Wednesday, August 12, 2015
SAVE THE DATE / PLEIN AIR: PERFECT ART GENRE FOR BUNGALOW LIVING
DON’T MISS SOHO’S ONGOING PLEIN AIR SHOW
San Diego’s leading historic preservation group, Save Our Heritage Organisation, continues to celebrate the centennial of the 1915 California Pacific Exposition with the fifth of six outdoor plein air painting shows exhibited on the Marston House's sweeping, shaded grounds on Sunday, August 16 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Marston House Museum & Gardens located on the Seventh Avenue side of Balboa Park (at Upas Street).
The free event is accompanied by live classical music by various performers throughout the day, and light refreshments are all a part of the festivities.
The Art of the Park show & sale features Balboa Park as their sole subject and includes paintings for sale by different monthly groups of award-winning artists.
Showing, painting, and selling their work on August 16 are accomplished painters Andrea Gaye, Catherine Grawin, Krentz Johnson, Margaret Larlham, Rita Pacheco, Dot Renshaw, and Grace Schlesier. All of our artists are by invitation only and chosen for the special affinity they have expressed for painting Balboa Park and its historic buildings and gardens. These centennial works will be highly sought after to enjoy today, but also as a future collector pieces, much like the original art shown at the 1915 exposition.
While the Art of the Park show & sale is a free event. There is a charge to view the popular Art of the Park: 100 Years of Art in the Park (1915-2015) a major centennial exhibition that traces portraits of the park with 70 works of seldom-seen plein air paintings by well-known and nearly "lost" San Diego artists over many decades. That exhibition is being held inside the Marston House Museum.
Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $7 for children ages 6-12, and free to children 5 years and under. SOHO members are always free.
These exhibitions are part of SOHO's year-long celebration of the Centennial of the 1915 Panama-California Exposition. For more information and a complete calendar of events, visit