Summer 2022 Events

 

On-going Events:

 

  • New Art Shows – Every 3 weeks/Artist Talks
  • Open-Mic Friday 7-9 PM
  • Free-Wi-Fi
  • Coffee/Tea Service
  • Free art projects for kids at the “Lunch Box” Wednesdays at the Barton Library (starting 6/15)
  • Co-sponsorship of NEK Plein Air

 

June

  • 25th $5 Lunch & Porch Sale
  • 26th Paint ‘n Sip with Jenny Hagan
  • 29th Spoken Word Event 7-9 PM Writers & Poets Share Work

July

  • Fourth of July Parade: Everybody Reads in the Kingdom Float
  • 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, August 5th – Kid’s Art with Jenny – 2 to 3:30 – $25/session $100 all five
  • 10th – Paint ‘n Sip – 2 to 4 – $25
  • 11th to 15th – Teen Plein Air Camp – Principles and Painting $100 (maximum 10) & exhibit

     

    Plein Air Painting Class                                                          

    July 15 through July 19, 2022 five adults and two teens learned the basics of plein air painting.  Painting outdoors (en plein air) has special challenges for a painter that studio painting, by contrast, does not. The plein air painter must choose where to concentrate, what to include or edit out, “freeze” the constantly evolving light, and settle on color combinations and dominance. And all these decisions are made when surrounded by the ambient noises, smells, and other sensations (heat/cold, gusts of wind, pesky flies, etc.) involved in being outdoors. It’s quite a task!

     

    The class embarked each day following a mini lesson at the Arts Center to five different sites in the greater Barton area: the Community behind the Barton Public Library, Crystal Lake Falls (we were rained out as we set up and so quickly too photographs into our studios), Crystal Lake boat ramp area, May Pond, and magnificent Willoughby Lake                                                                 .

    An exhibit of some of the work of this intrepid group will be featured at the Arts Center Later this year. Future classes will be presented as interest warrants.                

     

           

  • 16th & 24thCooking – 4 to 6 – $25/session (maximum 12)
  • 21st & 28th – Video & Discussion – Realism – with Artists Panel – 6 to 8 PM
  • 27th Spoken Word Event 7-9 PM Writers & Poets Share Work

  • 30thPaint ‘n Sip – 6 to 8 – $25

                           

August

 

  • 4th & 11thVideo & Discussion – Realism – with Artists Panel
  • 5thKid’s Art 2 to 3:30 – $25/session (see July
  • 14th – Paint ‘n Sip – 2 to 4 $2
  • 20th & 28th – Cooking – 4 to 6 – $25/session (maximum 12)
  • 27th – Paint ‘n Sip – 6 to 8 $25 

 

September

  • 4th Paint ‘n Sip – 2 to 4 $25
  • 10th & 18th – Cooking – 4 to 6 – $25/session (maximum 12)
  • 24th & 25th – “Peepers” Plein Air Competition & Celebration
  • Barton Art Weekend September 24 & 25