TAPAS to hold paint-outs March 6, 17

Published 11:20 am Friday, March 2, 2012

The Tryon Plein Air Society (TAPAS) holds monthly paint-outs on the first and third Saturdays of each month. All area painters are invited and encouraged to attend either or both sessions during any month. TAPAS Paint-Outs are scheduled for Saturday, March 3 and Saturday, March 17, at 1 p.m. at the Mill Farm Inn, located at the corner of Highway 108 and Harmon Field Road, between Columbus and Tryon. En plein air is a French expression that means “in the open air” and is used to describe outdoor painting, which has been in vogue since the time of the Impressionists. If you are a painter (beginner, advanced or professional) who would like to paint outdoors, TAPAS is continuing the tradition and welcomes new members! In addition to participating in and promoting plein air painting, TAPAS is intended to connect members with one another as painting companions and to provide opportunities to paint local landscapes outdoors. The group also promotes community awareness of plein-air painting through exhibits and the organization of paint-outs. For more information or directions, e-mail nctapas@gmail.com or contact Carl Cartee at 864-457-5122 or Cynthia Davis at 828 859-6891. – article submitted by Gloria Owenby