A Study Light Exhibit

A Study Of Light –  a  
plein air art exhibit

August 5 – October 1, 2016

The curated art exhibit A Study Of Light, is opens at The Fine Arts Center of Hot Springs August 5, 2016 and will be on display through October 1, 2016. A Study Of Light focuses on plein air paintings that interpret light, shadow, and subject in open air places.

Plein air is a french term used to describe art that has been created in “open air” where the painters paint what they see at that given moment. The paintings are completed on site within a couple of hours. This artwork is usually more spontaneous than work created in the studio.

Richard Stephens Carpet of Gold WatercolorA variety of mediums are represented in the exhibit, producing diverse moods. Richard Stephens creates movement in his watercolor, A Carpet of Gold, with diagonal streaks of light and shadow through a tree filledShirley Anderson_DeSoto Spillway_pastel park. Shirley Anderson focuses on the sparkling reflection of light in a creek in her pastel, DeSoto Spillway. Hugh Dunnahoe’s oil paintiPainting By The Creekng Painting By The Creek captures two subjects, the light on the bridge and another plein air painter creating her own painting.



The following artists have plein air artwork included in the exhibit: Shirley Anderson, Daniel Mark Cassidy, Hugh Dunnahoe, Nancy Farrell, Bill Garrison, Gloria Garrison, Gabriela Hogue, Steve Hogue, June Lamoureux, Nita “OVE” LoRe, Nina Louton, Cynthia Schanink, Gary Simmons, Richard Stephens, and Don Watson.

An artist reception will be held during Gallery Walk, 5 pm – 9 pm, August 5. Poet Karen Hayes will be in the gallery writing poetry on demand. Give her a subject and she will write you a poem within five minutes. The FAC  Artist Members Salons feature 2D and 3D artwork created by local artists.

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