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Artist James Mullen Slide Lecture March 9

March 2, 2011

Maine printmaker and landscape painter James Mullen (’85) will present a slide lecture, Wednesday, March 9, at noon in room A219, Paul Creative Arts Center. Mullen’s lecture is offered as part of the Museum of Art’sArtBreak: Brown Bag Lunchseries.

Mullen’s work is included in the museum’s current exhibition, “ReView: Recent Work by UNH Alumni.”

The exhibition and lecture are open to the public free of charge.

Mullen received his bachelor of fine arts degree in sculpture and printmaking in 1985 and a master of fine arts degree in painting at Indiana University in 1991. He is an associate professor at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. Previous teaching positions include the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia and the University of Evansville in Indiana.

His work has been presented in more than two dozen solo exhibitions, and he has held residencies at Spring Island in South Carolina, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and at the Ragdale Foundation in Lake Forest, Ill. Most recently, he was selected for an artist residency at the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona.

His work will be on view in upcoming solo exhibitions at the ARC Gallery in Chicago and Providence College in Rhode Island, among others.

“ReView: Recent Work by UNH Alumni” features recent works by alumni from across the country and was juried by New Hampshire artists and UNH alumni James Aponovich and Gary Haven Smith.

Running concurrently at the Museum of Art is the exhibitionLegacy: Works by Distinguished Former Faculty,”featuring the works of former studio faculty members of the department of art and art history, including Sigmund Abeles, Arthur Balderacchi, Christopher Cook, Richard Merritt, Daniel Valenza, and Melvin Zabarsky. Works by former faculty member John Hatch are also included in the Museum of Art’s Focus Gallery.

Both exhibitions run through April 6, 2011.

James Mullen, Thomas Bay MDI, 2009, oil on canvas, 12” x 48”
James Mullen, Mills Point – Cundy’s Harbor, 2010, oil on canvas, 12” x 96”

For more information, contact the Museum of Art at 2-3712, museum.of.art@unh.edu, or visit www.unh.edu/moa.

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