SCOTTY ARSENAULT OCTOBER 6 - NOVEMBER 30, 2018
The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts will exhibit a selection of works by Scotty Arsenault in the Carnegie Gallery at the Rochester Public Library. Scotty is a native of New Hampshire, living and working in Dover as a multimedia illustrator and freelance 2D animator.
“It was all cartoons for me, growing up in Salem, New Hampshire. Drawing on paper plates with crayons, scribbling on the walls in my bedroom, or doodling in my notebooks at school when I should have been studying.
When I set out on my own, I found myself learning how to make cartoons the way the professionals do. To this day, I’m still trying to figure it all out. My sketches and watercolors reflect the colorful worlds I imagined myself in as a kid.
I carry pocket-sized Leuchtturm1917 books and a TWSBI Mini fountain pen with De Atramentis Archive Black ink. I paint with Schmincke Horadam watercolors. It was a very good day when I discovered this combination of materials.
I sketch in restaurants, waiting rooms, anywhere and anytime I have a few moments to kill. The books have the wear and tear of resting in my back pocket until needed. Some drawings like the bottles and fish have graduated to more detailed studies but there are still lots of hidden gems in these pages. Also hidden in my sketchbooks are assorted business cards, receipts, toothpicks, emergency cash and whatever miscellaneous mementoes and keepsakes that will fit in the back pouch.”
The exhibit runs from October 6th to November 30th, 2018. A small opening reception will be held in the Carnegie Gallery from 1-3pm on Saturday, October 6th. The public is encouraged to attend. The Rochester public Library is located at 65 South Main Street, Rochester, NH.
The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts is sponsored by Rochester Main Street, City of Rochester, Bernier Insurance, Holy Rosary Credit Union, and Hannaford Supermarkets. Visit www.rochestermfa.org for more information.
NHIA ALUMNI SHOW & BERNIER DEDICATION SAT, SPETEMBER 8 (1-3PM)
The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts invites the public to view a selection of works created by alumni of the New Hampshire Institute of Art. During the reception, the museum will dedicate its newest gallery to former Rochester Mayor, Harvey E. Bernier, for tirelessly advocating for the arts and encouraging volunteerism throughout the city.
The New Hampshire Institute of Art is the oldest and largest non-profit arts institution in New Hampshire, founded in 1898 and today offering undergraduate, graduate, and community education programs serving over 2,000 students annually on two campuses in Manchester and Sharon/Peterborough, New Hampshire.
This group exhibition will include works by: Aimee Cozza, Ali Keller, Carol Whelan, David Holmader, Deminique Cole, Kate Knox, Keith Demanche, Michelle Johnsen, Michelle Peterson, Michelle Wyatt, Prem Mutho, and Tracy Hayes.
The exhibition was juried by renowned artist Jeannie Motherwell, an abstract painter working out of Boston, MA.