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Art Gallery

The Osher Art Gallery provides public exhibit space to display and view art produced by OSHER@Dartmouth members and regional visual artists from a wide ranging area. Mediums displayed include, but are not limited to, photography, water color and oil paintings, sculpting, pottery, and mixed media. Email laura.j.belback@dartmouth.edu for details regarding participation in periodic exhibits.

East Meets West

Bruce Peck

Exhibit on display at the OSHER@Dartmouth and Hanover League of NH Craftsman.
November 2 – December 20

7 Lebanon St, Suite 107 in Hanover
Monday thru Thursday • 8:30 – 4:30 PM
Fridays • 8:30 – 1:00 PM

Hanover League of NH Craftsman
13 Lebanon St in Hanover
Monday - Friday • 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday • 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Bruce Peck: copper plate etchings
Ann Peck: painted silk

Ann Peck

Ann, an American fiber artist, maintains art studios on both sides of the globe, spending half of the year in the United States and the other half in India, accompanied by her husband, Bruce Peck, a well-known copper plate etcher.
Ann holds a Masters of Fine Arts Degree in drawing and painting from Southern Illinois University. Influenced by her research of Japanese spontaneous ink painters in graduate studies, she developed her own abstract style where the brushstroke became the pivotal element in the painting.

She uses sumi ink, a black waterproof and light fast ink made from soot originating from ancient Asian art forms. Sumi ink and fabric dye are combined in diverse techniques to create her pieces on silk. She brings untreated, hand loomed raw silk, woven to meet her specifications, from India for her work.

Traveling in India for the last 30 years, Ann was exposed to women's village art and was inspired by the abstraction of nature in designs used to decorate their mud homes. Combining abstract symbols from east and west, Ann creates provocative imagery that speaks of her travels and global perspective.

Bruce Peck

Bruce, a Vermont printmaker, has been making etchings for more than thirty years. He was born in India, where he grew up in the mountains of Kodaikanal, attending an international boarding school. He returned to America to earn a degree in biology and study printmaking at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois. The class in etching changed his career from science to art.

In 1987 Bruce moved to Vermont with his wife, Ann, also an artist, and formed Bruce Peck Etchings. Combining his love of nature and the etching process, he produces detailed limited edition etchings that capture the beauty and character of the New England landscape.

Bruce etches his drawings on copper plates, made from local roofing copper, using a sewing needle embedded in a pencil to draw the images. He then hand pulls a limited edition of prints in black and white on 100% rag print archival paper. Most of the edition is then individually hand colored by the artist with transparent watercolors which allows the original lines of the etching to show through. Each print is original.

Bruce is committed to creating etchings of the finest quality using traditional techniques and the best of modern materials. This commitment has led to award winning prints and representation by galleries in New England and India.

"My etchings are inspired by the natural landscape that continues to make an impression on me during my life in Vermont and my travels to India. I try to capture the essence of the places I love and share my passion for nature in the form of a collectible work of fine art."

This is free and open to the public.

 

7 Lebanon Street, Suite 107, Hanover, NH 03755-2112
Monday – Thursday: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM • Fridays: 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
osher@dartmouth.eduosher.dartmouth.edu • (603) 646-0154

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Last Updated: 11/10/17