On exhibit: Ties between painter and poet

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Amy Griffin - The Times Union

How does a writer choose words for a poem? How does a painter select color and form? What, in effect, informs a work of art?

These are among the questions raised in the new Mandeville Gallery exhibit, “Connections: Exploring the Ties Between Poet Jim McCord and Painter Bruce McColl,” which runs through Oct. 28.

The two men – McCord is professor emeritus of English, and McColl, director of the Currier Museum Art Center in Manchester, N.H. – met more than a decade ago at the Vermont Studio Center. They spent hours discussing each other’s work, sparking a friendship that would influence both the form and content of their respective artistic endeavors.

To read more about the exhibit in the Times Union, click here.