Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Plein Air Event and Book Signing

Photo Credit: Richard Leo Johnson

Nationally acclaimed painters from across the United States began gathering in the village of Cashiers, NC on Sunday, July 15, and will be there until Saturday, July 21. With the opportunity to set up easels on top of Whiteside Mountain, each painter will set out to capture the landscape and lifestyle of the quaint, rustic town. The Plein Air committee has planned a number of exciting events throughout the week to attract visitors from across the states including, Artist in Action, Wet Room Exhibit Sales, Art Flag Silent Auction, a lecture by Julyan Davis, luncheon with Susan Sully, The Patron Party, and a book signing by our client Jim Strickland and Terry Pylant of Historical Concepts, a firm that specializes in traditional architecture, planning and place-making services for homeowners, developers and civic clients.

Historical Concepts will be participating in two events during the Plein Air Festival.

The first event will take place Friday, July 20, from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Village Green Conservancy Committee’s Plein Air Patrons Party.

The Village Green Conservancy Committee will be hosting its Patron Party to display top art pieces from the Plein Air Art Festival. Tickets for this event are $85 per person. Attendees will be able to mingle with the artists and purchase various works of art from the Plein Air Festival. Historical Concepts’ Jim Strickland and Terry Pylant will be introduced by leading conservancy committee member and well-known landscape architect, Mary Palmer Dargan, as special guests during the event in regard to the firm’s new book, Coming Home: The Southern Vernacular House. Jim and Terry will be signing purchased books throughout the Patron Party. 
Photo Credit: Emily Jenkins Followill.

The second event will take place Saturday, July 21, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Village Green Conservancy Committee’s Plein Air Pavilion Art Festival.

A family-oriented free festival will be hosted by the Village Green Conservancy Committee, featuring 24 artists as well as games and food / refreshments. The artists will paint a collective “masterpiece” between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Throughout the duration of the festival, Historical Concepts’ Jim Strickland and Terry Pylant will be signing purchased copies of Coming Home: The Southern Vernacular House at a special book signing table under the pavilion. Those in attendance will have the chance to meet Jim and Terry, and learn about their passion for designing southern vernacular homes with historic precedent in the Cashiers / Highlands region, and beyond.

If you are in the Cashiers or Highlands area this weekend, and are a fan of Historical Concepts we encourage you to stop by Plein Air. It will be an event you will not want to miss out on! To learn more visit its website at: www.pleinairnc.com

1 comment:

  1. Our thanks to Jim and Terry for a wonderful event! They are charming and everyone enjoyed meeting them and having their books signed.

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