MAA Art in the Park show links with PeopleFest
By Heidi Masek email@example.com
• New partner: This year the Manchester Artists Association is holding its “Art in the Park” outdoor show and sale alongside Manchester’s PeopleFest, an event celebrating contributions of various cultures to Manchester’s historic development, according to a press release from the MAA (www.manchester-artists.org). More than 30 New Hampshire and Massachusetts artists are expected to exhibit in MAA’s show, which runs both Saturday, Aug. 29, and Sunday, Aug. 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Veterans Park on Elm Street in Manchester. Artists who want to participate should apply to the MAA by Aug. 26 (firstname.lastname@example.org, 305-1184).
The Currier Museum of Art is providing art-themed kids’ activities Saturday. PeopleFest is also Saturday only, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (peoplefestnh.org).
• A cool guy: Visit with international sculptor John Weidman (who’s very interesting to talk with), director of the Andres Institute of Art in Brookline and Nashua’s International Sculpture Symposium, during a reception Saturday, Aug. 22, from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at Gallery One. Weidman’s work is featured along with artwork by 15 others who will be offering demonstrations Aug. 22 at the Nashua Area Artists’ Association’s exhibit space at 5 Pine St. Extension in Nashua (883-0603, www.naaasite.org).
• At the Currier: Learn about a major museum benefactor and artwork that’s at the Currier because of him during a Currier “Focus Tour” called “Henry Melville Fuller’s Legacy.” It’s offered Sunday, Aug. 23, at 3 p.m., and Friday, Aug. 28, at noon and is included with admission.
For the younger set (ages 3 to 5 or so), Manchester City Library children’s librarian Karyn Isleb reads Alphabet City by Stephen T. Johnson followed by a letter-hunt through the museum, Monday, Aug. 24, at 11:30 a.m. Those younger than 18 visit the Currier for free; adults pay $10. The Currier is at 150 Ash St. in Manchester (www.currier.org, 669-6144).
• Nature: Peter Broom of Auburn photographs around woods and lakes, frequently near Lake Massabesic (www.peterbroom.com, www.flickr.com/broompl). His exhibit “From the Mountains to the Sea” is at The Wine Studio, 27 Buttrick Road in Londonderry (432-9463) this month, with a reception Friday, Aug. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m.