By Heidi Masek email@example.com
• Last listen? What may be the last of Monastery Artists Collective’s “briefly revived Sound Art Series” is scheduled for Saturday, July 18, at 8 p.m., on the third floor of 21 West Auburn St. in Manchester, according to Marc Bisson. Crank Sturgeon, id m theft able, qfwfq duo and Birdorgan are expected to perform at what Bisson writes could be the “the best/weirdest thing” you have ever seen. Donations are accepted.
• International images: Diane and Ed Blake’s photographs span scenes from the Abbey ruins of County Mayo, Ireland, to America’s Southwest in an exhibit at Canal St. Collectibles and Framing, 1 Water St. in Nashua (886-1459) through July 30. Color and black and white photos are also from Italy, Greece, England and elsewhere in the U.S. (www.edblakephotography.com).
• Opening in Concord: Concord photographer Teresa Gladstone’s exhibit “Dragonflies, Flutterbys, and Things Along the Way” is dedicated to Leslie S. Clark and the trail named after him at the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests’ Merrimack River Outdoor Education Center in Concord, according to a Forest Society release (www.forestsociety.org). The display runs through Aug. 28, at the Conservation Center at 54 Portsmouth St. in Concord. Meet Gladstone at a reception Friday, July 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. During other times, call 224-9945 before visiting the exhibit.
• Opening in Manchester: “Found Objects” features work inspired by “unexpected beauty revealed in the shapes, colors, shadows and light of objects found in natural settings,” according to an East Colony Fine Art Gallery release. Watercolors by Laurel Jamieson and oil by Mary Walker are featured in “Found Objects” through July 25. An artists’ reception is Saturday, July 18, from 4 to 7 p.m. East Colony is in Langer Place, 55 South Commercial St. in Manchester (621-7400, www.eastcolony.com).
• Winners: Larry Dunn of Larry Dunn Photography of Manchester (www.larrydunnphotography.com) took the Best in Show and Best Photography awards at the New Hampshire Creative Club’s annual exhibit. View the Club’s show through July 23 at the McIninch Art Gallery at Southern New Hampshire University, 2500 N. River Road in Manchester. For the list of winners and finalists, see “NH Creative Club Show ’09 Winners Announced!” at goodbrainblog.blogspot.com. Call 382-5530 or visit www.nhcreativeclub.org.
• Old-fashioned: A traditional artisans’ fair with a pewtersmith, blacksmith, lace maker, spoon carver and others called “Celebrate Tradition” is presented by the Hillsborough Historical Society on Saturday, July 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.,?at the President Franklin Pierce Homestead, 301?2nd NH Turnpike in Hillsborough (464-2592 or 495-0525). Admission costs $5 per car or bus. (Fritz Wetherbee will sign books between 10 a.m. and noon).