The May 29, 2010 Plein Air Georgia paint out at Indian Springs was a huge success with twelve painters ignoring the inclement weather predictions to come to Flovilla, Georgia and capture the beauty found there. The Village at Indian Springs Flovilla, is a picturesque cluster of cottages, historic buildings, gardens, shops, deli, museum and studio/gallery that is adjacent to historic Indian Springs State Park, the oldest park in Georgia. You can still get mineral waters at the park which Indian legends say have healing properties.
Thanks to Generations Gallery, Andi Kulp, Kathy Socha and Preston King our hosts for this event along with Phyllis Franklin PAG representative, the event was perfectly organized. Each artist started the day by checking by the registration desk at Generations Gallery. At the registration desk filled with information about the local area, Preston King, event director and local artist, set each artists off with well wishes, I.D. badges, park passes, stamped canvas or paper and flyers that the artists could pass out inviting the public to a reception to be held later that day.
Indian Springs State Park was filled to capacity for the Memorial Day weekend and the PAG artists were pleased with all the opportunities to show off their talents, pass out their business cards, and connect with old and new friends. Attending this event were, Pat Burns, Peter Potter, Evelyn Henderson, Bambi Rogers,Valerie Chitvanni, R. Matthew Songer, Sandra Babb, Durinda Cheek, Preston King, Bambi Setzer, Shelia Looman and Phyllis Franklin.
Having a diverse mix of talents and mediums proved to be just the right formula for success for the end of day art reception awards presentation show and sale held at Pinky's Café. Each visitor and artist coming to the reception was encouraged to cast a vote for their favorite painting of the day. Best of Show honors went to Pat Burns for her painting "Mossy Oak". Valerie Chitvanni's "Indian Springs Rocks" received First Place and Bambi Rogers' "Break of Dawn" received Second Place. Five paintings were also sold to patrons during the show.
Generations Gallery is planning to host a fall event for Plein Air Artists dates to be announced later in the year.