Through March 8, at the Cornell Museum of Art, a special show goes a bit beyond simply showing plein air paintings. How is it different? 
According to the organizers, the exhibition at the Delray Beach, Florida, venue focuses “not only on the completed paintings, but will cover the background, locations and process involved in creating them.” This makes sense, as education about the plein air movement is an important issue for Plein Air Palm Beach, the artist organization that is featured in the show. “Plein Air Palm Beach’s vision is to work with plein air painters, local art groups, cultural centers and the public to support and enhance plein air painting education, events and exhibits,” reads the nonprofit group’s “vision” statement.

Patrons peruse the offerings at the exhibition at the Cornell Museum of Art.
Thirty-two artists in Plein Air Palm Beach submitted 127 pieces to the show, and the three-person jury chose 80 recent paintings depicting nearby locales for the exhibition.
The reception for the show is scheduled for January 15, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Cornell Museum of Art. For more information, click here.


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