PORTSMOUTH, NH —The law firm of McLane, Graf, and Raulerson & Middleton Professional Association is pleased to host an exhibition of the latest works by local Portsmouth artist, Francine Horvath. The exhibition will take place February 1 through the month of March between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the firm’s offices at Ten Pleasant Street in Portsmouth (above Me & Ollie’s Cafe in Market Square). There will be a special reception at that location Thursday, February 5 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. where attendees will have an opportunity to meet the artist and enjoy refreshments.
The exhibit, Pieces Of A Whole, symbolizes society by depicting people as pieces put together to become a whole person. “It takes many different colors, abilities and shapes to become a “whole society,” explains Ms. Horvath. “I fragment my art because as in society, no one piece should be more important than another. When pieces come together to make a “whole,” it is then we realize just how much power there is in just one piece.”
Ms. Horvath is a self-taught artist whose work is inspired by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Georgia O’Keefe, local artist and friend/mentor, Richard Haynes, and recently discovered an artistic connection to Russian born artist Anatole Krasnyansky. She began painting murals while living in California. There the U.S. Air Force commissioned her to paint several murals for one of their Child Development Centers. Her preferred subject matter is undersea life, whimsical flower gardens, ceilings of sky, and favorite storybook characters. Ms. Horvath, who resides in Portsmouth with her husband and two daughters, continues to paint murals for individuals and businesses.
Since its inception in 1919, the McLane Law Firm has been an active supporter of the visual and performing arts in New Hampshire. Hosting cultural exhibits such as this is the firm’s way of demonstrating its commitment to the Seacoast’s artistic community. For more information on this exciting and unique exhibit, contact Jean Hurlbut at 603-436-2818.