The Dehn Foundation Visiting Artists Series at Manchester Community College began in 2007 to provide students and the area’s community with direct exposure to an outstanding variety of culturally diverse, well-known practicing visual artists from all over the region. Each year several artists visit the college for a day and present a lecture about their work to the general public and conduct workshops and seminars specifically for students and alumni. Some of the visiting artists exhibit concurrently in the Hans Weiss Newspace Gallery. The Dehn Foundation Visiting Artist Series is made possible by generous funding from the Dehn Foundation.
The Dehn Foundation was established by Virginia Dehn to promote the arts and is now administered by Virginia’s niece and nephews – Derick Lowe, Ginny Lowe Connors and Andrew Lowe. Their father, Frederick W. Lowe, Jr., served as Manchester Community College’s first president, when the college was founded nearly fifty years ago. Virginia Engleman Dehn grew up in Hamden, Connecticut, and studied art in Missouri and New York City, where she met renowned lithographer and watercolorist Adolf Dehn. As husband and wife, the two artists worked side by side for many years, part of a group of artists who influenced the history of 20th century American art.
Visit the archive pages to learn about the artists who have participated in the Dehn Foundation Visiting Artists Series.
For more information, please contact:
Daniel Long, Professor
Visual Fine Arts Program