Gallery Walk at the City Museum

    Friday, December 7th

    Event Summary

    Visit the Juneau-Douglas City Museum on Friday, December 7th from 4:30-7:00pm for the opening reception of On Location with Sydney Laurence by Juneau’s Plein Rein painters. This exhibit will include 23 paintings by nineteen Plein Rein artists alongside three Sydney Laurence paintings from the Museum’s permanent collection. The Plein Rein paintings and a 2019 Calendar featuring images from the show will be available to purchase through the Museum Store. This event is free.

    Plein-air is a style of painting in the outdoors and is characterized by the representation of natural light. Sydney Laurence was a plein-air painter who painted Alaskan landscapes in the early 1900’s including several locations in Juneau. The Plein Rein painters will be exhibiting paintings created from the same Juneau locations seen in Laurence’s paintings.

    To prepare for this exhibit, the Plein Rein painters spent time together studying Laurence’s paintings, old property maps, and the local landscape. Then they painted in the outdoor locations and from the vantage points they believe Sydney Laurence may have painted from one hundred years ago. Although the artists chose to paint from Laurence’s locations and vantage points, each piece is different, showcasing each artist’s unique style and medium.

    Laurence’s painting, Early Morning Juneau, was an inspiration for the exhibit. The Plein Rein painters gathered on the Douglas shoreline several early mornings to paint Gastineau Channel, Mt Juneau and Mt Roberts with the city at its base from Laurence’s perspective.The painters also met at the Airport Dike Trail to paint the view in Bend in the River, the lily pads at Auke Lake, and other places Sydney Laurence may have painted. On Location with Sydney Laurence will be on display through December 29th.

    Price: FREE

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    Juneau-douglas City Museum
    114 West 4th St

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