Looking at Contemporary Art

Tuesday, July 8, 2008 @7pm

ArtTalk by Peter Precourt


Peter Precourt, an assistant professor of art at UMA, will give an artist’s perspective about how one might view and appreciate contemporary art.

Peter Precourt lives and works in Winthrop, Maine, with his wife and two young children. He is currently an assistant professor of art and gallery director at the University of Maine at Augusta. He received his MFA in Painting from the University of Houston in 2000, and later served as an affiliate artist there. He worked as an education associate and the initial Teen Council coordinator at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH), where he curated three exhibitions. In 2005-2006, he served as head of the painting department at William Carey University in Gulfport, Mississippi. In 2007, he conducted a four part lecture series at the CAMH concerning art since 1960, and has also lectured at the University of Southern Maine, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and the ArtHouse center for Contemporary Art. His work has been exhibited in Augusta, Austin, Dallas, Houston, New Orleans and New York.
ArtTalks at the Harlow Gallery are sponsored by Gardiner Savings Bank of Maine