The Wayne Art Center Plein Air Festival kicked off May 13 with the arrival of 32 juried artists who are spending the week capturing the beauty of spring in Delaware County and the region, writes Pete Bannan for Main Line Media News.
Over five days they will document the landscape painting “en plein air” (French for open air) before moving on to the next location.
“There is just so much to paint in this region,” said Tim Kelly, 2018 Wayne Plein Air “Best In Show” winner, who is back again this year. “I enjoy painting architecture and cityscapes, while my counterparts visit area gardens to focus on flora, or venture out in search of landscapes and bodies of water.
“So not only do we artists enjoy an abundance of subject matter to choose from, the result is an enormous body of work that appeals to a diverse audience.”
The artists will be painting in downtown Wayne, Saturday, May 18.
Wayne Art Center’s Plein Air Festival is one of the premier plain air events in the country. An exhibition of the artist work will hang at the Center May 20 to the end of June.
Read more about the festival here.