Beginning on May 24, 2003 the Riordan family homes will feature paintings by sixteen local artists: Jo MacKenzie, Bruce Horn, Karen Myers, Linda Sherman, Marsha Owen, David Cooper, Roberta Dawson, Peggy Marlatt, Linda Dellandre, Nita Garland, Trisha Bohn, Sarita Southgate, Diane Scholar, Aliene Austin, Ruthanne Hassing, and Lynne Wright. Throughout the morning of May 24, the artists will be painting outside on the property and will be happy to answer questions about their work. Take a guided tour of the mansion to see the works on exhibit. Plein Air, from the French meaning "open air," is a term used for paintings or drawings made directly from nature and infused with a feeling of the open air. Painting outdoors is a style of art which emerged during the early years of the 20th Century, and remains popular today. The exhibit will continue through the months of June and July 2003, and all works are for sale.
Park hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Guided tours of the Mansion begin on the hour starting at 9:00 a.m. and continue throughout the day. The last tour is at 4:00 p.m.; tours last about an hour. Fees: $6.00 for adults, $2.50 for youth, and 6 and under are free. Tour reservations are recommended.