Paris in the Park Blocks Weekend

August 9 & 10, 2014


Plein Air Paint Out, beginning at 7:00 a.m.
Tintype portraits, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

In celebration of The Art of the Louvre's Tuileries Garden, stroll along the South Park Blocks among dozens of the region’s leading plein air painters as they turn the Museum’s front yard into one long outdoor studio where they will capture the light, color, and life of the surrounding park landscape. Artists will begin setting up their easels at 7am and work through the early evening. Also, members of the Museum’s Photography Council will be onsite from 11-4 pm to take tintype portraits of visitors or until materials run out (Tintype fee is $40 and proceeds benefit the Museum).

Participating plein air artists:
Charlotte Abernathy, Mark Allison, Sarkis Antikajian, Elena Balekha, Celeste Bergin, Eric Bowman, Brenda Boylan, Laurel Buchanan, Jeanne Chamberlain, Bets Cole, Gene Costanza, Jennifer Diehl, Aimee Erickson, Scott Gellatly, Michael Gibbons, Katy Grant Hanson, Jani Hoberg, Yong Hong, Eric Jacobsen, Leland John, Thomas Jefferson Kitts, Jonny Luzitcky, Barbara Masterson, Marion Moir, Amalya Nane Tumanian, Stev H. Ominski, Michael Orwick, Anton Pavlenko, Michael Rangner, Cathleen Rehfeld, Erik Sandgren, Robert Schlegal, Christine Schulbach, Kristina Sellers, Bill Shumway, Kat Sowa, Craig Srebnik, Ann Stapp, Oleg Ulitsky, Karen Whitworth, Romona Youngquist, Vue (Za) Yer Z.



Free Family & Community Day, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (activities begin at noon)
Plein Air Art Display and Sale, Noon - 5 p.m.
Free screening of Gigi (1958), 8:30 p.m.


Come join us for a full day of activities in the South Park Blocks and Museum Courtyard inspired by the Tuileries gardens along with free Museum admission for all. Hands-on activities include making mini-park dioramas with artist Joel Henriques, a collective plein air painting project with artist Travis Neel, rose recreations with the Friends of Peninsula Park Rose Garden, and outdoor figure sculptures with artist Nicole Penoncello. Wander among the paintings and chat with over 40 of the region’s leading plein air artists who painted works the day before. Enjoy the sounds of French cafe music by Eric John Kaiser as you eat Ruby Jewel ice cream, C’est Si Bon crepes, or Fairy Floss cotton candy and ponder your favorite park experiences in Portland.

Stay until sunset and enjoy a free screening of the romantic comedy Gigi (1958) in the Museum’s courtyard as part of Portland Parks and Recreation’s "Summer Free for All" programming.

Movie begins at dusk. Jackets and extra blankets recommended.




7:00 a.m. - early evening: Plein Air Paint Out (South Park Blocks between SW Main and SW Jefferson)

11a.m. -4 p.m.: Tintype portraits (Museum Courtyard)


10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Free admission to the Museum

Noon - 5:00 p.m.  Display and sale of the plein air paintings made the day before along with other works (Museum Courtyard)

Noon - 4:00 p.m. Participate in family-friendly art-making activities (South Park Blocks)

2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Enjoy French Cafe Music performed by Eric Keyser (Museum Courtyard)

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.  Eric Keyser returns for pre-movie entertainment (Museum Courtyard)

8:30 p.m. Free Screening of Gigi in the museum courtyard, courtesy of  Portland Parks and Recreation’s "Summer Free for All" programming (Museum Courtyard)

The Plein Air Paint out is sponsored by Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason Foundation, Gamblin Artist's Oil Colors, and RayMar Art.
The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Gardens was supported in part by Presenting Sponsor, Laura S. Meier and Lead Sponsor, Nani S. Warren / The Warren Foundation.
Family Programs are supported in part by Sharon L. Miller and Family, the Gordon D. Sondland and Katherine J. Durant Foundation, and the Lamb Baldwin Foundation.



In celebration of The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden, we invite you to share your experiences of Portland’s parks. Capture them in a photo and post them to Instagram tagged with #captureParklandia.

Your photo may appear on the Museum’s online Instagram feed and in one of the Tuileries Garden exhibition galleries.

Click to learn more about #captureParklandia.

Organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, the Toledo Museum of Art, and the Portland Art Museum, Oregon,
with the special collaboration of the Musée du Louvre, and the generous participation of the Musée Carnavalet Histoire de Paris.

© 2014 Portland Art Museum