En Plein Air: Paint-Out in Central Park

16 Jul 2009

Kevin Macpherson, Kenn Backhaus, Joe Anna Arnett, and James Asher—four professional artists who are featured in the new PBS series Passport & Palette—will all leave their particular corners of the country to convene in Central Park this Saturday, July 18, for a day of plein air painting. This New York City Central Park Paint-Out will take place from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (rain date July 19) at Bethesda Terrace, between the Angel of the Waters sculpture and the Lake.

The Bethesda Fountain in Central Park
Photo: Carter B. Horsley 

Painters of all levels are invited to come, free of charge, and paint or sketch alongside these master artists, and art enthusiasts are equally encouraged to watch the artists in action. If any of you have the opportunity to attend this plein air event, post a comment or picture here and let us know it went!


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kec2 wrote
on 13 Aug 2009 5:34 PM

Is there a fee for the plein air  central park?

sir lawrence wrote
on 16 Nov 2009 5:29 PM

I attended the Paintout in Central Park. Kenn Backhaus painted a portrait of me and I watched Kevin McPherson eat a pickle for lunch.