Plein Air Painting in Killarney Park
FOKP with Artist in Residence, Christy A. Smith

March 1-31, 2018

Opening Reception: March 3, 1pm-4pm

Impressionistic artist Christy A. Smith, Friends of Killarney Park (FOKP), and Emerging Artist Lydia Gaudreau presents in partnership, the FOKP Artist in Residence Program; Plein Air Painting in Killarney Park. The exhibit will run from March 1-31.

The Artist in Residence (A.I.R.) program was started in 2010 as an initiative to connect visitors to nature through art by providing professional instruction. Since then, they have had on average four weeks of A.I.R. programming through the summer months and have had 12 Artists in Residence. Every year, roughly 400 people partake in the program.

In 2017, Lydia was the first emerging artist trained by Christy via the A.I.R. FOKP program. Together, they will be showcasing their individuality in plein art painting connecting art and nature together as one.

Artists on Elgin encourages and welcomes the public to an opening reception that will demonstrate the beauty and raw stillness of Killarney Park through the way Christy captures each lasting moment in paint. 

The exhibit will begin on March 1, and will run until March 31. 


Stay tuned for future exhibits happening at Artists on Elgin through this tab! Here is the lineup for the following 3 months.

April: Doug Bornn
May: Gillian Shultz
June: David Solomon

*All opening receptions are free to attend so don't be shy to drop by and spend the afternoon with us and our featured artist for this month!