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University Gallery to Feature Work of John Hultberg

Published on April 4, 2012

“John Hultberg and Monhegan Island: The Man, The Place and His Dreams,” an exhibitionJohn Hultberg of the artist’s abstract impressionist paintings, will be presented in the Lore Degenstein Gallery at Susquehanna University April 14 through May 11. An opening reception with remarks from curator Edward Deci will take place April 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Charles B. Degenstein Campus Center meeting rooms.

Hultberg was born in the San Francisco Bay area, migrated east in 1949 and was based in New York for the rest of his life. The exhibition examines the relationship between Hultberg and the island in Maine where he summered from 1961 to 1984 and where he found inspiration for many of his most important paintings. Among the works in the exhibition are paintings representing significant events in the artist’s life, landscapes from the artist’s first summer on Monhegan Island and paintings that emerged from the artist’s dreams.

“There are a lot of ‘dream’ paintings in the show, which are very different from most of the work we’ve had in the gallery to date,” said Daniel Olivetti, gallery director.

Susquehanna University is the last venue for an exhibition that has traveled from the Monhegan Museum, Monhegan Island; Portland Museum of Art, Portland; and the Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries of Art, Fryeburg, all in Maine. The event is free and open to the public.


Karen M. Jones


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