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Art Gallery Features Work of Dean Nimmer

MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2016 - 6:12 PM All News , Law , Engineering , Business , Arts and Sciences

"Intuition is the inner voice that guides me though all aesthetic decisions"

The Art Gallery of Western New England University will be hosting “Abstract Voices Inside & Out,” an exhibit by abstract painter, author, and teacher, Dean Nimmer from November 6- December 10. An opening reception will take place in the Art Gallery on Sunday November 6, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The Gallery is located in the St. Germain Campus Center, where Nimmer will offer insight into his work during a Gallery Talk on Thursday, November 17 at 7:00 p.m.

Emeritus Professor, Dean Nimmer, is the former Chair of the Painting, Printmaking programs at Mass College of Art, where he taught from 1970 to 2004. Dean is currently an Adjunct Professor at Holyoke Community College teaching painting, drawing, and some experimental installation courses. He is the author of Art from Intuition, and his new book, Creating Abstract Art.

"In a traditional sense, most of my work fits the art categories of abstract or expressionist painting," explained Nimmer. "I prefer the phrase intuition painting because it is tied directly to the creative process itself." 

Nimmer has exhibited his art in over 200 solo and group exhibitions across the US and in Europe, Asia, and Australia. His artworks are in the collections of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, DeCordova Art Museum, Smith College Art Museum, Springfield Art Museum, Harvard University art collection and many other museums across the country and abroad and was given the 2010, Distinguished Teaching of Art Award, granted by the 16,000-member College Art Association, the 2011 Distinguished Alumnus Award granted by the University of Wisconsin and awarded the Massachusetts Community Teacher of the Year honor for 2014/15, given by the Massachusetts Art Education Association. He is also listed in the current edition of Who’s Who in American Art.

 All gallery events are free and open to the public.