Firnew at Montpelier: Plein Air Art, Summer 2020

Collaboration between Montpelier President and CEO Roy F. Young II, and Firnew Founder and Director Trish Crowe, has opened the door to Plein Air Art at James Madison’s Montpelier on the beautiful grounds outside. We meet, ‘socially-distanced,’ on the Montpelier grounds on Thursday’s during the summer. An Artists’ Reception is planned, more  details to follow.

The land and its history has been the muse of the artists, so Montpelier could not be a more perfect venue. Visitors to Montpelier will have the opportunity to watch artists at work. They may stumble along a painter in the field, or a photographer capturing nature in its glory, or the unfolding story being revealed by the archeological dig on site. Tintype photography, common during James Madison’s day, can also be experienced. It will be our pleasure to welcome you to our Firnew Farm Artists’ Circle in a new and timeless place, Montpelier, the circle ever expanding.

We now number close to 40 phenomenally inquiring and productive artists, representing 10 counties in Virginia, working in varied media: watercolor, acrylic, oil, photography, mixed media, pottery and jewelry making.

Photographs courtesy of Larry Patterson.

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