|Demonstration given by Michael Graves;
picture shared by Ann Hussey
We are told that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In addition, scripture tells us that we can see God’s presence, power and beauty in nature around us: “The heavens declare the glory of God; the sky proclaims its builder's craft” (Psalm 19:2).
Both these truths were evident in a special program offered by the La Salette National Shrine in Attleboro this past weekend, entitled “Festival of the Art, at the Shrine.” It was a great art educational opportunity for all ages.
Twelve nationally noted “Plein Air Painters” were painting on location at the Shrine and it was free to the public. The artists that participated were: John Caggiano, T. A. Charron, Robert Duffy, Paul Goodnow, Mike Graves, Barbara Lussier, Christopher Magadini, Margaret McWethy, Dianne P. Miller, Tony Nyzio, Catherine Raynes, and Eric Tobin.
They held demonstrations from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon and were seen painting on the Shrine grounds and in remote wooded areas all weekend. The weather was simply wonderful! New art was added to their display all weekend.