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CONCORD, NH – The work of the Abstract Artists Group of New England is currently featured in an exhibition entitled  ‘Driven to Abstraction” at the University of New Hampshire School of Law, Two White Street, Concord, NH.

The public is welcome to attend a reception for the artists on Friday evening, October 14, from 5 – 8 PM, in association with Art Concord. The exhibit is on view, free of charge, through October 29.

According to exhibit organizer, Ethel Hills of Hampton, NH, “The Abstract Artists Group of New England (AAGNE) is celebrating its 10th year of exhibitions. Starting out as just an idea 10 years ago, today it is a thriving interest group at Newburyport Art Association. The group has grown from its initial five or six members to a current roster of over 20 painters, sculptors, collage artists and digital artists representing all levels of experience and interest. Members of the AAGNE create artworks that follow in the footsteps of Jackson Pollack, Kandinsky, Rothko and Klee. Splashes, squiggly lines, colored squares, odd shapes interspersed with bright colors can be seen in the paintings displayed. Faced with these abstract works on the walls of the law school, the viewer need not search for realistic objects in these images, but instead is left to react purely on his or her
emotions.”

The exhibit showcases the work of artists from Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, including: Muriel Angelil, Jennifer Burnham, Pat Higgins, Kate Higley, Ethel Hills, Barbara London, John Maciejowski, Bonnie Jean Malcolm, Rhonda Mann, Joshua Marcus, Elaine Mendzela, Doris Roach, Mark Scholz, Regina Valluzzi, Caroline West and Kate Zehnter.

For exhibit information, please call UNH Law, (603) 228-1541. The exhibit is open during library hours, most weekdays from 8 AM – 9 PM, and on Saturday from 10 AM-5:30 PM. Please check library hours at http://library.law.unh.edu/CalendarAccess.

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