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Artist Reception

Dec 15 2018
Venue: Benicia Plein Air Gallery, 307 First Street, Benicia

 

Artist Reception

Saturday, December 15

3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

The Benicia First Tuesday Poets and Benicia Literary Arts Authors will read *ekphrastic poetry and prose during a  reception for watercolorist, **Samantha McNally (www.samanthamcnally.com).  The poets & authors will be in the gallery during the week before, choosing paintings to write about. They will choose from all 13 of our Gallery’s artists. “Paintings, Prose and Poetry” show runs December 6, 2018 to January 6, 2019.

 

Benicia Plein Air Gallery

307 First Street, Benicia

 

 

*Ekphrasis or ecphrasis, comes from the Greek for the description of a work of art produced as a rhetorical exercise, often used in the adjectival form ekphrastic, is a vivid, often dramatic, verbal description of a visual work of art, either real or imagined.

 

**Samantha McNally has been painting in watercolor for about 25 years. She is active in the California Watercolor Association and has paintings in both the Benicia Plein Air Gallery and the Valley Art Gallery. Samantha’s favorite subjects are the ocean, sea lions, flowers and Benicia landmarks. During the month of December we have a Christmas Tree filled with original mini paintings for sale as ornaments for the art lovers of Benicia. Samantha will have lots of minis on the tree along with the other outstanding artists in the Benicia Plein Air Gallery. Come see us! 

 

 

LOCATION:  Benicia Plein Air Gallery, 307 First Street, Benicia

Open Thursday - Sundays, Noon to 6 pm.

WEBSITE:  http://www.beniciapleinair.com