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Margie Lopez Read: Plein Air 4 U

September 28, 2024 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

No Cost / 2 Sessions / Maximum of 10 concurrent / Ages 5 and up

The focus of Plein Air 4 U in a special environment such as Grand Staircase Escalante is on the visitors and helping them use art to experience it more deeply. For this reason, one might call it a public art project, or Art at the Monument.  By painting plein air in these very special environments, individuals can learn to see what is before them in a deeper, more meaningful way. The use of paint and brush to put those visions down and by taking home something they have created, they are very unlikely to forget their experiences. They will always remember Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument.
For this event, we will use acrylic paint and canvas boards. Substrate, paints and brushes will be supplied. Please wear old clothes or protective aprons.


Margie Lopez Read is an artist from Placerville, CA and Moab, UT, using art to generate funds for non-profit organizations through a project called ‘Donation Art’.
In 2014 Margie was selected for Artist Residency at Cape Perpetua in Oregon. It was the Cape’s first residency and she was able to generate enough sales that they were able to continue the program up until the pandemic in 2020. During that residency, Margie developed a public participation in art which she calls ‘Plein Air 4 U’.  These are opportunities designed to be a non-threatening experience for everyone (young and old) to immerse themselves in their surroundings through paint. These events have proven to be very popular and successful. Watch:
She recently started workshops which consist of experimentation with “Patterns In Nature” as an exploratory conceptual experience embracing designs that nature herself creates. You can learn more about Margie’s art here.


September 28, 2024
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Escalante Town Park – Hands on Art Tent
North 100 West
Escalante, UT 84726 United States
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