RMFA to showcase works by Michelle Peterson

The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts is pleased to exhibit a selection of works by Michelle Peterson, in the Mayor Harvey E. Bernier Room, in Suite 135 of the James W. Foley Memorial Community Center. The exhibition will be on view in September/October. A reception will be held on Friday, September 30th from 6pm to 8pm. The public is encouraged to attend.

Michelle Peterson is a visual artist, receiving her BFA from the New Hampshire Institute of Art in 2011, and her MFA from the Institute of Art and Design at New England College in 2020. She works in multiple mediums, including painting, photography, and fiber art. She is a mother of two and resides in southern New Hampshire.

“In this body of work, I use string figures to access the larger threads that combine to create everyday life,” said Peterson. “String figures are an ancient tradition used, as Donna Haraway points out, to facilitate a linguistic call and response – in this body of work the fragments, portraits, and strings themselves play off each other generating both formal and symbolic associations encouraging the viewer to think about what connects us, expressivity and the stories we tell about ourselves.”

The RMFA is located within the James W. Foley Memorial Community Center at 150 Wakefield Street, Rochester, NH, behind Spaulding High School. Suite 135 is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm. Visit www.rochestermfa.org to learn more.

The museum is sponsored by the City of Rochester, Rochester Main Street, Waterstone Properties Group, Bernier Insurance, Merideth Village Savings Bank, MacEdge, Lenharth Systems, and the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce.

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