Well-known and celebrated artist Gabriel Mark Lipper will be holding the first in a series of Plein Air workshops, using Jacksonville’s historic core as his students’ inspiration and canvas. “I love painting outdoors, and I love Jacksonville. We are going to have a great weekend,” says Lipper, a 41-year-old artist with deep roots in the Rogue Valley. Many know Lipper as the son of Cherie Reneau, co-owner of Élan Guest Suites and Gallery on Jacksonville’s Main Street. Lipper’s work frequently hangs in the gallery along with locations in Ashland, Carmel, and Nashville. In 2008, Gabriel was chosen as the Britt Fine Arts Poster artist, with his work, “The Gift of Spring.” Gabriel has received commissions locally for public murals in both Jackson and Josephine Counties and is collected nationally.

This September, Lipper will host up to 10 students for three days of small group instruction, using the gallery space and outdoor settings for classroom work. Lipper notes that last minute cancellations do happen, and there may still be spots available for the September 16, 17 & 18, 2016 workshop. The registration fee for this 3-day, hands-on class is $290. Lipper notes that some students will be attending from out-of-state and not only painting the town, but staying the weekend, making the most of their time here.

Lipper’s instruction will include work in color, light, perspective and other areas, each focused on honing artistic talent. For more information on this special plein air event, contact Gabriel Lipper at 541-301-5738 or email artist@artofgabriel.com.