Painting in the outdoors examined in USF lecture

Oct. 7, 2013 FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Painting in the outdoors—“en plein air”—will be discussed in a free public lecture in the University of Saint Francis North Campus auditorium at 2702 Spring St. on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m.

“‘Plein Air’ Painting with Tom Keesee and Dr. Esperanca Camara” will bring local artist Tom Keesee and USF art history professor Dr. Esperanca Camara together to discuss the history of the technique and the crucial role “en plein air” studies play in the creation of Keesee’s powerful, naturalistic landscapes.

Following Dr. Camara’s presentation on the history of painting “en plein air” from the 17th through the 19th century, Keesee will explain how he integrates the technique into his own artistic practice.

The University of Saint Francis, founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership, School of Professional Studies and School of Creative Arts. The university’s College of Adult Learning designs focused curriculum for working adults by offering online and accelerated programs, through its Virtual, Fort Wayne and Crown Point campuses. More than 2,400 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence.

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