|Date: May 19, 2000
Contact: Colby College Museum of Art
Phone: (207) 872-3228
Rochester Exhibit to Open at Colby Museum of Art
"Paintings by Jacque Rochester," an exhibit of oil paintings, will be on view at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville, Maine, from Friday, June 2, through Sunday, July 9. On Sunday, June 25, there will be a reception for the artist from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the museum lobby.
Rochester was born in Glen Cove, Maine, and now resides in Brooklyn, N.Y. She was educated at the Slade School of Art in London and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Rochester is the recipient of the MacDowell Fellowship (1983), the Charles Fox Purchace Prize from the Farnsworth Art Museum (1980) and the Rodney Burn Prize from the Slade School of Art (1978). Her art has been exhibited in many solo and group shows across the country, including at Maine Coast Artists in Rockport, The Gallery in New York, and the Sloane Street Gallery in London. Her works are included in the permanent collection of the Farnsworth Art Museum, The University of Maine Museum of Art, and McKinsey and Company in San Francisco, among others.
Also on exhibit at the museum is the Art of Alex Katz in the Paul J. Schupf Wing and the Joan Whitney Payson Collection. The 26 works in the Payson Collection, on view through Sunday, June 18, include paintings by world-famous Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artists. "Modernism & Abstraction," a traveling exhibit of American art masterpieces from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, will be installed at the museum beginning Tuesday, August 1. The 70 major paintings and sculptures will remain on view through October 15.
Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free, and the museum is accessible to persons with disabilities. For additional information please call (207) 872-3228.