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Reed Gallery presents New Brunswick Art Bank exhibit

The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Reed Art Gallery will present works from the New Brunswick Art Bank collection from Feb. 1 through March 15, 2019. The public is invited to view the exhibition throughout the show’s run and attend the Gallery Reception on Friday, March 1, from 5-7 p.m.; light refreshments will be served. This reception is being held in conjunction with the First Friday Art Walk. The Reed Gallery is located on the second floor of the University’s Center for Innovative Learning.

The New Brunswick Art Bank was established in 1968 and celebrates the province’s excellence in the visual arts through its collection of artwork by New Brunswick artists. The Art Bank, which purchases artwork by contemporary New Brunswick artists every two years, features a wide range of talent, from emerging artists to artists with a long-standing reputation.

An important aspect of the New Brunswick Art Bank is its Exhibition Program, which is designed to enhance public awareness and appreciation of the Art Bank collection. Not only does the Exhibition Program allow for exhibitions to reach a diverse audience, it also expands knowledge of the work of New Brunswick visual artists and the visual arts in New Brunswick.

The show on display at UMPI features works by 20 artists as part of the Art Bank’s 2017-2018 acquisitions. The show features a wide range of mediums, from photography and painting to textiles, sculpture, and mixed media.

All are invited to view this show between February and March and to come out to the First Friday Art Walk on March 1 and take part in the free reception at 5:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Please follow gallery happenings on the Reed Gallery Facebook page, www.facebook.com/ReedArtGallery.

The Reed Art Gallery is located on the second floor of UMPI’s Center for Innovative Learning and is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday from 2-10 p.m. The gallery is closed on Saturdays and University holidays. For more information about this exhibition, please contact Reed Gallery Director Hyrum Benson at (207) 768-9441 or hyrum.benson@maine.edu.