Artist Barry Nemett to speak about drawings at Bates College

Barry Nemett, chair of the painting department at the Maryland Institute of Art, will speak about his work in conjunction with the Bates College Museum of Art exhibition Barry Nemett: Drawings from Italy.

The event has been rescheduled since it was first announced and will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, in Room 104, Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell St. Nemett’s exhibition opened on Oct. 10, in conjunction with Joel Babb: The Process Revealed.

Nemett’s lecture is open to the public at no cost and is co-sponsored by the Department of Art and Visual Culture and the Learning Associates Program. For more information, please call 207-786-6158.

Open free of charge, the museum’s hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday.

Nemett, who is showing landscape drawings at Bates, has received numerous awards, including two from the Alfred and Trafford Klots Residency Program to paint in Brittany, France, and a Ford Foundation grant to support his work in Italy.

Also an author and poet, he has penned a novel, a textbook and most recently, a collection of writings and art titled Paintings, Poems, and Passages. This work will be available for Nemett to sign in the art museum, also in Olin, immediately following the lecture.

Showing with the Nemett exhibition is Joel Babb: The Process Revealed. Curated by the museum’s Bill Low, this exhibit uses the Maine artist Babb’s work to investigate the roles of both the act of drawing and the drawings themselves in the production of paintings. That exhibit shows though March 26, 2010.

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