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Caledon State Park and FCCA will host 2017 “Seurat Sunday” September 24

The Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts (FCCA) will continue its annual tradition of sponsoring Seurat Sunday with an all-day plein air painting and photography event on September 24, at Caledon State Park, 16617 Caledon Road, King George, VA. The event will begin at 9 am at the Caledon Visitors Center with artists loading their gear onto a flatbed wagon for transport to scenic areas along the trails, marshes and beaches.   Artists are invited to spend the day at their preferred locations or move about the park seeking photo opportunities where they will find nature’s best vistas and views of graceful white egrets in flight.  The transport wagon will return every hour to each location.  After a day of capturing visual images, the participants will return to the Visitors Center for a show of their day’s work and light refreshments provided by the Friends of Caledon.  Rain date is October 1.

The Seurat Sunday event has long been a tradition in the region, dating back to the late 1970s.  Started by the Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts in cooperation with Belmont and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Seurat Sunday is named for the French Post-impressionist painter, Georges Seurat (1859-1891), best known for his landscape painting, “A Sunday Afternoon on the Isle of La Grande Jatte” of the Art Institute of Chicago.  FCCA is proud to partner with Caledon State Park and its staff to offer this unique art event each year.  Registration required by Friday, September 22.  Phone Caledon Visitor Center at 540-663-3861 and leave your name, contact information and number in your party. 

For additional information contact Carrol Morgan at curator-frederick-gallery@fccava.org or phone 540-760-6928.

Scenic view at Caledon State Park.