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Slide Lecture By Artist Sam Cady During Brown Bag Lunch Series

March 9, 2011

A slide lecture by Maine artist Sam Cady (‘65) will be presented by the Museum of Art Wednesday, March 23, at noon in Room A219, Paul Creative Arts Center. Cady’s lecture is offered as part of the museum’sArtBreak: Brown Bag Lunchseries of programs. His work is included in the current exhibition, “ReView: Recent Work by UNH Alumni.” The exhibition and lecture are open to the public free of charge.

Cady’s work has been presented in more than two dozen solo exhibitions at such venues as the Fuji Gallery in Tokyo, the Caldbeck Gallery in Maine, and Mary Ryan Gallery, in New York city, which represents him. His work is featured in many public and private collections, including the Delaware Art Museum; the Addison Gallery of American Art, U.S. State Senate Department; the DeCordova Museum; The Peabody Essex Museum; The Farnsworth Art Museum; the Portland Museum of Art; Chase Manhattan Bank; and the Art in Embassy Program.

Cady received his bachelor’s degree in 1965 and M.F.A. from Indiana University in 1967. Previous teaching positions include instructor of drawing, painting, and printmaking at UNH 1968-69, Artist in Residence at Illinois State University at Normal, 1981, and instructor in the M.F.A. program at the School of Visual Arts, New York, 1984-2007. He has been published and reviewed in such publications as The New Yorker, The Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Art New England, Art and Antiques Magazine, and Art in America.

He is nationally known for his “cut-out” canvases, a technique which isolates the subject, almost blurring the line between painting and sculpture. Two of these, “Little Green from Buttercup” (2009) and “Porches and Dock After a Heavy Snow” (2009), are currently on display in the Museum of Art. His work primarily centers on coastal subjects from his native Maine.

Running concurrently at the Museum of Art is the exhibition“Legacy: Works by Distinguished Former Faculty,”featuring the works of former studio faculty members of the Department of Art and Art History, UNH, 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 exhibits run through April 6, 2011. 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, including March 11-20. 

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. 

“Little Green from Buttercup” 2009, oil on cut-out canvas & mounted on cut-out aluminum



“Porches and Dock After a Heavy Snow” 2009, oil on cut-out canvas & mounted on stainless steel

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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