‘Maine Plein Air Painters’ at Landing

Aug 26, 2017
"Pier: Wheeler Bay" by Björn Runquist is an oil on linen.

Rockland — Landing Gallery, 409 Main St., will open “Maine Plein Air Painters,” an exhibition of new paintings by Monique Lazard, Tom Curry and Björn Runquist, Friday, Sept. 1, with a 5 to 8 p.m. reception.

Lazard’s landscape paintings have sense of movement and are filled with a gestural energy. She is a lifelong artist and has been painting since she was 10; as an adult, she studied with artists Nelson Shanks at Studio Incamminati; and Stuart Shills and Alex Kanevsky at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia.

For the past 18 years, Curry has painted the landscape around his home in Maine. As a plein air painter, he immerses himself in landscape to explore the relationships between stillness and flux. Curry’s work is in the collection of the Farnsworth Art Museum, Delaware Art Museum and the Wheaton College Museum.

Runquist has been painting in the Midcoast, from Port Clyde to the Camden area, for 30 years. Runquist is one of Maine’s most accomplished and collected plein air painters, with work in many major, private and public, collections including the Farnsworth’s.

The show will continue through Oct. 15. Landing Gallery hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call 239-1223 or visit landingart.com.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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