Find about 100 artists at Salmon Falls Mills open studios
By Heidi Masek firstname.lastname@example.org
• Piece of Concord: Concord’s Melissa A. Miller donated the image of her painting “Bicentennial Square, Evening” to be reproduced as limited-edition giclee prints. Sales of the 100 prints will benefit the downtown preservation organization Main Street Concord, Inc. Meet Miller and buy one at a release reception Tuesday, Nov. 25, from 5 to 7 p.m., at McGowan Fine Art, 10 Hills Avenue in Concord. Contact Jay Haines, Main Street Concord interim executive director, at 226-2150 for details. Also see www.mainstreetconcord.com.
• Indoor activities: Sure it’s a drive, but when you get there, you can explore studios of lots of artists and artisans, see live performances and entertain the kids at their “Children’s Art Stations.” The Salmon Falls Mills Open Studio organizers expect more than 100 artists and guest artists to participate, according to a release. The open studios run Saturday, Nov. 22, and Sunday, Nov. 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1 Front St. in Rollinsford (749-8879, www.MillArtists.com). Wooden toys, paintings, furniture and jewelry are some of the things you might find. There’s also the “World’s Largest Recycled Bag Ball” art project with Elizabeth Doherty. Food is available. Salmon Falls Mills are collecting nonperishable items and holding raffles to help fill Thanksgiving baskets for local families. Be forewarned, though, the mill is not handicapped accessible.
• Tours with the Currier: Want to know about the Currier’s glass collection? It’s pretty fancy. They hold two Focus Tours, “Exploring Art Glass in the Currier’s Collections,” Friday, Nov. 21, at noon, and Sunday, Nov. 23, at 3 p.m. Tours are free with admission, as is political analyst Dean Spiliotes’ talk Thursday, Nov. 20, at 4:30 p.m., “Campaigning with Pop Art.” The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Zimmerman House closes for the winter season in January, but you can reserve a spot on their Focus Tour “32 Simple and Basic Design Ideas Used by Frank Lloyd Wright to Make a Small House Seem Bigger,” Sunday, Nov. 23, at 3 p.m. Call 669-6144 or see currier.org for details. The Currier Museum of Art is at 150 Ash St. in Manchester.
• Printing: Seacoast printmakers Judith Heller Cassell, Grace Youngren and Rose Sielian Theriault show woodcuts, etchings, monoprints and collographs at artstream gallery. “Lasting Impressions” also includes ceramics from Virginia-based Kristen Swanson through Nov. 30. artstream is at 56 North Main St. in Rochester (www.artstreamstudios.com, 330-0333).
• Starved: An artist and filmmaker, along with other Monadnock artists, opened The Starving Artist: A Creative Collective at 10 West St. in Keene on Nov. 15. Keri Wiederspahn founded and directed Creative Hands Art Studio & Atelier in New Jersey before she moved to Munsonville. Her husband, Aaron Wiederspahn, wrote and directed Sensation of Sight, filmed in Keene, and co-founded Either/Or Films, according to a press release. The Starving Artist is a not-for-profit to offer discussion, class, workshop, networking, gallery, screening and performance space. They are looking for artists as well as sponsors and donors. Classes start in January and hours are expected to be Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Call 352-6900 or e-mail email@example.com for details.
• Juried: Manchester’s Glenna Evans is among 175 artists from 30 states chosen from almost 1,000 applicants to exhibit in the
Paradise City Arts Festival in Marlborough, Mass. This art fair with live jazz comes to the Royal Plaza Trade Center, 181 Boston Post Road, Nov. 21 through Nov. 23. Admission costs $8 to $12, and children under 12 are admitted for free. (Three of Evans’ images appear in the 2006 film The Break-Up, according to Evans.) See www.paradisecityarts.com or call 800-511-9725.
• Photos: Photographer Jocelyn Molleur is a recipient of state and federal grants to record Native Americans of the greater Lowell area. Her fine art photography is published in magazines, catalogs, books and elsewhere. See her scenic, animal and still-life photography at the Canal Street Gallery, 1 Water St. in Nashua (886-1459) in November.