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Local Color
New exhibits; no April Art Walk.
By Heidi Masek hmasek@hippopress.com

• The rounds: It’s the beginning of the month. That means a whole slew of exhibit openings. In Manchester, meet Laurel Jamieson and Mary Walker at East Colony Fine Art Gallery on Saturday, April 5, from 4 to 7 pm. “It’s a Small World” involves Jamieson’s watercolor miniatures (www.laurelwjamieson.com) and Walker’s oils inspired by children who find wonder in the part of the world they can reach out and touch. The show runs through April 26 at 55 South Commercial St., 621-7400, www.eastcolony.com. Artist Leah Murphy and friends are selling paintings, sculpture and photographs Thursday, April 3, at 6 p.m. at Jewell and the Beanstalk, 793 Somerville St., Manchester, 624-3709, as a benefit inspired by Murphy’s nephew, a toddler suffering from a rare cancer. The Franco-American Centre opens a new show in its Beliveau Gallery, which depicts the French-Canadian emigration to the United States at the turn of the 20th century. The reception for “Partir Pour les États” is Thursday, April 3, at 5 p.m. and the exhibit runs through mid-August at 52 Concord St. This year is Quebec City’s 400th anniversary. And of course, there’s free admission to the Currier Museum of Art until April 5 in honor of its reopening. It closed for expansion in July 2006. Visit www.currier.org, call 669-6144 or see Hippo’s arts listings for special events. (The museum’s Kennard House administration offices is reportedly “just fine” after a vehicle collided with it March 27.)

Jin Rwei’s impressionist-style landscapes (www.jinrwei.com) are at the Nashua Public Library; meet her Saturday, April 5, between 2 and 4 p.m. at 2 Court St., 589-4610, www.nashualibrary.org.

Heading east, artstream studios and gallery celebrates its fifth anniversary Friday, April 4, from 5 to 8 p.m. by opening “At Home,” at 56 North Main St., Rochester. The show includes new ceramic sculptures from New Hampshire Arts Council Fellow for 2008, Megan Bogonovich; 14 new paintings by Manchester native Joseph Blajda; plus urban landscapes oils from Rebecca Litt. Bogonovich’s other work has been traveling from Art Miami’s “Fragiles” exhibition through Belgium and now Dubai. Call 330-0333 or see www.artstreamstudios.com.

• Learning: Emerging artist Kasey Ramirez comments on the work of internationally acclaimed artist Gunnar Norrman at the Rivier College Art Gallery Monday, April 7, at 2:30 p.m. Work by both artists is displayed there through April 11. Norrman’s career spanned more than 60 years until his death in 2005 at age 92. Works in pencil, charcoal, pastel, conte crayon, drypoint and lithography are at Memorial Hall at 435 South Main St. in Nashua; call 897-8276. Learn about one of America’s early artist colonies from Dr. James B. Atkinson, author of “Images of America: New Hampshire’s Cornish Colony.” He presents a talk called “New Hampshire, the Cornish Colony, and the American Experience,” Thursday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. at the Bedford Library. It’s free, co-sponsored by the Bedford Historical Society through a New Hampshire Humanities Council grant, at 3 Meetinghouse Road. Call, 472-2300 to sign up.

• Return of: Open Doors starts up again April 17. Four times a year, arts and cultural venues in downtown Manchester open Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m., and a free trolley is often provided between the locations, which usually include Manchester City Hall, MAA Gallery, Millyard Museum, SEE Science Center at 200 Bedford St., Art 3 Gallery, NH Institute of Art, Langer Place, East Colony Fine Arts Gallery, Franco American Centre and Manchester Community Access Media at 540 N. Commercial St.

See majestictheatre.net. The Nashua Art Walk, however, most likely won’t be quarterly this year as it has been for the past three, said City Arts Nashua’s Liz Racioppi. Downtown and Millyard galleries and studios opened on four Saturdays, often hosting music or other performance. Racioppi said they want to use available resources for a larger version of Art Walk in September. In the meantime, City Arts is collaborating with the City of Nashua, arts patron Meri Goyette, and the Andres Institute of Art sculpture park in Brookline on Nashua’s first international sculpture symposium in May. Racioppi said they hope to link related events with the sculptors’ work.

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Arts In Education Conference
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Art you can sit on (if you own it)
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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
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MAA Adds New Dimension To Gallery
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