Join us for a night of art and ambiance in the garden of the Hermitage. To kick off our summer series “Pinot with the President,” we will be highlighting the beauty of the natural environment and historic buildings on the grounds.
Guests will get to choose their focus!
You can sign up to paint a watercolor of the Hermitage Garden under the guidance of a professional watercolorist, which will include your own complete or almost-complete work of art to take home. Or, you can take a walking tour of the grounds and learn from a professional photographer about how to take amazing shots of the landscape and building interiors, in various light conditions, using just your smartphone or basic camera. The evening will include all painting materials (photographers bring your own phone or camera, fully charged), one drink ticket and light hors d’oeuvres. Additional drinks available for purchase.
Space is limited, so reserve your spot quickly! Please arrive by 5:30 to ensure enough time to get settled with food and a drink, as classes will start promptly in the Garden at 6:00pm.
$40 Watercolor Painting,
$30 Photography Walking Tour,
$20 Hermitage Members (Photography option). Learn more about becoming a member here.
About the artists
As a painter, Jay Holobach is always looking for the next bright moment. His paintings are a way to hold onto a memory. A decisive color filled brush stroke tells a story in its own spontaneous way.
In 2014 his art was featured by a Nolensville business as its “resident artist” in a solo show for the year. That September he exhibited in the Franklin Art Crawl and has returned to provide solo exhibits in 2015, 2016 and will be again in May 2017. Jay’s pieces hang in private collections across the US.
Knowing talent only goes so far, Jay constantly seeks to improve his brush. Most days you will find him in a field painting. Simply put, Jay paints because he enjoys it and wants to share with you his interpretation of that bright moment.
Painting, sketching, and drawing relax me. I find that I must sketch, or paint, daily, as working creatively allows me to express myself in ways that I can only articulate through art.
I also enjoy teaching. Being with others, watching them learn and grow as they discover themselves through their artwork brings me great joy! People’s capacity for creativity is boundless. Watching a student’s satisfaction when they break through a painting barrier, make a new technique work for them, or fashion something wonderful out of paint, paper, canvas, or found objects, makes me very happy. It is inspiring to see what students can do with just a little guidance or a push in the right direction. Introducing art to as many people as possible and passing on knowledge are important to me.
Peach McComb, a Massachusetts native, lives in Old Hickory, Tennessee where she is a full-time artist and art teacher. Peach’s mentor, Mary Field Neville, taught her that painting every day and painting with other more accomplished artists are the best ways to improve her work. Peach works mainly in oil, acrylics, and watercolors and has studied with Frank Baggett, Anne Blair Brown, Roger Dale Brown, Howard Friedland, Mary Field Neville, and Mary Whyte. Commissioned works in several private collections throughout the U.S. Go to the artist’s website to see her work.
Hendersonville watercolorist, Kathleen Haynes, is a native Tennessean with deep roots in rural life & local heritage. Her arts career began as an older adult. Kathleen’s “painterly” style is distinctive, sometimes bordering on impressionism. She especially loves the ethereal, glowing effects that can be created with transparent watercolors … what she calls “dipping into life’s lovely mysteries.” She paints en plein air whenever possible, saying that bugs & looming clouds kick her creativity into high gear. Her award-winning work has established a following of collectors & commissions across the region. Haynes is also an advocate for historic sites and threatened natural environments, contributing her time and artwork in support of both. To contact the artist: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jennifer Price is a lifestyle photographer, wife, mother of three, and boutique owner and lifestyle photographer living and working in the Mount Juliet area. Her start in photography began when her first child was born, and now it has grown into more than just capturing memories – it’s an artistic outlet. The advancement of smartphones has added a new medium to work with, and she is excited to be part of your photography journey!