Grove Farm Estate Kauai

Kauai Plein Air Invitational at Grove Farm Museum

Grove Farm Estate Kauai

The Grove Farm and Waoili Mission House museums are hosting the 2nd Annual Kauai Plein Air Invitational on June 16th from 1-5 pm at the Grove Farm Museum in Lihue, 4050 Nawiliwili Rd.  The museum is the former sugar plantation home of G.N Wilcox and the grounds and buildings are being preserved for present and future generations to enjoy and learn something of the life and times of 1864 Kauai. This fund raiser will benefit the Grove Farm museum as well as the Waioli Mission House museum (built in 1836) in Hanalei.

The event begins in the morning of June 9th when 16 invited plein air artists will begin with a group painting session at Hanalei Bay. The public is invited to watch the artists create their works, capturing the fleeting light and their individual vision. During the week the artists will  paint various scenes throughout the island, during different times of the day.  Plein air is the style of painting when the artists bring paint and easel to the outdoors, painting in the natural light. it is a French expression meaning “in the open air”.

The culminating event will be at Grove Farm museum on June 16th from 1-5 pm.  That morning the artists will have a final group painting  and then bring their finished, framed art work to the museum for a display and sale of their work. The public has the opportunity to acquire original paintings of our beautiful island, at times capturing scenes that may be lost in the future.

There will be tours of the buildings and grounds and refreshments, including beer and wine, will be served.  Live music will entertain, both outside on the grounds and inside, with piano music played in the living room.

Admission $20.00

Contact: Barb Kennedy 826-1528.