What a great delight that so many talented painters gathered at 203 N. Amity St. this past weekend! Seven artists participated in our ongoing Plein Air painting series, thus documenting this rare moment in the Poe House history, while also sharing their methods and ideas with many passers-by and museum visitors.
Huge thanks go to artists Deborah Cole, David Diaz, Matt Fenton, Alison Menke, Tommy Roberts, Portia Smith, and Barbara Treasure for lending their enthusiastic talent to this important project. We’ll hope you’ll return during upcoming sessions! For more pictures of their work see our Facebook post.
As you may know, the area around the Poe House is set for major development. While this promises important services and advancements throughout the region, it also means that the nearby razed land that quickly became verdant meadows (much as Poe might have seen in the 1830s) will soon disappear, as will most of the expansive vistas.
Thus, we’ve invited artists from throughout the region to document this brief and momentary landscape, and to create documents that will become part of this emerging part of creative history tied to Edgar Allan Poe’s life in Baltimore.
This is only the start of our project, so whether you’re an artist or an onlooker, please do plan to join us during future sessions (the final weekends of August and September…and perhaps beyond, depending on weather and construction plans.)