Group art shows open this week
By Heidi Masek firstname.lastname@example.org
• Flowers: The Women’s Caucus of Art New Hampshire Chapter is holding its annual “Flowers Interpreted” group show, according to a release. See work in a variety of styles and media from 24 WCA/NH members’ at the Epsom Public Library, 1606 Dover Road, Epsom (736-9920, epsomlibrary.com). The exhibit opens with a reception Friday, March 20, from 5 to 7 p.m., and continues through May 2. Member Donna Catanzaro will sign her new book, Do We Have Enough Stuff Yet? Visual Comments on Popular Culture, at the reception. She’s donating 10 percent of sales to WCA/NH’s scholarship fund. You can also buy tickets to the “FemLink Video Art” WCA/NH Fundraiser at the Red River Theatres in Concord (www.redrivertheatres.org, 224-4600), Friday, March 20, at 7 p.m., for $10. The International Committee of the Women’s Caucus for Art is an NGO of the United Nations.
• New series: DesignWares, at 206 Main St. in Nashua, is starting a quarterly artist series with a photography presentation Thursday, March 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. Dan Brown of Hudson introduces his new series “Frost.” Call 882-5535 for details.
• Pastels: The Pastel Society of New Hampshire (www.pastelsocietynh.com) holds its 2009 Members’ Exhibition opening reception and awards Sunday, March 22, from 3 to 5 p.m., at the Stockbridge Theatre Gallery at Pinkerton Academy, 5 Pinkerton St. in Derry (437-5210). Gail Sauter, who has Master status in the Pastel Society of America (www.gailsauter.com), juried. The show is at the Stockbridge through April 19, and is open weekdays from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m., and during performances (see www.stockbridgetheatre.com).
• Young artists: New Hampshire Institute of Art’s fifth annual nationwide juried “High School Drawing Exhibition” is going on at the college’s galleries at 77 Amherst St. and 148 Concord St. in Manchester until April 3. Awards, including more than $4,000 in scholarships for NHIA programs, will be announced during a reception Saturday, March 20, from noon to 2 p.m., in the French Building at 148 Concord St. Visit www.nhia.edu or call 836-2573.
• Crimes punished: The book is closed on another part of the Kimball-Jenkins Estate mess in Concord. Nicole Clock Hanlon of Loudon was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release for bank and credit card fraud according to a March 10 release from the United States Attorney, District of New Hampshire. Hanlon had worked as an office manager at Kimball-Jenkins School of Art and was convicted of stealing about $31,000 by forging trustee signatures, along with charging about $11,000 using a Home Depot credit card that she opened in the Estate’s name, according to the release. Hanlon was also convicted of using a company credit card at another employer, Martell Realty Group in Manchester, to charge about $6,500. The crimes happened in 2005 and 2006 and she’s been ordered to pay $36,900 to the victims.
The state’s Charitable Trust office was investigating Kimball-Jenkins’ trustee actions near the time that Hanlon was indicted in November 2007. Estate users were also protesting a proposal to let the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen use it for their headquarters at that time.
Carolyn Jenkins died of cancer in 1981 and left her family’s late-1800s mansion for charitable purposes.
An agreement was announced Oct. 2, 2008: trustees were to leave by Dec. 31 and a new board appointed; and nobody talks.