There’s a resurgence in artists captivated by the technique of “en plein air,” a French expression that means open or full air. Basically it means that artists take their easels outdoors and capture an image using natural light and shadows. Earlier this year at the Overland Park Arboretum, painters worked in the outdoors at the STEMS: A Garden Soiree event. “STEMS” stands for Sipping wine; Tasting delicious food; Enjoying art, music; Meeting friends; Supporting a vision of recreational, cultural and enrichment inspiration.
There’s a resurgence in artists captivated by the technique of “en plein air,” a French expression that means open or full air. Basically it means that artists take their easels outdoors and capture an image using natural light and shadows. Earlier this year at the Overland Park Arboretum, painters worked in the outdoors at the STEMS: A Garden Soiree event. “STEMS” stands for Sipping wine; Tasting delicious food; Enjoying art, music; Meeting friends; Supporting a vision of recreational, cultural and enrichment inspiration. Photo provided by The Rice Gallery of Fine Art
There’s a resurgence in artists captivated by the technique of “en plein air,” a French expression that means open or full air. Basically it means that artists take their easels outdoors and capture an image using natural light and shadows. Earlier this year at the Overland Park Arboretum, painters worked in the outdoors at the STEMS: A Garden Soiree event. “STEMS” stands for Sipping wine; Tasting delicious food; Enjoying art, music; Meeting friends; Supporting a vision of recreational, cultural and enrichment inspiration. Photo provided by The Rice Gallery of Fine Art

In ‘plein’ sight: Artists make all outdoors their canvas

September 13, 2016 4:00 PM

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