Saint Meinrad Archabbey

A catholic monastery devoted to the teachings of St. Benedict

Monastery,Seminary Event

Exhibit of plein-air paintings

Wednesday, October 18- Monday, December 4
Location: Archabbey Library Gallery

Larry -Rudolech -Alaska -Trip -for -webSaint Meinrad Archabbey Library Gallery, St. Meinrad, IN, is hosting an exhibit of oil paintings entitled "Road to Alaska" by plein air artists Larry Rudolech and Wyatt Legrand. The show runs from October 18 through December 4.

This exhibit showcases the work of two friends who went on a working vacation this summer. Travelling 12,000 miles to Alaska, they produced 160 paintings along the way. A selection of them is in this show.

Painting outdoors requires speed as the light is constantly changing. Rudolech explains that details are ignored to concentrate on the emotional response evoked by the scene to be depicted. Legrand says, "Let things be spontaneous … paint what interests you … as long as you paint more quickly than slowly, as the moment won't last forever."

Both artists participate in plein air events in which artists compete in a particular outdoor location. Rudolech has won many awards, traveling far afield as Texas and Florida. He won Best in Show in 2017 in the Knoxville (TN) Museum of Art plein air event. Legrand also has won many awards, including Best Artist Under 30 in Plein Air Magazine in 2014.

For library hours, call (812) 357-6401 or (800) 987-7311, or visit the Archabbey Library's website:

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Those wishing to view the exhibit may want to arrive at least 30 minutes before closing time.

Photo: Painting by Larry Rudolech.