Alabama plein air artists

Plein Air Artists event huge success

Artist Martha Fulghum (left) is pictured with Absolutely Alabama and WBRC Fox 6’s Fred Hunter after painting his portrait at Trace Barnett’s farm in Brilliant.

By Louis Mellini
Staff writer
HAMILTON — Artists and local business owners have been raving about the Alabama Plein Air Artists event that took place during the week of April 18 in Marion County.
Artists with the Alabama Plein Air Artists organization visited Marion County to paint scenes in front of businesses in Hamilton and other areas in Marion County.

May in Marion

Marion County Historical Society members are shown reenacting life in the 1800s. Mary Beth Hall (left) was a school teacher, Sharon Dickinson (center) was on the front porch peeling apples and preparing vegetables and Ryan Knight was cooking cracklins.

By Scott Johnson
General Manager

City announces reception for art exhibit

HAMILTON - City officials have  announced an opening reception for the “Alabama Then & Now 1819-2019 Traveling Bicentennial Art Exhibition,” which will be stationed at Hamilton City Hall beginning Thursday, Aug. 1.
The opening reception will take place at city hall on Friday, Aug. 2, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., where artists from around the state will be demonstrating  “en plein air” (in plain air, or outdoor) painting  at the historic Ernest Baxter Fite House built in 1927-1928.

Tour coming to Hamilton City Hall Aug. 1-Sept. 23

Alabama Plein Air Artist Director Sharon Gates paints during an open air session in Gulf Shores.

HAMILTON - The “Alabama Then & Now 1819-2019” art exhibit by the Alabama Plein Air Artist will be stationed in Hamilton beginning next month in celebration of Alabama’s Bicentennial year.
The artists will be displaying their “Alabama Then & Now” collection which is a commemorative and educational art exhibition of 30 original paintings.
The exhibit will be hosted in the Hamilton City Hall lobby area from Aug. 1 - Sept. 23.