The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts invites the public to view a selection of works created by alumni of the New Hampshire Institute of Art. During the reception, the museum will dedicate its newest gallery to former Rochester Mayor, Harvey E. Bernier, for tirelessly advocating for the arts and encouraging volunteerism throughout the city.
The New Hampshire Institute of Art is the oldest and largest non-profit arts institution in New Hampshire, founded in 1898 and today offering undergraduate, graduate, and community education programs serving over 2,000 students annually on two campuses in Manchester and Sharon/Peterborough, New Hampshire.
This group exhibition will include works by: Aimee Cozza, Ali Keller, Carol Whelan, David Holmader, Deminique Cole, Kate Knox, Keith Demanche, Michelle Johnsen, Michelle Peterson, Michelle Wyatt, Prem Mutho, and Tracy Hayes.
The exhibition was juried by renowned artist Jeannie Motherwell, an abstract painter working out of Boston, MA.
Jeannie Motherwell inherited a love of painting from her father, Robert Motherwell, and stepmother, Helen Frankenthaler, two pillars of mid-century abstraction. She studied painting at Bard College and the Art Students League in New York. Continuing with her art after college, she became active in arts education at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT, until relocating to Cambridge, MA, where she worked at Boston University for the graduate program in Arts Administration until 2015. She served on the Cambridge Arts Council Public Art Commission from 2004 – 2007 and is currently on the Advisory Board for North Cambridge Arts (NoCa) and Joy Street Artists Open Studios in Somerville, MA. Her work has been featured in public and private collections throughout the US and abroad. Motherwell noted the amount of talent in all of the works submitted.
The public is encouraged to attend the opening reception and dedication on Saturday, September 8th from 1-3pm. The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts is located in the Rochester Community Center (behind Spaulding High School) 150 Wakefield Street, Rochester NH. The museum is sponsored by the City of Rochester, Rochester Main Street, and Bernier Insurance. Visit www.rochestermfa.org for more information.