THE ART BLOG
WILD AT ART
Elkford’s First Rocky Mountain Art Escape. What a blast!!! September 2015 marks the beginning as Elkford becomes a sought after artist’s destination. I am proud to say I was one of the participants in the 1st Plein Air workshop held in Elkford. As part of the Elkford Art’s council this was one of our goals when we first started. Our dream of holding our first painting workshop has come true. What a great weekend! Two days of plein air painting with two of Alberta’s top artists. Doug Swinton Internationally known artist featured in Southwest Art magazine, owner of Swinton’s Art Supply in Calgary and Michelle Grant International Artist’s magazine winner as well as official poster for the 2016 Calgary Stampede.
Fourteen participants set up at several locations around our scenic town. Accompanied by the ever entertaining art instructors Doug and Michelle. After a full day of painting we gathered at our Lamplighter pub for supper and then down to the art’s studio for the evening.
Thank you to Elkford Art’s Council, art instructors Doug and Michelle and artists who participated in making this workshop possible. With continued support from the District of Elkford the Arts will continue to play an important role in our community.