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June 19, 2006

Poster for exhibit

Peter Loftus, Natural Bridges Beach, oil on canvas, 1992, 12" by 24"

Arts faculty included in exhibit of outdoor painting at Museum of Art and History

UCSC faculty are among the artists who will be showing their work in the courtyard of the Museum of Art and History (MAH) on Saturday and Sunday, July 8 and 9. The exhibit, titled Plein Air Affaire 2006: Outdoor Painting in Scenic Santa Cruz County, includes more than 150 paintings by 47 artists. The event includes demonstrations and work for sale.

Noah Buchanan, Frank Galuszka, and Jennie McDade, all Art Department faculty, and Charles Prentiss, a recent artist-in-residence on campus, are among the featured artists. For a complete list of artists, with links to photos and statements about their work, go to the exhibit web site.

The Museum of Art And History is located at the McPherson Center, 705 Front Street, in downtown Santa Cruz (corner of Front and Cooper Streets). For more information, call (831) 429-1964.

Plein Air Affaire 2006 events:

Week of June 20: Artists will be on location, painting in Santa Cruz County.

Friday, June 30: Off the Wall @ MAH! A sneak preview and outdoor theater experience in Abbott Square, from 8:30 to 10 p.m. In this piece, the Plein Air artists, their work, and their thoughts become themselves a work of art -- larger than life images projected onto the exterior wall of the museum -- in a multifaceted look at the creative process.

Saturday and Sunday, July 8 and 9: Plein air paintings on display at Abbott Square (museum courtyard) during free public art exhibition, demonstration, and sale from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, July 9: Art workshop for kids on landscape painting, with Celeste Baross. Reservations required; call (831) 429-1964, ext. 20.

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