Museum of Art to open two exhibitions in April

A Brief History of Printmaking and the Annual Senior Exhibition, will be featured at the Bates College Museum of Art from April 13 to June 3. The public is invited to attend the opening reception free of charge at 7 p.m. Friday, April 13, at the museum, 75 Russell St.

Fourteen artists are featured in this year’s senior show in the museum’s upper gallery. Sculpture, ceramics, photographs, paintings and prints form an eclectic mixture ranging from realism to abstract. An annual event, the senior exhibition highlights the work by students graduating from the college’s studio art program. Participating artists are Philip Andersen of Thomaston; Crystal Arpei of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; Teresa Christiansen of New York; Tossy Garrett of Averill Park, N.Y.; Alison Impey of St. Johnsbury, Vt.; Elena John of Houston; Mark Makela of Phoenixville, Pa.; Duncan Murdoch of Shelburne, Vt.; Christopher O’Connor of Wellesley, Mass.; Kristine Oelberger of Stow, Mass.; Elizabeth Parker of Brewster, Mass.; Kara Rooney of Cliffside Park, N.J.; Eliza Stamps of West Newton, Mass.; and Melissa Wong of Piedmont, Calif.

A Brief History of Printmaking was organized by Jaime DeSimone of Bedford, Mass. DeSimone, who will graduate in June with a B.A. in art history, curated the exhibition as the focus project for her museum internship class. The exhibition focuses on the development of printmaking techniques in the West and features works by Wogelmutt, Rembrandt, Stanley Hayter, Peggy Bacon and others. This exhibition can be found in the museum’s lower gallery. School tours by appointment are encouraged. Call 207-786-8302 for more information. Museum hours are Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sundays 1 – 5 p.m.

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