Joppa Flats art exhibit “Observations” to open Jan. 8

Coastal Landscape, oil painting by Joan Merrill

NEWBURYPORT – A trio of Newburyport area artists will be showing their paintings of landscapes and wildlife at Joppa Flats Education Center in an exhibit entitled Observations.

Carol Reynolds, Joan Merrill, and Lully Schwartz’s show can be seen from January 8 through February 26, and a free gallery reception will be held on Monday, January 8, 2012 from 2:30 to 4PM.

The three artists state their vision collectively: “We live in a diverse region surrounded by nature. Over the years we have enjoyed the scenic views of Plum Island beach, the surrounding marshes, and the woodland trails. This exhibit holds just a few of our observations. We love and appreciate the beauty of the preserved habitats in Massachusetts, and it continues to inspire our painting.”

Little River Nature Trail, oil painting by Carol Reynolds

A portion of all purchases made during the exhibit helps to support Joppa Flats.

The Joppa Flats Education Center is located at the gateway to one of the country’s most productive, year-round, wildlife areas, the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge and the Plum Island estuary.

abstract landscape, oil on linen, painting by Lully Schwartz