September 21, 2006

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Local Color
Getting recognition and recognizing nature
By Heidi Masek hmasek@hippopress.com

• Hidden talents: Manchester’s city employees were invited to enter their off-time artwork into a City of Manchester/National Arts Program competition this summer. Incentives were cash prizes from the National Arts Program Foundation, art scholarships by Currier Gallery of Art, E.W. Poore and New Hampshire Institute of Art and gift certificates from area businesses. Manchester’s Hillside Middle School teacher Marguerite A. Moore took People’s Choice award for her oil, “View from the Shore” and her work will hang at the Manchester City Library through Nov. 30. City staff art was shown at City Hall gallery in August. That space is now hosting Kathy Tangney’s watercolors on wood. Meet her Thursday, Sept. 28, from 5 to 8 p.m. during Manchester’s Open Doors free arts trolley tour, for which City Hall is a stop.

• Out by the farms: Check out “Nature Untouched,” a photo exhibit Sept. 23, 24, 30 and Oct. 1, from noon to 5 p.m. at Maple Hill Farm during Beaver Brook’s Fall Festival. “Nature Untouched” features Dan Brown of Hudson, who renders images in sharp detail. Plus, there’s cool stuff like live animals and live music. Beaver Brook is at 117 Ridge Road, Hollis, 465-7787, beaverbrook.org.

Following that up is the Hollis Fine Art Festival, first annual, Saturday, Oct. 14, at Nichols Field in Hollis, featuring 75 artists from New England and New York in several media.

• Names noted: Lots of area folks were recognized by the League of NH Craftsmen at the League’s Annual Craftsmen’s Fair in Newbury in August. The Blackstone Volunteer Recognition Award went to Cynthia H. Hunt of Concord for support to craftspeople and craft education and helping raise $60,000 in grant money. Living with Craft awards went to Sharon Dugan of Sanbornton for her “Pueblo Tapestry” basket, Wayne Marcoux of Manchester for a curly maple and bocote table, Tom McLaughlin and Jane Balshaw of Canterbury for “Signature Side Chairs,” Judith Copeland of Manchester for her “Snow Day” glass tray and Patricia Palson of Contoocook for “Coco Loco” ensemble. Craftwear awards went to Tom McGurrin of Sanbornton for “Quilted Cuff Bracelet,” Beth Lux of Bow for a child’s dress and bonnet and Christine Nordlund of Hillsborough.

• Keeping the past: New Hampshire State Council on the Arts awarded $8,000 for preserving Zimmerman House textiles to the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester. The home is the only residence in New England designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright and open to the public.



09/14/2006 Local color
09/07/2006 Bel Espirit, a happening of chance
08/31/2006 An artistic endeavor
08/24/2006 The almost-all architecture edition
08/17/2006 Half century of creativity
08/10/2006 Obsession with the Isles of Shoals
08/03/2006 See the precise craft of carving with a chainsaw
07/20/2006 For museums or your living room
07/13/2006 Making their mark
07/06/2006 Sense of place
06/29/2006 New ground
06/22/2006 MAA honors scholars an artists of the year
06/15/2006 Galleries open doors
06/08/2006 It's sticky up here
06/01/2006 Mural for MCAM
05/25/2006 Scenes from the air
05/18/2006 Vanguardians sit down
05/11/2006 Public masterpiece
05/04/2006 Art helps kids at MAA show
04/27/2006 In-house artists on display
04/20/2006 No Pinocchio here
04/13/2006 School's out art's in
04/06/2006 Meet Michael Toomey
03/30/2006 Art builds community ...
03/23/2006 From Celtic design to Ayn Rand
03/16/2006 Got Cow?
03/09/2006 A creative view of China
03/02/2006 Monastery Arts open new show
02/23/2006 Love and art in one location
02/16/2006 Job loss leads to artistic success
02/09/2006 Art in the key of Adam and Eve
02/02/2006 Art to make you think
01/26/2006 New York artists to show at Derryfiled School
01/19/2006 A new age of artwork
01/12/2006 Photography buffs unite
01/05/2006 Jeweler teaches her trade
Alison Williams
All together now
A forest through the trees
A light in the dark
An event for artists, by artists
Anne Dufresne
Armand Szainer: never forget
Art group picks artist of the year
Art In The Park
Art in the Park sees attendance dip
Arts In Education Conference
Art like Crayons for grown-ups
Art you can sit on (if you own it)
Better Living Through Artistry
Capturing history with a panaramic view
Ceramic Biennial
Currier Kicks Off 2005 With NHSS Show
Die fotografieren
Doug Mendoza: Body Artist
Enjoying the Open Doors Trolley Tour
East Colony Fine Art has gone jazz
Equal Arts Opportunities
Exploring purgatory and paradise
Expressions coming from within
Fighting cancer with creativity
Free food, free music and plenty of art
Harry Umen: New Work

Head of the class
Heating up the canvas
Inside the artist’s studio
It’s art, and it’s even practical!
James Aponovich

James Chase
Jan De Bray
Local Artist, Global Message
Lollipops and Hand Grenades
MAA Adds New Dimension To Gallery
MAA Gallery Mixes It Up
Making Book With Children
Manchester Art In 2004
Morgan's "Danse" Comes To Manch
Morin Avoid Typecasting
NHIA chalks it up to May 14
Open Doors Manchester Returns
Open Doors Trolley Tour, The Winter Version
Looking for a crowd? Just add art
McGowan Fine Art Turns 25
Nita Leger Casey
Patti Matthis
Saint Anselm Favorite Returns
Searching for the extraordinary
Small Town Art Hits The Big City
Spirit Of The Holidays Exhibit
Step into the Art Pad at Langer Place
Stride and ride
Tagging goes to wall, gets legit
The art and craft of Glendi
The art of signs to art and stuff
The Art Of The Qashquai

The Return Of The Art Trolley Tour
The Ubiquitous Ann Domingue
Two-continent painting exhibit opens
Using nature as a canvas
Waxwork
Women's Art Group Marks 10th Year
Wyeth Works Return To The Currier