Sun, Aug 18 | Friends-Harmony Hall- Jacob Sloat House

Plein Air Painting at Harmony Hall!

Experience the spontaneous creative beauty of plein air painting when The Friends of Harmony Hall-Jacob Sloat House pay homage to the tradition of plein air “in the open air” painting, with talented regional artists curated by event chairperson and Sloatsburg artist Jessie Taylor.
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Time & Location

Aug 18, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Friends-Harmony Hall- Jacob Sloat House, 15 Liberty Rock Rd, Sloatsburg, NY 10974, USA

About The Event

Experience the spontaneous creative beauty of plein air painting at Harmony Hall-Jacob Sloat House on

Sunday August 18 from 1p.m. to 4 p.m. when The Friends of Harmony Hall-Jacob Sloat House pay

homage to the tradition of plein air “in the open air” painting, with talented regional artists curated by

event chairperson and Sloatsburg artist Jessie Taylor.

The tradition of plein air landscape painting began with the Romantics (1789-1830) whose search for

authenticity accorded particular value to sketching from nature with a keen eye for the way natural light

at different times of the day and evening played upon the landscape and waters. Developed during the

19 th century by a series of artist colonies in France such as the Barbizon School and adopted by the

perhaps better- known Hudson River School of painters in the United States. Such accomplished, prolific

and successful artists as Jasper Cropsey, Frederic Church, Thomas Cole & Archer Duran were particularly

adept at capturing flora and fauna of the Hudson River Valley during the mid- 19 th Century.

Inventor, Manufacturer, Philanthropist & Builder of Harmony Hall house Jacob Sloat, was a friend of

Jasper Cropsey. Cropsey an architect by trade in his youth, did a detailed graphite drawing of Harmony

Hall circa 1850. A copy of this exceptional piece of Harmony Hall / Sloatsburg history hangs in the parlor.

Lesser known landscape artists of the period such as Jules Arnaut, were also represented in the Sloat art

collection.

Guests will enjoy meeting a diverse group of artists on August 18, vote for their favorite artist and see

the interior restoration progress at state and national register Harmony Hall built in 1848. Refreshments

and a convivial atmosphere does await guests on the great lawn of Harmony Hall!

Registration is Closed

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The Friends of Harmony Hall is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Harmony Hall-Jacob Sloat House and the New York Highlands area. Your contribution to our preservation and programming efforts may be tax-deductible.

Tel.          (845) 712-5220

Email       events (at) friendsofharmonyhall.org

Address    15 Liberty Rock Rd., PO Box 293

               Sloatsburg, NY 10974

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