PLEIN AIR ARTISTS ARE INVITED to our last “WAS-H Paint Out” before Summer, the 4th Saturday of May at Sam Houston Park in Downtown Houston located at 1000 BAGBY.
This little hidden park jewel is run by the Heritage Society of Houston, who has several original historic homes and a church building nestled in a park setting in front of towering skyscrapers behind them. The quaint little white St. John church was built in 1891 by German and Swiss immigrants and offers a stark contrast to the reflective glass walled tall buildings of downtown, which form a picturesque backdrop. The Kellum-Noble House is Houston’s oldest brick dwelling, original to this site and was built in 1847. The Nichols-Rice-Cherry House was built around l850 and owned by William Marsh Rice whose estate created Rice Institute (now Rice University) in 1912. The Pillot House was built in l868 and owned by the same family until 1964. It is the first house built in Houston with an attached kitchen. The family was related to the Henke and Pillot supermarkets chain in Houston. “The Old Place”, a log cabin was built by an Austin colonist about 1823 and is thought to be the oldest remaining structure in Harris County. WOW! What a visual history opportunity for a painting! How does one choose which to paint?
Plan to meet by the little church at 9 AM and paint until around 3 PM. Bring your sack lunch, your painting gear, a chair to sit in/on and other helpful items. Bring your own painting water and beverage, and insect repellent. Parking may be available at 1000 Bagby, across the street from the park. Hope to see you there! Please register on our WAS-H website under Paint Outs and Education. Also give me a shout that you’ve registered to come, so I can watch for you!