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RMFA Art Reception – Mike Howat

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The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts is pleased to announce the opening reception for a selection of works by Mike Howat. The exhibition and reception will take place in the Bernier Room, in suite 135 at the Rochester Community Center, on Saturday, September 28th from 1-3pm. The public is encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

Mike Howat is a painter working out of Concord, NH. Howat earned his B.F.A. with a painting concentration from New Hampshire Institute of Art in 2014. Since graduating, Howat has been actively engaged in the growing New England art scene and shows regularly with Kelley Stelling Contemporary, Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden and other galleries in the region. His work explores themes of Americana, urbanization, and memory. He focuses on painting, but works routinely with large-scale graphite drawing, monotype printmaking and etching.

Since 2017, Howat has been the long-term artist-in-residence at Kimball Jenkins where he teaches classes and workshops, serves on the Arts Committee, and has a studio in the historic estate of the art school. In 2018, he curated Figuratively Speaking, an abstract painting and printmaking exhibition with regionally established and emerging artists, and has plans for future curatorial projects for 2019 in collaboration with an upcoming Boston-based art publication.

The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts is located in the Rochester Community Center (suite 135) at 150 Wakefield Street, Rochester, New Hampshire. The museum is sponsored by Rochester Main Street, City of Rochester, and Bernier Insurance. Visit www.rochestermfa.org for more information.

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