Wednesday, September 12, 2007

September 15 OPA Paint Out, Hampshire, IL

The OPA is having a paint out this Saturday, and we are invited. Here are the details, provided by the host of the event. You can also find all of these details, along with a map, here. Click on events, then click your way through the site to find the OPA paint out, Illinois location.

Suzanne would like an idea of how many of us are going to be there, so if you can, send her an email. (She knows the group is heading out that way, just not how many of us there will be.)

This should be really good. Let's hope for good weather.

Dedicated to the Preservation of Representational Art
OPA’s 3rd Annual Great Paint Out
Event Details — Hampshire, Illinois

Host's Name: Suzanne Poursine Massion
E-Mail: suzanne at
Date of Event: Saturday, September 15, 2007

Rain Date: Saturday, September 22, 2007

Location of Event: Artist’s home and studio – 15No64 White Pines Lane, Hampshire, Illinois – Western Kane County

Time of Event:

Start Time: Between 9:30 and 10: a.m.

End Time: Between 12:30 and 1:00 p.m.

Directions: Take the North West Tollway (I-90) west, follow signs to Rockford . Exit right at the Huntley Outlet Mall (Rt. 47 exit). Turn left (South) on Rt. 47, continue through Stark’s intersection, go under RR viaduct to the next intersection which is Rt. 20 on the left and Rt. 72 on the right. Turn right on Rt. 72 (west), go about two plus miles, turn left onto Brier Hill Road, about ½ mile later turn right (west) onto Oakshire Lane, and follow to the end, White Pines Lane. Suzanne’s prairie style home is straight ahead.

Special Instructions: Parking is available for about five cars in front of garage bay and “turn around” by the Porte cochere. Artists may also park along the prairie strip in the street.

Please arrive by 9:00 a.m. if you would like a quick walk through of the property to see possible painting sites.

Restrooms are available in Suzanne’s home. She will provide coffee, something cool to drink, deli meat and rolls for sandwiches, but would welcome anyone bringing a dish to pass. Please RSVP to her directly, either by phone or e-mail, if you plan to attend and if you’re bringing a “goodie”.

Weather will determine your wardrobe, but Deep Woods Off or some insect repellent might be a good idea, even in September. Bring bottled water to have as you paint if you’d like.


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