Saturday, February 25, 2012

PRESS RELEASE: Mary Mead and Bert Yarborough at Two Rivers Printmaking Studio in White River Junction

There will be a mid-show opening for Mary Mead & Bert Yarborough: Two Colby-Sawyer Printmakers on Friday, March 2nd, from 6-8pm at Two Rivers Printmaking Studio at 285 N Main St, in White River Junction. Both Mary and Bert are fine-art professors at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH, and both have been involved in Two Rivers Printmaking Studio since early in its existence. The exhibition continues through March 31, 2012.

Mary Mead is a visual artist based in New Hampshire who works primarily in sculpture and printmaking. She received an undergraduate degree with honors in Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.F.A. from the Boston Museum School and Tufts University. Mead is an assistant professor in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, N.H.

Mead's work has been widely exhibited and can be found in numerous public and private collections. She has received grants and fellowships from many different organizations, including the New Hampshire Council on the Arts, Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, Rutland, Vt., and Caldera Arts in Portland, Ore. To learn more visit

Vermont resident Bert Yarborough is a visual artist focused on painting, drawing and printmaking. An associate professor of Fine and Performing Arts, he joined Colby-Sawyer in 1997 and teaches courses in painting, drawing and the professional practices and portfolio capstone course. Yarborough holds a bachelor's degree in architecture from Clemson University and an M.A. and M.F.A from the University of Iowa.

Yarborough is also a summer faculty member at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Mass., and chairman of its Visual Committee. He has received numerous grants and awards in recognition of his work, including two individual artist fellowships from the New Hampshire Council on the Arts; a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in sculpture; a residency fellowship in sculpture and drawing from the Fine Arts Work Center; and a Fulbright fellowship in sculpture. To learn more, visit

Mary Mead, Untitled, stone lithograph with monotype and hand coloring, 11 x 15", May 2010
Bert Yarborough, compass, monotype with chine colle, 15 x 19.5" (bleed print), 2011