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New Art Exhibitions Set for Carnegie Hall

Contact: Media contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571

ORONO — Two new art exhibitions will open at the University of Maine’s Carnegie Hall on Oct. 17.  The shows, which include drawings and paintings, will continue through Dec. 1. 

“In the City — States of Mind”, the drawings of New York artist Robert Birmelin will be on display in the Carnegie Gallery.  Birmelin’s drawings are powerful encounters with the emotional and physical intensity of urban space and experience.  Birmelin’s work can be found in more than 40 public public collections including New York’s  Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art, and the Hirshorn Museum.  He has received numerous grants and awards from such organizations as The American Academy in Rome, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation and the American Institute of Arts & Letters. Birmelin will visit UMaine on Tuesday, Oct. 21 to give a slide presentation and lecture on his work.  The Oct. 21 event will be held at 7 p.m. in Room 100 Nutting Hall.

The 1938 Gallery in Carnegie Hall will feature “Northern Observations,” an exhibition of the paintings of Nina Jerome and Ed Nadeau.  Jerome’s images are observations of familiar surroundings, of intimate places visited and understood over long periods of time.  Nadeau’s paintings are observations on growing up in Maine. 

An opening reception for both shows is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 17 from 5-7 p.m. in Carnegie Hall.

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