The Claverack Free Library
The Claverack Free Library announces the opening of an exhibition of still lifes by painter Nancy Hagin, a nationally known artist who lives both locally and in New York City, on Saturday January 18 at 4 PM.
This is the second show in the library’s new Marilyn and Bob Laurie Foundation gallery space. Ms Hagin will be present to discuss her work, so bring your questions and stay for refreshments. The library is located at 9 Route 9H with parking at 629 Route 23B.
Nancy Hagin is a contemporary realist painter. Working in acrylic and watercolor, she is known for her lush hues, exploration of color symmetries and opulent patterns. Hagin received a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and a MFA from Yale University. She has served as an instructor at the Maryland Institute of Art, Fashion Institute of Technology, Pratt Institute, Cooper Union and SUNY/Purchase in NewYork, and worked as a visiting artist/guest lecturer at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Hagin has been honored with a Fulbright Grant, two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and awards from the National Academy of Design and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her work has been shown at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, Mass.; Brandeis University, and the Art in Embassies Program of the U.S. State Department among others. She showed for many years at the Alpha Gallery in Boston and the Fischbach Gallery in New York City. Since 1983, she has maintained a house and studio in Glenco Mills.