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Cultural Council of Palm Beach County Presents ART OUTSIDE THE WALLS: EN PLEIN AIR Today

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County Presents ART OUTSIDE THE WALLS: EN PLEIN AIR Today





The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County will bring the outdoors indoors during its "Art Outside the Walls: En Plein Air"exhibition opening to the public today, April 11th, which will feature the work of Palm Beach County artists who have embraced the French expression "en plein air" or to paint in the open air.



The Council's main exhibition space will show off the spectacular results of a series of "paint-outs" the Council organized through the Plein Air Palm Beach artist group at 10 inspiring locations from Boca Raton to Jupiter.



"This exhibition provides an outstanding opportunity for visitors to bring nature home with them, as all the paintings on display at the Council are available for purchase, and purchasing locally produced art is a terrific, affordable way to collect," says Cultural Council President and CEO Rena Blades. "Guests to our exhibition will also certainly want to visit the locations they see in 'Plein Air.' While some of the featured spots are popular among locals and tourists, some are off the beaten path."



Cultural Council Manager of Artist Services, Nichole M. Hickey says: "While artists have long painted outside in small groups, social media has made organizing 'plein air' painting groups more popular. We are thrilled to collaborate with the Plein Air Palm Beach artist group and its co-organizers Donna Walsh and Ralph Papa."



Admission to the preview party on Thursday, April 10th at 5:30 p.m. is free to Cultural Council members, $10 for non-members, and includes admission to the artist trunk show featuring LizKat and Cheryl Edwards. The exhibition is free and open to the public from April 11th to June 7th. To RSVP, call 561-472-3341 or emaildcalabria@palmbeachculture.com.



Two artist lectures connected to this exhibition will be held on Tuesday, April 29th at 3 p.m. and Tuesday, May 6th at 3 p.m. For more information call 561-472-3341 or go to www.palmbeachculture.com.



The "En Plein Air" exhibition is sponsored by The Gardens Mall.





About the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County: The Cultural Council is the official arts and culture support agency for Palm Beach County serving non-profit organizations, individual artists and arts districts. The Council markets the county's cultural experiences to visitors and residents, administers grants, expands arts and cultural education, advocates for funding and arts-friendly policies and serves the arts community through capacity building training and exposure to funders and audiences.



Connect with the Council at www.palmbeachculture.com, or 561-471-2901.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.


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