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A Celebration of Plein Air Painting September 2, 2023 Noon - 2 PM

The vibrant world of plein air painting is set to take center stage at the upcoming art reception and exhibit, "A Celebration of Plein Air." This event will include prints by the world's most famous plein air artists, plus showcase the captivating scenes created by local artists at the recent Plein Air Narrowsburg and Plein Air Fort Delaware community painting parties.  

Plein air painting is a technique that captures the essence of nature and light.  Rooted in the 19th century, this technique got really popular due to the work of renowned artists such as Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, whose prints will also be on display in our History of Plein Air exhibit.

Attendees will be taken on a historical voyage, featuring iconic plein air paintings that exemplify the movement's influence on Impressionism and its subsequent impact on modern art.

Along with the prints of paintings centuries old will be artwork created just one week before.  This includes the landscapes and streetscapes of Plein Air Narrowsburg plus local artistsí interpretations at scenes at historical Fort Delaware. The combination of historical pieces and the fresh, modern creations makes for a truly fascinating contrast.

Expect to meet some of the participating artists, enjoy complimentary refreshments, and engage in insightful conversations. 

The art reception will take place on September 2, from Noon to 2 PM at the Narrowsburg branch of the Western Sullivan Public Library.  

Event graphic courtesy of Jonathan Charles Fox.

This event is sponsored by The Delaware Company, BAAA, and the Western Sullivan Library and made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrant Program, a program of the NYS Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the NY State Legislature and administered by the Delaware Valley Arts Association.


Ongoing YouTube Series


BAAA sponsors many of the shows produced for the AMCC YouTube Channel. 

Our most popular series, now in it's third season, is "The Art of Gardening".  Check that out : HERE 

Additionally, we have sponsored the series, "Art Journaling with Mef Gannon" HERE

"Understanding History Through Art" HERE 

"There Are No Small Parts with John DiLeo" HERE 





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PANDEMIC POEMS AND PAINTINGS

A Celebration of Kindred Spirits:

Painters and Poets


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"Poets and painters constitute a special class of their own, like the circus people".  This quote, spoken affectionately by writer Gerald Brenan, is the inspiration for a "Celebration of Kindred Spirits" for National Poetry Month. 

Premiered live on YouTube April 4 and available for your viewing pleasure HERE

Participating poets include Norma Bernstock, Nancy Dymond, Sally Quinn Hendee, Anna Gossett Johnson, Lisa Locurto, Mort Malkin, Johnny Robinson, Nick Roes, and Nicole Slevin.

Participating artists include Judith Cramer, Mef Gannon, Laurny de Leeuw, Nancy Dymond, Sally Quinn Hendee, Rena Hotinger, Lisa Locurto, Claudine Luchsinger, Ari Mir-Pontier, Dixie Rich, Jodi Winship Roth, and Elva Zingaro.

"A Celebration of Kindred Spirits: Painters and Poets" is sponsored by the Barryville Area Arts Association, and made possible by grants from the Richard L. Snyder Fund, administered through the Greater Pike Community Foundation, and through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.





Coming Soon: Christine Innaco
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It all started with a highly unusual hobby: taking selfies in abandoned buidings.  But it's grown into "Elegance in Abandonment" a body of work that has taken Christine all across the world.  It includes photos as well as poetry.

Don't miss this chance to meet Christine and see her work up close. 

 

 





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