Plein Air Painting with Michael Terenik

Heron – Pastel

Join artist Michael Terenik on Wednesday evenings in July and August for a relaxed session painting on location around the Cape May area. All levels are welcome and you can work in your favorite medium or borrow supplies. Each class will focus on a specific location.

Classes begin at the gallery at 122 Sunset Blvd., West Cape May at 5 p.m. and run till dusk. The fee per class is $35. You can register at the Cape May Artists’ Cooperative Gallery between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily.

Michael Terenik was born and raised in Millville and began expressing himself through art, poetry and music at an early age. Encouraged by his father Dimitri, a spiritual and creative man who narrowly escaped execution in Russia, he began his formal training at the age of 10 at the Barn Studio in Millville. He continued at the Hussian School of Art in Philadelphia where he majored in advertising design and illustration. In 1993, after the fall of the Berlin Wall, he was awarded a contract to paint murals on the walls of a drab technology plant in the former East Germany in order to brighten the employee environment. Nowadays when not working his day job, Michael has taken on the challenge of being creative through painting and woodworking. He is happy to be exhibiting his exotic wood cutting boards, assemblage sculptures, furniture, paintings and pastels in the Cape May Artists’ Cooperative Gallery, as well as other locations in South Jersey.

The Cape May Artists’ Cooperative Gallery (COOP) is the first and only artists’ cooperative in the county. Its mission is to foster local art and contribute to the understanding and appreciation of the visual arts in Cape May County. Owned and operated by its members, the COOP carries a full selection of members’ original work including paintings, glass, photography, mixed media, jewelry, works in wood and bird carvings, clay and paper, and fiber arts. The gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parking is available behind the gallery. For information regarding shows, membership and events, call (609) 435-5253 or visit