The Lane Memorial Library in partnership with a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities, will present an online program Granite State Gallery: New Hampshire Art and Artists through the Years featuring art scholar Jane Oneail on Wednesday, October 21, at 7 p.m. This is a virtual program and will be presented via the Zoom app available on most PC and handheld devices. Patrons may follow this link to register now, after which a confirmation email will be sent containing information about joining the meeting.
New Hampshire has attracted and inspired artists since the colonial era, but what is distinctive about the art made here? Oneail will answers this question as well as reflect on works by itinerant and folk painters, landscape artists drawn to the state’s scenic vistas, and modern artists that adopted bold styles to depict everyday life in the Granite State. Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Childe Hassam and Maxfield Parrish are some of the artists discussed in this program.
Oneail is an independent scholar and holds a master’s in art history from Boston University and a master’s in art in education from Harvard University. She is a New Hampshire native and has worked at some of the state’s most esteemed cultural institutions, including the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, where she served as executive director, and the Currier Museum of Art, where she held the roll of Senior Educator. Oneail has also taught at the college level for more than a decade, most recently at the NH Institute of Art.
The presentation is free and available to members of the Hampton community.