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Local Color
New exhibits open from Jaffrey to Concord
By Heidi Masek

• Cheers: The Paint America ( board of directors juried Elaine Farmer of Londonderry ( into the 2007 Paint the Parks National Competition. “Mt. Bernard, Acadia” received recognition for outstanding quality and depiction of America’s National Parks. Farmer exhibits the painting at the East Colony Art Gallery, 55 South Commercial St. in Manchester, Tuesday, Sept. 25, through Saturday, Oct. 27. There’s a reception Friday, Oct. 5, from 5 to 8 p.m.

• Putting it back together: When the folks at the Currier Museum of Art start moving their collection back in after their building expansion finishes this spring, they will have a little help. They’ve received a $150,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation of New York to reinterpret and reinstall the Currier’s American art. The Manchester museum holds major works by celebrated American artists including John Singleton Copley, Albert Bierstadt, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Edmund Tarbell, Edward Hopper and Alexander Calder. The Foundation also supported making images of and information about the Currier’s American collection accessible online. You can see more than 11,000 objects at Luce was co-founder and editor-in-chief of Time Inc.

• Wine and cheese: The League of NH Craftsmen continues its year-long 75th birthday celebration with “The Later Years, Pieces from the Permanent Collection, 1960s-2007.” The exhibit at Gallery 205 showcases how fine craft like basketry, glass, furniture and pottery has evolved since the League’s early years. Stop by their show opening Friday, Sept. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. at 205 N. Main St. in Concord, 224-3375. The exhibit runs through Dec. 7. In Nashua, a special exhibit of “American Abstract Expressionism” opens at Hampshire First Bank, at 221 Main St., 324-1063, with an event Sept. 28 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Listen to readings of Jack Kerouac’s work and jazz from Kerouac’s era including Charlie Parker. In Brookline, meet sculptors from Switzerland, Belgium, Japan and the U.S. at the opening bash for Andres Institutes’ annual International Sculpture Symposium, Sunday, Sept. 30, from 3 to 5 p.m. with live music at Daniels Academy-Brookline Town Hall, at Main and Bond streets. The four will create outdoor pieces through Oct. 21 for the ski-hill-turned-sculpture park at 98 Route 13,, 673-8441. In Milford, the New Hampshire Antique Co-op at 323 Elm St., 673-8499, opens their exhibit of Dennis Sheehan’s oils with a reception for him Sept. 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. Sheehan has a studio in Manchester’s Langer Place, and his atmospheric landscapes and portraits are in collections throughout the country, including the White House. The Antique Co-op features Sheehan through Dec. 31 and his work is also at the Whistler House Museum of Art in Lowell, Mass. (, through Oct. 31. The Pastel Society of New Hampshire, founded in 2006, is opening its “Second Annual Members Show” at the Jaffrey Civic Center at 40 Main St., 532-6527, with a reception Friday, Sept. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. The show runs through Oct. 27. Barbara F. Willis, a Master Pastelist in The Pastel Society of America, juries.

• Local return: Greg Morneau of Manchester said he and his family moved to Tennessee to take advantage of the lower cost of living. He’s shown work in Nashville, but you can see his earthy, whimsical acrylics, “Playing With Happiness,” at the Rey Center in Waterville Valley. The exhibit opens with a reception Friday, Sept. 28, at 7:30 p.m., and runs through Oct. 21 at 37 Village Road,, 236-3308.

• Learn something: Find out about Robert Rossel’s latest ceramic mural works when he gives a free talk Monday, Oct. 1, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Currier Art Center, 180 Pearl St. in Manchester. Rossel was the Currier’s Open Studio 2007 Artist in Residence. Teens work with a professional artist in this Art Center program.

• Sell your wares: Amethyst Wyldfyre is working on FIREFest again, “A Celebration of the Visual, Performing, Culinary and Healing Arts.” Artists and artisans can buy a 10’-by-10’ vendor space for $100 for the Sunday, Oct. 7, event on East Pearl Street in Nashua. Download the application at or call 594-2744.

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