August 7, 2008

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Local Color
By Heidi Masek hmasek@hippopress.com

• From nature: Suzanne Binnie uses a limited palette to produce the colors characteristic of her floral paintings. Adele Sanborn’s calligraphy is accented with her handmade papers. Work by both is featured in “Inspirations” at East Colony Fine Art through Aug. 23. Meet them at a closing reception Friday, Aug. 22, from 5 to 8 p.m. East Colony is in Langer Place at 55 South Commercial St. in Manchester. Call 621-7400 or see www.eastcolony.com for more about the gallery.

• Kids at the Currier: Admission is free at the Currier Museum of Art between 10 a.m. and noon on Saturdays. They hold their monthly “Family Saturday” program Aug. 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with art activities, a guided family gallery walk at 11:30 a.m. and the new Discovery Gallery. Those under age 18 are always admitted free. Adults pay $10. The Currier is at 150 Ash St. in Manchester. Call 669-6144 or see currier.org.

• Maternal message: Women can win cash prizes and a chance at a national-level art competition by submitting artwork to the New Hampshire Mothers Cultural Arts Competition & Gallery Exhibit. The theme is the home, family, mothers or motherhood. Art and craft media include oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, sculpture, mixed media, photography, computer graphics, ceramics, jewelry and metalwork, textile, fabric, porcelain dolls and stained glass. Women can also submit literature in the form of poetry, essay, article or short story. Vocal and instrumental music can also be entered. The deadline is Sept. 10. The national competition is in April in Oregon. This is the local chapter of American Mothers, an interfaith, nonpolitical, national nonprofit organization (www.americanmothers.org). For details and an application, e-mail AMINHNH@comcast.net or call (888) 349-8194. 

• New wave: “Home and Retreat” was organized to show work from emerging artists of the Monadnock region as well as those who travel to work in that area. The show runs at the Sharon Arts Downtown Galleries at 30 Grove St. in Peterborough. “This fun and thought-provoking exhibit allows the viewer to challenge [her] definition of what is art,” said Elizabeth Smith, Sharon Arts executive director. Candice Cassella and Mary D. Goldthwaite curate. Goldthwaite, originally from South Hampton, lives and teaches high school art in Peterborough. Her work has been exhibited internationally. Cassella has studied in Florence, Italy, and is a gallery associate at Sharon Arts. Alison Fritz, Rachel Garceau, Eric Gagne, Aimee LaRue, Christopher Myott, Ben Putnam, Noah Sparkes, Erin Sweeney, Kat Thorpe, Liza Twery, Rachael Wheeler, Dana Wood, Mike Wrobel and Albert Zuger are among those exhibiting. Acousitic duo Redwing Blackbird and guitar duo Tell Stories with indie folk singer Christine Hayward perform as part of the show Friday, Sept. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The work is exhibited through Sept. 27.

• Wine and cheese: Visit the Franco-American Centre’s Beliveau Galérie to see work by Québecois artists and locals as part of an artist exchange program with the Galérie d’art ArtAzo of Sherbrooke, Québec Thursday, Aug. 7, between 5 and 7 p.m. at 52 Concord St. in Manchester. Some artists will also be painting en plein air at City Hall Plaza and Victory Park in Manchester, Aug. 8 through Aug. 10. The Underground M.A.P. (Music, Art, & Poetry) Project is planning to host a gallery show with the theme “People” opening with a reception Friday, Aug. 8, from 7 to 10 p.m., at 76 Lowell St. in Manchester. It runs through Aug. 20.

The Art Concord gallery night is going on between 5 and 8 p.m. on Aug. 7. Kimball-Jenkins School of Art hosts “Works on Paper,” featuring art by Rosemary Bernardi, Cynthia Vascak, Susan Haas, Molly Fletcher and Mary Mead at 266 North Main St. An exhibit of items from the 75-year-old League of NH Craftsmen’s permanent collection is at 205 North Main St. Paintings by gallery artists are at Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden, 236 Hopkinton Road. Work is also on display at the New Hampshire Technical Institute library at 31 College Drive. Visit www.concordnhchamber.com or call 224-2508 for details. Concord watercolor painter and photographer Fran Philippe is exhibiting at the Hopkinton Library Gallery in Contoocook. Meet her at a reception for “My View, Through Brush and Lens,” Aug. 7, between 6 and 7:30 pm. Philippe studied with locals Sylvia Brofos and Kevin Dadoly and is a juried member of the New Hampshire Art Association. NHAA has a tent at the League of NH Craftsmen fair, which ends Sunday, Aug. 10, at the Sunapee Resort in Newbury. Call 224-3375 or see www.nhcrafts.org.


“After a While,” by Adele Sanborn at East Colony.


7/31/2008 Continuing tradition and exchaning culture

7/24/2008 Drinking for animals; masters of woodcraft
7/17/2008 What's an arts market
7/10/2008 Curtain calls
7/03/2008 The Lambovich Brothers
6/26/2008 HAS: How Art Sells
6/19/2008 It's trolley tour time
6/12/2008 Helping hand
6/5/2008 Sumi-e and photography
5/29/2008 Digital to paint
5/22/2008 New Kimball-Jenkins board members
5/15/2008 Making it in New York ... or New Hampshire
5/8/2008 Public eye
5/1/2008 Art for Mother's Day
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
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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
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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
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4/5/2007 A Saint paul student returns to show recent work
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3/8/2007 Making money
3/1/2007 Local Color
2/22/2007 Local Color
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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
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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
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10/19/2006 Local Color
10/12/2006 Almost 80 artists in Hollis ...
10/05/2006 Fine art in a field
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09/21/2006 Local Color
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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
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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