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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 6, 2013

Shelly Angers, N.H. Department of Cultural Resources
(603) 271-3136
shelly.angers@dcr.nh.gov
Twitter: @NHCulture

Art exhibit “N.H. As We See It” opens at N.H. State Library

A new art exhibit, “New Hampshire As We See It,” is open at the N.H. State Library through May 31, 2013.

Featuring work by both renowned and emerging artists who are members of the New Hampshire Art Association, the exhibit’s thirty-three works include cityscapes, rural scenes, wildlife, portraits, abstracts and other subjects. The art is created in a wide variety of media, including oil, pastel, woodcut, watercolor, photography, drypoint and assemblage mixed media.

“New Hampshire has inspired artists for generations,’” said Van McLeod, commissioner of the Department of Cultural Resources. “Today’s New Hampshire art is fascinating because it embraces both traditional forms and refreshing new visions.”

“One of the oldest statewide art associations in the country, the N.H. Art Association offers support to hundreds of artists throughout the region,” said Katharine Muth, executive director of the N.H. Art Association. “We are delighted to be able to bring this exhibit to the State Library.”

Artist Norman West, who studied painting at Plymouth State University, curated the exhibit.

The State Library is open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

New Hampshire’s Department of Cultural Resources includes the State Council on the Arts, the Film and Television Office, the Division of Historical Resources, the State Library and the Commission on Native American Affairs. The Department strives to nurture the cultural well-being of our state. From the covered bridges and traditional music of our past to the avant-garde performances and technological resources of today and tomorrow, New Hampshire’s culture is as varied as its geography and its people. This strong cultural base—which truly has something for everyone—attracts businesses looking for engaged workforces, provides outstanding educational opportunities and creates communities worth living in. Learn more at www.nh.gov/nhculture.

The New Hampshire Art Association is a non-profit professional art association founded in 1940. It is one of the oldest statewide art associations in the country. It consists over 400 members of painters, photographers, watercolorists, printmakers, sculptors, and other fine artists living and working primarily in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine, and Vermont. Learn more at http://www.nhartassociation.org

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