Art students to display paintings produced in the open air

SUNY Oswego students painting “en plein air”—in the open air—for a summer course will exhibit their work starting Friday, Sept. 14, at Oswego State Downtown.

The opening reception for “Colors of Summer: Open Air Landscapes” will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. at the store and gallery, on the corner of West First and Bridge streets in Oswego. The exhibition will run through Oct. 20.

Students painting in open airStudents exhibiting at Oswego State Downtown took a plein-air course this summer from Lacey McKinney of Oswego’s art department.

“‘Special Topics: Plein Air Painting’ granted the opportunity for myself and six other artists to explore the outdoors and nature through the practice of oil painting,” McKinney said. “We visited such sites as Fort Ontario, Rice Creek Field Station and the River Walk in Oswego, as well as Clark Reservation in Jamesville … At the end of our three-week adventure, we walked away with a new way of seeing the world around us.”

The student artists are Andrea Grellman-Smith, Emily Tran, Kristine Danker, J. L. Kadick, Jessica Panicola and David Webster.

Oswego State Downtown, a branch of the College Store, is open noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays during the Oswego Farmers’ Market (until 5 p.m. thereafter), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays.

For more information, contact the SUNY Oswego art department at 312-2111.

PHOTO CAPTION: Natural inspiration—SUNY Oswego students, from left, Kristine Danker, Jessica Panicola and J. L. Kadick work outdoors in instructor Lacey McKinney’s summer course “Special Topics: Plein Air Painting.” They and three other students will exhibit their work from Sept. 14 to Oct. 20 at Oswego State Downtown, at the corner of West First and Bridge streets in Oswego.

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(Posted: Aug 31, 2012)

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