April 21 - May 19, 2007
2007 M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition (II)
Each of two final candidates for the Master of Fine Arts degree in painting, Michelle Arnold and Jamie Bowman, presented a cohesive body of work in this thesis exhibition.
This exhibition was cosponsored by the Department of Art and Art History.
2007 Senior B.A. and B.F.A. Exhibition
This annual exhibition celebrated the achievements of graduating art students from the UNH Department of Art and Art History. Works by six candidates for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree were featured, including: Jason P. Bombaci, Maggie Cedarstrom, Chris Hobbs, Ryan Murphy, and Nathaniel Raymond.
2007 M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition (I)
Two candidates for the Master of Fine Arts degree in painting, Sarah Meyers and James Rohal, presented their work that represented the culmination of their two-year program.
This exhibition was cosponsored by the Department of Art and Art History.
January 20 - April 7, 2007
The Disasters of War by Goya: Selections from the Georgia Museum of Art
Francisco de Goya's series of etchings, The Disasters of War, documented the brutality of the Peninsular War (1808-1814) between Spanish guerrilla forces and occupying French troops in Spain and Portugal. Goya (Spanish, 1794-1828) recorded the death and destruction he observed on the battlefields in numerous drawings and small paintings. From those sketches, he created the plates that comprise The Disasters of War. These etchings were among the many works that Goya created as political statements in support of peace. He completed the series around 1810-1814, but the prints were not published until 1863, thirty-five years after his death.
The exhibition, organized by the Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, was supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. The Council is a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.
New Hampshire Art Association 59th Annual Exhibition
Presented in conjunction with the Currier Museum of Art and the New Hampshire Art Association, this exhibition featured work by many of New Hampshire's most accomplished artists. Through a wide variety of media-painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, and watercolor-the exhibition highlighted the state's vibrant contemporary art community. The New Hampshire Art Association receives funding from the NH State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
This year's prize winners were the: Currier Museum of Art Award to Christopher Otte of Hollis for Light Spill; Forrest D. McKerley Award for Sculpture to John M. Weidman of Brookline for Solstice; TFMoran Award to Margaret C. Schoene of Exeter for Over Appledore; Ezekiel A. Straw Memorial Award to Jessie Pollock of Peterborough for Nesting; Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc. Award for Art on Paper to Deb Giles of Brentwood for Strawberry, Pear, Blueberry; Dr. Paul and Duddy Costello Memorial Award to Ann Trainor Domingue of Goffstown for Moving in Another Direction; James and Eugenia Georgopoulos Memorial Award for Drawing to Grace Youngren of Rochester for Three Pears; Friel Award for Originality to Jennifer Benn of Stratham for U.N. Finished Aluminum Phantom F4; Rosmond deKalb Memorial Award to Finley (Paul Gavin) of Brookline for I Come To You To Be Strange; and Lincoln Financial Award to Arthur R. DiMambro of Durham for Bird Feeder.
Other participants selected for the New Hampshire Art Association 59th Annual Exhibition were: Jayne Adams of Alton; Joanne Balcom of Center Barnstead; Ed Blake of Nashua; Annick Bouvron-Gromek of Nottingham; Martin Cannata of Hooksett; Bill Childs of Exeter; Debra Claffey of New Boston; Rosemary G. Conroy of Weare; Theresann D'Angelo of Kittery Point, ME; Jack Davis of Dover; Cheri Dennett of Portsmouth; Betsy Derrick of Hanover; Terri Ellen Donsker of North Hampton; Anne Dubois of Eliot, ME; Victoria Elbroch of Kittery, ME; Rosalind Fedeli of York, ME; Michele Fennell of Kensington; Bill Finney of Great Diamond Island, ME; Dick Fischer of Amherst; Ellen Friel of Amherst; Robin Frisella of Manchester; Dannielle Genovese of Kingston; Adeline Goldminc-Tronzo of Eliot, ME; Joan S. Harlow of Epping; Kate Higley of Wolfeboro; Ethel Hills of Hampton; Linda J. Hirsch of Wayland, MA; Sharleene P. Hurst of Hampton; Nancy Davis Johnson of Durham; Jane Kaufmann of Durham; Jim Kociuba of Auburn; Fran Mallon of New Castle; Shaune McCarthy of Somersworth; Claudia Michael of Manchester; Patricia Dooly Murphy of Dunbarton; Susan Lirakis Nicolay of Sandwich; Jack Pollard of Concord; Stephen L. Previte of Hollis; Wen Redmond of Strafford; C. Reid of Jaffrey; Claudia Rippee of Manchester; Rebecca Robinson of Concord; Monique Sakellarios of Merrimack; Marilene Sawaf of Nashua; Patricia Elliott Schappler of Bedford; William Scolere of Gorham; Edna Morris Smith of Rochester; David Watson Sobel of Portsmouth; Natacha Villamia Sochat of Amherst; Ron St. Jean of Rollinsford; Jane Sydney of Portsmouth; Audrey V. Sylvester of Bradford; Pamela R. Tarbell of Concord; Rose Sielian Theriault of Rochester; Robert Thoresen of Portsmouth; JoAn Tierney of Wilton; Ann Tolson of Portsmouth; Paul Wainwright of Atkinson; Len and Joan Weinstock of Durham; and Suzanne d. Whittaker of Bedford.
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October 28 - December 11, 2006
Art Faculty Review: Julee Holcombe, Craig Hood, and Scott Schnepf
Each year the Museum of Art highlights work by the studio art faculty members in the Department of Art and Art History who are new or returning from sabbatical leave. This exhibition featured recent work by Julee Holcombe (photography), Craig Hood (painting), and Scott Schnepf (printmaking).
Lewis Cohen: Five Decades, Drawings and Sculptures, A Retrospective 1951-2006
This retrospective exhibition of Lewis Cohen's work represented work completed over a period of fifty years. Lewis Cohen's work is deeply rooted in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century sculpture—specifically the tradition of clay modeling. The works of Rodin, Dalou, and Carpeaux have been important to him.
Though he is attracted to and intrigued by other sculptural approaches and technologies, clay modeling is fundamental to his expression. Cohen has always had a powerful need to use the figure as a vehicle for artistic expression, and from an early age, he had an equally powerful need to model in clay. These two components of his artistic life are undeniable and run through all of his work.
The exhibition was organized by the Muscarelle Museum of Art, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va. Its UNH showing has been supported in part by the S. Melvin and Mary Jo Rines Art Exhibition Fund and the Friends of the Museum of Art.
September 6 - October 18, 2006
The Simple Art: Printed Images in an Age of Magnificence
This special exhibition featured 64 works by sixteenth-century Italian printmakers borrowed from nine New England public collections. The sixteenth century was crucial in the development of Italian art and printmaking (engraving, etching, and woodcut) was mature enough to absorb the visual ideas increasingly in demand across Italy and even Europe, yet also young enough to do so flexibly. The prints themselves were associated with artists as well known as Raphael, Leonardo, and Michelangelo. Guest curator for the exhibition was Patricia Emison, UNH Professor of Art History and the Humanities.
The exhibition and catalogue were supported in part by grants from the FEDCO Charitable Foundation and the International Fine Print Dealers Association, with additional funding from the Friends of the Museum of Art, the Winthrop S. Carter, Jr., Fund for Special Exhibitions, Professor Emeritus Edmund G. Miller, and the John W. Hatch Art Faculty Development Fund. The accompanying series of interdisciplinary lectures, After the Invention of the Printed Image: Lectures on Art, Music, and Literature, was supported by a grant from the UNH Class of 1954 Academic Enrichment Fund, with additional funds from the UNH Center for the Humanities.
An illustrated, 100-page catalogue is available for purchase ($25 plus shipping and handling). To order a copy, contact the Museum of Art at 603/862-3712 or e-mail Museum.of.Art@unh.edu.
Painting with Acid: The Prints of Norman Ackroyd, R.A.
The British artist Norman Ackroyd, R. A. (b. 1938), deserves to be better known in this country. He has been described as “a truly remarkable artist who is to etching what Turner was to watercolour” (William Packer). Over the past several decades, Ackroyd has devoted his artistic energy to picturing the various coastal regions of England. His etchings are distinguished not only by his mastery of methods and materials, but by his adventurous experimentation, pushing the medium to new limits of visual expression.
The artist presented a public lecture, Myself and My Heroes, on Tuesday, October 3, 2006, 4:00 p.m., Room A219, Paul Creative Arts Center.