event is $40 per artist, with pro­ceeds ben­e­fit­ing the His­toric Cane Hill Mu­seum.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the paint­ing event, visit https://paint­ing­com­pe­ti­tion­cane­hill.com/ or call 479-824-5339 or email CaneHil­lMu­seum@gmail.com.

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