The Lynnfield Art Guild (LAG) is proud to announce that its 54th season continues with an acrylic demonstration by esteemed artist Maris Platais on Thursday, April 19 at 7:00 p.m. in the all-purpose room at the Lynnfield Senior Center (525 Salem St., Lynnfield).
Maris Platais was born in Latvia and has lived in New England since 1949. He is a graduate of Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, where he taught drawing for many years. Since 1982 he has been devoted full time to the fine arts. He lectures and demonstrates to art associations throughout the Northeast.
The artist is a member of The Guild of Boston Artists, where he has had several one-man shows. Maris exhibits nationally and internationally and has won four Awards for Excellence at the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, Mystic, Conn., and four Honors Awards from the Academic Artists Association in Springfield, Mass. He is a Signature Member of the American Society of Marine Artists and a Past President of the Concord Art Association. His work was included in the Top 100 six times in the Arts for the Parks competition in Jackson Hole, Wyo. In 1996, 1997 and 1999, he received the Honors Award in graphics from the Academic Artists Association in Springfield, Mass. His works have also been exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, at the Worcester Art Museum, the Smithsonian Institution, the Anchorage Museum of History & Art, the Cincinnati Museum of Natural History, and in many private galleries from Maine to San Francisco.
Maris is well known for his acrylics on canvas, pen & ink drawings and limited edition etchings of New England landscapes and boats. Many of his fine works depict Kennebec, Maine, and the magnificent trees that surround his studio near Concord, Mass. He paints on location in every season, but the blazing colors of his autumn scenes are special treasures.
The public is encouraged to join LAG members for this demonstration of art with refreshments and artistic company for $5 (non-member fee) from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. LAG membership, which is open to craftspeople, photographers and artists, with student and family memberships available, includes free attendance at all demonstrations and the ability to show in the upcoming annual May judged show on May 12 at the Meeting House in Lynnfield Center.
Please visit the LAG website, www.lynnfieldarts.com, and Facebook page (LynnfieldArts). For further information about membership or other aspects of the Lynnfield Art Guild, please call 781-334-4333.