First, I would like to say a big 'Thanks' to Brooks for all he has done to create this wonderful and talented group of Plein Air painters, and, for trusting me to make the monthly calendars. It's a big job to fill his shoes, and I will do my best, with your help. I feel that this is 'our' group and I look forward to your input on, locations to paint, finding and hanging shows, info on classes and workshops, and any other announcements pertinent to the group. Also, thanks to Paul Viel, who will be keeping the blog alive and well! You are invited to send photos to be put on the blog, of our painting adventures, at: firstname.lastname@example.org
As I receive information, I will, generally, send out emails on sundays with all news and announcements, so we can all be kept up to date. So, here is my first calendar, hope it is useful, and, enjoy your month painting!
April 2010 Plein Air Painters of Eugene-Springfield Calendar
March 31, April 2 and 3, Wed, Fri, and Saturday
Full bloom of Spring at Hendricks Park. South on Walnut St. from Franklin. Left on Summit. We will be at the shelter in case of rain, in the Rhody garden if the weather is nice.
April 3rd, saturday is our farewell potluck for Brooks and Peggy, in the shelter at 2:30. Please bring an easy potluck dish and/or something to drink. To make it simple, please bring your own service. I would like to take some time for us to share an anecdote, photo, or anything else you would like to, about Brooks and Peggy.
April 7, Wed.
Amazon Park at 27th and Hilyard. Lots of parking and restrooms, great views, wetlands, Amazon Creek. Park anywhere between Amazon Community Center and Hilyard Community Center. Here is a link to a very good map: http://www.eugene-or.gov/
April 9 and 10, Fri and Sat.
Wetlands at the end of Royal. This is a spectacular wetland area, great views and endless places to paint. West 11th to Greenhill go Right. Down to Royal (it is at a stop sign) go Left, all the way down, Royal ends at the parking lot and has a restroom. No cover, bring your Plein Air umbrellas.
April 14, Wed.
Campbell Senior Center at 4th and High. We can park in their lot or the adjacent public parking lot. We can use the restroom in the center. Paint anywhere around the Center, down by the river, bridge is close by, lots of paths and trees.
April 16 and 17, Fri. and Sat.
Aragon Alpacas. Ann and Michael have been great to let us paint here, and we can use their bathroom in the house. Fantastic views, barns, out buildings, pond, fields, trees and, of course, the amazing Alpacas, if they will stand still long enough to paint them! Here is a link to their website and directions from I5: www.AragonAlpacas.com
Or from Eugene, E.Amazon to Dillard Rd., go up about 4miles, as you start down the hill, you will see red barns on the Left, that is it, there is a wooden 'Aragon Alpacas' sign, turn in and park on the grass.
33005 Dillard Road
Eugene, OR 97405
April 21, Wed
Owen Rose Garden, should be beautiful as Spring progresses. North on Jefferson past 1st St., it ends in the garden parking lot.
April 23 and 24 Fri. and Sat.
Mt. Pisgah, more springtime views. East on 30th past LCC over I5. Left on access road. Right on 99 under RR then left on Seavey Loop Road all the way to Mt. Pisgah Arboretum. Water, restrooms, great views along the river, cover in the open air barn. Should be great this time of year.
April 28, Wed.
Skinner Butte Lookout. Great views of the city, parking, restroom down at Skinner Butte Park. Here is a link to the lookout: http://eugeneareaparks.com/
April 30 and May 1, Fri and Sat.
Oakridge Tree Plantings Festival. We are invited to paint and sell paintings at this Festival. Show of framed previous artwork (theme of trees would be nice but not required) on Saturday, May 1st at their music cafe. Paint out Friday April 30th and May 1st. Demo on plein air painting.
I will be speaking with Sherri McDowell soon and get more info on this fun event and give you more details later.
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