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Local Color
Expressing the loss of a paper mill
By Heidi Masek hmasek@hippopress.com

• Wicked cool: If you are feeling the need to express yourself, get to Victory Park in Manchester on Saturday, July 14. A new network called Art Action has reserved the park from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with the help of MCAM, which graciously covered insurance costs. “Art Action: Temporary and Topical” is an open call with a theme of using art as an agent of social change. Put up a temporary sculptural installation, or get your voice heard regarding whatever contemporary issue you are working on. Painters, writers, poets, activists, performance artists — everyone’s welcome. Or just volunteer. Organizers are hoping for spontaneity in the artwork. However, they recommend that you check whatcanyousee.org to make sure what you are planning doesn’t violate park rules (use “user” and “artaction” to log in). Also, log in to schedule a performance slot.

• Wicked far north: The North Country is getting some arts attention. The Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire and the North Country Council are offering a series of workshops on grant-writing basics July 12, Aug. 9 and Sept. 20, at Rocks Estate in Bethlehem. Call 323-7302 or e-mail info@aannh.org to participate. The Arts Alliance is also seeking art from current and former Berlin residents for their “Now/ Then / When” exhibit. The work should relate to Berlin’s connection to the paper industry or deal with the current state of change in the city, along with the present-day issues Berlin faces. New media and conceptual or non-traditional work are encouraged. The deadline is July 18. The juried show will run from Aug. 24 through Sept. 8 at Heritage Park. E-mail nowthenwhen@gmail.com or see nowthenwhen.net for details.

• Winners: The Manchester Artists Association handed out awards to 18 artists at their annual “Art Affair in the Country” at the Harmony Center in Bedford June 10. The Rotary Club of Bedford donated a purchase prize of $500, awarded to Dee Lessard for “A Quiet Moment,” which will be placed in the Bedford Library art collection. Hollis painter Steve Previte took first place for an oil or acrylic, David Perkins took first for watercolor, and Robin Frisella took first for pastel. Bedford students received Certificate of Achievement Awards. MAA has more than 250 members. Visit manchester-artists.org.

• Photos and wine: Melissa Mannon took first place for photography at the MAA June 10 show, and her work is on display through July at The Wine Studio, 53 Hooksett Road in Manchester, 622-9463. Photographer Gleen Urquhart shares the exhibit, “Shadow and Light — Still Lifes.” The opening reception is July 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. While you are out, pass by art openings at MAA Gallery at 1528 Elm St. for their “Heatwaves” group show and East Colony Fine Art where Randy Knowles is “City2” paintings at 55 S. Commercial St. Those events run from 5 to 8 p.m.

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2/1/2007 DreamFarm Cafe's big show
1/25/2007 Built world
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1/4/2007 Nominate your favorite for Governor's Arts Awards
12/28/2006 Art in 2006 in southern New Hampshire
12/21/2006 Time to learn
12/14/2006 Frisella's new studio; sell art for animals; girls only time
12/07/2006 Stained glass, found objects and ornaments
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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09/07/2006 Bel Espirit, a happening of chance
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