Summer Portrait

Milwaukee gets “Monet-ized”

By - Aug 23rd, 2011 04:39 am
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Even when the morning skies turn stormy, you can still have a day of beauty and nature in Milwaukee at the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory — thanks to its better known feature of the signature conodial domes.  But while the tropical, desert, and showcase domes were briskly visited, this past weekend the main attraction was just outside the back doors where the Milwaukee Domes Art Festival was in full swing under clear blue skies.

While live music played and visitors noshed on Lobster BLTs from Burke’s Lakeside and bourbon chocolate chip cookies from Maxie’s Southern Comfort, over 65 artists proudly displayed their art while others participated in a Plein Air painting competition on site. Photo intern Sarah Weiss took photographs of some of the artists for our records, and got a few candids from the scene itself.

ThirdCoast Digest was a sponsor of the festival, and we decided to get in on the painting action.  Well, that is to say we took photos of willing volunteers and worked some Photoshop magic until each one looked like an Impressionist painting in the style of Claude Monet.  Along with Sarah’s shots, you can see the complete slideshow below — or visit our flickr set linked here and look for yourself or your friends in all their artistic glory.

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