May 1, 2008

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Local color
Art for Mother’s Day
By Heidi Masek hmasek@hippopress.com

• Mother’s Day shopping: If you are passing through the Lowell, Mass., area and need a gift for mom, stop at Western Avenue Studios, 122 Western Ave. You can find 160 working artists there during their Spring Fling Art Extravaganza, Saturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 4, from noon to 5 p.m. The complex has grown from one floor of studios to four where you can find jewelry, fabric art and paintings or enlist help from a photo studio for a family portrait (there are lots of great photo studios closer to home too — see the art venue list in the Hippo). See www.westernavenuestudios.com or call (978) 453-1992. If you are heading toward the Seacoast, stop at Exeter Fine Crafts and meet Pearsall and Son Goldsmiths. John and his wife Susan, of Northfield, have been creating gold and sterling silver jewelry for 35 years. John went to Dartmouth College before heading to the University of Paris for post-grad work. After stints at teaching and as a stained glass craftsman, he was hired by a friend, James Russell, as a silversmith-jeweler. John’s father and son were both business members. Their work is featured at Exeter Fine Crafts, 61 Water St. in Exeter in May, and they will be there to talk about the collection Saturday, May 3, from noon to 3 p.m. Call 778-8282.

• How it’s made: About a dozen artists and some art students will be at work at venues in Londonderry for Art in Action on Saturday, May 3, and Sunday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Londonderry Arts Council presents the show, with fine artists from Londonderry, Derry and Windham. At the Grange Hall No. 44 at 260 Mammoth Road, Patti Crowley, Corinne Dodge, Lili Mayer, Geoff Gual, Judy Krassowski, Susan Monty, Barbara Scott, Ingeborg Seaboyer and John Sweeney will be working and selling art. Nutfield Sessions musicians (www.nutfieldsessions.org) perform there from noon to 3 p.m. both days.

Ginny Barrett-Leach and her students will be at the Londonderry Leach Library, 278 Mammoth Road, on Saturday, where work by Mary Burke is also featured. Elaine Farmer Art Studio, at 106 Chase Road, will show student work and Farmer will be demonstrating techniques (www.elainefarmer.com, 432-2447). Mimi Johnson leads an Art-a-Thon at Londonderry High School, 268 Mammoth Road, Saturday. See www.LondonderryCulture.org or call 432-2447.

• New at MAA: The Manchester Artists Association Gallery’s new group show is called “Open Windows” in honor of the season. Sharon Allen, Ann Bourque, Mary Crump, Judy Gelinas, Judy Hynes, Sandra Keller, Aline Lotter, Judy Palfry, William Earnshaw and Cal Smith display there through June 21, at 1528 Elm St., in the Carol Rines Building in Manchester. A reception is Thursday, May 8, from 5 to 8 p.m. Call 785-6437 or see www.manchester-artists.org/gallery/.

• Smart kids: The Allstate Art Festival, launched in 1999, brings serious young artists together to work with professional artists. Art educators can each nominate two high school juniors. The Currier Museum of Art receives about 135 nominees annually, who show work to and are interviewed by Currier staff or volunteer art educators. This year, 63 students were chosen to participate.

See the outcome of their two days of work together, Saturday, May 3, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Slides of work will be shown at 3 p.m., and a closing ceremony is at 3:30 p.m. in the museum’s winter garden. An alumni reception will be held at the same time in the Marisol Studio. Professional artists from New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont include Denise Dumas, Christine Destrempes, Ann Laroche, Richard Gombar, Tasha Marie Cough, printmaker Liam Sullivan, installation artist Chris Nelson, photographer Linda Kay Ost, Jim Quinn and architect Karolina Kawiaka.

New Hampshire Art Educators’ Association and the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts coordinate with the Currier. Call 669-6144, ext. 108, or see www.currier.org.

• Schedule change: The first Second Saturday Artwalk, organized by artists connected with the Constant Art Studio (formerly Artist Avenue) in Langer Place in Manchester, is being postponed from Saturday, May 3, to the second Saturday in June. To participate, a Manchester studio just needs to be open on the appointed day (cafés and other businesses are welcome to participate, too), and the venue will be marked on a map. Contact constantfunkbomb@yahoo.com for more information.



4/24/2008 New art walk planned for Manchester

4/17/2008 Awards for the state's artists
4/10/2008 New directions
4/3/2008 New exhibits: no April Art Walk
3/27/2008 Monastary Gibbons "Visions of Monadnock"
3/20/2008 Currier opens March 30 with week of free admission
3/13/2008 Looking back at baseball
3/6/2008 Painting, calligraphy and classic cars
2/28/2008 More snow delays; Dartmouth receives arts endowment
2/21/2008 Prints and animals in Concord
2/14/2008 From the Andes to New Hampshire
2/7/2008 What does your butt say
1/31/2008 Local color
1/24/2008 Local color
1/17/2008 Conversation starter
1/10/2008 Nominate your favorite arts-loving business
1/3/2008 The inner personalities of rubber finger puppets
12/27/2007 Changes in the arts in 2007
12/20/2007 Local Color
12/13/2007 Portsmouth markets Christmas spirit
12/6/2007 One more cause
11/29/2007 Three days of merriment
11/22/2007 Advocating for arts; Zimmerman season ends soon
11/15/2007 Images, past and present
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
Waxwork
Women's Art Group Marks 10th Year
Wyeth Works Return To The Currier