The artists from the Indiana Plein Air Painters Association (IPAPA) will once again make appearance this month at a Moveable Feast event hosted by Indiana Landmarks in conjunction with IPAPA. The next stop will be the Farm-to-Fork Feast at the Ben Owens Farmstead (4595 N. Maple Grove Road, Bloomington, IN) on August 3. Artists will be selling copies and showing selections from their new book Painting Indiana III. Using the plein air ("in the open air") style of painting, the IPAPA artists will paint on site and exhibit their work from 5 to 6 p.m.
Tour the Civil War-era Ben Owens Farmstead in the Maple Grove Road Rural Historic District before an outdoor feast at Oliver Winery’s 75-acre Creekbend Vineyard. Chef Daniel Orr and his staff at FARMbloomington will prepare a special Indiana cocktail to start, followed by a four-course dinner with wine pairings by Oliver Winery. The cost is $50/Indiana Landmarks member, $65/nonmember. Contact Tommy Kleckner at email@example.com or 812-232-4534 for ticket availability.
A complete list of Moveable Feast events can be found on the IPAPA website.
The artists from Painting Indiana III were recently interviewed on WFIU's Artworks radio show. Host Yael Ksander spoke with author Rachel Perry and three artists about the Indiana landscape, the enduring tradition of plein-air painting in the state, and what makes today’s plein-air painting contemporary. Listen to the full interview here.