In the spirit of Concord Art’s mission to “promote and advance the visual arts and artists,” “Responding to Place” features the work of 15 painters who share a common practice rooted in the direct observation and response to place. 

The exhibit will be on display in the Main Gallery at Concord Art from June 16 to Aug. 13.  The opening artist reception is on Thursday, June 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. To create the show, seven core artists each invited another artist to participate. The exhibit reflects not only a long tradition of landscape painting but also the practice of artists encouraging fellow artists.  The artists in the exhibit are Kib Bramhall and Ken Vincent, John Walker and Andy Karnes, Lois Dodd and Elizabeth O’Reilly, Stuart Shils and SaraNoa Mark, Wolf Kahn and James Urbaska, Rick Fox and Kathleen Jacobs, Allen Whiting and Susanah Howland. 

Concord Art is located at 37 Lexington Road, Concord.

“Responding to Place” also honors Boston-native Bernard Chaet (1924-2012) and contains work by him on loan from his daughter Leah Vogel.  Chaet was born in Boston and studied painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. He found long-term inspiration in the seaside community of Rockport,often painting in the same location to capture the myriad nuances of light, color and atmosphere.  He was a beloved art professor at Yale for nearly four decades.

Hours for viewing are Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, noon – 4 p.m.