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This Isn't Your Grandma's Plein Air!


Fri 12 / 08 / 2023
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM


The Armory Center for the Arts
145 North Raymond Avenue
Pasadena CA 91103

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Jane Hufnagel
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Please join us as we view the Plein Air exhibit at the Armory and convene afterwards for refreshments and discussion.  Plein Air » Armory Center for the Arts.


We’ll meet in front of the Armory at 2:00PM.  After viewing the exhibit we’ll walk a few blocks to grab a snack/something to drink and discuss the exhibit.  Kendall Alley has outdoor seating and Intelligentsia Coffee, Pie Hole, Pressed Juicery and Bearology are just a few steps away.

From review Staying Close to the Land With Plein Air Painting.
A new show of plein air painting in California offers a compelling take on our relationship to land and what it means to spend time trying to understand the outdoors.
For many of us who grew up studying studio art, plein air painting or drawing was a rite of passage. The general practice is simple: Go to an outside venue with a great view and try to capture its light, its colors, and its depth of perspective with your tools at hand. It can often be a moving experience to join other artists enjoying the same view and to see how everyone has slightly different experiences and interpretations.
Plein Air, on view at the Armory Center for the Arts, takes this idea as a point of departure, “to consider the ways in which humans use, observe, record, and commune with the land.” And in so doing, it offers a compelling take on our relationship with land and what it means to spend time trying to understand the outdoors.

Parking Options

  • This is a public parking garage (Marriott Parking Facility) at 171 N. Raymond, just north of the Armory. The cost is $1 for the first two hours and $2/hour thereafter.
  • The memorial Park Metrorail Station is just two short blocks away.
  • On street metered parking is $1.25/hour.

If you have any questions please contact the event organizer, Jane Hufnagel.