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Newburyport Art Association announces new exhibition | Local News

NEWBURYPORT – The Newburyport Art Association, alongside their interest groups Band of Brushes and Newburyport 10, presents En Plein Air, an exhibition celebrating outdoor painting around New England.

The term “plein air” comes from a French expression which translates into English as “painting in the open air”. This exhibition features artwork created on site by 17 artists: Band of Brushes – Dorothy Aham, Michele Champion, Grace Daly, Karen Fitzgerald, Mary Francis, Christine Molitor Johnson, Fran Kaplan, Kris Munroe, Mary Ann Varoski and Mary Webber ; Newburyport 10- Cynthia Cooper, Dale Partis Greene, Margery Jennings, Marjet Lesk, Susan Luca, Daniel J. Shaw and Susan Spellman. In both groups, these artists share a deep admiration and respect for nature, artistic creation and the relationship between the two.

Band of Brushes and Newburyport 10 meet regularly to paint outdoors together and always encourage others to explore the challenges and rewards of outdoor painting. To learn more about this group and other NAA interest groups, visit

Outdoors is on view through September 4 at the NAA’s first-floor Sargent and Mini Galleries and its second-floor Hartson Gallery.

A public opening reception with light refreshments will be held on Saturday, August 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. The show will be presented in conjunction with an exhibition of the works of artist Rick Hamilton. All works are for sale. The handicapped-accessible gallery is free and open to the public Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.