Encore! Mt Morris

Painting Our Legacy on The Canvas of History
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Plein Air Painting/Drawing Event
Tuesday morning, July 23rd, 9:30-12:00 noon

Encore! Mt. Morris guests (anyone interested in learning about plein air painting/drawing) and Eagle Nest Art Group’s Plein Air Interest Group. Experienced plein air artists will assist guests in getting started and learning the process.

Sharon and Stan Asp’s home and farm, 7782 West Route 64, west of Mt. Morris on north side of highway.
Long lane. House may not be visible from the highway due to tall corn. Watch for sign. Home is Historic Italianate architecture, limestone, built in 1858.
Beautiful gardens too.

If you’d like to paint, bring your acrylic/oil/watercolor paints, an easel, and a chair/stool. If you’d like to draw, bring a pencil or charcoal, a chair and sketch pad. Lap pads to hold your sketch paper will be provided. You may also want to bring a camera to take pictures of additional artwork ideas to be completed in the future.

What is plein air painting/drawing? The artist chooses a spot to paint or draw in a prescribed period of time. 10% of the artwork can be completed at home afterwards, but to be considered a plein air piece, 90% of it is completed in 2.5 hours.

Questions? Molly Baker, 309-255-1096, mollybaker50@gmail.com

Free Admission

The historic Mt. Morris College campus contains the oldest building in Mt. Morris, a beautifully preserved sandstone building used for science classes at the College and later converted to Watt Publishing Company. Encore! Mt. Morris has been able to acquire the use of the first floor as a multi-purpose art gallery space. Refurbished, painted and equipped during the summer of 2016 for art displays by volunteers, it has served as the anchor space for Encore! Mt. Morris to host numerous shows.

Regular shows are scheduled throughout the summer months, during the December holiday season, and less frequently at other times during the school year. The gallery is open during the summer Jamboree music concert series (Friday evenings) and Kable Band concerts (Wednesday evenings) and during other community events and festivals, as publicized.