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New Exhibition Of Recent Works By Art Studio Faculty At The Museum Of Art

September 15, 2010

A new exhibition featuring recent works by 13 art studio faculty members will be presented in a new exhibition, “The Artists Revealed: 2010 Studio Faculty Exhibition”opening at the Museum of Art with a preview reception Friday, Sept. 10, 2010 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and running through Oct. 17.

The preview reception, exhibitions, and accompanying educational programs are open to the public free of charge.

Gallery talks presented by the exhibiting artists will take place on Wednesdays at noon in the Museum of Art in the Paul Creative Arts Center. Entitled “Beneath the Surface, the scheduled talks and dates include: Sept. 15 with Scott Schnepf, (printmaking and painting), Leah Woods (woodworking and furniture design), and Brian Chu (painting); September 22 with Benjamin S. Cariens (sculpture), Julee Holcombe (photography), and Grant Drumheller (painting); September 29 with Suzanne Schireson (drawing and painting), Craig Hood (drawing and painting), and Don Williams (ceramics); and  October 13 withexhibiting artists Richard Fox (painting) and Maryse Searls McConnell (ceramics).

An open house will take place Saturday, Oct. 9 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the Paul Creative Arts Center. On Sunday, Oct. 10 at 1 p.m., the first program in a five-part series will feature former professors Arthur Balderacchi, Christopher Cook, Daniel Valenza, and Melvin Zabarsky. Titled “The Birth of the Art Department,” the program centers on the early development of the department and the creation of the first public gallery spaces at UNH. It will be moderated by Wes LaFountain, interim director of the Museum of Art.

“The Artists Revealed: 2010 Studio Faculty Exhibition” and all accompanying programs are open to the public free of charge, and are part of Arts for Life: Embracing the Past, Enriching the Future, a year-long celebration of the fine and performing arts in the Paul Creative Arts Center.

“The Artists Revealed: 2010 Studio Faculty Exhibition” is supported by the Office of the President, Office of the Provost, Office of the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, and University Advancement. The Friends of the Museum of Art and the Class of 1936 Endowment for Cultural Enrichment also helped to fund this PCAC 50th Anniversary project.




Benjamin Cariens, A Dream For Ophelia, 2009, mixed media, 53” x 29” x 23”

Brian Chu, Hat, 2010,
oil on canvas, 24” x 24”



Julee Holcombe, Empire of Lights, 2007–10, archival inkjet, 37.63” x 40”


Grant Drumheller, Roman Menagerie,
2010, oil on linen, 58” x 79”


Michael P. McConnell, Untitled,
2010, mahogany, 25.5” x 11” x 6.25”



Richard Fox, Pushing Light Gloucester, MA (Day Break Series), 2010, oil on canvas, 12” x 12”



Craig Hood, Gravediggers High-Fiving,
2010, oil on canvas, 40” x 40”


Maryse Searls McConnell, White Vessel,
2010, stoneware, 7.25” x 7.5” x 6.25”


Scott Schnepf, Monte Ascensione,
2010, drypoint, 12” x 1”



Jennifer Moses, Cartoon Loop,
2010, oil on wood panel, 12” x 12”



Suzanne Schireson, A Living Opal, 2010, oil on linen, 80” x 84”



Don Williams, Industrial Ruin, 2010,
stoneware, 9” x 32” x 12”




Leah Woods, Perfect Pair,
2009,maple, anigre, brass hardware,72” x 28” x 14”

For more information on the Friends, the Museum of Art’s membership group, or for other information, contact the Museum of Art 2-3712, museum.of.art@unh.edu, or visit www.unh.edu/moa.

The Museum of Art is open during the academic year: Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 1-5 p.m.; closed Fridays and university holidays.

Guided group tours for schools and other organizations are available with advance reservation by contacting Catherine A. Mazur, education and publicity coordinator, at catherine.mazur@unh.edu or 2-3713.

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