Art League of Henderson County in Hendersonville, NC, Presents Mike Alonzo for Monthly Meeting – June 12, 2016


Mike Alonzo, a nationally exhibited plein air painter, will give a presentation on his work for the June 12, 2016, meeting of the Art League of Henderson County in Hendersonville, NC. Known primarily for his landscape and harbor scenes, Alonzo’s loose painterly manner, executed outdoors, pays homage to the mid-19thC Hudson River Valley School of painters. Indeed, Alonzo’s early studies in the 70s were done in what he thought of us that “New England” style.

One of the characteristics of many plein air paintings, since they are done in nature, is the need to capture the rudiments or frameworks of the composition of the piece before the light changes. That’s not to say that they’re all executed in one day, but capturing the light seems to be important to all who explore this genre. It will be interesting to hear Alonzo’s take on how he has honed his art.

The Art League of Henderson County, NC, is open to all who are interested in fine art. The organization meets monthly on the second Sunday of each month (3rd Sunday in May), at Opportunity House, 1411 Asheville Highway, Hendersonville, NC. (There is ample on-site parking which is handicapped accessible.) The social time begins at 1:30pm, with a short business meeting beginning at 2pm. An art related presentation then follows until 4pm. Guests are welcome.

For further info call Nancy Smeltzer at 828/513-1024 or e-mail to (


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