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UNH Law Hosts Annual Exhibit of Work by New Hampshire Printmakers Through April 1

The work of 50 New Hampshire printmakers is currently featured in Prints of the Year 2011: What’s New in New Hampshire Printmaking, an exhibition of over 80 prints currently on view at UNH School of Law, Two White St.

The exhibit is open daily to the public, free of charge, through Saturday, April 1.

This month, Prints of the Year will again feature a special event made possible by the members of the Concord Garden Club who will host their Tenth Annual Art and Bloom from January 27-29. Art and Bloom features festive floral arrangements created by Concord's leading commercial florist designers and Concord Garden Club members, who interpret the artwork by the New Hampshire printmakers. Art and Bloom opens Thursday evening, January 27, with a reception from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., which includes refreshments, a harpist, a silent auction, and a raffle for a weekend get-away. Floral designers and printmakers will be in attendance to meet with the public. In case of inclement weather, the reception will be held on Friday, January 28.

According to exhibit organizer, UNH School of Law alumnus Parker Potter of Contoocook, NH, Prints of the Year highlights new work by area artists. "But, the work itself is not all that's new about Prints of the Year," Potter explains. "Every year there's a slightly different cast of characters in the show, and this year's show emphasizes not just new work, but also new printmakers."

"For me, the real fun of the show is figuring out the arrangement of the pieces. Over the years, I have learned that any good piece of art communicates on multiple levels, which means that there are many different ways to assemble a show when the individual pieces are all good," says Potter. "With Prints of the Year, I enjoy setting up "conversations" among the prints, and I'm always amazed at how well some pieces communicate with others, even though they were produced entirely independently."

"Several times in the past, Judith Heller Cassell of Rochester has created prints with particular spaces in the law school in mind, and this year she has produced a stunner. ‘The Wake’ is five feet by five feet, and made from three wood-block impressions printed on fabric," adds Potter. The three-layer print hangs in front of a large window, back-lit by indirect sunlight streaming through it. It is truly, one-of-a-kind."

For information, please call UNH School of Law, (603) 228-1541.

The exhibit is on view on weekdays from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and weekends from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.