From Plein Air to Studio: Explorations of the Canadian Landscape

Posted On Thursday January 09, 2020

ABOYNE – Escape winter by visiting From Plein Air to Studio, a new exhibit at Wellington County Museum and Archives that celebrates plein air painting and the beauty of the Canadian landscape. On display from January 17 until March 29, this exhibit features the work of six artists, Scott Abbott, Laura Coutts, Barry Hodgson, Joel Masewich, Leslie Miles, and Janet Ollers.

“This is an exciting opportunity to view plein air sketches and paintings alongside larger works created in the artist’s studio,” comments Hailey Johnston, Curator. “It’s fascinating to see how each artist captures their subject quickly while working outside, “en plein air,” and later reinterprets the same subject in the studio.”

These artists have been travelling and painting together as a group since 2007. Visitors to the exhibit will enjoy seeing landscapes from Wellington County, where five of the six artists live, as well as paintings from northern Ontario, Yukon Territory, and the Atlantic provinces.

Please join us at the Museum for the exhibit’s opening reception on Sunday, January 19 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. All are welcome, admission by donation.

Wellington County Museum and Archives is located on Wellington Road 18 between Fergus and Elora.


For more information, please contact:
Hailey Johnston, Curator
T 519.846.0916 x 5226

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