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May 25 - June 14: Arts Exhibition at UNH Reflects on Demise of Local Industry

Release Date:
5/8/2013 9:00 PM
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J.D. Richey, 91 Shelton, oil on paper

WEST HAVEN, CONN. – An exhibit of industrial photos, paintings and sculpture depicting the demise of industry in the region will open May 25 at 6 p.m. at the University of New Haven’s Seton Gallery.

The Seton Gallery is located in Dodds Hall on UNH’s Main Campus, 300 Boston Post Road, West Haven. The exhibit and the opening reception are free and open to the public. Summer hours are by appointment only. 

The exhibit, “Local Industry,” is an illustrated encyclopedia of artistic responses to the remnants of industrial Connecticut. The art depicts abandoned structures, factories strewn with rubble and images of distressed surfaces being meticulously painted, said Laura Marsh, gallery director.  They leave the viewer with a sense of appreciation and longing.

The exhibit will feature artists Michael Angelis, Anna Held Audette, Roland Becerra, Laura Boyer, Joy Bush, David Coon, Claudia Cron, Phyllis Crowley, Matthew Hester, Brent Howard, Aniko Horvath, Keith Johnson, Todd Jokl, Nathan Lewis, David Ottenstein, Chris Randall, J.D. Richey, Cindy Tower, Maria Tupper and Tracy Walter Ferry.

Brent Howard, the Seton Gallery artist-in-residence, will provide performance art each day from May 13 to 17 at 7:30 a.m. His work, “The Factory Series,” highlights the 40-hour work week instituted by the American industrialist Henry Ford on May 1, 1926. 

For more information or to make an appointment, contact Laura Marsh, director of Seton Gallery, at lmarsh@newhaven.edu or 203-931-6068.

Alternatively you may call the Arts and Sciences Office for gallery access at 203-932-7101.

The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education. Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, UNH moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960. The University operates a satellite campus in Tuscany, Italy, and offers programs at several locations throughout Connecticut and in New Mexico and California. UNH provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities. The University enrolls approximately 6,400 students, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 4,600 undergraduates – the majority of whom reside in University housing. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Tagliatela College of Engineering, and College of Lifelong & eLearning, UNH offers 75 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UNH students have access to more than 50 study abroad programs worldwide and its student-athletes compete in 16 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II’s highly competitive Northeast-10 Conference.