May 03, 2020

Artist Reception

May 03, 2020 Lost Valley Visitor Center • Route 31 & Harts Road RingwoodIL  60071 View Map Organized by McHenry County Conservation District
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May 03, 2020
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Lost Valley Visitor Center

Route 31 & Harts Road RingwoodIL  60071
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Join us for an opening reception of Janet Harlow's plein air paintings. Janet Harlow of Harvard presents paintings inspired by hiking in the McHenry County Conservation District sites. She discovered the beauty of these set aside landscapes in 1997. Beginning outside of Harvard at the Rush Creek site, the paths became very important to her, adding solace and beauty to every walk there. During rain, shine and snow she has witnessed flamboyant beauty and quiet change. Poetry was the first inspiration in her thoughts and experiences there, but now in the last few years, she is working to capture the poetry of the landscape in oil and acrylic paint.

Included in the display are plein air paintings done on location at the various Conservation District locations and studio work from images. She and her husband enjoy exploring other District sites and expressing in her paintings the nature and treasures of these unique places hidden in plain sight. If the weather permits at the reception she will have a plein air setup and share about the process.

This is a free special event and registration is not required. All ages are welcome. Children ages 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult family member.

Check Before You Go: It may be necessary to cancel programs due to weather or other unforeseen reasons. Last minute cancellations will be posted on the home page of the District's website a and the program description online will be designated as cancelled.

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Adults and Families


Lost Valley Exhibit Room at Lost Valley Visitor Center


Kim Compton

Lost Valley Visitor Center • Route 31 & Harts Road RingwoodIL  60071 Get Directions

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