On view until September 7 at the Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University, in Boston, is a show exploring the facility in all four seasons via pieces from two plein air artists. 

Carol Schweigert, right, and Kathy Rubado at the opening of their show, “2 Looking @ 4”

Carol Schweigert painting on location

“Beech Path,” by Kathy Rubado, oil on linen, 14 x 18 in.

Kathy Rubado and Carol Schweigert are the featured artists in “2 Looking @ 4,” an exhibition that was more than 18 months in the making. Materials for the show stated, “Painting in ‘open air’ provides a dialogue with the environment, challenging the elements for an authentic experience.” Comments Schweigert, “I like the vitality and physicality of plein air painting. It hints of extreme sport, with police encounters, slippery slopes, and lightning storms.”


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