Beverly Morfeld, “Ohio Sunset,” 2016, oil

Louisville, Kentucky, is an area rich with hypnotic plein air views and artistic talent. In 2017, the painting theme for the Plein Air Painters of Kentucky was “Architecture in Landscape,” and several of the group’s recent pictures feature during this exhibition.

On view now through July 29, “On the Waterfront and Beyond” is an intimate look into the growing plein air culture in Kentucky. In 1998, a cohort of artists founded the Plein Air Painters of Kentucky, and together they commit to painting once a week from May through October.

Jane Morgan, “Downtown Kennedy Bridge,” 2016, oil

Despite what was described as a “challenging” painting season last year, the artists produced a large body of work, which is showcased in the exhibition. Each painting was produced last summer and fall from the waterfront extending to the Ohio River and beyond.

Angela Akers, “A Walk to the Bridge,” 2016, oil

The exhibition is hosted by Jane Morgan Gallery in Louisville, and represented artists include Angela Akers, Kyle Bianconcini, Ken Boatright, Catherine Bryant, Barbara McDevitt, Suzanne Dougherty, Caron Fausel, Sarann Harralson, Huyett Hurley, Sally LaBaugh, George McCracken, Beverly Morfeld, Jane Morgan, Charlotte Pollock, Patricia Ritter, and Valtcho Tonov.


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