Ticonderoga “Art in the Park, a Plein Air Fest” is coming to Ticonderoga.
Sponsored by Ticonderoga Arts, the event will be held in Bicentennial Park 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 14. “En plein air” is a French expression for painting in the open air.
Local artists Joan Pulling and Stella Dwyer will instruct participants during the oil painting and water color workshop.
“Art in the Park, a Plein Air Fest” will also feature an art display in the park’s Kissing Bridge.
Pre-registration is required and is now under way. People can register by calling Pulling at 585-6312 or by Emailing TiconderogaArts@gmail.com
Pulling stressed pre-registration is necessary to allow the purchase of materials and supplies.
The workshop is open to adults and children.
“If you want to try painting, this is your chance,” said Dwyer, who will teach children how to paint with water colors.
Pulling and Dwyer are members of the board of Ticonderoga Arts. They have planned and organized “Art in the Park, a Plein Air Fest” for the non-profit organization.
“Please join us for this family event,” Jerry Cooper, chairman of the board for Ti Arts, said, “and don’t forget to visit our gallery.”
Ti Arts Gallery is located on the lower level of Hancock House at Moses Circle in Ticonderoga. It is open June through December Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“We’re so pleased to offer this opportunity to people of the area,” Cooper said. ‘We could not have done it without the help of the Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks, which awarded us a Developing Community Arts grant, funded by New York State Council on the Arts.”
Ticonderoga Arts was established in 2008 to support local artists by promoting education, exhibitions and sales. For more information, visit Ti Arts online at ticonderogaarts.org and Facebook.com/tiarts/.