Special to the Reporter

The Somervell History Foundation will hold its third annual plein-air paint out and art show, “Paint the Glen,” on May 21.

Beginning as early as 8 a.m., plein-air painters will check in and begin painting from Barnard's Mill and continue throughout the historic downtown area and across the river in Heritage Park.

“Plein-air” is derived from the French words en plein air, meaning to paint outdoors. For centuries, artists have enjoyed sketching and painting in the open air. For a while, this art was almost lost, but it's been revived by enthusiastic artists.

For the first time, judging and prizes will be awarded to artists. Residents and visitors can drop by the mill and enjoy the artwork produced that day when the art show and sale begins at the mill at 6:30 p.m. It runs until 8:30 p.m.

Judging the artist's works will be award-winning plein-air artist Dina Gregory of Eulogy. Dina has had over 33 paintings juried into national exhibitions. Most recently, her painting “Soldier's Bluff” took the People's Choice Award at the Plein-Air Southwest 2011 Exhibition in Dallas.

For more information, please visit www.barnardsmill.org.