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Exhibit focuses on open air

— “Interpreting the Methow, Plein Aire to Studio,” an exhibit of open air works, will be June 8 t July 27 at the Confluence Gallery and Art Center, 104 Glover St.

An opening reception will be from 4-8 p.m. June 8 during the spring Twisp Art Walk.

Plein aire is largely associated with the Impressionist artists of the late 1800s, when artists began to come out of their studios into the open air to create art, paint people doing everyday things, and real landscapes. Impressionist artists were particularly interested in the influence that natural, changing light had on color.

Exhibit artists include Wally Bivins, Rod Weagant, Mary Powell, Rich Davis, Charlene Monger, Sue Marracci, Robert Nelson, Michael Caldwell, Caryl Campbell, Ed Maher, Kathy Meyers, Suzanne Powers, Donna Keyser, Nora Eggers, Paula Christen, Patty Yates, Gene Barkley, Robin Nelson Wicks, Becky La Verne, Laura Karcher and Barry Stromberger.

During the course of the exhibit, Confluence will offer “Live Clay,” a demonstration workshop with ceramic sculptor Wally Bivins. He will demonstrate working with thrown and hand-built parts, and discuss discoveries made when returning to a form over time and incorporating those discoveries into artwork.

A reception and slide lecture with Bivins will be at 7 p.m. Friday, June 21, at the gallery.

A workshop fee will be charged.

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