From Plein Air to Studio exhibit coming to county museum

ABOYNE – Escape winter by visiting From Plein Air to Studio, a new exhibit at Wellington County Museum and Archives that celebrates plein air painting and the beauty of the Canadian landscape.

On display from Jan. 17 to March 29, this exhibit features the work of six artists: Scott Abbott, Laura Coutts, Barry Hodgson, Joel Masewich, Leslie Miles and Janet Ollers.

“This is an exciting opportunity to view plein air sketches and paintings alongside larger works created in the artist’s studio,” said curator Hailey Johnston. “It’s fascinating to see how each artist captures their subject quickly while working outside, ‘en plein air,’ and later reinterprets the same subject in the studio.”

These artists have been travelling and painting together as a group since 2007.

Visitors to the exhibit will see landscapes from Wellington County, where five of the six artists live, as well as paintings from northern Ontario, Yukon Territory, and the Atlantic provinces.

The exhibit opening reception will take place  Jan. 19 from 2 to 4pm.

All are welcome and admission is by donation.

Wellington County Museum and Archives is located on Wellington Road 18 between Fergus and Elora