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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

LeQuire Gallery Learning Green reception June 7


LeQuire Gallery (4304 Charlotte Avenue) will open Learning Green: A Different Appreciation of the Landscape with a special reception on Saturday, June 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. The first 100 guests will receive a tree seedling from the National Arbor Day Foundation.

Featured artists include Arthur Barnes, Suta Lee, Lori Putnam (who created the painting featured above) and Ashley Wiltshire. The reception is free and open to the public. For more information, call LeQuire Gallery at (615) 298-4611.

Here are details about the event from LeQuire Gallery:

The exhibit will not only highlight the plein air talent of the artists, but attempt to share the importance of sustaining the artist’s subjects of earth and sky - land, water, air and all that nature provides.

The artist’s job for this exhibit as plein air painters was to tackle the heat, cold, wind, rain,
ticks, changing light and all the other obstacles of painting outdoors to provide viewers with
the accuracy, the mood, the first impressions and the colors of the landscape that only the human
eye can see. The summer job of LeQuire Gallery is to exhibit these paintings in a new way by providing interesting news, facts, and tips on environmental sustainability and a chance to
look deeper and view these particular landscapes as portraits of conservation.

Guests moving around the room of Learning Green will find “green” statistics in between paintings, and artist’s plein air painting stories under title cards. Literature of numerous green organizations from middle Tennessee will be on hand. Guests purchasing art during the opening night will be able to make charitable donations to the organization of their choice, if so desired.

To further benefit the movement, LeQuire Gallery is helping to engineer a summer summit including leaders and members from the majority of Middle Tennessee’s green organizations. In preliminary meetings with several representatives, LeQuire Gallery learned that organizations can share information, expertise and resources and work together to be more efficient in making Nashville a viable environmental leader in the southeast. A meeting to share resources, information and goals is now in the works for August 2008. As catalyst for the summit, LeQuire Gallery will host a July kick-off party celebrating and spreading the word about this important event and continuing the education of the Learning Green exhibit.

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