Art center benefit feature plein air works

The Garrison Art Center will hold its annual Riverside Art Auction benefit, formerly known as Artists on Location, on Saturday, May 7, at Garrison Landing. Founded in 1981 by plein air painter Donald Jurney, the auction quickly became a success and launched the idea of a “wet paint” auction.

Artwork by Bernie Kessler
Artwork by Bernie Kessler

Nicholas Lowry and George Lowry, president and chairman, respectively, of Swann Galleries, will bring their expertise and lively style to the auction.

The viewing reception begins at 3:30 p.m., with the live auction from 5:30 to 7 p.m. For more information, visit

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