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Myrtle Creek to host art show


Last updated 10/27/2006 at Noon

FALLBROOK — The Monday Plein-air Painters art show at Myrtle Creek Nursery in Fallbrook, now in its fifth year, has become a much anticipated annual event. The painters are an informal group of local watercolorists who paint often during the year on the nursery grounds. Every October they display their works in a show that encompasses paintings done at the nursery and elsewhere. This year the show is Sunday, October 29, from 1 to 4 p.m. at 2940 Reche Road in Fallbrook. Paintings will be placed throughout the nursery gardens, when possible, near the subject of the painting. Refreshments will be served. Carilyn Vice and Phee Sherline will play background music. The public is invited to this free event.

The Plein-air Painters consists of Group Leader Jeanne Shanahan, Marialice Bopf, Penny Fedorchak, Ann Kreile, Sarah Meisenholder, Eileen Pace, Phee Sherline, True Taft, Carilyn Vice and Phyllis Walker. Plein-air artists do most of their work outside at the site in natural light rather than indoors in a studio.

For Myrtle Creek, this art show is an opportunity to introduce the public to its Christmas displays, statuary and natural rock work throughout the grounds. The land on which Myrtle Creek Nursery stands is a portion of an original Spanish land grant. The barn on the property was constructed in the late 1800s using hand-wrought square nails. Three original family houses still stand on the property. One of them serves as the nursery store.


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