Monastery and Concord Arts Market return
By Heidi Masek firstname.lastname@example.org
• Sound art: Visit the third-floor “Monastery Artists Collective hallway” at 21 West Auburn St. in Manchester, Saturday, May 30, for an art show running from 8 p.m. to midnight. The evening includes sound art-themed performances from Birdorgan, Offset Needle Radius, Shag and Andy Fordyce. Donations are accepted.
• Outside: The Concord Arts Market opens for its summer season Saturday, May 30, and continues Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., through July 25 (it’s closed July 4), at 33 Capitol St., Concord (229-2157). It will also run during Concord’s Market Days (see www.mainstreetconcord.com about that festival), from July 16 through July 18. Find lots of jewelry and glass art, among other crafts. Artists and musicians participating are listed at concordartsmarket.com. Katy Brown, of muchacha K handbags and Verdigris Artisans at 88 N. Main St. in Concord, pushed to open an outdoor arts market in Concord last year.
• What’s opening: Early risers get coffee and homemade pastries at the “Early Bird Opening” Saturday, May 30, from 9 to 11 a.m., for the St. Paul’s School Art Faculty Exhibit at Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden, 236 Hopkinton Road in Concord (226-2046). It features a range of work from artists who teach at the private boarding school in Concord (www.sps.edu), including an installation by New Hampshire Furniture Master Jere Williams, through June 14.
Learn about Jewish art and ritual objects — Tallit, Hanukiah and Microcalligraphy at “Traditions and Visions of the Changing Role of Art in a Jewish Community.” The exhibit runs Friday, May 29, from 6 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, May 30, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, May 31, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Etz Hayim Synagogue, 1½ Hood St. in Derry (etzhayim.org).
Meet artists Gary Haven Smith and Gerald Auten at the Currier Museum of Art during the Currier’s monthly “First Thursday” evening event, June 4, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Smith and Auten’s work is the focus of the Currier’s second exhibit in the Spotlight New England series. It’s free with museum admission, which costs $10 for adults, and is free for those under 18. The Currier is at 150 Ash St. in Manchester (www.currier.org, 669-6144 ext. 108).
• Funding: New Hampshire Charitable Foundation gave a $5,000 grant to the Nashua International Sculpture Symposium “to support the fabrication and installation of sculptures to be installed in the City of Nashua.”
“The arts are important to the health and vibrancy of any community, and this Symposium has become an important part of the many and varied arts and cultural offerings in the Nashua region,” Charitable Foundation senior program officer Anne Phillips stated in a release.
Nashua’s second symposium, “Footprints: Future,” is going on now, led by sculptor John Weidman of Andres Institute in Brookline and Nashua arts patron Meri Goyette.
Michele Golia (Italy), Luben Boykov (Bulgaria), Sarah Mae Wasserstrum (Israel) and Weidman are creating sculptures to donate to the city for public areas. Watch them work through Wednesday, June 3, at Ultima NIMCO, 1 Pine St. Extension in the Nashua millyard. Call Andres Institute at 673-8441 or visit www.andresinstitute.org or www.CityArtsNashua.org for more.
• Scholars: Nashua South High School senior Nathan Terrin was awarded Nashua Area Artists’ Association’s annual $1,000 scholarship; see his work at the NAAA Greeley Park Art Show Aug. 16.
Souhegan High School senior Melissa Cooper was awarded the $1,000 Calvin Libby Memorial Art Scholarship from the Unitarian Universalist Church in Nashua and her work will be exhibited there.
In the fall Terrin will go to California State University in Los Angeles and Cooper will attend Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston.