Thursday, 24 March 2011
Every year the Whale Migration draws thousands of visitors to the Mendocino Coast. March weather can be anything-- warm and sunny or pounding rain and hail, like today, and everything in between. Whatever the weather, community Whale Festival events provide opportunities for many activities inside and out. ART is always a wonderful part of a Mendocino visit, and the exhibit hosted by the Plein Air Painters of Mendocino is not to be missed! With work by 15 artists, the paintings and pastels take you to some of the most beautiful spots along the Coast and inland. These intrepid painters hike out with easels and supplies to capture these special vistas. Weekly, the group gathers "en plein air" together and each one captures the scene in their own special style and vision. Together, the group reveals special view of life on our Coast . The exhibit is open weekends through March 27 at historic Odd Fellows in Mendocino Village (corner of Kasten and Ukiah Streets). Hosted by the artists, take time to chat with the painters: they will share the love of this special art and perhaps, reveal stories of their adventures to capture that perfect scene.