November 30, 2006

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Local color
There’s no shortage of art sales for holiday shoppers
By Heidi Masek hmasek@hippopress.com

• ’Tis the season: East Colony Fine Arts hosts a holiday open house with original art, prints and cards for all seasons Saturday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 3, from noon to 4 p.m. at Langer Place, 55 South Commercial St., Manchester. They also have a new “New Hampshire Wall” to check out. The Art Pad is also hosting a holiday open house at Langer Place on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 3, from noon to 5 p.m. Art Pad will be opening “Womanly Ways: paint, palette and passion,” Saturday, Dec. 2, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., as well. The show includes work from Jeanne Lachance, Judy Mclean, Diane Minuti, Mary Graham, Mary Beurgin, Claudette Gammon, Charlotte Thibault and Adrienne Silversmith. Jewelers Donna Jackson, Lisa Becker and Adrienne Silversmith will also take part.

A holiday artisan gala at Pine Hill Waldorf School, Abbot Hill Road, Wilton, is for the adults, and happens Friday, Dec. 1, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. It features live music by Eve Kodiak and a dessert café. Call 654-6003 or visit pinehill.org.

Deerfield artists will hold an open studio tour and art sale Saturday, Dec. 2, and Sunday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. See custom furniture by William Doub, pottery by Don Williams and Melissa Zych, wooden bowls by Greg Doane, beaded jewelry by Judith Bush, photographs by Richard Moore, paintings and more. Visit the Deerfield Arts Tour web page at 1stockart.com or call Bead Bush Studio, 463-7683.

• Young talent: Take your kids or grandkids to the Currier Downtown for their holiday arts and crafts projects during Family Wednesdays children’s art activities from 3 to 5 p.m. Kids create art about their favorite winter activities Dec. 6, make holiday ornaments or gifts Dec. 13 and origami Dec. 20. Children can make a picture frame Dec. 27 from 1 to 4 p.m. during vacation week. Those programs are free, as is Art Bites, a lunchtime presentation for adults. Art Bites focuses on European and American Impressionism Thursday, Dec. 7, 12:30 p.m.

Open Studio, a tuition-free art program for teens at the Currier Art Center, will showcase work produced under artist-in-residence Christina Pitsch, chair of the art department at Chester College, on Thursday, Dec. 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Currier Downtown. Students this fall are learning to work three-dimensionally using found objects. Proceeds from exhibit sales support the program. The Currier Downtown is the Currier Museum of Art’s presence while it is closed for expansion, and is located at 52 Hanover St., Manchester. Call 668-0256 for more information.



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Arts In Education Conference
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Capturing history with a panaramic view
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Doug Mendoza: Body Artist
Enjoying the Open Doors Trolley Tour
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Exploring purgatory and paradise
Expressions coming from within
Fighting cancer with creativity
Free food, free music and plenty of art
Harry Umen: New Work

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Lollipops and Hand Grenades
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Making Book With Children
Manchester Art In 2004
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Spirit Of The Holidays Exhibit
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The art and craft of Glendi
The art of signs to art and stuff
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The Ubiquitous Ann Domingue
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Using nature as a canvas
Waxwork
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