New Kimball-Jenkins board members; hearing continued
By Heidi Masek email@example.com
• Pushed off again: The Carolyn Jenkins estate trustees, i.e. the trustee board responsible for the Kimball-Jenkins Estate in Concord, which now houses a community art school and New Hampshire Technical Institute art classes, were expected to be back in probate court May 15. However, the attorney general’s office has asked for more time, according to the court. Originally, a hearing with the trustees in front of Judge Richard Hampe Nov. 28, 2007, was continued because the AG’s director of charitable trusts, Michael DeLucia, had received documents requested from the trustees only ten days before the court date. The AG’s office apparently is still receiving documents pertaining to the financial records of the trust, and requested another extension. Also, the trustees proposed three new members, Sarah Chaffee, Jeffrey Zellers and John O’Dowd. Current trustees are Jill and Robert Wilson, Eric Palson and William Saturley. The trustees and AG’s office are expected to reconvene in probate court Sept. 25. Before the November hearing, Kimball users were concerned that the trustees wanted to turn the estate over to the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. At the time, the League was seeking an alternative to expensive reconstruction of its nearby headquarters. Hampe quashed that idea, but other information went public in November, including indictments of a former employee for embezzlement.
• Noted in New York: Manchester Central High sophomore Alex Eldgride won a “Silver Award” for his graphic design “The Bike” in the national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. He is one of 14 New Hampshire students who will be recognized at Carnegie Hall in New York City on Thursday, June 5. They were selected from 213 students in grades seven through 12 who represented New Hampshire in the national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. There’s also a state reception for the winners Thursday, May 22, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester. Area gold award winners are Goffstown High senior Annie Lopresti, Milford High junior Shanna Barrow and Derryfield School senior Rebekah Volinsky. Pinkerton Academy senior Katie Belinsky won a silver award.
• Winners: Patrick Duffy used his statewide contacts from his background in businesses, government and civic and community affairs to help make the expansion of the Currier Museum of Art happen. Duffy received the Leadership Award May 12 at the 2008 Business in the Arts Awards gala presented by the New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts (www.nhbca.com). Governor and Dr. Lynch attended the event, at which Virginia Prescott, of the New Hampshire Public Radio show Word of Mouth hosted. Gala performances featured the Nashua Symphony Chorus, New Hampshire Poetry Slam Team, NH Theatre Project’s The Primary, Primary and author and illustrator Tomie dePaola. Concord Hospital, Mascoma Savings Bank, Bresette + Company and Atlantic Media were also honored. Thirty businesses were nominated, including HippoPress and Southern New Hampshire University. Concord Hospital was recognized for its collection of visual art and use of performing arts in therapeutic care, commitment to local artists and creating an overall environment that celebrates the role of the arts in healing. Mascoma Savings Bank supported a variety of arts organizations, particularly in the renovation of the AVA Gallery in Lebanon. Bresette + Company created a marketing campaign and new design for the Seacoast Repertory Theatre. Atlantic Media’s promotion of the creative economy included in-kind promotions for The Music Hall. New Hampshire artist Clifford Smith created the awards. —Heidi Masek