Mystic, Conn. (June 15, 2017) — 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 Saturday, June 24.
The exhibition is a collection of the work of 26 of today’s leading maritime artists, who will take to their French easels on the Museum grounds and nearby locations beginning on Tuesday, June 20 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, and Maris Platais. 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.
“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.
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.
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, the Gallery overlooks the beautiful Mystic River attracting art lovers and collectors from around the world. For more information, please visit mysticseaport.org/gallery.