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Escape: Celebrating the Great Outdoors


Indian Creek Canyon  by Emilie Lee 2019, oil on linen, 6 x 12”

Indian Creek Canyon by Emilie Lee
2019, oil on linen, 6 x 12”

Opening Reception:
Thursday, June 27, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Free and open to the public

Eleventh Street Arts presents Escape, an exhibition curated by Emilie Lee, featuring a collection of paintings that were created by artists who brave the elements to create their work in the great outdoors. The tradition of painting “en plein air” or “in the open air” requires an appetite for adventure, a level of patience, and a willingness to listen for nature’s voice. Each of these paintings represents an artist’s intimate communion with the landscape and presents the viewer with an opportunity to join in. We invite you to escape the city heat and see what has been created by these artists in their quest for inspiration around the world.  

In honor of the wild places that have inspired these paintings, Eleventh Street Arts will donate a portion of proceeds to The Nature Conservancy, a global environmental nonprofit working to create a world where people and nature can thrive.

Let me earnestly recommend ... one studio which you may freely enter and receive in liberal measure the most sure and safe instruction ... the Studio of Nature
— Asher Brown Durand, Letters on Landscape Painting, 1855