November 15, 2007


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Local Color
Images, past and present
By Heidi Masek

• New name: New Hampshire Institute of Art has renamed its library. John Teti donated 2,000 rare photography books valued at more than $1 million, which he spent nine years collecting, to NHIA in May. The college threw a big party to dedicate the fine arts library and special collections as the Teti Library on Thursday, Oct. 25. At the dedication, Teti was given a commendation from Gov. Lynch, a proclamation from Mayor Guinta and a letter of thanks from Sen. Sununu. Grant Romer, conservator at the George Eastman House, spoke. The collection should be a draw to the city and school for photographers and scholars. Teti, with help from rare book dealer Andrew Cahan, searched for influential books that show the evolution of the genre. Until the 1970s, photographers struggled to have their work recognized as fine art and books were the main way to make a living through photography. So if you want to see what Alfred Stieglitz published in Camera Work in 1903, visit Fuller Hall at 156 Hanover St. in Manchester. As with most special collections, call for an appointment: 836-2532.

• Cross-media: “Richard Metzgar walkingposters: An Investigation on Urbanism” at UMass-Lowell addresses urbanism as a primary space for cultural experimentation. Metzgar’s exhibit includes digital prints, digital maps on vinyl, along with audio/visual components. “Through interventions I test and invent mediators through which to understand public space. Driven by a series of ongoing algorithmic walks undertaken individually and with collaborators, I have sought to capture human and nonhuman forces at work with photography, video, audio, and physical collections of the nonhuman (e.g., the marginal — scrubs of plant life, paper/plastic/metal/rubber detritus, cigarette butts and the like),” Metzger said. See more of his work at The University Gallery is at 71 Wilder St., Lowell, Mass., (978) 934-3491, and open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment.

• Self-promotion: For artists trying to figure out the business end of the profession, free help is available. New Hampshire’s Council on the Arts offers “Autumn Artist Entrepreneurial Workshops” at their office at 2˝ Beacon St. in Concord. Learn about “Creating Digital Portfolios,” Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 3 to 5 p.m. Some galleries, museums and competitions only accept portfolios digitally now, according to the Arts Council. Their last session is “Pricing Your Work: For What It’s (You’re) Worth,” Tuesday, Dec. 18. Register at least two days early by calling 271-2789. Space is limited to 25 professional artists.

• Best of: Vote for your favorite photo at the Massabesic Audubon Center, 26 Audubon Way in Auburn, 668-2045. They are displaying 54 winning entries to their first “Wild New Hampshire Photography Contest” through Dec. 15. “Best in Show” and “People’s Choice” will be announced at a reception Saturday, Nov. 17, from 2:30 to 4 p.m.

• The end: Nashua and Manchester finish their quarterly series of downtown art and cultural open houses at the end of November. Open Doors Manchester’s last installment is Thursday, Nov. 29, from 5 to 8 p.m. They offer a free trolley between venues. They’ve already chosen dates for 2008: April 17, June 26, Sept. 18 and Nov. 20. See Art Walk Nashua closes for the year with an open studios event Saturday, Nov. 24, starting at 1 p.m. It precedes downtown Nashua’s Winter Holiday Stroll (, 883-5700), which runs from 5 to 10 p.m. See or call 883-3260 for Art Walk maps.

11/8/2007 Back in time at a Concord mansion

11/1/2007 Governor honors artists with art
10/25/2007 Spatial Matters
10/18/2007 Perfecting a craft
10/11/2007 Handmade furniture
10/04/2007 Capturing nature on canvas and by camera
9/27/2007 Local color
9/20/2007 Nashua, in the abstract
9/13/2007 Local Color
9/6/2007 Looking at the world
8/30/2007 Art in the fresh air
8/23/2007 Berlin pride
8/16/2007 Finding money
8/9/2007 Park of arts
8/2/2007 New Hampshire treasure honored again
7/26/2007 Taking care of wood
7/19/2007 Local Color
7/12/2007 Local Color
7/5/2007 Local Color
6/28/2007 Local Color
6/21/2007 The great outdoors
6/14/2007 Play per day
6/7/2007 Goodbye, gallery
5/31/2007 Impressions
5/24/2007 Local color
5/17/2007 Stieglitz in Manchester
5/10/2007 They're artists and they vote
5/3/2007 Lowell is the canvas for a summer of art
4/26/2007 Local color
4/19/2007 Local color
4/12/2007 Local color
4/5/2007 A Saint paul student returns to show recent work
3/29/2007 Local color
3/22/2007 Compassionate cause
3/15/2007 Local color
3/8/2007 Making money
3/1/2007 Local Color
2/22/2007 Local Color
2/15/2007 Local Color
2/8/2007 Local Color
2/1/2007 DreamFarm Cafe's big show
1/25/2007 Built world
1/18/2007 Expressions of character
1/11/2007 Best practices
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
11/2/2006 Local Color
10/26/2006 Local Color
10/19/2006 Local Color
10/12/2006 Almost 80 artists in Hollis ...
10/05/2006 Fine art in a field
09/28/2006 Local Color
09/21/2006 Local Color
09/14/2006 Local color
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