Norman Rockwell Museum To Present En Plein Air Painting Event

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Stockbridge, MA, September 1, 2017—Norman Rockwell Museum will present In Plein Air: An On-Site Painting Event on Saturday, September 16, from noon to 4 p.m. Visitors are invited to join illustrator Dan Howe for an outdoor painting event inspired by the Museum’s scenic 36 acre site, which includes views of the Berkshire Hills, Housatonic River, and Norman Rockwell’s studio. The day will begin at 12 p.m. with plein art painting demonstrations, followed by an opportunity to create your own work of art onsite from 1 to 4 p.m. A reception and showing of artworks will follow. Admission to the afternoon workshop costs $25, $15 for Museum members. A materials list is available upon request. Pre-registration recommended by calling 413.931.2221 or

Dan Howe is a contemporary realist painter and illustrator who has embraced the techniques of illustration’s Golden Age, as exemplified by the art of Harvey Dunn, Mead Schaeffer, Andrew Loomis, and Tom Lovell (who he studied with in New Mexico). He has created artworks for publishers, corporations, public institutions, and private collectors. As a student at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, where he also taught, Howe drew much inspiration from the city’s grand architecture and history. Characterized by a strong focus on the structural patterns and atmospheric effects created by light and shadow, Howe’s art employs rich tonal harmonies and dramatic perspectives to establish a sense of illusionistic reality. Learn more at: