Jacobson Barn in June (Horsebarn Hill -- Blanche Serban
Concert in Betsy Paterson Square in Downtown Storrs
Connect with live art and music created in nature
while enjoying the beautiful outdoor spaces in Mansfield.
The Plein Air Mansfield Day is an opportunity for all to connect with artists and live art creation in the outdoors. Local landscape painters will be creating their art on the various local land trusts and outdoor spaces in Mansfield, Connecticut on TBD. A trail map of the various locations will be available on this site below as artists sign up to participate. This event is free.
The day will conclude with the Plein Air Mansfield Artists Showcase and Concert starting at 4:00pm at Betsy Paterson Square in Downtown Storrs. The painters will share their art in a juried art show that will follow with special collaborative concert featuring local musicians at Betsy Paterson Square starting at 5:00pm.
What is "plein-air"?
Plein air painting is an artistic record of life filtered through the painters’ sensitivity and skills. The artists share their aesthetic visions of the beauty and uniqueness of a generous world in a continuous transformation under the ever-changing quality of light. The result is a renewed reality, filled with beauty and joy, tolerant and patient, sharing its gifts with each and every one. Through the artists’ eye, the world reveals itself as a treasure, and the people as its precious inhabitants.
-Blanche Serban, painter
Click on the images below to learn more about the artists:
Special Collaborative Concert featuring local musicians:
After enjoying perusing the art created during Plein Air Mansfield, you can submerse yourself in a beautiful outdoor collaborative concert in Betsy Paterson Square in Downtown Storrs. The music will explore the quality of light through music across the ages, featuring singers from Consonare Community Choir (based in Mansfield) and Concert Choir of Northeast Connecticut (based in Pomfret), and music from Eclectica, an ensemble whose music spans the centuries, continents, styles, and cultures, using a variety of instruments including hammered dulcimer, Celtic harp, viola da gamba, violin, and more..
Consonare Community Choir is open to all with no audition and rehearsals begin April. If you would like to sing, please visit: https://www.consonare-sing.org
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