Dates: June 1-30, 2016
PleinAirSouth in the Pines features an array of plein air paintings created by the members of Mobile’s PleinAirSouth group, adding a local element to the PINE show organized by the Alabama State Council on the Arts. Artists participating in this exhibit include Joanne Brandt, Roxann Dyess, Carolyn Green, Satomi Kamei, Tamara Lindsay, Karen McGahagin, Ainsley McNeely, Missy Patrick, Melissa Root, and Karen Spaulding. PleinAirSouth is a group of artists from the Mobile Bay area who enjoy the tradition of painting “en plein air”; i.e., painting from life outdoors. The plein air painter attempts to capture the atmosphere and light conditions of the landscape, and must often work rapidly, under sometimes arduous conditions, to capture the scene before the light and weather conditions change. Artists may work in watercolor, oil, pastel or pencil, but must carry all necessary supplies and equipment with them to work on site. The painting completed on site can be used as a quick study to assist in future studio paintings, or may itself be considered a finished work of art. The PleinAirSouth artists have captured scenes from the Longleaf Pine Preserve at the Mobile Botanical Gardens, and other pine forests along the Gulf coast. PleinAirSouth in the Pines will be on display in the Small Room throughout the month of June. Meet the artists on ArtWalk night, June 10th, from 6:00 – 9:00 PM. The gallery will be open from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM on weekdays.