2022 05 14Patrick Okrasinski: Backpacking & plein air painting across EuropeSmith library & dining gallery
E V E N T
A summer with the Donald Jurney Travelling Fellowship
D A T E
May 14, 2022
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM | lunch
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Open to the public; up to 30 people
Eventbrite tickets required
Ticket price covers the lecture only.
Ticketholders may reserve for lunch by making a reservation via our Member Dining page with the message “Library Talk Lunch”.
A B O U T T H E E V E N T
During the summer of 2021, artist Patrick Okrasinski spent two months travelling and plein air painting across Europe thanks to the Donald Jurney Travelling Fellowship. Join him for a presentation recalling his travels, covering the logistics and all the supplies needed for the trip, where he travelled, and the importance of travelling and seeing the world. Also presented will be several paintings from the trip, discussing process and subject matter.
A B O U T T H E S P E A K E R
Patrick Okrasinski was born in New York City in 1996. From a young age, he showed a love for creativity and a natural talent for drawing. His first formal training began in 2016, when he enrolled in the former US branch of the Florence Academy of Art. As a student there, he was able to study figurative painting at the highest level, while simultaneously pursuing his interest in painting the landscape en plein air in his spare time. As a student he won numerous awards for his figure paintings and still life.
In 2020 he won the prestigious Donald Jurney Traveling Fellowship Grant for the purpose of traveling and painting the great historic and cultural centers of Europe.
In 2021, he was awarded and took part in the Hudson River Fellowship, organized by Grand Central Atelier and made possible thanks to Wethersfield Estate. He joined over a dozen other artists in a three week long fellowship, fostering a diverse artistic dialogue between traditions from the Hudson River School and contemporary painters.