Saluda artist attending workshop

Published 11:02 am Friday, July 15, 2011

Jim Carson painting. (photo submitted by Jim Carson)

Jim Carson, Saluda artist, has been invited to the first annual Plein Air Curacao, held in Willemstad, Curacao, a small Caribbean island in the Dutch Antilles, 40 miles off the coast of Venezuela. It will be held Aug.28 – Sept 3. The plein air festival will be a day time component to the annual North Sea Jazz Festival, also held in Curacao.
Last year’s Jazz Festival brought more than 10,000 people to Curacao. This year’s jazz festival will feature Stevie Wonder, Sting, Earth Wind and Fire, Dionne Warwick, the Danilo Perez Trio, Branford Marsalis Quartet, Ruben Blades, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings and Ronchi Matthews and his All Star Band.
During the day, the invited plein air painters will paint the vistas of Curacao. The paintings will be sold at the end of each day to tourists and residents.
Curacao has a combination of geography, rich cultural and architectural resources and a quality many visitors describe as being authentic and compelling.
Carson will also participate in Plein Air Easton, in Easton, M.D. July 17 – 24. Carson’s studio, in Saluda, will be open during the Art Trek studio tour July 30 – 31, with the preview party at the Upstairs Artspace, in Tryon, on Friday night, July 29.
– article submitted by Jim Carson

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