A group of local creatives dubbing themselves the Niagara Plein Air Artists will showcase the work of 13 members at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library for the month of December.
The group was initiated by Cindy Sheridan who wanted to paint plein air, which means to paint outdoors; but she didn’t want to paint alone.
“So, she reached out to like-minded artists who also wanted to paint in a group outside,” said a member of the group and organizer of the gallery showing, Janice Opie.
Opie said what began as a solo show had evolved into a group showing for the month.
She had booked a gallery showing in the Rotary Room of the library for herself, but she was unable to produce enough artwork on her own to fill the room.
“So, I handed the reserved space over to my group – with the blessing of Carole Butlin who is in charge of the bookings. She said it was quite alright for me to forfeit my solo show and open it up to the group,” she said.
An opening reception will be held on Dec. 7 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., where guests can meet the artists, view the paintings and enjoy refreshments, Opie said.