5th Annual Plein Air for the Park
July 13-17, 2016
Opening Reception Wednesday, July 13, 7-9 PM, Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center.
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It is an auspicious year for RMPAP, as we are celebrating our 15th anniversary, the 5th anniversary of Plein Air for the Park, the Centennial of the National Park Service, and the release of a new book about one of RMPAP’s most beloved members, Greg McHuron.
Gregory I McHuron – Plein Air Master & Mentor
Greg McHuron was a member of RMPAP since its inception, and this impressive new book offers a comprehensive portrait of his extraordinary life and work. Greg was a fixture in the Jackson Hole art community for over 40 years and was a generous mentor to many young artists who have gone on to achieve professional success in their own right.
He worked outdoors on almost a daily basis. His presence in the field was legendary in Jackson and Grand Teton National Park, where he found many of his subjects. McHuron saw each day as an adventure and the more remote the painting location the better. A committed wildlife artist, he considered himself to be “nature’s interpreter and guard” and used his art and his voice to speak out on behalf of wild places and wild creatures. The true artist, he said, must “live his art and paint from the heart.”
Woven with recollections of Greg from his students, collectors, and friends, advice he gave to aspiring artists whom he mentored, and 171 full color images of his work, this retrospective of McHuron’s life in art is a story of living in the now, as well as a guide to finding what he called the “WOW” that serenades your soul. It is a journey of discovery as meaningful as it is colorful.
Gregory I. McHuron – Plein Air Master and Mentor will be available for pre-order for the first time anywhere at the opening reception of Plein Air for the Park on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at the Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center. The book will begin shipping in mid-August.
10.25 x 11.25″
149 color plates, 22 drawings, 24 color photos
SF Design, llc/Fresco Books