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New England College and Brady Sullivan Properties Partner on Art Exhibition

The Institute of Art and Design at New England College announces a new Community Art Exhibition partnership with Brady Sullivan Properties, showcasing the “cut paper” art of artist Aaron Kane. An opening reception will be held at the Brady Sullivan Plaza, 1000 Elm Street, in Manchester, NH, on Wednesday, February 12th at 4:00 p.m., and the exhibition will be on display through May 1.

The exhibition, Aaron Kane: City Limits!, will be located in the lobby of the plaza building and will include 14 works of cut paper art that reflect city life. 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.

“Brady Sullivan is pleased to partner with the Institute of Art and Design at New England College in this community art exhibition project,” said Arthur Sullivan, co-owner of Brady Sullivan Properties. “We appreciate the value of having art displayed in both the workplace, and in residences, and are delighted to profile the talent of a local artist, especially the work of a local art college graduate, for the benefit of both our tenants and visitors to the Brady Sullivan Tower.”

Dr. Jim Murtha, Senior Vice President of Academic Alliances at New England College, commented, “Research shows that art in the workplace increases creativity, efficiency, and even productivity. Following the recent successful merger between New England College and the New Hampshire Institute of Art, we wanted to reach out to the local business community and highlight our commitment to being an engaged and active member of Manchester. We were pleased when Brady Sullivan agreed to host our first community art exhibition.” Additional art exhibitions are being planned with other local businesses and non-profit organizations in the near future.

“I was really honored that the Institute of Art and Design at New England College offered me the opportunity to display my art as part of this exhibition,” said Kane. “I have displayed my work both in galleries and in private collections, but this business venue offers me the opportunity to showcase my cut paper to a much wider audience. I am excited to share my passion for cut paper in this exhibition.”