Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Chester College Welcomes Painter Diane Ayott

Chester College of New England will welcome painter Diane Ayott to campus on Tuesday, October 28 as part of its 2008 Visiting Artists Symposium Lecture Series. She will give a free public lecture in the Wadleigh Library conference room at 2:30 p.m.

Ayott holds an MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and has exhibited extensively in New England, New York and abroad. Her work is included in a number of private, contemporary collections. Ayott, an associate professor at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA has had recent exhibitions include those at: the Kathryn Markel Fine Arts Gallery, NYC, OK Harris, NYC, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA, Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA, McCoy Gallery at Merrimack College in North Andover MA, Towne Art Gallery at Wheelock College in Boston, Danforth Museum in Framingham, MA, Hall Space Gallery, Boston and at the Women Made Gallery in Chicago. Ayott’s work can be viewed on her website and at Markel Fine Arts in NYC at

The Visiting Artists Symposium Lecture Series features guest speakers throughout the fall semester. Lectures are held at 2:30 on Tuesdays in the Wadleigh Library conference room. After the public session, the artists will be available to the students formally registered in the College's Visiting Artist Symposium (Course #IDS.301). The Fall 2008 series is coordinated by Darrell Matsumoto, Chair of the Department of Photography/Media Arts and Design.

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