Friday, April 13, 2012

Art for music

PleinAir Richmond, an event scheduled for June 18-22, will bring about 50 artists to Richmond to paint views of the city. The works produced will be sold on June 22 at Brazier Gallery, 1616 W. Main St., with a reception following at Try-me Gallery, 1623 W. Main St.

The juror for submissions is M. Stephen Doherty, editor of the print and online editions of Plein Air magazine. The awards judge by will be the noted portrait painter Everett Raymond Kinstler.

“Plein air” derives from the French term en plein air, or “in the open air,” referring to paintings produced outdoors rather than in a studio.

PleinAir Richmond will conclude with “Fast and Fresh,” a June 23 event in which local artists are invited to join or watch the visiting artists as they paint along Monument Avenue. The resulting “wet” paintings will be available for purchase.

Proceeds from the event will partially benefit the Richmond Symphony.

For information on tickets to the Friday gallery events and other activities during the week, call the symphony at (804) 788-4717, ext. 112, or visit