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Plein Air Painters Exhibition

June 24 - September 17

An exhibition of unique works created by the nation’s leading maritime artists, “The Plein Air Painters of the Maritime Gallery Exhibition and Sale” is a collection of the work of 26 of today’s leading maritime artists, who took to their French easels on the Museum grounds and nearby locations from Tuesday, June 20 to Saturday, June 24, 2017, to capture the timeless beauty of the Museum’s historic ships, shoreline vistas, and scenes along the Mystic River in the tradition of the plein air painters of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Featured artists include David Bareford, William Hanson, James Magner, Cean Youngs, Del-Bourree Bach, David Monteiro, and Maris Platais.

“This annual exhibition and sale is a wonderful opportunity to see the work of many of the top maritime artists working today as they draw inspiration from Mystic Seaport and the surrounding area. The plein air process captures the life and vibrancy of Mystic in a powerful way,” said Monique Foster, director of the Maritime Gallery.  “These paintings, all at remarkably reasonable prices, evoke the feeling and experience of being transported into the landscapes and maritime scenes portrayed in the works, just as the French artists from the 19th and 20th centuries were able to do.”

The artists’ works will then be available for viewing and purchase in the “Plein Air Painters of the Maritime Gallery Exhibition and Sale” from June 24 through September 17.

An opening reception at the Gallery will be held Saturday, June 24, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public, attendees will have the opportunity to meet the participating artists, as well as purchase paintings fresh off the easels.