Thursday, August 30, 2007

Plein Air Painters of Chicago: Exhibit at Edgewater Historical Society and Museum

Our Plein Air Painters of Chicago group has been focusing on the Edgewater
area on the north side of Chicago, in preparation for a show. The press
release follows:

Own Your Very Own Piece of Edgewater History in the Making (Today's Painting is Tomorrow's Artifact!)

The Edgewater Historical Society and Plein Air Painters of Chicago are
celebrating Andersonville Arts Weekend with a collection of original
paintings of the Edgewater community.

Edgewater Historical Society and Museum, 5358 North Ashland, Chicago

Reception: Friday, October 5, 5 pm to 8 pm
Hours: Saturday and Sunday (Oct 6 and 7) 10am to 4pm and Sunday (Oct 14)
1pm to 4pm (or by appointment)

This exhibit is part of the fifth annual Andersonville Arts Weekend which

will include a self-guided art walk featuring the work of over 80 painters,
sculptors, photographers and more, from emerging artists to Chicago
favorites and over 20 free or discounted performances and workshops including theater, dance, poetry and concerts throughout the community. Launching the weekend will be an evening of receptions and performances that will light up the entire neighborhood.

The Plein Air Painters of Chicago is a group of painters that paint en plein
air (in the open air) at locations around Chicago. The group is sponsored
by the Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts in Chicago (1012 North Dearborn, Chicago, IL, 312-642-4400). The Plein Air Painters of Chicago will be painting outside the Edgewater Historical Society and Museum on Saturday, October 6.

The Edgewater Historical Society is a not-for-profit volunteer organization
committed to the discovery and preservation of the history of Chicago’s
Edgewater neighborhood and to the education of community residents and the
public at large about that history. The Society operates a small historical
museum in a restored Chicago firehouse and conducts various educational
programs and neighborhood tours throughout the year.

Sent in by IPAP signature member Nancy Albrecht

Chicago Artists' Coalition

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