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Plein-air Artists to Converge on Capitol Square in Celebration of the Ohio Statehouse’s 150th Anniversary

Ohio Statehouse

Nearly 50 plein-air artists will converge on Capitol Square to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Ohio Statehouse on June 10. Artists throughout Ohio will “choose a spot” on Capitol Square and paint in the tradition of plein air from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. En plein air is a French expression which means “in the open air”, and is particularly used to describe the act of painting outdoors. The event is free and open to the public.

Visitors are invited to visit with artists from Central Ohio Plein Air as they create their works of art. Artwork created during this day will be placed on exhibit in the Ohio Statehouse during the month of July.

In case of inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled.

Other activities during the day include special tours and activity stations, a child-friendly menu in the Capitol Cafe and a special performance by Jazz musician Arnett Howard on the West steps of the Ohio Statehouse.

The Statehouse Museum Shop will also host one of America ’s best silhouette artists who will provide reasonably-priced silhouette cutouts just in time for Father’s Day. For more information, visit www.ohiostatehouse.org or call 614/728-9234.

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