Leading maritime artists paint at Seaport Tuesday in plein air tradition

Mystic -- Some of the nation’s leading maritime artists will be at Mystic Seaport and nearby locations beginning Tuesday to create works in the tradition of the plein air painters of the 19th and 20th centuries.

They will be painting the museum’s historic ships, shoreline vistas, and scenes along the Mystic River. People will be able to observe and interact with the artists as they paint.

It is part of a new exhibition and sale in the museums’s Maritime Gallery which will open Saturday and run through Sept. 17. Artists include David Bareford, William Hanson, James Magner, Cean Youngs, Del-Bourree Bach, and Maris Platais.

"This annual exhibition and sale is a wonderful opportunity to see the work of many of the top maritime artists working today as they draw inspiration from Mystic Seaport and the surrounding area. The plein air process captures the life and vibrancy of Mystic in a powerful way," said gallery director Monique Foster.

An opening reception, which is free and open to the public, will be held Saturday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. More information is at https://www.mysticseaport.org/maritime-art-gallery/

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