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ESCAPE, Celebrating the Great Outdoors

  • Eleventh Street Arts 46-06 11th Street Long Island City, NY, 11101 United States (map)

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

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

The exhibition will be on view Saturdays & Sundays 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and by appointment.

Featured artists:
Aaron Cordell Johnson
Alexander Chistov
Anthony Baus
Brendan Johnston
Brian Johnson
Brock Larson
Danna Ray
David Troncoso
Dina Brodsky
Edward Minoff
Emilie Lee
Erik Koeppel
Jesse Powell
Kadin Goldberg
Kamille Corry
Ken Salaz
Ken Yarus
Lauren Sansaricq
Marc Dalessio
Ryan Brown
Sharon Schock
Thomas Kegler
Toby Wright

Earlier Event: March 22
NYC workshop at GCA