JERICHO -- The 2nd Annual Jericho Plein Air Festival will take place on July 21. Festival headquarters for this "painting in the open air" event are at the Emile A. Gruppe Gallery, 22 Barber Farm Road in Jericho Center. Painting sites will include the Jericho Settlers’ Farm, the Barber Farm and the Jericho Green, among others.
Well-known artist and Bennington resident Tony Conner will be among the nearly 80 artists from 33 towns all over Vermont and 5 other states who will be participating in this second year of the festival.
Ever wondered how artists translate what they see onto a canvas or paper? The public is encouraged to meet and talk with the artists, watch the creative process at work, and enjoy the excitement, energy and spontaneity of this festival of outdoor painting.
The artists will be out painting by 8 a.m.; the event opens to the public at 9 a.m. It’s free of charge and parking will be available.
Artists will return to the Emile A. Gruppe Gallery by 3 p.m. to frame work they created during the day. The paintings will be available for sale directly from the artists during the day. An exhibit of the paintings will take place at the Gallery from July 22 through Aug. 12, and the work will be for sale through the Gallery for the duration of the exhibit.
The public is invited to attend an opening reception for the artists at the Gallery from 2 to 4 p.m. on July 22.