The Big Island Plein Air show will be painting at the Grand Naniloa Hotel this June.  Every Thursday these magnificent artists will gather as they perfect their art with the breath taking views from the Grand Naniloa Hotel.

Plein Air (French for “open air”) painting became popular in the early nineteenth century in both Europe and America when paint manufacturers made pre-mixed oil pigments available for the first time. At the same time the easily transportable box easel, or pochade (quick sketch) box, was developed. Artists could finally take their work into the field with ease.

Plein air artists paint on location in natural light, working quickly to capture the essence (impression) of a scene. Depending on the light and weather, the paintings are usually done in one session. No other form of painting is as exciting!

Please join the artists for the opening reception Friday, June 3rd from 5-7pm. The exhibit will be on display through June 29th. The Wailoa Center is free and open to the public M-F 8:30am-4:30pm. In addition to its regular hours, the Wailoa Center will also be open on Saturday June 4th with free painting demonstrations and instruction, and guided art walks through the exhibition.

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Organized by Leslie Sears. Participating artists:

Christine Ahia, Scott Cahill, Lynn Capell, Thinam Carrol, Patricia Cassel, Stanley Chraminski, Phyllis Cullen, Alaina De Havilland, Micheal Donenfeld, Gregg Durkin, Felicia Fry, Janice Gail, Jeannie Garcia, Ann Guth, Hideyo Harada, Pat Harris, Peter Heineman, Shery Henderson, Karen Jackman, Peter Jefferson, Chris Kutler, Amy Markham, Karen McGinn, Marilyn Montgomery, Gerald Murai, Lynn Nakkim, Christal Nylin, Diane Renchler, Richard Rochkovsky, Ginger Sandell, Sunny Seal, Leslie Sears, Chuck Snyder, Robert Weiss