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Local Color
By Heidi Masek

• Getting spiritual: Father Roger Croteau has been painting for decades, and he’s now showing his unique work at the Hatfield Gallery, 55 South Commercial St., Manchester, 627-7560, from Friday, Sept. 29, through October. The claim is that his miniature oil sprays, when enlarged as prints, reveal “spectacular dimensions and images,” which Father Croteau calls “syncrecity.” Born in Lawrence, Mass., the parish priest has been a prison chaplain as well as a portrait artist. Meet him at Hatfield Gallery Sept. 29, from 6 to 9 p.m.

• More trolley stuff: Art 3 Gallery is celebrating its 25th anniversary in Manchester with “Celebration,” an exhibit of new works from gallery artists through Nov. 3. Meet the artists during the Open Doors Trolley Tour, Thursday, Sept. 28, from 5 to 8 p.m. Call 668-6650 or see The Manchester Artists Association Gallery will present “Indian Summer” through Oct. 28 with an Open Doors reception as well. Some of the work is available by silent auction to raise funds for the Manchester Historic Association. A free trolley will visit several art venues, including City Hall, that evening.

Speaking of Manch art, see former City of Manchester Art Commissioner Althea Harpulos’ photography at Majestic Theatre through the end of September.

• Learn something: Hans Hofmann and the New York School are the topics of a lecture on “Being Modern” from Bruce McColl, director of the Currier Art Center, Thursday, Oct. 5, from 6 to 7 p.m. This lecture starts off a free series at the Currier Art Center. “Being Modern” covers Hofmann’s influence on American Modernism from the 1920s on. At 12:30 p.m. that day bring your lunch to Currier Downtown, on Hanover Street, for a presentation about the architecture and ongoing expansion of the Currier Museum of Art, part of the free Art Bites lunch series from the Currier. On Wednesday, Oct. 4, Currier Downtown Family Wednesdays are in full swing, with time to draw or paint with your children or grandchildren from 3 to 5 p.m.

• Keep commenting: The call is out to Manchester in general to offer ideas for an 80-foot-by-15-foot mural at the corner of Elm and Mechanic streets in Manchester. Artists can take part in roundtables about the project at The Monastery Artists Collective on 21 West Auburn St., Manchester. Visit to get connected or e-mail Jaime Grady at Also at Monastery Artists Collective Gallery, a David Hatch solo exhibit will offer a retrospective of his work, sound performance, poetry and music starting at 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30.

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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
Women's Art Group Marks 10th Year
Wyeth Works Return To The Currier