Craig Hood, Wishing Well, 2005, oil
on linen, 30” x 44”
UNH Faculty Artists Exhibit Presented At The Art Gallery
Twelve UNH faculty artists are exhibiingt their recent works in
The Artists Revealed: 2005 Studio Art Program Exhibition at The
Art Gallery. The exhibit runs through Oct. 23.
Each year, The Art Gallery presents recent work by the artists who
teach and work in the UNH Department of Art and Art History. These
full-time professors are dedicated to teaching students how to express
themselves through the language of the visual arts, focusing on
the elements of line, shape, color, and space. At the same time,
they are actively creating their own art in their studios in Portsmouth,
Rollinsford, and Boston. Each has a distinguished record of exhibitions
in galleries and museums. The Artists Revealed: 2005 Studio Art
Program Exhibition is marked by the breadth and range of the department’s
studio art program, as it features paintings, ceramics, drawing,
sculpture, printmaking, furniture design, and photography.
Works in the exhibition include: paintings by Niels Burger, Benjamin
S. Cariens, Brian Chu, Grant Drumheller, Craig Hood, Jennifer Moses,
and Langdon Quin; prints by Scott Schnepf; sculptural works by Maryse
Searls McConnell and Michael McConnell; wood furniture and sculpture
by Lynn Szymanski; and photographs by Andrew M. K. Warren.
Five of the twelve artists have returned from sabbatical leave or
are new to the UNH faculty; their work will be featured more prominently
in the exhibition. Painters Jennifer Moses and Langdon Quin and
sculptor Michael McConnell have produced extended bodies of work
during recent sabbatical leaves. The exhibition will introduce the
work of two new instructors—the paintings of Niels Burger
and the wood furniture and sculpture of Lynn Szymanski.
“Among the challenges faced by these artists is the need to
balance the demands of full-time teaching here at the University
with their careers as professional artists,” states Vicki
C. Wright, director of The Art Gallery. “Teaching extended
studio art classes and guiding the development of students in our
B.A., B.F.A., and M.F.A. programs leaves precious little time to
create work in their own studios, work with gallery dealers and
collectors, and prepare for exhibitions. This exhibition is a wonderful
way to introduce students and the community to the professional
work being created by these educators.”
The Artists Revealed is part of a statewide series of exhibitions,
New Hampshire: The State of Art, which showcases Granite State art
and artists at 26 museums and galleries throughout the state, from
September through December 2005. Exhibitions range from important
masterworks and historic decorative artifacts to the latest artworks
in ceramics, paint, multimedia, quilts, and even clothing—all
created by New Hampshire artists. The series is a collaborative
project of the NH Visual Arts Coalition, presented in partnership
with the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and generously
sponsored by Ocean National Bank, Public Service of New Hampshire,
and US Trust Company, NA.
ArtBreak Series: Wednesdays, noon - 1 p.m.
Sept. 14 Concert by Quinto, performing a nonliturgical version
of the Mass for Five Voices by William Byrd. Led by William Kempster,
Dir. of Choral Activities, UNH.
Sept. 21 Reading/Discussion on the novel, Evening Sun, by
NH author Katherine Towler.
Sept. 28 Gallery Talk by exhibiting faculty artists Craig
Hood, Jennifer Moses, Langdon Quin, & Scott Schnepf.
Oct. 5 Reading/Discussion on her book, The Adventure of Two
Lifetimes, by NH author Peggy Newland. Room A219
Oct. 12 Gallery Talk by exhibiting faculty artists Lynn Szymanski,
Andrew M.K. Warren, Maryse Searls McConnell, & Michael McConnell.
Oct. 19 Slide Lecture/Discussion by ceramic artist Jane Kaufmann.
The Art Gallery is in the PCAC. Admission is free. Hours are Monday
through Wednesday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; and
Saturday and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. The Art Gallery is closed Fridays,
university holidays, and during exhibition changes.