January 4, 2007

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Local color
Nominate your favorite for Governor’s Arts Awards
By Heidi Masek hmasek@hippopress.com

Flowers to match: The “Art in Bloom” fine art exhibit at Anderson-Soule Gallery, 2 Capital Plaza, Concord, 228-3800, runs through Feb. 2. However, the floral-inspired works are a prelude to a more fleeting display—Concord Garden Club’s floral design exhibit Jan. 25 through Jan. 27. Seven professionals will create arrangements inspired by the artwork of printmaker Christine Destrempes, oil painters Charlie Goodwin, Tracy Helgeson, Deb Kinson, Michael Roundy and Sydney Bella Sparrow and Keong Kim, whose Braille-inspired wall hangings incorporate metal and stone.

Similar vision: “Shared Sensibilities—Watercolors, Pastels, and Oils” runs through Jan. 29 at the PCA Gallery, 10 Lincoln St., Westford, Mass., (978) 692-6333. A reception is Sunday, Jan. 7, from 3 to 5 p.m. with artists Kevin Daley, Jeanne Failler and Margo Kelley. Daley’s oils and acrylics capture his passion for coastal Maine and his response to the light and form of cities. Fallier’s landscapes record her travels. Kelley has established herself as a portraitist of animals and a painter of gardens and seascapes.

Female perspective: Women are the topic of “Art Bites,” the monthly lunchtime talk at Currier Downtown, 52 Hanover St., Manchester, 668-0256, Thursday, Jan. 4, at 12:30 p.m. “Speaking of Women” will explore the lives and styles of women artists as well as how artists have depicted the female subject. The talk is free but bring your own lunch.

Banking on art: Hampshire First Bank, Inc., a state-chartered commercial bank, is using 221 Main St., Nashua lobby as gallery space. Artists Bea Jilette, Monique Sakellarios, Tom Gill, Marilene Sawaf, Igor Muslinov, Jocelyn Molleur, Marie Corcoran, Paula Super, Coleen Legere, Bob Huntly and Sarah Roche are currently featured.The bank expects to rotate artwork every two months. Cathy Kert of Beckonings interior decorating firm is coordinating displays. 

Governor’s choice: The call is out for nominations for the 2007 Governor’s Arts Awards. These honors are only awarded every two years and recognize contributions to excellence, growth, support and availability of arts in the state. The Lotte Jacobi Living Treasure Award recognizes a professional New Hampshire artist’s lifetime achievement. Other awards are given for folk heritage, individual arts patronage, distinguished arts leadership, arts education, community spirit and cultural access leadership. Governor John Lynch will announce the recipients of the Governor’s Arts Awards in October 2007. The deadline to nominate is April 20 and further description of awards and the nomination form are at nh.gov/nharts.



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05/04/2006 Art helps kids at MAA show
04/27/2006 In-house artists on display
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03/02/2006 Monastery Arts open new show
02/23/2006 Love and art in one location
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02/09/2006 Art in the key of Adam and Eve
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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