URI Library gallery features mixed media works of Brother Michael Dundin
Jhodi Redlich, 401-874-4500
KINGSTON, R.I. -- January 20, 2005 -- The title, “Here and there; this and that,” is how the artist, Brother Michael Dundin, sums up the theme for his exhibit now at the University of Rhode Island’s Kingston Campus Library gallery.
On display are nearly 40 pieces that represent a comprehensive sampling of Dundin’s works in mixed media depicting a broad range of subjects from people to still life. The oils, watercolors, pastels, acrylics, pen-and-ink and pencil drawings are being shown at the URI Library now through Feb. 4th.
Free and open to the public, the gallery in the library is open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to Midnight; Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday 1 p.m. to Midnight.
About the Artist
A member of the Christian Brothers Community on Ocean Road in Narragansett, Dundin has taught religion, Latin, art, ceramics, mechanical drawing and more at various private schools in Rhode Island, New York and in Kenya. While he is now ‘retired’ as a schoolteacher, he still teaches as an artist at BFA Studioworks, a working studio, classroom and exhibit space in Warwick.
Dundin, who grew up in North Providence, received a Bachelors degree in Latin and Greek literature and later a Masters degree in painting and sculpture from Catholic University. He also studied at the Art Students’ League of New York City, where he received full scholarships in 1969 and 1977 and at the Woodstock School of Art where he has been Resident Artist since 1998.
Dundin’s works have been featured in shows and galleries in New York, Massachusetts, and in Rhode Island where he has received numerous “best in show” awards. His illustrations also appear in several books published by St. Mary’s Press and Sadlier & Co.