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Hartford en Plein Air

Marlene Marcou, 15, of Hartford, Vt. begins to paint a landscape on a round bale of hay at her grandfather's house in the Jericho district of Hartford, Vt. Wednesday, September 4, 2013. "It's my dream to be an artist," said Marcou whose grandfather hays several fields on Jericho Street and suggested she paint some of the bales. Marcou began to learn about painting from her mother and carried the interest to Hartford High School where she is now taking a class in sculpture. "She's passing her secrets on to me, like a recipe for cookies or something," said Marcou. The Hartford High sophomore takes inspiration from the outdoors and the agricultural landscape around her and feels art should be viewed in the open air. "I want to feel the breeze, looking at the art," she said. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Marlene Marcou, 15, of Hartford, Vt. begins to paint a landscape on a round bale of hay at her grandfather's house in the Jericho district of Hartford, Vt. Wednesday, September 4, 2013. "It's my dream to be an artist," said Marcou whose grandfather hays several fields on Jericho Street and suggested she paint some of the bales. Marcou began to learn about painting from her mother and carried the interest to Hartford High School where she is now taking a class in sculpture. "She's passing her secrets on to me, like a recipe for cookies or something," said Marcou. The Hartford High sophomore takes inspiration from the outdoors and the agricultural landscape around her and feels art should be viewed in the open air. "I want to feel the breeze, looking at the art," she said. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Purchase photo reprints »

Marlene Marcou, 15, of Hartford, paints a landscape on a wrapped bale of hay at her grandfather’s house in the Jericho district of Hartford on Wednesday. “It’s my dream to be an artist,” said Marcou, whose grandfather hays several fields on Jericho Street and suggested she paint some of the bales. The Hartford High School sophomore takes inspiration from the outdoors and the agricultural landscape around her and feels art should be viewed in the open air. “I want to feel the breeze, looking at the art,” she said. Valley News — James M. Patterson