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“Vivid Scene,” by Karen Bateman.

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Brief: Karen Bateman Art Exhibit

Artist Karen Bateman Brings the Outdoors in at Katie’s

Virginia painter Karen Bateman is the featured guest artist at Katie’s Coffee House in Great Falls for the month of June in an exhibit entitled “Water Everywhere.” The artist creates oil paintings en plein air, a French expression for "in the open air." This style of painting was popularized by the Impressionists in the late 1800s who set themselves apart from the academic realism taught in conventional enclosed, indoor artist studios.

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