September 23, 2017

Outdoor painting festival returns to Jericho

Observer courtesy photo by Michael Marraffino The Jericho Plein Air Festival will be held this weekend with six Williston artists among the 65 artists participating from all over New England.

Observer courtesy photo by Michael Marraffino
The Jericho Plein Air Festival will be held this weekend with six Williston artists among the 65 artists participating from all over New England.

The 7th Annual Jericho Plein Air Festival will be held this weekend with six Williston artists among the 65 artists from all over New England taking part.

The artists will be painting outdoors at a number of different sites in Jericho on Saturday. The public is welcome to observe and speak with the painters from about 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. A map is available at the Emile A. Gruppe Gallery at 22 Barber Farm Road that indicates where artists will be set up.

A reception, scheduled from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the gallery, will open a three-week exhibit of the artists’ work.

Organizers Barbara Greene of Williston, Jane Morgan of Milton and Emile Alexander of Jericho encourage people to wander around the painting sites Saturday and meet the artists at the Sunday reception.

All the artists participating are pre-registered for the event.

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