PSU Professor Annette Mitchell Exhibits Works at Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery

October 2nd, 2012 by Elizabeth

 

"Summit" Sumi ink and foam block printing

PLYMOUTH, N.H. — Plymouth State University Professor of Art Annette Mitchell has a series of works titled “White Mountain Momentum” included in New Art New Hampshire V at the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery at Keene State College through November 11.

The exhibition celebrates the talents of established and upcoming artists in New Hampshire and brings them wider recognition by sharing their work.

Annette Mitchell is particularly known for creative innovations in the area of printmaking and art quilting. Among her other responsibilities, Mitchell teaches workshops in the printmaking process she pioneered using polystyrene foam as a block-printing medium. Her book and DVD teaching the process, Foam Is Where The Art Is—New Ways to Print are nationally known.  Her process has been acknowledged and reviewed in magazines including American Artist Magazine, Somerset Studio and SchoolArts Magazine.

"Traverse" Sumi ink and foam block printing

Mitchell combined Sumi ink and foam block-printing to pay homage to the joy and power of our environment in the series at the Thorne-Sagendorph. “In studio I mentally revist landscape elements that have highlighted my living in New Hampshire. In retrospect, I remember what appears to be an armature of the grand outdoor experience—it’s linear momentum,” she said.

Non-profit art community professionals were asked to nominate New Hampshire artists who they believe have outstanding talent, according to Maureen Ahern, director of the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery. After viewing approximately 35 websites, Ahern made studio visits and finally selected seven artists whose work was of high quality and represented a variety of styles and media she thought would make the most interesting exhibition.

Director of the Karl Drerup Art Gallery Terry Downs nominated Mitchell for inclusion in the exhibition. He said, “She (Mitchell) is a paragon of models for the commitment of an artist. A novel aspect of her work is how she employs humor and insight into the human predicament. In addition to being a vital and productive artist, she has been an inspiring and motivating teacher to hundreds.”

Mitchell has been New Hampshire Art Educator of the Year, and has artwork in the permanent collection of Southern New Hampshire University. She has been awarded Best of Show recognition in exhibitions in Alabama and New Hampshire and has exhibited widely. Her work may be sampled online at Foamiswheretheartis.com.

Information about the Department of Art is online at Plymouth.edu/department/art.

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

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