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By the Light of Day – Plein Air Show

July 15, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

By the Light of Day - Plein Air Show

Exhibition Opening Reception
Friday, July 15th, 2022, from 6 to 8pm, in person at the arts center (952 Alexander Road, West Windsor)

For this art exhibition we invited artists to enter their en Plein Air artwork; artwork done out of doors.

Plein Air painting is, in its strictest sense, the practice of painting landscape pictures out-of-doors; more loosely, the achievement of an intense impression of the open air in a landscape painting. Since the 1800s painting en Plein Air has allowed artists to capture the emotional and sensory dimensions of a particular landscape at a particular moment in time. It expresses a spirit of spontaneity and truth to personal impulse within art. Impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh was notably a fan of Plein Air painting, or the practice of painting in the great outdoors. Other impressionist painters such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Alfred Sisley, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir advocated Plein Air painting, and much of their work was done outdoors in the diffuse light of a large white umbrella. Decisions have to be made quickly, therefore painting reactions are more intuitive.

Come see what our artists have done and meet the artists and the jurors, Lori Langsner and Bob Barish, at the opening reception.

Exhibiting Artists: Bob Barish, Larry Chestnut, Emily ChilesHuchen Courouleau, Magda Dodd, Carlo Fiorentini, Michael Graham, Marzena Haupa, Joelle Hofbauer, Margaret Kalvar-Bushnell, Snehal Kumbhar, Lori Langsner, Yun Li, Patrick Lieg, Christopher Mac Kinnon, Mary Manahan, Denise McDaniel, Mark Oldland, Neelam Padte, Rupa Sanbui, Aurelle Sprout, David Terrar, Mary Lou Thomas, Maria Vasquez, and Lei Yua

More detailed information and to view the art: By the Light of Day

Featured image by Bob Barish


July 15, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Age Group
Adult/Teen (Ages 17+)