There is something magical about creating in a place with rich history. If you have a chance to visit Quarry Farm, you feel that history as soon as you step foot on the property.
This past July, I set up my French half-box folding easel on the green grass of Mark Twain's lawn. Plein air painting is not easy, there's the weather to deal with. On this day in July it was very hot, until a rain storm came through and I had to pick up my painting box and make a dash for the covered porch.
My plein air painting is titled "Ghosts of Quarry Farm". I imagined Mark Twain, and the ghosts of all the artists who have visited Quarry Farm, watching and smiling as we gathered to create on his beloved back porch and yard.
|Plein air painting at Quarry Farm|
The Community Arts of Elmira presents Clemens and The Pen – Perspectives from The Porch at Quarry Farm
- Saturday, December 14, 2019
- Free & Open to the Public
- Community Arts of Elmira – 413 Lake Street – Elmira, New York – 14901
Regional artists, designers and poets include Satyavani Akula, Bridget Bossart van Otterloo, Joe Caparulo, Christopher Eldred, Matt Guagliardo, Lynne Rusinko, Laura Jaen Smith, Brent Stermer, Sam Somostrada, and Shannah Warwick.
Lynne Rusinko stated that “Community Arts of Elmira is most grateful to the participating artists who applied through application and the Elmira College Center for Mark Twain Studies.”
For more information on future artist opportunities for Clemens and The Pen, email email@example.com.