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PAAINT – Plein Air Artists in Nature’s Theatre – August 2013 – MSG, Weaverville

PAAINT - Plein Air Artists in Nature's Theatre - August 2013 - MSG, Weaverville

Weaverville, California, July 19, 2013 – PAAINT, an acronym for “Plein Air Artists in Nature’s Theatre,” the August exhibit at the Main Street Gallery, consists of a group of nine artists from Ventura County who paint and exhibit together. One of their members, Melanie Hirdler, recently moved back to Trinity County and thought PAAINT and the Main Street Gallery would be a perfect fit.

Road to the Lake

Road to the Lake

The show will exhibit drawings and paintings by artists Nancy Beswick, Lois Bloom, Melanie Hirdler, Susan Lewis, Lori McKnett, Dorothy Orr, Pam Shelley, Dani Willis and Cathy Smith.

Cottonwood Autumn

Cottonwood Autumn


When the artists were asked about their devotion to painting on location, which is what “Plein Air” means, one common thread unified their responses; a love of nature inspires them. They consider it a privilege to be both observer and painter, “En Plein Air.” They explained that each scene is a painting in motion with changing colors, lighting, sounds, and smells. The paintings that emerge from these intensely personal experiences in nature are as varied and unique as the artists who create them. They hope the viewer will also be moved by their work.

Main Street Gallery, Weaverville

 490 Main Street,
P.O. Box 421,
Weaverville, California 96093 

Main Street Gallery website

Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday


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