Pamlico Arts Council and ArtWorks Oriental are proud to present the Plein Air New Bern national artist gathering. Plein air is the centuries old tradition of painting the real world directly and on site. Artists can choose to paint with oils, pastels, acrylics, or watercolors. Twenty-eight artists from across the United States will be painting throughout Oriental all day May 14. People are welcome to watch the artists paint at various locations around Oriental all day (check www.artworksonc.org for how to find specific locations). Later that evening, please join us for a reception with the artists and their work on the deck of ArtWorks Oriental from 5-7 PM.