October 11, 2007

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Local Color
Handmade furniture
By Heidi Masek hmasek@hippopress.com

• Paint performance: Rob Surette has been performing his “Amazing Hero Art” bit around the world and he’s bringing his 60-minute portrait speed-painting performance to Manchester, hosted by St. Anthony of Padua and St. Pius X parishes Sunday, Oct. 14, at 3 p.m. at the St. Anthony Community Center at 148 Belmont St. Surette has performed his super-fast painting of celebrities and other known figures on Good Morning America and other shows (amazingheroart.com). Tickets cost $10. Call 625-6409 or 622-6510.

• Choices, choices: Hollis painter Steve Previte launched a non-juried outdoor art show for his town last year that attracted 80 regional fine artists. About 90 artists from New England and New York are expected at the second annual Hollis Fine Art Festival Saturday, Oct. 13, and Sunday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Nichols Field on Depot Road. Peruse oils, acrylics, watercolor, pastel, graphics and photography and a few limited-edition prints. Prices range from $50 to $5,000, Previte said. Call 465-2647 for details.

• Manchester’s art advocate: Georgie Regan has been an art commissioner for the City of Manchester for ten years, chaired the group for eight, and was named “Mayor’s Assistant for the Arts” in 2004. On Tuesday, Oct. 2, Mayor Frank Guinta bestowed on her the additional title Honorary Chair of Manchester Arts Commission for her work with the arts community over several decades. Her efforts include initiating the Manchester Art Fund, which now has $47,000. She helped develop the “Art on the Wall at City Hall” gallery in 2003 and was a founding partner with Open Doors Manchester, which is in its seventh year.

• What wood can do: In October the New Hampshire Furniture Masters Association holds its main event of the year, a juried auction and showcase. The 20-member NHFMA was founded in 1995 to continue the state’s legacy of fine furniture-making. Some of its members’ work is in the Smithsonian, the Currier Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and other museums. Eighteen pieces have been chosen for this year’s auction, Sunday, Oct. 21, at Wentworth-by-the-Sea Hotel in New Castle. It’s an all-day affair. Head to the “Meet the Masters” preview at 3:30 p.m. At 4:30 p.m., there’s a gala reception and silent auction for smaller, often whimsical items. That event helps fund the Masters’ educational initiatives. (You, too, can learn the craft in their studio-based learning program. They also provide prison outreach.) The live auction follows. Tickets cost $75. See furnituremasters.org or call 898-0242.

• The end: ARTventures started off with a bang in May using an old mill smokestack as a giant screen for video art. It was billed as a collaborative public art series, urban revitalization project and citywide celebration of Lowell’s evolution from the Industrial Revolution to a Creative Revolution. ARTventures collaborated with schools, nonprofits and businesses but Revolving Museum was a major driver. The series closes with a “Grand Finale” Saturday, Oct. 13, from 7 to 10 p.m. at Revolving, 22 Shattuck St. in Lowell, Mass. The event includes a screening of a documentary about ARTventures by Matt Scott, fire twirling by Fire Hazard (they are worth the ticket), music, food and drink. Bid on art made by youth as well as nationally recognized artists. Proceeds benefit Revolving programs and neighborhood projects. Tickets cost $20 ($10 for Revolving members), at revolvingmuseum.org..



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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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08/10/2006 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
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
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04/06/2006 Meet Michael Toomey
03/30/2006 Art builds community ...
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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
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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