LBCC NSH Gallery Features Albany Painters
|Waverly Lake by Molly Perry|
“Around Albany, Now and Then,” features over 40 paintings by 11 local artists that focus on the historic and contemporary features of Albany, as well as the surrounding landscape.
A public opening reception will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. on Friday, March 15, in the North Santiam Hall second-floor atrium.
The Albany Painting Enthusiasts started out in 2006 as a loose confederation of plein aire painters who gathered monthly to paint at local gardens, nearby farms and nurseries, and various city landmarks. It has since grown into a group of about 15 that has recently taken on the goal of promoting and facilitating art events in Albany.
Since 2010 the Enthusiasts have organized two “All Albany Artists” juried exhibits at the LaSells Center’s Giustina Gallery on the Oregon State University Campus, and has been involved in the installation of a new artwork hanging system at the Albany City Hall.
The LBCC exhibit marks the first time since 2009 that the group has mounted an all-members show. Participating artists are Cheryl French, Katy Grant Hanson, Shirley Hilts, Gwenn Marchese, Billy Moore, Michael Moore, Molly Perry, Sharon Poppleton, Rob Robinson, Diane Widler-Wenzel and Irene Van Dusen.
The NSH Galleries are open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.