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UMF Art Gallery reminder: opening reception for Nelda Warkentin: Paintings,' Sept. 24

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FARMINGTON The UMF Art Gallery reminds the public of the opening reception for the 'Nelda Warkentin: Paintings' exhibit from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24. The exhibit will be on display Sept. 24Oct. 11.

Quilter/fiber artist Nelda Warkentin's lyrical, abstracted nature-based paintings on silk defy easy description. While the artist usually refers to herself as a quilter, her process of rich layering and stitching, expressionist color and brushwork, as well as her intense, almost cubist approach to space and form places the work well within the tradition of modernist painting.

This exhibition of Warkentin's vibrant paintings overlaps with Tom Jessen's cooler minimalist drawings, inviting conversation about process, color, form and space.

As a complement to the joint exhibition, the two artists will join in an artist's talk, 'In Conversation: Nelda Warkentin and Tom Jessen,' at the Warkentin opening reception at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24.

This UMF Art Gallery exhibition is sponsored by the Department of Sound, Performance and Visual Inquiry. The gallery is located at 246 Main Street in Farmington, behind the Admissions Office. Gallery hours are TuesdaysSundays, 12-4 p.m. and by appointment. For more information, or to make an appointment please contact Sarah Maline at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (207) 778-1062.

The UMF Art Gallery is dedicated to bringing contemporary art and artists to campus and the regional community. In its focus on innovative and challenging new work, the gallery reinforces the academic vision of the university and the Department of Sound, Performance and Visual Inquiry in celebrating art as a powerful agent of community and cultural identity. The gallery develops interdisciplinary educational opportunities for students and community and works with local schools to integrate art into their curricula.


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