Plein-Air Exhibit Opens at Frank Bette


The work of artists who paint outdoors around the Island and in other picturesque venues opens from 7-9 p.m. tonight, Friday, August 5, at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru Street at Lincoln Avenue.

The show will be on exhibit through Saturday, October 1, and includes the work of more than two dozen painters — such as Beth Bourland, Elaine Carpenter, David Savellano, Nancy Roberts (whose painting of a home on Pacific Avenue is shown above) and others.

Awards are being presented today, and artwork will be for sale during the show in August and September.

For those hoping to learn more about plein-air painting, a workshop led by Edwin Bertolet is set for August 20 and 21. A demonstration of the painting style will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 14, with Markus Lui.

Janet Levaux