UNE Art Gallery in Biddeford to showcase North Atlantic artists in new exhibit ‘Bright Horizon’

A painting of buildings by Ingunn Milla Joergensen
Ingunn Milla Joergensen, “A Wider Horizon.” 36x36,” oil on canvas with 18k gold leaf, 2020.

The University of New England Art Gallery on the Biddeford Campus is pleased to present its latest exhibit, “Bright Horizon: UNE North and North Atlantic Region Artists,” on display from Jan. 21 through June 3.

Featuring work by artists from across the North Atlantic region and text panels with specific thematic content, this exhibit highlights a cross section of artwork from the region in collaboration with UNE North: The Institute for North Atlantic Studies at UNE.

Showcasing the work of Diana Furukawa, Ingunn Milla Joergensen, Alice Jones, and Adele McFarlane Wile, the paintings, photography, and text in “Bright Horizon” will explore what it means to have a personal connection to place in the North Atlantic.

"In the North Atlantic, where for centuries cultures have carved out a niche in a harsh and beautiful landscape, it is important to remind ourselves of our role as part of a larger whole,” said Holly Parker, director of UNE North and assistant professor in the School of Marine and Environmental Programs. “This exhibit shows how vital sense of place is for us to be gentle stewards of our environments.”

The UNE Art Galleries are free and open to the public. Galleries are open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Please note that all visitors to UNE’s campuses are required to wear a mask indoors regardless of vaccination status. For UNE’s latest COVID-19 protocols, visit the UNE Onward website.

An invitational reception for this exhibit will be held at a later date, and appointments may be made with Gallery Director Hilary Irons as well as the artists. Contact hirons@une.edu to schedule.