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"Drawn to the Water" Exhibition at the Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, PA.- Independence Seaport Museum opened an exhibition, Drawn to the Water Artists of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Capture our Region’s Waterways, 1830 – Present. The exhibit features art by students, instructors and exhibitors from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. All of the paintings depict a water scene from around the Delaware Valley, and exhibit panels include, not only the artist’s name and year the scene was painted, but also a map showing the location of the scene and where the artist would have been standing to capture the view. The Museum has also created a free coloring sketchbook that visitors can use to create their own artwork, and will organize three plein air (open air) painting events where artists will create paintings that will be installed in the exhibit to show contemporary views. The exhibit, which is included in the price of regular Museum admis