Plein Air Peconic, the artist group dedicated to helping the Peconic Land Trust conserve the natural beauty of the East End, presents Art in the Open, an exhibition and sale of landscape paintings and photographs at Ashawagh Hall in Springs, East Hampton on the weekend of July 19-July 21. The public is invited to a wine reception on Saturday, July 20 5–8 p.m.. Hours are Friday and Saturday, July 19 and 20, 10 a.m.–8 p.m. and Sunday, July 21, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
To celebrate and honor Peconic Land Trust’s 30th Anniversary, the artists will be presenting a special selection of works that depict some of the very first sites that were protected. By painting and photographing images of conserved land and other open spaces of the East End, the artists call attention to what has already been accomplished by land conservation and the continuing need to protect these vital resources.
The artists of Plein Air Peconic are: Casey Chalem Anderson, Susan D’Alessio, Aubrey Grainger, Anita Kusick, Michele Margit, Gordon Matheson, Joanne Rosko, Tom Steele, and Kathryn Szoka. Special guest artists included in this show are Ted Asnis and Keith Mantell.
All the work is for sale and a percentage of all sales will be donated to the Peconic Land Trust, which was formed in 1983 to conserve Long Island’s working farms and natural lands. Since its inception, the nonprofit Trust has worked conscientiously with landowners, donors, local government, partner organizations, and communities to conserve nearly 11,000 acres of land on Long Island.
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