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Reach the Peaks Plein Air Painting Reception

posted Oct 12, 2014, 4:27 PM by Administrator Friends of Sauratown Mtns
Friday, October 17th
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Hanging Rock Visitors Center

Canvas and color will invade the Hanging Rock State Park Visitors Center on Friday, October 17, as the Reach the Peaks Plein Air Painting Reception will take place from 5:30pm to 8pm at the Visitors Center, 1790 Hanging Rock Park Road in Danbury.  Sponsored by the Stokes County Arts Council and Friends of the Sauratown Mountains, the exhibit will feature artwork completed by the Triad Outdoor Painters Group during the Reach the Peaks Hiking Challenge held on September 27. 

The exhibit will include original paintings of familiar Hanging Rock landmarks by Triad Outdoor Painter artists Carole Bryant, Anne Kiefaber, Dolly Manion, Andrea Morrison, Amy Queen, Craig Richards, and George Walker.  Triad Outdoor Painters began in 2010 when artists attending a Heiner Hertling workshop desired to continue painting together.  The charter members were primarily oil painters who enjoyed painting in the open air, but the membership has evolved to include artists working in a variety of media.  Today, Triad Outdoor Painters only unifying factor is the desire to create works of art and to be supportive of one another through the process, appreciating a diversity of styles, media and skill levels. 

The October 17 reception will also introduce a new gallery artwork display system located in the park’s Visitors Center Auditorium.  “Our goal for the new display system is for visitors to Hanging Rock State Park to experience the artistic beauty of the mountains, river, flora, and fauna as seen through the eyes of Stokes County artists” stated Stokes Arts Director Eddy McGee. 

The exhibit will be on display through the end of November, with net proceeds from the sale of the paintings supporting Triad Outdoor Painters, Friends of the Sauratown Mountains, and the Stokes County Arts Council.

The exhibit and reception on October 17 are free and open to the public.