The Traveling Paints At In-Town Gallery In February

Thursday, January 3, 2013

The Traveling Paints is the name of a group of local artists who share a common interest in painting ‘en plein air.’ Four of them are members of In-Town Gallery and are exhibiting their paintings for the month of February.  

The opening reception at the gallery, from 5-8 p.m. on the First Friday, Feb. 1, is an opportunity to meet these painters and see their works.  

A close look at these outdoor paintings might just reveal some real bugs stuck in the paint, officials said.

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