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New Exhibit at Rey Center Art Gallery

June 28, 2013

The Margret and H.A. Rey Center Art Gallery in Waterville Valley, NH opens an exciting new art exhibit on Saturday, June 29, 2013. The exhibit – “Nature Interpreted: A Printmaker’s View” – is a collection of work from some of the area’s most talented printmakers.

This exciting new exhibit will feature a variety of printing techniques as each artist interprets nature through their own eyes and using their own process. The exhibit also includes an exciting printmaking workshop with Golden Artist Colors, Inc . on Saturday August 3 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

The exhibit runs from June 29 through September 1, 2013. There will be a gallery reception on Saturday, July 6 from 6:30–8 p.m.  The reception is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday–Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Meet the artists

Arlington, MA artist, Adria Arch, is a non-representational painter and mixed media artist whose work features strong graphic elements and vivid color. Her recent work explores the representation of energy through the human mark, in particular the doodles we all make while in a state of reverie. Adria is a technical consultant for GOLDEN Artist Colors. She teaches privately and at local museums and art centers and will be conducting the printmaking workshop at the Rey Center in August. She lives with her family and dog in Arlington, MA.

Plymouth State University Adjunct Faculty Member, Anita Dillman, is a visual artist with a Master of Fine Arts degree in Experimental Studios from Syracuse University School of Visual and Performing Arts. She is primarily a printmaker and draftsperson, although her interests move in many directions. She has taught virtually all ages, from pre-school to seniors, and believes that everyone has artistic potential and that living artfully is a worthy ambition. Anita has won awards for her prints as well as (antithetically) having had her lithograph, “Vote Issues not Image,” banned from a pre-presidential election show in Berkeley, CA. She has exhibited in national venues and has given workshops in stone lithography at a cooperative studio in New England.

Peterborough, NH artist, Soosen Dunholter, is often inspired by images that are fleeting and frequently overlooked. Her works on paper investigate images snatched from those final moments before waking when you grasp the vagueness and mystery of those last uncertain threads of the dream state with futile attempts to remember the fading fragments of reverie. She likes to bring order to her world by collecting, sorting, organizing and categorizing things into their proper place. Soosen creates calm in her universe by orchestrating the chaos around her until all the diverse elements find their perfect fit and coexist in harmony.

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Soosen Dunholter

Professor of Art, Annette Mitchell, is Coordinator of the Drawing Program at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, New Hampshire. She is known for creative innovations in the areas of printmaking and art quilting. American Artist Magazine published an article titled An”Creating Elegant Prints From A Foam Plate” about her work. Annette has published articles in many academic publications including SchoolArts Magazine as well as publishing a book, DVD, and video about the foam plate printing process that she uses. Foam Is Where The Art Is–New Ways To Print has become a popular resource for studio artists, art teachers, and art quilters alike.

Kimberly Anderson Ritchie is an artist and teacher. She is the Printmaking Coordinator and Instructor at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, New Hampshire. Ritchie is constantly reading, researching, collecting, and exploring the natural world. Her love and respect for the natural environment has directed her artwork. Her current work evolves around an in-depth study of environmental issues, from global climate change affecting Colorado glacial retreat to algae blooms in the Gulf. The artwork is a response to the research; some works simply use the issue as a starting point while other work clearly displays the concern. Kimberly is trying to bring the beauty, mystery, curiosity, and conservation of the land back into our daily focus through the image-making process. The artwork is her way of internalizing the natural world and expressing her concern.

Waterville resident and artist, Maryellen Sakura, is a practicing artist who has over 38 years of teaching experience. She has exhibited her work at the Rey Center and in galleries in New Mexico, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Her work is in collections in Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Japan as well as this country.

Boston artist, Anne Silber, was born in New Jersey and studied at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and has lived and worked in the Boston area since 1977. Silber’s work has been shown in numerous one-person and group exhibitions around the U.S. and Europe, and her prints are included in many corporate and museum collections. Her work has also appeared on the sets of a large number of television series and major motion pictures.

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By Anne Silber

 

Cambridge artist, Susan Wood, has had a life-long interest in the visual arts, but it was not until the spring of 2008 that she took her first drawing course at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education (CCAE). The following year she took her first printmaking class, also at CCAE. Since retiring in December 2009, she has made art her primary occupation, continuing with classes in drawing, printmaking, and watercolor at CCAE, but also adding classes at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Kaji Aso Studio in Boston, and workshops in the US and abroad. Susan has showed at several juried and invitational shows in Cambridge, MA and Delaware.

Also showing: Woodprint artist, Matt Brown, PSU’s Karl Drerup Gallery Director, John (Terry) Downs, and PSU’s, Henreike Strecker.

Contact the Margret and H.A. Rey Center at 603-236-3308 or visit www.TheReyCenter.org for more information.

About Jan Stearns

I've been living in and loving New Hampshire's White Mountains for most of my life. I moved to Waterville Valley in 1981 and quickly realized why it was dubbed a Yankee Shangri-la. Once you’ve experienced Waterville Valley, you’ll want to call it yours. The great team of Realtors at Waterville Valley Realty can help you find a Waterville Valley home that fits your lifestyle and budget. 1-888-987-8333.

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