Advocating for the arts; Zimmerman season ends soon
By Heidi Masek firstname.lastname@example.org
ē Dose of culture: Trying to impress the visiting relatives with Manchesterís array of cultural activities? Send the in-laws on the Zimmerman House tour. Itís the only example of residential design by architect Frank Lloyd Wright in New England open to the public. The tours leave from Currier Downtown, at 52 Hanover St. in Manchester, the Currier Museum of Artís outpost while its main building expands. Tours are available Friday, Nov. 23, at 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 24, at 11 and 12:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 25, at 2 p.m. Tours end for the season Dec. 16. Ticket prices range from $8 to $11. To reserve space, call 669-6144, ext. 108, or visit www.currier.org.
ē Painting memories of Europe: Barry Rumack attended The Brooklyn Museum Art School as a teenager but his focus switched to business and family. He also served in the Coast Guardís military aviation service before returning to art. In Manchester Rumack started studying with Lawrence Donovan at East Colony Fine Arts, and his oils, based on travels in Europe, are exhibited at The Wine Studio, 53 Hooksett Road in Manchester, 622-WINE, in November. He uses an impressionist, pastoral style.
ē Be heard: ArtsVoteNH is holding a presidential candidates forum where candidates can share their positions on supporting the arts, arts education and the creative economy on Thursday, Nov. 29, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Capitol Center for the Artsí Governorís Hall, 44 South Main St. in Concord. Robert Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts, is the keynote speaker. Other confirmed speakers include Mufi Hannemann, the Mayor of Honolulu and a member of the advisory board of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, New Hampshire cultural resources commissioner Van McLeod and Miss NH Rachel Barker, whose platform involves arts education. There will also be performances from local organizations. The event is free. RSVP to www.artsvote.org or call 703-4414. ArtsVoteNH is a program of New Hampshire Citizens for the Arts and Americans for the Arts Action Fund.
ē Money: Marilyn Ewer has joined the League of NH Craftsmen as a development director. She was the president of MKE Enterprises and worked with the League for the past two years through its marketing consulting firm. A recent $7,000 grant from the Corporate Fund helped fund the position. The League, which serves about 800 members, also received a $28,000, two-year operating grant awarded by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. The money will go toward goals such as developing education programs that include fine craft demonstrations and exhibitions, increasing membership and increasing marketing opportunities for juried members, said executive director Susie Lowe-Stockwell. The Arts Council also awarded the League (www.nhcrafts.org) a $10,000 Cultural Conservation Grant for its archive project. Cultural conservation grants are funded through the New Hampshire Moose License Plate program.