New photography show at the Currier
By Heidi Masek firstname.lastname@example.org
• Coming up at the Currier : “Brett Weston: Out of the Shadow,” a special exhibit focusing on abstract black-and-white photographs by Brett Weston (1911-1993), comes to the Currier Museum of Art from Oct. 10 through Jan. 3, 2010. Weston took his first picture at age 13, while traveling from California to live with his famed-photographer father, Edward Weston, in Mexico, according to a Currier release. While Brett is considered to be one of the most important 20th century photographers, his work is often overshadowed by his father’s, the Currier stated. Several related events are scheduled at the museum in November at 150 Ash St., Manchester (www.currier.org, 669-6144).
“Art Afterschool Exhibition,” runs through Nov. 23 in the Currier’s Community Gallery. The Currier partnered with Plus Time NH to create the five-month Art Afterschool program for Manchester-area students supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. Students celebrate Saturday, Oct. 10, during the Currier’s monthly Family Saturday activities, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (themed “Captivating Color” in October). Museum admission is free Saturdays before noon, and always free for those under 18. Adults pay $10. To take part in the “Art Afterschool Exhibition” celebration, RSVP to Cheryl Holbert at email@example.com or 669-6144 ext. 104.
The Currier hosts its monthly “New Parent Gallery Talk,” Thursday, Oct. 15, from 11 a.m. to noon, when parents can bring the baby but talk with adults. This month the talk explores the special exhibit “Evolution of a Shared Vision – The David and Barbara Stahl Collection.”
• Senegal ties: Londonderry High and Tulane University graduate Steven Sullivan has been relying on his hometown to assist him in his efforts as a Peace Corps volunteer in, according to a release from Elaine Farmer of White Birch Fine Arts. Recently, he recruited help from home to raise money for art supplies for village children and Sullivan reported it was the first time the kids held a crayon or marker, according to Farmer. Next up is a silent auction of Sullivan’s original artwork at White Birch during Art in Action, to benefit Peace Corps programs (www.sullyandsenegal.blogspot.com). Londonderry’s Art in Action features artist demonstrations, exhibits and art sales at the Grange Hall No. 44, 260 Mammoth Road, and White Birch at 8 Mohawk Drive, Saturday, Oct. 10, and Sunday, Oct. 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nutfield Sessions musicians perform at the Grange Hall both days, from 1 to 3 p.m. A map and list of artists is at www.LondonderryCulture.org, White Birch or call 434-0399.
• Touring: Also during Columbus Day weekend, Monadnock area artists and artisans open their studios for a second year for the Fall Foliage Art Studio Tour — an extension of the Dublin Art Tour — Saturday, Oct. 10, and Sunday, Oct. 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A map of the 14 studios and details about the 16 artists who work in glass, pottery, jewelry and painting are at www.fallfoliageartstudiotour.com or call 899-3008.
The Deerfield Arts Tour is coming up Saturday, Oct. 17, and Sunday, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Find maps for the self-guided tour of studios of more than 15 artists and artisans at www.deerfieldartstour.com, the library, a local business or call 463-5626.
• Cross-discipline: “Door, Roof, Floor: Dwelling in Essays & Photographs, Poems & Art” is a year-long series at the Amherst Town Library (14 Main St., 673-2288, www.amherst.lib.nh.us) that kicks off with a discussion “Floor of Sky: Earth as Dwelling,” about essays by Annie Dillard, Gretel Ehrlich and Bonnie J. Rough along with a number of photographs, Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 1 or 7 p.m. View the material beforehand. Discussions follow Oct. 28 and Nov. 11, with a wordplay workshop scheduled for Nov. 16. More events are planned for the spring. Call 673-2288 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
• Modern approach: Aurel Stuart of Manchester’s work is featured at The Wine Studio, 53 Hooksett Road in Manchester (622-9463, www.thewinestudionh.com) in October, in a show called “Moment in Time.” A reception and wine tasting is Thursday, Oct. 8, from 6 to 8 p.m.