New art for November; art that needs your help
By Heidi Masek email@example.com
• Recognition: Monique Sakellarios’ painting “Ephemeral” will be displayed at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Okla., in the “American Art in Miniature 2006” exhibit through Nov. 5. Sakellarios is a local impressionist painter who owns Maison de l’Art in Nashua.
• Bid for art: Manchester Artists Association members will have work available at the Manchester Historical Society’s annual gala fundraiser masquerade ball, “HOWL at the Moon,” Friday, Oct. 27, at The Event Center at C. R. Sparks, Bedford. The artwork is part of the silent auction and includes oils, pastel, watercolors, acrylic, stained glass, print and photography.
• Support needed: The Artist Avenue Teen Arts Center needs local business and corporate sponsorships to support its programs. The space provides art supplies and a safe setting for teens ages 14 to 20 at Langer Place Mill, 55 S. Commercial St., Manchester. This is a project of FOR MANCHESTER, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, so donations are tax-deductible. Call Artist Avenue Director Christine Hayward at 264-7633 or FM President Stephen Abbott at 785-7796 to learn how to help.
Monastery Artist Collective is trying to raise the dough to keep its gallery open. Check out the Collective’s Halloween art show and costume ball Saturday, Oct. 28, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at 21 W. Auburn St., Manchester, monasteryartists.org. This party will have “performance, paintings, sculpture, glass, video exhibition, spoken word, dancing, musical acts, DJs, tricks, and treats.” Bring some cash. The not-for-profit organization brings several community events to its space and relies on donations to help run the events and keep the gallery.
• Coming up: After several months of puppets, The Revolving Museum will open a new show called “Race, Class, Gender ? Character” Saturday, Nov. 4, from 7 to 10 p.m. It’s a portion of the American Visionary Art Museum’s “groundbreaking, internationally acclaimed” exhibit and will be in the Lowell, Mass., museum’s main gallery through Feb. 4, 2007.
• To be continued: Hollis painter Stephen Previte, organizer of the first annual Hollis Fine Art Festival, had enough success that a second annual show has been scheduled for Oct. 13 and 14, 2007.
• Interesting figure: A new take on painting figures is a six-week non-instructional session with a master martial artist as the model. The classes are Fridays from 7 to 10 p.m. and Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. at 89 Ford Eddy Road, Concord. The cost is $125 for the session or $25 per class. Call 568-6949 or visit AlphaTaeKwonDo.com/art.