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Arthur Sullivan purchases 14 pieces of original art by alum

A True Patron of the Arts, Arthur Sullivan Leads by Example
Sullivan purchases 14 pieces of original art by Manchester-based paper artist.

Manchester, NH (December 2, 2020)—The Institute of Art and Design at New England College announces Arthur Sullivan’s purchase of 14 works of art created by Institute alumnus Aaron Kane. Kane’s collection, entitled City Limits!, has been on exhibit and accessible to the public at Brady Sullivan Plaza’s 1000 Elm Street in the heart of downtown Manchester for the past eight months, showcasing his “cut paper” art.

“Reflecting city life, Aaron’s collection is a natural fit. So many people, tenants and visitors alike, have stopped to take in his art as they have walked through the lobby of Brady Sullivan Plaza,” explained Sullivan, co-owner of Brady Sullivan Properties. “I have long appreciated the value of art, especially local art. Purchasing Aaron’s collection is another way to support and share the incredible talent of the artists right here in our area.”

Sullivan is no stranger to the artistic talent in Manchester. For nine years, he served as Trustee at the New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA), and Brady Sullivan Properties was a regular supporter of NHIA. Now that NHIA has become the Institute of Art and Design at New England College, that support continues.

Brady Sullivan Plaza hosted Kane’s collection of cut paper as part of a community art exhibition partnership with the Institute of Art and Design at New England College. A long-standing member of the New Hampshire Business Committee of the Arts, Sullivan generously offered to acquire all 14 works in Kane’s exhibit. His purchase keeps the artist’s series intact and provides the collection with long-term exhibit status at 1000 Elm Street.

“I’m extremely grateful that Arthur has shown an appreciation of my work and wants to give it a permanent home,” said Kane. “It has been an honor to display my art in the Brady Sullivan Plaza this year. This exhibit has given me the opportunity to showcase my cut paper to a much wider audience, and I am thrilled that the art will continue to be on exhibit for people to enjoy.”

Sullivan’s gesture not only demonstrates his commitment to the arts, local artists, and an appreciation for excellent artwork, but also shines a light on the importance of the creative economy.

“We are delighted to call Arthur and Brady Sullivan Properties friends of the Institute of Art and Design,” commented Dr. Michele Perkins, President of New England College. “It was a joy to partner with them to exhibit Aaron’s considerable talent and to work with others who support local art and appreciate how people connect with art.”


About Brady Sullivan Properties

Founded in Manchester, NH, in 1992, Brady Sullivan Properties is one of New England’s largest real estate developers. Brady Sullivan holds a sizable share of the commercial and residential markets in New England and specializes in developing, constructing and converting condominiums, apartments and homes throughout New England. Shane Brady and Arthur Sullivan bring more than 30 years of real estate experience, talent and expertise to their real estate group. They strive to provide excellent value in every product they bring to market.


About Aaron Kane

Aaron Kane is a 2017 graduate of the New Hampshire Institute of Art—now the Institute of Art and Design at New England College—and his work has been displayed at galleries across the country. A Manchester native, Kane is a freelance artist who specializes in “cut paper,” which is the art of cutting paper to create intricate designs and images. It is an art form almost as old as the invention of paper itself, first created around A.D. 100 in China. Learn more about Kane and his art at