Monday, October 12, 2015

Plein Air Peconic

Plein Air Peconic held its 10th Anniversary show this past weekend at Ashawagh Hall in the Springs, East Hampton.
We were fortunate to get the chance to meet and speak with artist Susan D'Alessio
Beach Road by Susan D'Alessio
oil on linen 14" x 18"
Work by Casey Chalem Anderson and Ellen Watson
Louse Point by Terry Elkins
oil on panel 10" x 17"
Bridgrhampton Barns by Gordon Matheson
acrylic on canvas 8" x 10"
Plowing the Amagansett Field by Ellen Watson
Metal Print 24" x 30"
Madonnas Disappearing Act by Joanne Rosko
oil/linen 24" x 30

This show celebrates the tenth year Plein Air Peconic artists have been painting together with the common cause of supporting the Peconic Land Trust. Besides publicizing the beauty of the local land and seascapes the artists also donate a portion of sales of their work to the Trust. Beautiful and inspiring work!
Across Old Stone Highway from Ashawagh Hall and next to the Springs Community Presbyterian Church is an old cemetery. I was struck by this lichen covered gravestone.
In Memory of Capt
Caleb Williams
of Groton Con who
was cast away on 
Gardiners Island
and perished in a 
snow storm
Feb 1804
Captain Williams was 22 years old according to this source.

We could see a glimpse of the water through the reeds and marsh grass at the back of the cemetery. We headed east in search of the Accabonac.

4 comments:

  1. Gail, how wonderful to see all this great art. You are surrounded by natural beauty and very talented artists in the Hamptons. A perfect combination for some beautiful art!

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  2. A lovely outing!
    2 peas in a pod..love your shared passion.

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  3. Thanks Sunday! It is always wonderful to see each artist's interpretation of our beautiful area.

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  4. Thanks Gail for stopping into our show . And sharing on your blog.

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