Plein Air Artists featured at Palmdale Playhouse

PALMDALE – The City of Palmdale will host a plein air exhibit featuring local artists beginning Thursday, March 29, at the Palmdale Playhouse, located at 38334 10th St. East in Palmdale.

The local featured artists include Ken Kaylor, Glen Knowles, Judy McKell, Al Miller, Ann Sly and Jerry Strangio.

Plein air art is a painting done outside rather than in a studio. The term comes from the French phrase, en plein air, meaning “in open air.” French Impressionist painters such as Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Claude Monet and Camille Pissarro were plein air painting advocates, and much of their work was done outdoors.

“For over 20 years local artists from Littlerock, Lake Los Angles, Palmdale, Lancaster, Lake Hughes, Leona Valley and Acton have been meeting once a week at different locations capturing the beauty of nature on canvas,” said Theatre Operations Assistant Debbie Barrientes.

The exhibit will present artistic renderings of local landmarks such as Lake Palmdale, St. Andrews Abby, Vasquez Rocks, Lake Elizabeth, Poppies in Quartz Hill, and areas in and around Leona Valley, Valyermo and Fort Tejon.

Admission to view the exhibit is free and open to the public. Call the Playhouse at 661-267-5684 for hours to view exhibit during the week.

A free reception to celebrate the new exhibit will be held on Thursday, March 29 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in the Playhouse lobby.

For more information, call the Palmdale Playhouse at 661-267-5684.