Art in Alternative Spaces
presents

8th Annual

Brush With Nature

Watch plein air artists set up their easels and paint along the nature trails at Emily Oaks Nature Center during their Pancake Breakfast.

JULY 9, 2017  (9:00 AM - NOON)   The event is free to the public

Emily Oaks Nature Center Gallery, 4650 Brummel, Skokie, IL

Sponsored by the Village of Skokie Fine Arts Commission and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and Blick Art Materials.

IAC logo - Hybrid Muse     


Emily Oaks Nature Center Park Hours: 

Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sunday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The nature center gates close at sunset everyday.

Fees: No fee to walk the trails 

 

PRESS

http://wgntv.com/2017/07/09/fundraiser-serves-up-pancakes-with-a-side-of-nature/

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/skokie/lifestyles/ct-skr-go-familyfriendly-tl-0706-20170706-story.html

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/skokie/lifestyles/ct-skr-go-brush-with-nature-tl-1103-20161031-story.html

https://www.skokieparks.org/mobile-events/

http://www.chicagoartistsresource.org/events/brush-nature-2016-exhibition

 http://chicago.metromix.com/events/mmxchi-brush-with-nature-2016-exhibition-20161104-event

Our Village Chicago News June 2015

Our Village Chicago News July 2015

Our Village News - June 17, 2015

http://chicago.metromix.com/events/mmxchi-brush-with-nature-event#Dl51arrwy4P9z6hu.01

Chicago Tribune - Skokie Review - July 2014

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/skokie/news/chi-sp-artists-capture-the-great-outdoors-in-skokie-20141216-story.html

 http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/evanston/community/chi-ugc-article-brush-with-nature-returns-to-emily-oaks-natur-2014-09-22-story.html

Link to Skokie Review - Sun-Times Media Article - April 19, 2013


Anatomically Correct has brought its Brush with Nature, Plein Air Painting, program to the Emily Oaks Nature Center since 2009.     The program invites visitors to watch artists paint in an outdoor setting.   "En plein air" is a French expression which means "in the open air", and is particularly used to describe the act of painting outdoors, which is also called peinture sur le motif ("painting on the ground") in French.   "Its almost like live theatre or performance art.   It is so much fun to see how an artist works; and visitors can enjoy the magic of having a painting appear right in front of their eyes.

Brush with Nature, July 9, 2017

 

Artist Maggie Cappettini - Brush with Nature 2017

"Such an enjoyable morning...I had a wonderful time - the nature, the people, the painting!" - artist Maggie Cappettini

 

Visitor comments:

"A lovely morning bike ride to eat pancakes in the woods and watch outdoor artists at Emily Oaks!"

"Awesome event!   We loved walking the path and finding artists painting!"

 

Artist Steve Puttrich - Brush with Nature 2017 -

Interviewed by Sean Lewis - Reporter for WGN Television

http://wgntv.com/2017/07/09/fundraiser-serves-up-pancakes-with-a-side-of-nature/

"Milkweed in full bloom. Today's slice of heaven at Emily Oaks Nature Center and the Brush with Nature Event.   Oil 11x14."

 

 

Young Artists at Brush with Nature 2017 - Photo Credit - Artist Mary Longe

 

Artist Irene Peterson - Brush with Nature 2017

 

Artist Tiger Lily Cross - Brush with Nature 2017

 

Artist Tiger Lily Cross - Brush with Nature 2017

Artist Mary Jo Ernst - Brush with Nature 2017

 

Artist Zhanna Biletska - Brush with Nature 2017

 

Artist Mary Jo Ernst - Brush with Nature 2017

"My favorite part about today was chatting with all of the curious enthusiastic kids.

 

I inked this while I was letting my little oil painting dry a bit - I always pack my sketching stuff when i am plein air painting. I tend to lose focus and like to take a break. I also sketched a cool striped dragonfly for a little girl that was chatting me up. I let her help paint it and she signed her name so I gave it to her. Emily Oaks Nature Center A brush with Nature event earlier today.

My little art friend from this morning that i sketched the dragonfly for made the WGN news. She is at the end of this video showing off my sketch."  

http://wgntv.com/2017/07/09/fundraiser-serves-up-pancakes-with-a-side-of-nature/

 

 

"Saw this really cool dragonfly and it kept returning to the branch near where I was painting. A little girl liked it so i drew it for her with my ink pen and she helped me fill it in with color. I painted it true to color but added some blues and greens to the foreground. I gave her my watercolors and told her to add whatever she wanted. She chose bright red - my favorite color. Everything looks better with bright red!"

 

 

 

 

 

Artist Tobi Abrams- Brush with Nature 2017

 

Artist Christine Huszagh- Brush with Nature 2017

 

Artist Steve Johnson - Brush with Nature 2017

 

 

 

Brush with Nature 2016 - Artist Irene Peterson

Brush with Nature 2016

Brush with Nature 2016

Brush with Nature 2016 - Face Painter - Laura Frisch

Brush with Nature 2016 - Face Painter - Laura Frisch

Brush with Nature 2016

Brush with Nature 2016 - Artist Amanda Roman

Brush with Nature 2016 - Artist Adrienne Aaronson

Brush with Nature 2016 - Artist Naomi Pollak

Brush with Nature 2016 - Artist Carol Qualkinbush

Brush with Nature 2016 - Artist TigerLily Cross

Brush with Nature 2016 - Artist Victoria Ness

Brush with Nature 2016 - Artist Ray Vlcek

Brush with Nature 2016 - Artist Stephanie Bird


 

Artist Joy Bauer - July 12, 2015

Artist Amanda Roman - July 12, 2015

Artist Donna Sands - July 12, 2015

Artist Irene Peterson - July 12, 2015

Artist Steve Johnson - July 12, 2015

Artist Tiger Lily Cross - July 12, 2015

Artist Adrienne Aaronson - July 12, 2015

Artist Stephanie Bird - July 12, 2015

Artist Piotr Wolodkowicz - July 12, 2015

Artist Julie Janzen (photo credit Jim Janzen) - July 12, 2015

  

Brush with Nature 2015

Brush with Nature 2015 - Photo by Kasey Sliwinski

Brush with Nature 2015

Brush with Nature 2015

Brush with Nature 2015

Special Thanks to kids table volunteer - Artist Lindsey Meyers, Beauty and Brawn Gallery - 2015

Brush with Nature 2015


 

Best Summer Ever! - July 2014

Young Plein Air Painter - July 2014

Aspiring Artists Create Works at the Kids Table - July 2014

Face Painting by Laura Frisch - July 2014

Emiliz Toblias, Khristian Estrada - July 2014

Adrienne Aaronson - July 2014

Steve Johnson - July 2014

Joy Bauer - July 2014

TigerLily Cross - July 2014

Piotr Wolodkowicz - July 2014

Julie Janzen - July 2014

Mary Louise Hunt - July 2014

Photographer Jim Janzen - July 2014

Martha Stevens - July 2014

Patricia Brutchin - July 2014

Janet Gomez - July 2014

Dee Abate - July  2014

Kurt Johansson - July 2014


 

   

Aruna Sarode

  Brush with Nature 2013

 

   

Doris Monti

  Brush with Nature 2013

 

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Howard A. Jacobs

  Brush with Nature 2013

 

   

Irene Peterson

  Brush with Nature 2013

 

 

Janet Gomez

  Brush with Nature 2013

 

  

Jeanine Hill-Soldner

  Brush with Nature 2013

 

  

Joy Bauer

  Brush with Nature 2013

 

Kara Johnson

  Brush with Nature 2013

 

  

Piotr Wolodkowicz

  Brush with Nature 2013

 

Steve Johnson

  Brush with Nature 2013

 

 

Eileen Finegold

  Brush with Nature 2013

 

   

Lothar Speer

  Brush with Nature 2013

 

 

Rita Walter

  Brush with Nature 2013

 

 

Tiger Lily Cross

  Brush with Nature 2013

 

Tiger Lily Cross

  Brush with Nature 2013

 

Steven Johnson

  Brush with Nature 2013

 

Joy Bauer

  Brush with Nature 2013

 

Lothar Speer

  Brush with Nature 2013

 

Kara Johnson

  Brush with Nature 2013

 

Jeanine Hill-Soldner

  Brush with Nature 2013

Aruna Sarode

  Brush with Nature 2013

Eileen Finegold

  Brush with Nature 2013

Janet Gomez

  Brush with Nature 2013

  Brush with Nature 2013

  Brush with Nature 2013

  Brush with Nature 2013

Brush with Nature Artist - Michele Muzones and Veronica Sax - Emily Oaks Nature Center - October 2013

 

Brush with Nature Artist - Jeanine Hill-Soldner - Emily Oaks Nature Center - October 2013

Brush with Nature Artist - Piotr Wolodkowicz - Emily Oaks Nature Center - October 2013

Brush with Nature Artist - Doris Monti - Emily Oaks Nature Center - October 2013

Brush with Nature Artist - Eileen Finegold - Emily Oaks Nature Center - October 2013

Brush with Nature Artist - Janet Gomez - Emily Oaks Nature Center - October 2013

Brush with Nature Artist - Steve Johnson - Emily Oaks Nature Center - October 2013

Brush with Nature Artist - Joy Bauer - Emily Oaks Nature Center - October 2013

Brush with Nature Artist - Lothar Speer - Emily Oaks Nature Center - October 2013

Brush with Nature Artist - Junad Rizki - Emily Oaks Nature Center - October 2013

Brush with Nature Artist - Rita Walter - Emily Oaks Nature Center - October 2013

Brush with Nature Artist - Tiger Lily Cross - Emily Oaks Nature Center - October 2013

Brush with Nature Artist - Irene Peterson - Emily Oaks Nature Center - October 2013

Brush with Nature Artist - Anne Kauff - Emily Oaks Nature Center - October 2013

Brush with Nature Artist - Kara Johnson - Emily Oaks Nature Center - October 2013

Brush with Nature 2013

Brush with Nature 2013

Brush with Nature Artist - Donna Sands - Emily Oaks Nature Center - April 2013

Brush with Nature Artist - Doris Monti - Emily Oaks Nature Center - April 2013

Brush with Nature Artist - Carol Foster - Emily Oaks Nature Center - April 2013

Brush with Nature Artist - Aruna Sarode - Emily Oaks Nature Center                  Plein Air Painting by Aruna Sarode - April 2013

Brush with Nature Artist - Mort Luby - Emily Oaks Nature Center - April 2013

Brush with Nature Artist - Kathryn Gauthier - Emily Oaks Nature Center - April 2013

Brush with Nature Artist - Bill Moran - Emily Oaks Nature Center - April 2013

Brush with Nature Artist - Jeanine Hill-Soldner - Emily Oaks Nature Center - April 2013

Brush with Nature Artist - Piotr Wolodkowicz - Emily Oaks Nature Center - April 2013

Brush with Nature Artist - Sandra Bacon - Emily Oaks Nature Center - April 2013

Brush with Nature Artist - Rizki Junad - Emily Oaks Nature Center - April 2013

Brush with Nature Artist - Howard A. Jacobs - Emily Oaks Nature Center - April 2013

Brush with Nature Artist - Susan Hong-Sammons - Emily Oaks Nature Center - April 2013

Brush with Nature Artist - Rachel Weaver Rivera - Emily Oaks Nature Center - April 2013

Brush with Nature Artist - Tim Rodanhisler - Emily Oaks Nature Center - April 2013

Brush with Nature Artist - Steve Puttrich - Emily Oaks Nature Center - April 2013

Brush with Nature Artist - Colleen Wright Adams - Emily Oaks Nature Center - April 2013

Brush with Nature Artist - Kathy Kirsh - Emily Oaks Nature Center - April 2013

Brush with Nature Artist - Gregory Mejia - Emily Oaks Nature Center - April 2013


The following Plein Aire Artists painted on the grounds of the Emily Oaks Nature Center in July 2009 & 2010:

Piotr Wolodkowicz (2010)

Christina Wolodkowicz (2010)

Autumn Charnley (2009)

Rachela Fogelfeld  (2009)

Kathryn Gauthier (2009)

Kevin Hunter  (2009)

Howard Jacobs  (2009)

Sandi Nitti  (2009)

Carol Qualkinbush  (2009)

Nancy Mathieu  (2009)

Gregory Mejia  (2009)

William Purvis  (2009)

Cheryl Reynolds  (2009)

Charlotte Rollman  (2009)

Karen Vierneisel  (2009)

Ryan White  (2009)

Piotr Wolodkowicz  (2009)

    

Jill Zylke  (2009)

 

Jill Zylke  (2009)


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