More than 20 artists painting in Morristown this weekend for Plein Art Festival, events continue through Sunday
Saturday, August 3, 2013 - 12:04 pm

Joe McDonald presents slideshow on Artist Charles Chapman. Photo by Bruce Dana.Joe McDonald presents slideshow on Artist Charles Chapman. Photo by Bruce Dana.

By BRUCE DANA

MORRISTOWN -- Over 20 artists are in Morristown this weekend for the Plein Air Festival, painting beautiful outdoor scenes in and around the village of Morristown.

Diane Bellinger from Baltimore at her easel in Morristown. Photo by Bruce Dana.Diane Bellinger from Baltimore at her easel in Morristown. Photo by Bruce Dana.The festival continued Friday night with a large turn out from the Morristown Community in support of the event to benefit the Morristown Public Library.

Wine and appetizers were served as attendees had an opportunity to meet and greet the artists at the Bella-Brooke Vineyard and Winery on the Black Lake-Hammond Road near Edwardsville.

Joe McDonald, who lives in the former Chapman Mansion in Morristown, gave a slideshow/presentation on the history of Plein Air painting and the work of artist Charles S. Chapman.

Today and Sunday will feature more events and artists will be painting all day. There will be a meet the artists chicken barbeque at the Morristown firehall at 6 p.m. tonight and Juggling Josh will provide entertainment for the kids at 7 p.m.

Sunday, there is a silent auction of the artists’ works. A portion of the auction proceeds will benefit the Morristown Public Library. The auction will begin at noon Sunday for the adult public, and minimum bids will be set by the artists. The auction will take place at the pony barn at 2908 NYS Hwy. 37 near the intersection of Route 37 and the Old Mills Road just outside of Brier Hill (Morristown side).

For more details about the art festival, view earlier story at http://northcountrynow.com/featured_events/artists-auction-and-barbeque-...

Bruce Dana is an accomplished photographer who lives in Morristown.

Fred Holman from Brant Lake at his easel at the Chapman Mansion in Morristown. Bruce Dana photo.Fred Holman from Brant Lake at his easel at the Chapman Mansion in Morristown. Bruce Dana photo.