Proctor Welcomes Artists and New Art Exhibits

Chris and Leah Reid, and Amy Fortier

Press release
New Hampshire landscape artist Chris Reid will exhibit her works at Proctor through May of 2023. Photo: Monadnock Press

Proctor Academy is excited to announce two new art exhibits on campus. Please join us in
welcoming Jaffrey, New Hampshire artists Chris Reid and Leah Reid’s multimedia exhibits in the Brown Dining Gallery, and Lebanon artist Amy Fortier’s Mandala collection in the Lovejoy Library.

Process, Image, Color and Sounding Landscapes – Bee Conservancy by Chris and Leah Reid
are now on exhibit in the Brown Dining Gallery through May, 2023.

Chris Reid is an internationally respected New Hampshire artist known for her landscapes and still-life paintings. Her work is noted for its intense color and masterful use of light. Art New England describes Reid’s work as “rich in color” and her landscapes have been praised for their “powerful abstract elements.”

Scan the QR code to view the video “Process, Image, Color” of Chris Reid, by daughter Leah Reid.

Leah Reid is a composer, sound artist, researcher, and educator whose works range from opera, chamber, and vocal music to acousmatic, electroacoustic works and interactive sound installations. She received her DMA and MA in music composition from Stanford University and is a winner of a 2022 Guggenheim Fellowship.

Sounding Landscapes – Bee Conservancy is a collaborative installation by mother and
daughter Chris and Leah Reid. The installation brings together visual and sonic artforms,
combining a painted landscape with an immersive soundscape composition. The work highlights pollinator gardens and the important creatures that live among us. 

Process, Image, Color is a video/painting installation by Chris and Leah that depicts Chris from sketch through finished work. The video footage was captured over the course of one week and illustrates Chris’ process, the beautiful landscape, and ample wildlife present in the Dublin, New Hampshire wetlands. 

The video is set to Maurice Ravel’s Quartet for Strings in F Major, M. 85: I. Allegro moderato. Très doux, performed by the Juilliard String Quartet. For information about the artists, please visit and

To see the video, scan the QR code.

In the Lovejoy Library, Amy Fortier’s vibrant collection of contemporary mandalas are on exhibit through the end of May. In this collection, curated and partially created specifically for Proctor Academy, you will find pieces inspired by multiple cultural traditions – Moroccan Zillij tilework, European Gothic architecture, Mehndi (henna) tattoos, and Celtic knotwork. 

Drawn to the repeating patterns, color combinations, and aesthetic beauty of both natural and manmade mandalas, Amy synthesizes these elements into her bold, unique paintings. For more, visit

Details for the closing art reception in April or May are to follow. For questions or to schedule a viewing time prior to the reception, please contact Proctor’s Art Curator, Molly Leith, at