Gaetano LaRoche: Painting as Art Oct. 11-Dec. 10 at Silver Center

September 27th, 2011 by Elizabeth
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Gaetano Laroche

Plymouth, N.H. –The Plymouth State University Department of Art will present Gaetano LaRoche: Painting as Art  Oct. 11–Dec. 10 at the Silver Center for the Arts. An opening reception will be held October 11 from 4–6 p.m. at the Silver Center.

A painter, printmaker and artist-educator, LaRoche lives and works in New York City. The art he creates reflects on nature and the beauty of the natural world and demonstrates his reverence for the subject. Much of his work is nonobjective, with a responsive interpretation of color and form.  In these works, his inspiration for colors, textures and space comes from the color of the sky or water, the depth of a field or forest or the texture of a tree or flower.

LaRoche earned a bachelor of fine arts degree from The Cooper Union in New York, and a master’s degree in art education from Rhode Island College.  He has studied printmaking at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in NYC and the Tamarind Institute in New Mexico. He was also in residence at the Vermont Studio Center and has taught young children and teens in New York City and Wisconsin. In 1999 he received a Pollock-Krasner grant.

His work has been exhibited at the Acadiana Center for the Arts in Louisiana, Space B Gallery and The Church of Saint Mary the Virgin in NYC, and is held by the Library of Congress and Columbia University.  LaRoche’s prints and drawings have also been published in the literary arts magazines, Lilies and Cannonballs Review.

The Silver Center lobby is open Monday–Friday from 8 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from noon–6 p.m. The gallery is closed most PSU holidays. For information contact Professor Terry Downs at tdowns@plymouth.edu.

General information about events at PSU is available at ThisWeek@PSU, http://thisweek.blogs.plymouth.edu.

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