Plein air ensemble

April 10, 2007
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I am part of the “Plein air ensemble”, a group of about 30 artists largely from the Ottawa-Gatineau region. The group will be painting in early April 2009 for 5-6 days at the Centre Touristique de la Petite Rouge, about 30 km north of Montebello, Quebec. The Rivière Rouge, Petite Rouge, la Petite Nation and la Lièvre are among the picturesque rivers in the area which flow south into the Ottawa River. In April we will be able to enjoy painting rapids, waterfalls, woodlands, swamps as well as villages and rural landscapes. It is very fulfilling to capture this wonderful area on canvas.

The pictures below are from our trip in April 2007.

Kanata Civic Art Gallery presents The Gift of Art

November 24, 2006
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John Mlacak has recently returned from an outdoor painting excursion to the Lac Simon, Chénéville area of Québec. John is looking forward to exhibiting a series of oil paintings based on this trip for the first time at the “Gift of Art”, the Kanata Civic Art Gallery’s 13th Annual Christmas Show & Sale. Visit John’s booth upstairs at the Mlacak Centre, 2500 Campeau Drive, Saturday, November 25 & Sunday, November 26 from 10 am to 5 pm. The Kanata Civic Art Gallery, downstairs, will also be open. Admission and parking are free. Refreshments are available.

Come out and enjoy the beautiful and varied art created by our own regional artists from your local Gallery and do some early Christmas shopping.

Chemin du huitième rang, St.Antoine, Charlevoix

Details from Chemin du huitième rang, St. Antoine, Charlevoix, an oil painting by John Mlacak.

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At the Galleries

August 19, 2006
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Rue de l'église, Charlevoix

Painter John Mlacak’s oil on canvas, titled Rue de l’église, Charlevoix, is just one of 80 juried pieces at the 25th Annual Rideau Valley Art Festival, taking place at the community centre in Westport.  The Opening ceremony is 6 p.m. Friday with the show running from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m Sunday, Aug.27. Admisssion is $5 general, $4 seniors.

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Charlevoix Painting Trip

April 15, 2006
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A painting trip to the Charlevoix region in Quebec…

En plein air in New Hampshire

October 26, 2005
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In October 2005, I visited my grand-daughters Sophia and Helena in New Hampshire.

Together, we did some en plein air work with acrylics.