Frank Bette to Host En Plein Air Events

The Frank Bette Center for the Arts is hosting the final days of its En Plein Air Show through Saturday, October 1.

The fresh-air paintings are on display from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. They include the 2011 PAPo winner Sterling Hoffman for Spanish House, Sidewalk Cafe by Carol Trazier and California Views by Inna Cherney Kina.

The Frank Bette Award went to Loreta Landucci for Old Friends. And Honorable Mention Awards were given to Sergio Mendez for Put That Fire Out, Dorallen Davis for The Reader and Linda Darsow Sutton for Eckley Afternoon.

The Frank Bette Center is also hosting satellite art shows at High Street Station, Urban Island, Gallagher & Lindsey and Eyewise Optometry.

Artists are invited to come and paint al fresco for Wednesday, October 5, to Saturday, October 8.

The art center says it needs a new calendar for 2012 and is staging a special non-juried Plein Air event for this project. For more information and to register, go online to the center’s website page.

The big show and sale will be at South Shore Center on Saturday, October 8. In addition to the calendar awards, there will be cash prizes for People’s Choice, Volunteer’s Choice and Peer’s Choice.

Janet Levaux