Artists from across Indiana and other states will travel to Franklin County for the Indiana Plein Air Paint Out Oct. 14-16.
On Friday evening at 7 p.m. at the Brookville Library, “we’re having a program where Shaun Dingwerth, Richmond Art Museum executive director, and Dan Woodson, a Muncie artist who was involved with the Painting Indiana project, will be speaking. The Friends of the Library will provide refreshments, and it is open to anyone who wants to come,” reports Melody Gault, Franklin County Public Library District director.
On Saturday, 100-125 artists will be painting all day throughout the county. “People have been contacting me to say it’s OK for artists to go anywhere on their property .... (This week) I will be taking pictures of the sites so the artists can get a real feel for the area,” she adds.
They “don’t mind if people watch them or ask questions while they’re painting .... There are a lot of people who would like to learn how to paint, and in the past they have talked to some of the artists who encouraged them to try.”
Sunday, they set up for a library show that is open to the public from 1-3 p.m. The artwork can also be purchased at that time.
Gault encourages the public to view the displays because “it’s amazing what they can do in a weekend .... Some of them can do 10 paintings.”
The director announces, “This is our seventh year to host the paint out, and the word has gotten out so we’re growing each year.”