Neddy at Cornish Exhibition Includes Two Works by James Coupe

Cornish College of the Arts is proud to present the 2012 Neddy at Cornish Exhibition. This show marks the inaugural year of the Neddy at Cornish program, celebrating the work of a selection of artists from the region who embody the spirit of the Neddy Award. Over the last 16 years, the Neddy Award has celebrated and propelled the careers of artists who have demonstrated outstanding artistic achievement while maintaining a lively connection to their community. This exhibition features the work of all eight nominees, from both the original painting category and the new "open medium" category, now annually including artists who work in any combination of visually-based media. 

From the traditional to the cutting-edge, Gala Bent, Cynthia Camlin, James Coupe, Eirik Johnson (Neddy Recipient in Open Medium), Lead Pencil Studio, Susie J. Lee, Jeremy Mangan, and Stacey Rozich (Neddy Recipient in Painting) employ a diverse range of techniques and themes. Climate change, surveillance monitoring, migrant work camps, personal mythologies, and the dynamic relationships between technology, architecture, and the body represent a few of the ideas explored in the exhibition. The 2012 Neddy at Cornish Exhibition is both a celebration and affirmation of the accomplishments of all eight artists and the distinct creative sensibilities from our region.

Additionally celebrating the arrival of the Neddy Award at Cornish, we are featuring a concurrent exhibition of paintings by the award's namesake, Ned Behnke. Curated by Peggy Weiss, Reflections will bring together a selection of paintings from multiple bodies of work, over the course of Behnke's life.

Neddy in Painting
Gala Bent
Cynthia Camlin
Jeremy Mangan
Stacey Rozich (Neddy Awardee)

Neddy in Open Medium
James Coupe
Eirik Johnson (Neddy Awardee)
Lead Pencil Studio
Susie J. Lee

Opening Reception
June 6, 5 - 9 pm
Main Gallery 
1000 Lenora Street, Floor 1

Gallery Hours
Tuesday - Friday, 12-5 pm
Saturday, 2-4pm
First Thursday, 12-7pm