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Video: Artists paint Hastings, Prescott in 'Plein Air'

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Carl Bretzke, of Minneapolis, used oil paints at Hub's Landing in Hastings. Michelle Wirth / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 8
Several artists used oil paints at the En Plein Air Inviational.3 / 8
Joni Jurek paints along side the railroad tracks in Prescott. Michelle Wirth / RiverTown Multimedia4 / 8
Dan Mondloch, of St. Cloud, used watercolor paints near the river in Prescott. A video of his painting can be found on the Hastings Star Gazette website. Michelle Wirth / RiverTown Multimedia5 / 8
At the end of the day, the paintings were framed and hung in the Evansen Art Studio for an artist's reception. Submitted photo6 / 8
About 20 artists painted in this year's En Plein Air Invitational. Michelle Wirth / RiverTown Multimedia7 / 8
Joni Jurek, of Somerset, Wis., painted with oil paints near the railroad bridge in Prescott. The pictured painting is not yet complete. Michelle Wirth / RiverTown Multimedia8 / 8

The En Plein Air Invitational with Andy Evansen was Sept. 30. Several artists painted landscapes and local points of interest throughout the day. The art was displayed at a reception held at the Artspace Hastings River Loft Gallery.

The event began in Evansen's Art Studio in downtown Hastings for a briefing. The artists then gather their supplies and set up their canvas at locations in Hastings and Prescott. Artists painted areas like Hub's Landing, the river in Prescott, the railroad in Hastings and several other locations.

At the end of the day, the art was framed and displayed in the Artspace Hastings River Loft Gallery.

Michelle Wirth

Michelle Wirth graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2013 with a degree in journalism and web design. She worked as a web content editor for a trade association before coming to the Hastings Star Gazette in 2016.

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