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Plein Air exhibit opens renovated gallery

By Andrea Stark
Posted Sunday, June 25, 2006

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Pittsboro, NC - The Friends of the Pittsboro Memorial Library art exhibit for July and August features Chatham County through the eyes of Chatham Plein Air in the newly renovated Reeves Gallery at the library, 158 West St., Pittsboro. This is the group's second annual show of outdoor paintings to be enjoyed during the hot summer months in the cool interior of the library. Art shows are available for viewing during regular library hours (Mon 10-6, Tue 10-8, Wed 10-6, Thu 10-6, Fri 10-6, Sat 9-5).

While you are there, explore the newly-expanded display area for audio/visual library materials: books on tape/CD, music on CD, and movies/videos on VHS/DVD. New shelving and display racks make browsing easier while opening up space in the rest of the library. Even with the expansion into the gallery area, what you see in the display is only a fraction of the materials available. Due to high circulation and daily courier service exchanging materials among several libraries, items on the shelves are constantly changing. If you don't see something you want, just ask at the library desk!

Chatham Plein Air was organized early in 2005.

Pittsboro's local outdoor painting group, Chatham Plein Air, has been meeting weekly since early 2005. Whether painting together on local farms, or at the Haw River, Jordan Lake, Fearrington or in the North Carolina Botanical Gardens, the group finds camaraderie that inspires and supports artistic endeavors. Mediums of choice include pastels, oils, acrylics and watercolors. The challenge of Plein Air painting is in capturing the scene in front of you as the light and shadows change from moment to moment. Many paintings are completed out of doors in one sitting and often an artist will take these paintings into the studio as studies for larger works.

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Plein Air exhibit opens renovated gallery
Catherine Trott at Blue Gate Farm, Pittsboro, NC

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