2017 Artist in Residence Events – June 12 – 25, 2017

Sponsored by the Arc of Appalachia and from a grant provided by the Ohio Arts Council

Highlands Nature Sanctuary, 7660 Cave Rd, Bainbridge, OH 45612

With Jon Browning, Edie Dean, Carolyn Heffelfinger, Marianne Miller and Mary Jane Ward

Make it a weekend event by booking lodging at one of the Sanctuary overnight lodges.

Click here for Artist Biographies

From June 12 to June 25, 2017 + Gallery Showing on Sunday, July 2, five nationally known Ohio plein air artists will participate in the Highlands Nature Sanctuary third annual artist-in-residency program.  Visit with these artists as they interpret the scenery as seen from many locations along the Sanctuary’s trails, whether it is a cedar laden field, a rocky gorge filled with rushing waterfall, or a single milkweed blooming.  Besides watching the artists paint nature on location, workshops, activities, and a final gallery showing will accompany this residency. 

 

Artist in Residence Gallery Showing & Art Sale

Sunday, July 2, 2017, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Open Free to the Public, No Registration Necessary

Meet at the Appalachian Forest Museum 

The culminating event for the Artist in Residence program is a gala showcase and sale of the paintings produced by the artists over the previous three week period. All artists will be available for conversation and questions, and they will be delighted to talk to you about their experiences at the Sanctuary and the stories behind their work. Several dozen paintings will be on display and available for sale. If you are already familiar with the Arc of Appalachia Preserves, you may recognize the subjects of many of the paintings, whether it be a cedar-laden field at Kamelands, a rocky gorge filled with rushing waterfall in Cave Canyon, or a single milkweed blooming at Ridgeview Farm. Light refreshments will be served. Questions? Please contact betty@arcofappalachia.org

 


An Evening with the Artist

Thursday, June 15, 2017, 7:00 pm

Open Free to the Public, No Registration Necessary

Meet at the Appalachian Forest Museum

Mary Jane Ward will introduce her work and talk about her path as an artist, one that went from professional ballet dancer to the world of classical realism in painting. A past participant of The Hudson River Fellowship, she will share how that experience affected her as an artist and helped to shape her current interest in the relationship between environmental conservation and landscape painting. Weather permitting, she will paint a demonstration outdoors on the deck of the museum. Location – Appalachian Forest Museum, 7660 Cave Road, Bainbridge, OH 45612.  For questions, contact betty@arcofappalachia.org

 

Painting Demonstration

Friday, June 16, 2017, 10am

 $5 donation to reserve space, Pre-Registration Required

Meet at the Appalachian Forest Museum 

Watch, ask questions, talk with Carolyn Heffelfinger as she demonstrates painting techniques she uses to translate a photo reference into a painting.  Subject matter will focus on a local Ohio bird.  Light refreshments will be served.  To register, please email the names of those attending and your phone number to betty@arcofappalachia.org

 

Art & Nature Family Workshop

Saturday, June 17, 2017, 10am – noon

$10 donation to reserve space, Pre-Registration Required

Meet at the Appalachian Forest Museum 

Experience a nature and art project led by one of the resident plein air artists, Marianne Miller. Participants will use objects found in nature as tools to create a work of art using tempera.  Through the use of these natural tools, participants will discover the influence natural objects play on the feel and creation of the design.  Three paintings will be created, with one being chosen to frame in a matte.  This program is designed for families of all ages.  $10 donation to reserve space for family and to purchase supplies. To register, please email the names of those attending, ages of children, and your phone number to betty@arcofappalachia.org.

 

Highlands Nature Sanctuary Family Art Workshop

Sunday, June 18, 2017, 9am – noon

$10 donation to reserve space, Pre-Registration Required

Meet at the Appalachian Forest Museum 

Experience a nature and art project led by resident plein air artists, Jon Browning and Edie Dean. Families will have the opportunity to learn from and work with these artists.  One-on-one guidance will be given by these professionals as they guide the participants through the open air painting process using paints, canvases, easels, and the scenic environment offered by the Highlands Nature Sanctuary.  This program is designed for families of all ages. To register, please email the names of those attending, ages of children, and your phone number to betty@arcofappalachia.org