A month-long Plein Air exhibition at The Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art will open this Friday, Nov. 19 to with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m.

Meet Florida State University Adjunct Professor Noah Verrier, and students from his fall landscape painting class, whose works comprise the upcoming show. The exhibit features Verrier’s eight talented FSU art students. Each will have five paintings on exhibit; totaling 40 paintings. All paintings are for sale.

Verrier, a working artist, earned his masters of fine arts in studio art from FSU, where he currently is an adjunct professor of painting and drawing. His work has been featured in many exhibits in the United States, and abroad. He was recently featured in New American Paintings #111 as one of 40 of the nation’s top painters among 800. Verrier was also awarded the Emerging Artist of the year award in 2007 by the Von Liebig Museum of Fine Art and the Naples National Art Festival.

Many private collectors have invested in his work, and his popularity continues to grow by word of mouth. Some of his influences include contemporary artists Jennifer Bartlett, Rackstraw Downes, and the spiritual landscape painters of the past; Inness, Turner, and The Hudson River School.

For more information, call 855-APALACH (855-272-5224)