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Thanks to Dainis Roman for shooting this beautiful video of our Plein Air artists at work!
The second annual Plein Air for Camphill exhibition benefiting Camphill
Special School was held on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at The Rosenfeld Gallery in Old City, Philadelphia, PA.
The work on display was created on site at a day-long plein air art-making event held in August at the school’s Children's Village at Beaver Run.
Over fifty invited professional artists participated, including such art-world notables as Stuart Shils, Elizabeth Wilson, Jon Redmond, Jeffrey Reed, and Alexandra Tyng. This year, three-time Caldecott medal winning book artist David Wiesner and Pulitzer-Prize winning editorial cartoonist Tony Auth joined the effort, together with other well-known and emerging artists working in a wide variety of mediums, including paint, pastel, ink, clay, video, and film. Styles ranged from photo-realism to abstraction and everything in between.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit Camphill’s unique education and care for children with special needs, specifically the school’s growing Transition Program for eighteen to twenty-one year olds.
Plein Air for Camphill was founded by Nancy Bea Miller, a well-known Philadelphia-based artist and the mother of three young sons, including one who is a student at Camphill Special School.
(Above: Paul DuSold paints at Beaver Run on August 7, 2010)
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Plein Air at Camphill painting day was featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer!