Plein Air exhibit
This unique art genre will be on display at Galeria Sol Mexicano March 15 to April 10. Plein Air, a phrase borrowed from the French, describes the act of painting outdoors, where the painter reproduces the actual visual conditions seen at the time of the work. This is very different from studio painting in which an artist may slowly develop his painting from photos in order to create a certain predetermined look. Plein Air tends to be more direct and visceral as the artist may have only two to three hours to attempt to capture the overall mood, feeling or essence of the scene. If done well, the painting can literally vibrate with the energy of life! The opening is Friday, March 15, 4-6 p.m.