October 25, 2014

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Artist Bruce Lee has been painting for over 40 years, working in watercolor, oils, pastels and acrylic. He paints mainly landscapes of Vermont, like the one above, as well as Europe and portraits. He also teaches art in two elementary schools. (Observer courtsey photo)

Artist Bruce Lee has been painting for over 40 years, working in watercolor, oils, pastels and acrylic. He paints mainly landscapes of Vermont, like the one above, as well as Europe and portraits. He also teaches art in two elementary schools. (Observer courtsey photo)

Williston artist Marla McQuiston, whose painting of Shelburne Pond is above, said last year’s festival was a ‘great experience.’ (Observer courtesy photo)

Williston artist Marla McQuiston, whose painting of Shelburne Pond is above, said last year’s festival was a ‘great experience.’ (Observer courtesy photo)

Phil Laughlin has lived in Williston for 25 years, and has made many paintings of landscapes near his home. (Observer courtesy photo)

Phil Laughlin has lived in Williston for 25 years, and has made many paintings of landscapes near his home. (Observer courtesy photo)

July 18th, 2013

Local artists to share work in Plein Air Festival this weekend

Four Williston artists will pack up their easels, brushes and paints and head to scenic spots in Jericho this weekend for the Plein Air Festival.

Marie Jewell, Phil Laughlin, Bruce Lee and Marla McQuiston will join the nearly 80 artists from Vermont and neighboring states participating in the third year of the festival, set for
July 20.

Artists will paint landscapes and objects at Jericho Settlers’ Farm, Barber Farm and on the Jericho Green, among other locations. Members of the public can watch the artists and talk about their creative methods, beginning at 9 a.m. Stop by the Emile A. Gruppe Gallery in Jericho for a map of artist locations.

Artists will take their work to the gallery by 3 p.m. to be framed, and work will be available for direct sale throughout the day. Paintings will also be displayed at the gallery from July 21 through Aug. 11, with a public reception on July 21 from 2–4 p.m.

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