Art and Soul with Jill Steenhuis
Wednesday, April 28, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, PRUMC
PRUMC in partnership with Olmsted Plein Air Invitational, is excited to announce that world renowned ARTIST and Buckhead native, Jill Steenhuis, will be our special guest during the Midweek Worship service on April 28.
Jill will be featured as she paints while we worship together (online and in the Sanctuary), and afterward we will have the chance to hear how her work is deeply connected to her faith.
Jill Steenhuis is an American-born French Impressionistic painter based in the South of France, specializing in oil painting, lithography and watercolor.
An Atlanta native, Jill lived in Aix-en-Provence, France, since 1980, painting in the landscapes of Provence. After graduating from Sweet Briar College with a BFA in studio art, she attended The Leo Marchutz School of Painting and Drawing in Aix. In the 1980’s and 90’s, Jill was one of the rare artists to have a studio at the Château Noir, where Cézanne had his studio in the late 19th century.
“I paint “en plein air devant le motif” (outdoor painting on the site) in order to listen to nature and use my eyes to see, engaging my senses to perceive the parallel between nature and eternity.”
OLMSTED PLEIN AIR INVITATIONAL
Celebrating its 7th year, Atlanta’s Olmsted Plein Air Invitational has become one of the largest & most prestigious juried plein air painting competition in the United States.
This year, the competition features 34 of America’s Masters of Plein Air. Artists will capture the natural beauty of Georgia’s coast, mountains as well as Atlanta’s urban cityscapes, historic neighborhoods and forested landscapes.
PRUMC member Lillian Ansley is the Co-Founder of Olmsted Plein Air Invitational.
Art & Inspiration Painting Workshop with Jill Steenhuis
Tuesday, April 27 & Wednesday, April 28
9:30 am – 4:00 pm, PRUMC Harp Center
World-renowned artist and Buckhead native Jill Steenhuis leads an inspiring workshop where the creative process will be taught in such a way that painting becomes the expression of your soul in nature. Offered in partnership with Olmsted Plein Air Invitational.