Suffolk Plein Air closing reception takes place on Thursday

Published 6:48 pm Tuesday, September 26, 2023

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The Suffolk Plein Air Festival has one more creative opportunity so everyone can enjoy the plein air style of painting with ‘En Plein Air,’ a unique art exhibition currently of view in the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts’ TowneBank Gallery.

“We invite everyone to the ‘En Plein Air’ closing reception on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023, from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.,” the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts said in a news release. “The event is free and open to the public.”

‘En Plein Air’ art exhibition showcases 23 of the 43 professional Suffolk Plein Air Festival Artists.

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Over 60 pieces of artwork are featured, including new Suffolk-themed paintings and a variety of work created before the five-day festival. ‘En Plein Air’ artists include:

Elizabeth Blanchard, Suffolk

Thomas Bradshaw, Blackstone

Coakley Brown, Henrico

Doug Clarke, Norfolk

Karen Lee Crenshaw, Jacksonville, North Carolina

Debra Dartez, Chesapeake

Freeman Dodsworth, Port Republic, Maryland

Carolyn Dudley, Gloucester

Tomas Ehrenberger, Cartersville

Calina Franzosa, San Clemente California

Pearl Horng, Midlothian

Donald Kaupp, Richmond

Melanie Landrith, Media, Pennsylvania

Cindy Lane, Suffolk

Brian Murphy, Newport News

Fen Rascoe, Windsor, North Carolina

Ellen Sinclair, Virginia Beach

Karen Spaulding, Hampton

Eric Thingstad, Virginia Beach

Karen Thuermer, Williamsburg

Lyudmila Tomova, Cary, North Carolina

Dimitris Voyiazoglou, the Netherlands

Terry Wylie, Norfolk

“The En Plein Air closing art reception is a great opportunity to meet talented artists, buy their original artwork, and in turn support the Suffolk Plein Air community arts initiative in Suffolk, Virginia,” the release said.

The Suffolk Art League, Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, Suffolk Tourism, and Downtown Suffolk present the Suffolk Plein Air Festival 2023. Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts is located in historic downtown Suffolk, 110 W. Finney Ave., 23434. For questions, please call 757.923.0003 or visit