Plein-air art exhibit
Tuesday, February 21- Tuesday, March 21
Location: Archabbey Library Gallery
Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library
Gallery, St. Meinrad, IN, is hosting an exhibit of landscape
paintings in oil by Todd Derr from February 21 through March
Derr, of Owensboro, KY, is a dedicated plein-air painter working
outside to capture light effects that give life to a particular
place. Painting on location with the challenge of the constantly
changing light, the artist is forced to paint quickly, simplifying
the scene into the most essential elements.
Derr is a self-taught artist. A son of a coal miner, he grew up
in Warrick County, Indiana. In 1987 he joined the Air Force and saw
the Rocky Mountains for the first time. Captivated by the western
landscape, Derr travels there to paint. This show includes
plein-air and studio pieces from trips to Colorado, Idaho, Utah and
Derr's work is found in the collections of the Owensboro Museum
of Fine Art and the Owensboro Regional Hospital. He exhibits his
work in the region, including in the Hoosier Salon in New Harmony,
For library hours, call (812) 357-6401 or (800) 987-7311, or
visit the Archabbey Library's website: www.saintmeinrad.edu/library/hours/.
The exhibit is free and open to the public. Those wishing to
view the exhibit may want to arrive at least 30 minutes before
Photo: High Noon Pinon oil on linen.