Deering Estate and the GroveHouse Artists will host “Affair En Plein Air,” a two-day outdoor painting event, on Apr. 17 and 18. Artists will be painting on the grounds of the estate on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Judging of the artwork will take place on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. in the Royal Palm Grove at the Deering Estate. The winners will exhibit their work as part of the 2010 GroveHouse Artists Spring Art Exhibit to take place in the Richmond Cottage from June 10 to Aug. 6. The outdoor painting event is free with estate admission.
In addition, winners of the “H2O” Spring Photography Exposition will be announced on Saturday, Apr. 17, as part of the Baynanza Volunteer workday and celebration. The juried photography exhibit was an open call to amateur and professional photographers. The Spring Photography Exposition will be on display from Apr. 17 to May 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, and is free with estate admission.
The Living Artist Concert Series will present the final concert of the season “H20” on Sunday, Apr. 18, at 7 p.m., with a meet-the-artist reception at 6:30 p.m. The chamber music concert will feature Composer-in-Residence Judith Shatin with guest, Luis Gomez, double bass, and the Deering Estate Chamber Ensemble — Scott Flavin, violin; Ross Harbaugh, cello; Laura Wilcox, viola, and Jose R. Lopez, piano. The concert features works by Mana-Zucca, View from Mt. Nebo by Judith Shatin and the Trout Quintet in A Major by Franz Schubert.
Tickets are $25; youth tickets are $12 (grades K-12 with student ID). Tickets can be purchased online for an additional fee or by calling the Deering Estate Ticket Office at 305-235-1668, ext. 233.
As an avid art collector, philanthropist, and amateur artist, Charles Deering sought to support artists and the creation of fine art. His tradition and innovative spirit continues on the estate today through a variety of art programs — the Estate’s Permanent Collection, the Art on Loan Program (semi-permanent and temporary exhibits), the Artist Village (located in the historic outbuildings), the Artist in Residence Program, and Creative Art Camps. For more information visit online at < www.deeringestate.org > or call 305-235- 1668, ext. 233.