April 12, 2007

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Local Color
Do you miss Jerry Garcia? See his artwork in Nashua
By Heidi Masek hmasek@hippopress.com

• Own your own Jerry Garcia: The Grateful Dead icon was also a painter. A national tour of his works, “Jerry Garcia/A Visual Journey,” stops at the Courtyard Marriott, 2200 Southwood Drive in Nashua, on Saturday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, April 15, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. brought to you by Image Makers Art with 96.5 FM The Mill. It features one of the largest collections of Garcia’s art assembled for public display, including signed lithographs, silk-screens and rare original watercolors. Garcia (1942-1995) attended the San Francisco Art Institute prior to his fame as a musician. His painting styles involve realism, surrealism and geometric abstraction. He began to produce much more after 1986 when he was recovering from a severe diabetic coma, according to Image Maker Art. All of the work in this national show came from that period between 1986 and his death. Image Maker Art of Philadelphia buys and sells visual artworks by musicians and actors. Admission is free, and the pieces are for sale. Call (610) 999-5880 or see imagemakersart.com.

• Wine and cheese: In Concord, Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden, 236 Hopkinton Road, is open for the season with “Social Commentary Dolls/Sculpture” by Mona Brooks, “Spring Paintings Exhibit” by gallery artists and “Silver Jewelry and Art Objects” by Joy Rankin. Meet the artists Friday, April 13, from 5 to 8 p.m. In Manchester, visit East Colony Fine Arts, 55 South Commercial St., to see Dale Tremblay Begley’s “For the Animals” pastels and oils Saturday, April 14, between 5 and 8 p.m. The event includes a silent auction to benefit the NH Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. At Saint Anselm College, see student work chosen for Juried ’07 Fine Arts at an opening Friday, April 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. Awards will be given at 7:30 p.m. at the Chapel Art Center. High school talent is on exhibit at the ninth annual Allstate Art Festival exhibit at the Currier Art Center Sunday, April 14, at 1:30 p.m. Nominated by their teachers, the students spend two days at the Currier Art Center working with professional artists from around the Northeast. The 63 juniors chosen come from 34 communities. The Currier normally receives 130 to 140 applications for about 60 spaces. An exhibit of their work runs April 16 through May 16 at Derryfield School Lyceum Gallery, with a reception for the artists on April 20, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., at 2108 River Road, Manchester.

Elsewhere, the Portsmouth gallery walk, Art ’Round Town, is April 13 from 5 to 8 p.m. See artroundtown.org for venues. The popular Sharon Arts Center, 30 Grove St. in Peterborough is holding a beginner open house April 14 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Take in a workshop there for $20 that day, or two for $35. Reserve space at 924-7256.

• To be precise: Zimmerman House, administered by the Currier Museum of Art, actually is not the only Frank Lloyd Wright-designed property in New England, as was reported in this space March 29. Rather, it is the only one open to the public.



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11/30/2006 No shortage of art sales
11/23/2006 A Granite State greeting
11/16/2006 Santa Claus hangs with artists
11/9/2006 Visual art meets poetry
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08/31/2006 An artistic endeavor
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08/10/2006 Obsession with the Isles of Shoals
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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
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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