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Maritime Gallery Artists to Paint en Plein Air at Mystic Seaport Museum

Mystic, Conn. (June 7, 2018) — An exhibition of unique works created by the nation’s leading maritime artists, “The Plein Air Painters of the Maritime Gallery Exhibition and Sale,” will open at the Mystic Seaport Maritime Gallery Sunday, June 17.

The exhibition is a collection of the work of more than 30 of today’s leading maritime artists, who will take to their French easels on the Museum grounds and nearby locations beginning Tuesday, June 12 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.

A special participating artist this year is Geoff Hunt. Best known for his series of book covers for Patrick O’Brian’s Captain Aubrey Adventures, he was the former President of the Royal Society of Marine Artists. Other featured artists include David Bareford, Paul Beebe, Del-Bourree Bach, William Hobbs, and Leif Nilsson.

“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 the Mystic Seaport Museum grounds and the surrounding area,” said Monique Foster, director of the Maritime Gallery.

The artists’ works will then be available for viewing and purchase in the exhibition from June 17 through September 23.

An opening reception at the Gallery will be held Saturday, June 16, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. the reception is 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. Interested parties are requested to RSVP at 860.572.5388 or by emailing gallery@https://mysticseaport.wpengine.com/.

The gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 860.572.5388 or visit the gallery’s website.

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Thomas Adkins, Mid-Day Morning, Mason’s Island, Oil, 9” x 12” (Photo Credit: Rieta Park/Mystic Seaport Museum)

About the Maritime Gallery
The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport is the nation’s foremost gallery specializing in contemporary marine art and ship models. For more than 35 years, the Gallery has been privileged to exhibit the works of leading international maritime artists. Located at historic Mystic Seaport Museum, the Gallery overlooks the beautiful Mystic River attracting art lovers and collectors from around the world. For more information, please visit mysticseaport.org/gallery.