Two new Exhibits at Sharon Arts Center

Peterborough, NH (October 20, 2015) – New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) is pleased to announce the launch of a two new exhibits “Order — Disorder: New Prints” by Erika Radich and “Light, Luminosity, Color: A Selection of Paintings” by Mary Iselin at their Sharon Arts Center Campus in Peterborough, NH. 
 
Erika Radich
Radich created her body of work in response to experiencing a 7.9 magnitude earthquake while visiting Nepal. She was impressed by the unstoppably powerful exchanges of energy from order to disorder and back again. Through her prints she depicts this interaction as a series of “small units of stored energy [that] represent the potential of concentrated force.” The prints are created by overlaying several relief patterns through a monotype process. Although patterns are repeated, each print shows a unique interaction of push and pull between layers, similar to the grating of tectonic plates. Each piece represents an uneasy point of balance between order and dispersion that threatens to ripple past the edges of the paper. Ultimately, her work considers the play between the twin forces of construction and destruction.
 
Radich is a regional artist, based in Keene, NH. She works in the Zea Mays Printmaking Studio in Florence, MA, which specializes in the development of environmentally friendly printing processes. She is represented by the Zea Mays Printmaking Flat File in Florence, MA, and the Sharon Arts Center in Peterborough, NH.
 
This exhibit is free and open to the public. The opening reception for “Order — Disorder” will be on November 6, 5-7pm. The exhibit will run November 6 – 28, 2015, Monday – Saturday, 11-4pm in the Members Gallery, 30 Grove St, Peterborough, NH.
 
Mary Iselin
Iselin’s new oil paintings are luxurious studies of light. A painter of landscapes and animals, she carefully paints her subjects “the way some artists would paint a bowl of fruit: as a vehicle to explore light, color, atmosphere, and, most of all, spirit.” Iselin’s paintings celebrate the comforts and beauty of living in New England.
 
Iselin is represented by 3 Pears Gallery in Dorset, and Pawlet, VT, Vermont Artisans in Brattleboro, VT, The Mill Brook Gallery in Concord, NH, Creative Encounters in Keene, NH, Sunapee Landing Art Gallery in Sunapee, NH, and the Sharon Arts Center in Peterborough, NH.
 
This exhibit is free and open to the public. The opening reception for “Light, Luminosity, Color” will be on December 4, 5-7pm. The exhibit will run December 4 – 24, 2015, Monday – Saturday, 11-4pm in the Members Gallery, 30 Grove St, Peterborough, NH.
 
For more information about these exhibits, upcoming exhibits or how to become a member of New Hampshire Institute of Art, please contact the Assistant Exhibitions Director Kate Lenahan at katelenahan@nhia.edu, 30 Grove St, Peterborough, NH 03458 
 
 
About New Hampshire Institute of Art
Since 1898 the New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) has remained committed to its original mission of engaging students, artists, scholars, and the community in the arts through quality education, outreach, and access to creative resources, with a focus on the present and a vision on the future. NHIA is a non-profit, independent college that offers four-year Bachelor of Fine Art degree programs in Art Education, Ceramics, Creative Writing, Design, Fine Arts, Illustration, and Photography. NHIA also offers two-year Master of Arts in Art Education, and Master of Fine Art programs in Creative Writing, Photography, Visual Art, and Writing for the Stage and Screen in addition to serving over 1,500 students annually through its community education programs. NHIA’s academic and administrative programs and residence halls are housed in 11 buildings spread throughout downtown Manchester with additional studio and exhibition facilities located in Sharon and Peterborough, New Hampshire. 
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