Outdoor Art Exhibit Opens Sept. 1 at The Drawing Studio

August 14, 2012

“Capturing Nature’s Light” is a juried art exhibit of drawings, paintings and prints by the associates of The Drawing Studio, 33 S. 6th Ave.

The exhibit runs Sept. 1 to 29 with a reception during 2nd Saturday on Sept. 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. Normal gallery hours will be from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday.

The Drawing Studio enjoys a long commitment to the practice of working from life. Many faculty, students, and associates share an interest in pursuing plein air work (working directly from nature). “Capturing Nature’s Light” will highlight the wide range of experience and diverse approaches of our associate members in this genre.

Working “plein air” is a tradition grounded in the 19th century practice of working outdoors and observing light and the natural world as it affects sky, fields, mountains, water and urban areas. In contemporary art today, there has been a resurgence of this tradition.

Associate members of The Drawing Studio enjoy this activity as well, and participate in plein air classes, events and individual outings in media such as charcoal, pastel, oil and acrylic, which will be represented in this exhibit.

The Drawing Studio is an award winning nonprofit art center offering courses in drawing, painting, printmaking and more on site, at satellite campuses around the city, and through outreach programs for school children and seniors. Students at all levels of experience are welcome and encouraged to develop their skills in the fundamentals of drawing and beyond.

The jurors are Drawing Studio senior faculty Betina Fink, Meredith Milstead and Deb Steinberg.