By Heidi Masek firstname.lastname@example.org
• Arrested: Concord police announced an arrest in conjunction with the investigation of a theft at Kimball-Jenkins School of Art. The school had just barely opened an exhibit of edgy photographs by San Francisco artist Michael Garlington from his book, Portraits from the Belly of a Whale, with a June 25 reception. “This is a big-time show for the area,” Scott Bulger said before the show.
The next morning, Kimball-Jenkins Estate reported that approximately $42,000 worth of work was stolen, 13 of Garlington’s prints, according to police.
Kirby Griffith, 26, of Concord, was arrested and charged with burglary July 15, according to Concord police. Griffith’s arraignment is scheduled for Aug. 27 at 8:30 a.m. at Concord District Court.
The school’s director of education and operations, Ryan Linehan, said the school still doesn’t have the photos back. “If you can find them, you will be my best friend,” he said. “I just really want those photographs back, that would make my life much easier.”
“It’s still an ongoing investigation,” he said.
The Estate has since updated their alarm system which hadn’t been updated in about 10 years, Linehan said.
• Compete: EAST, the “Emerging Student Artists Competition” at the Nashua Area Artists Associations’ Greeley Park Art Show in Nashua holds two contests with cash prizes Sunday, Aug. 16. Traditional subject matter such as still lifes, landscapes, and portraits will be judged separately from a “Fantasy Art Competition” for animation, manga, cartooning and fantasy. Drop off artwork between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. for judging. There are four age categories between 6 and 18 years old. Visit www.naaasite.org for an application or contact Kellie Carlin at email@example.com or 889-0469.
• On view: Marilene Sawaf’s rich, colorful, unique paintings — which often include designs within designs, are at the Nashua Public Library’s Image Gallery through August. The local artist was born in Egypt, raised in Italy and the Middle East, and studied fine arts, interior design, and architecture at the Universite du Saint-Esprit-Kaslik in Lebanon, according to a release from the library. Visit www.marilene-sawaf.com for more about Sawaf or come to an artist’s reception Saturday, July 25, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the library at 2 Court St. (589-4600, www.nashualibrary.org).