Friday, May 26, 2017

Plein Air

Our Eureka Springs School of the Arts concluded our week long Plein Air Festival last night with a display of artist's works.

I  purchased this lovely view of one of my favorite things in Eureka, Perkins Mill. It will hang in my office when I have a bit of time to rearrange things. What you don't see in the picture is that within Perkins Mill are all the old wonderful tools, line shafts, belts and diesel engines that were used in the making of Eureka.

If I had a million dollars to buy it and another million to protect it in perpetuity, I would. It is the most important structure in Eureka Springs and rarely noticed. Perkins Mill and Lumber Company was involved in much of the construction and preservation that took place in Eureka Springs for over a hundred years. It is a humble, industrial building but a symbol of creativity and meaningful labor.

The painter of this work, Marty Benson, received an award as best new beginner. It is hard to believe that Plein Air painters can do such lovely work in a single day. Throughout the week painters were in town on street corners and in various odd places, where-ever the view captured their attentions. Rain or shine, We are enriched by the arts.

Make, fix, create, and assist others in finding the value of learning likewise.

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