The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Reed Fine Art Gallery will present as its first exhibition of 2010 a show titled “Recent Acquisitions,” presenting several newer pieces from the University’s art collections. Many of these pieces – including works by Fred Lynch, Chenoweth Hall, Risa Ehrlich and Gretchen Luchessi – have not yet been seen by the general public or campus community.
The University has been the beneficiary of many works of art over the years as gifts from artists as well as bequests. Sandra Huck, Reed Gallery director, said that she is “pleased with this new work as it enriches the University’s collection through its diversity of styles and mediums.”
These additions include two- and three-dimensional pieces. Some of them were acquired by the University very recently. For example, Fred Lynch of Saco had an exhibition in January 2008 and very generously gifted one of his paintings to the University, as did New York ceramicist Risa Hirsch Erhlich after her exhibition in October 2008. Several photographs, stone sculptures and ceramics pieces also will be on display as part of the exhibition.
Each work will be accompanied by a statement indicating how the work came to be included in the University’s collections as well as denoting the acquisition and artist information.
There is no formal reception planned for this exhibition, which runs Jan. 19 through Feb. 20, so please stop by the gallery in the Campus Center at your convenience during regular gallery hours. The Reed Fine Art Gallery is open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery is closed Sundays and university holidays. For more information about this event, please contact Sandra Huck at 768-9611.