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Local Color
The almost all-architecture edition
By Heidi Masek

• A grand impact on the built world: See a screening of Sketches of Frank Gehry, and listen to a panel of architects talk about the new Sydney Pollock documentary and discuss the film hosted by the Currier Gallery of Art’s Frank Lloyd Wright Zimmerman House, Northeast Cultural Coop ( and the Keene State College Film Department Friday, Sept. 1, at 7 p.m. at the Redfern Arts Center at Keene State. The panel is organized by the Northeast Cultural Coop and the American Institute of Architects New Hampshire (AIANH) with associate producer of the documentary Brainerd I. Taylor introducing and discussing it. The film covers Gehry’s process of turning abstract drawings into buildings from a hay barn to the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.

• MacDowell’s new medallist: The Edward MacDowell Medal in 2006 went to acclaimed writer Alice Munro, the 47th recipient of the honor. The medal is presented annually by the famed MacDowell Colony, an artist residency program based in Peterborough since 1907, to an “individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the arts.” Joan Didion, Georgia O’Keeffe, I.M. Pei and Merce Cunningham are past recipients. Medal Day was Sunday, Aug. 13, with a rare open studios event for the public. Munro was named one of Time’s 100 most influential people in 2005 and has published 10 collections of short stories including The Beggar Maid, Open Secrets and Runaway.

• Museum outpost: Currier Downtown, 52 Hanover St., Manchester, is now open with a grand opening celebration planned for Thursday, Sept. 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. The space is being used to house the Currier Museum’s gift shop, membership information, public programs and a Currier Art Center gallery while the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester is closed for expansion. Tours of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Zimmerman House depart from there.

So far, Currier Downtown’s schedule includes children’s art activities on Family Wednesdays, starting Sept. 13 from 3 to 5 p.m. Bring your lunch or takeout to “Art Bites: A Work of Kindred Spirits—Frank Lloyd Wright’s Zimmerman House” Thursday, Sept. 7, at 12:30 p.m. to see a slide show about the Usonian design of the house by its administrator.

• Second time’s the charm: The Sidewalk Artfest that was canceled due to rain in the spring will take place in Victory Park, Manchester, Saturday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., hosted by the New Hampshire Institute of Art, now that their students have returned.

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