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Plein Air artists return to TAG for exhibit in January!

Updated: Dec 19, 2022

Members of the plein air painters group called “The Group” will make their second appearance at The Arts Garage (TAG) this winter.

About a dozen plein air painters will be on display at TAG from January 6-29, 2023, kicking off a very busy year ahead!

The exhibit will feature about a dozen artists, each showcasing a handful of pieces. An opening reception will be held on Friday January 6, at 6-8pm at TAG.

Featured artists include: Nike Mendenhall, Dave Peltier, Rose Lucas Hanninger, Sharon Helle, Tricia Kaman, Barbara Everett, Rick Dziak, Steve Kelley, Peg Vasil and Kay Young.

Everyone is welcome to attend and check out these beautiful pieces of art.

The Arts Garage is located in the city’s old maintenance garage at 317 W. Perry Street in Port Clinton, Ohio.

Hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 11am until 4pm or by appointment, closed Mondays and Tuesdays.


En plein air or plein air painting, is the act of painting outdoors. Before the 19th century, artists had mixed their own paints from raw pigments that they often ground themselves from a variety of media.

This had made for inconvenient portability and kept most painting activities confined to the studio.

This changed in the 1800s when tubes of oil paint became available, and thus en plein air was born.

A small group of plein air painters called “The Group" meet on Mondays in various locations around northwest Ohio to paint.

They focus on natural elements and the changing landscapes in all seasons.

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