Husson University's Robert E. White Gallery features Artist Adele Drake

Husson University's Robert E. White Gallery features Artist Adele Drake

Date of Release: November 7, 2011

The Robert E. White Gallery at Husson University, dedicated to exhibiting Maine artists, is pleased to announce the art exhibit of Adele Drake for the months of November and December, 2011. The gallery is located in the Commons of Peabody Hall and is open from 8:30-4:30, Monday through Friday. An artist's reception will be held Wednesday, November 9, from 4-6 pm.

With saturated colors and a variety of brush strokes, Adele Drake depicts the structures of farms, fields and orchards of Penobscot and Waldo counties. Drake sees drama and beauty in the relationship between the land and the organic farmer. In her paintings she reveals organic farming as a lifestyle, which involves fields, cows, chickens, machines, tools and manual labor. Drake is interested in the organizational systems such as rows, fences and posts and these structures, which are designed with a functional purpose, shape our way of seeing and experiencing the landscape. Bringing the organic farmers' land into focus is an endeavor, which yields a bushel of paintings.

"Maine has shaped the direction of my work in surprising ways. With my own unique voice and style, I have been content to create traditional oil paintings of what I see around me." She has been showing her work in Maine since moving here in 2002.

Adele Drake earned a Masters Degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1991 and has her art certification from the Moore College of Art. Drake is an adjunct faculty member at Husson University and she has taught at Waterfall Arts.

For more information about the project, please call Amanda Kitchen at 207-649-4647 or kitchena@husson.edu.

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