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Art Gallery at Western New England University To Feature Work of Dean Nimmer

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Dean Nimmer

The Art Gallery of Western New England University will be hosting “Abstract Voices Inside & Out,” an exhibit by abstract painter, author, and teacher, Dean Nimmer from November 6- December 10. An opening reception will take place on Sunday November 6, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The gallery is located in the St. Germain Campus Center, where Nimmer will offer insight into her work during a Gallery Talk on Thursday, November 17 at 7:00 p.m. 

Dean Nimmer

Emeritus Professor, Dean Nimmer, is the former Chair of the Painting, Printmaking programs at Mass College of Art, where he taught from 1970 to 2004. Dean is currently an Adjunct Professor at Holyoke Community College where he teaches painting, drawing and some experimental installation courses. He is the author of the successful book, Art from Intuition, (Watson-Guptill/Random House, 2008), that is currently in its 9th printing, and his new book, Creating Abstract Art, (North Light Books, 2014) comes to bookstores across the U.S., Europe, Japan and Australia this October. 

Nimmer has exhibited his art in over 200 solo and group exhibitions across the US and in Europe, Asia, and Australia. His artworks are in the collections of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, DeCordova Art Museum, Smith College Art Museum, Springfield Art Museum, Harvard University art collection and many other museums across the country and abroad and was given the 2010, Distinguished Teaching of Art Award, granted by the 16,000-member College Art Association, the 2011 Distinguished Alumnus Award granted by the University of Wisconsin and awarded the Massachusetts Community Teacher of the Year honor for 2014/15, given by the Massachusetts Art Education Association. He is also listed in the current edition of Who’s Who in American Art.

General Art Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.

For information and directions to the gallery visit or call the University at 413-782-1203.