Chadds Ford Historical Society hosts Paint Out Chadds Ford
● By J. Chambless
The Chadds Ford Historical Society
hosts its 10th annual plein air art event called Paint Out Chadds
Ford from Feb. 1 to 3.
Artists from the Mid-Atlantic region will be painting outdoors around the Chadds Ford area, as well as at the Barns Brinton House, John Chads House and along Brandywine Creek.
Paint Out Chadds Ford celebrates local art and artists, and harkens back into time when early American illustrators and painters such as Frank Schoonover, Howard Pyle, Bayard Berndt, and N.C. Wyeth were inspired by the beauty of the region and painted outdoors, en plein air.
The Historical Society will host an art exhibition at the Barn Visitors Center on Saturday evening, Feb. 3. From 6 to 8 p.m., the public is invited to an artists reception and a wet paint sale. Admission is $15 per person ($10 for Chadds Ford Historical Society members), and includes light refreshments. Guests can meet the artists, and view the work just completed in the plein air event, as well as select art featuring the Brandywine Valley. All exhibited artwork is for sale. A portion of the proceeds from each painting sold helps support the Chadds Ford Historical Society.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.chaddsfordhistory.org. Tickets are also available in advance or on the night of the reception at the Barn Visitor Center (1736 Creek Rd., Chadds Ford).