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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Paper/New England debut exhibition opens in Hartford Thursday eve

Paper/New England
56 Arbor St., Hartford, (860) 729-1146
New England Now
Nov. 15, 2007—Jan. 11, 2008.
Opening reception: Thurs., Nov. 15, 7—10 p.m.

Press release

Paper/New England presents New England Now, a celebration of the exemplary work being produced in New England today. Three accomplished artists from each state redefine the common expectation for contemporary art in New England. Featured artists include:

• From Connecticut: Susan Finnegan, Jim Lee, Bryan Nash Gill;

• From Massachusetts: Stephen Brown, Nona Hershey, Lois Tarlow;

• From Maine: Amy Stacey Curtis, Dennis Pinette, Dudley Zopp;

• From New Hampshire: Betsey Garand, Louise Hamlin, Julie Lucca;

• From Rhode Island: Yizhak Elyashiv, Stephen Fisher, Tayo Heuser; and

• From Vermont: Robert Manning, Lynn Newcomb and Claire Van Vliet.

New England Now's opening reception is Thurs., Nov. 15, from 7—10pm. The exhibition runs from Nov. 15—Jan. 11.

Paper/New England, a newly formed 501-C3 registered in the state of Connecticut, is a non-profit study center focused on works of art on paper produced by New England artists. New England artists are defined as artists who have lived and worked in New England, who have taught or were schooled in New England at any time in their career, or who while visiting a school in the region produced work in New England.

Paper/New England is focused on the era of 'modern art' beginning with the etching revival of the 1880's. The center is interested in promoting established and emerging artists as well as underappreciated artists of the late 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. The center will actively survey New England art schools, the artists they are producing and the professors/artists that have nurtured them.

Paper/New England will maintain a calendar of rotating exhibitions as well as a library of books and catalogues showcasing art by New England artists. The center is building a permanent collection of art on paper which includes prints of all kinds, drawings, watercolors, collages, mixed-media, artists' books, book illustrations, posters and sketchbooks. Certain kinds of photographs may eventually be included.

Paper/New England will create working relationships with the region's most promising young artists and art institutions. The center is an educational resource supporting emerging, student and established artists as well as the viewing public. Programming is designed to engage and inform our audience.


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