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Maritime Gallery Artists to Paint en Plein Air at Mystic Seaport

Public Invited to Watch Artists at Work from June 12-16

Visitors are invited to watch Maritime Gallery artists painting en plein air on Mystic Seaport grounds Tuesday through Saturday, June 12-16.

More than 25 of today’s leading maritime artists will be at French easels painting in the tradition of the plein air painters of the 19th and 20th centuries. Featured artists include David Bareford, Cindy Baron, Neal Hughes, Russ Kramer, and David Monteiro. The event is a rare opportunity to observe and interact with artists at work along the Mystic River as they capture the beauty of Mystic Seaport and its environs.

The artists’ works will then be available for viewing and purchase in the 16th annual Plein Air Painters of the Maritime Gallery Exhibition and Sale from June 16 through September 16.

An opening reception will be held Saturday, June 16, 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.

The Gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit mysticseaport.org/gallery or call 860.572.5388.

About the Maritime Gallery

The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport is the nation’s foremost gallery specializing in contemporary marine art and ship models. Through its parent organization, Mystic Seaport, the gallery is proud to offer access to the world’s leading experts in the marine field, and the highest standards of scholarship, integrity and connoisseurship that the nation’s finest maritime museum represents.