Nashuan starts new venture for art for a cause
By Heidi Masek email@example.com
• Floating: Beth Eisenberg’s search for a unique way to support animal rights led to her efforts to launch a nomadic gallery.
“I wanted to find a way to help a cause I believed in,” Eisenberg said.
After much effort, “The Floating Gallery: The Maiden Voyage – Exhibition I” is Sunday, Dec. 6, from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Courtyard Marriott, 200 Southwood Drive in Nashua. The show includes mixed media, paintings, drawings, watercolors, photography, sculpture, metal and film from Wendy Demambro, Brett Davis, Richard Widhu, Ron Plante, Claire Azzalina, Robert Giggi, James Caron, Tab Leslie, George Eross, Kyle Moore, Jason Proctor, Rick Dumont and Darren Garnick (www.tackytouristphotos.com).
Artists who are selling work have the option to donate a portion of sales to a cause of their choice, and the charities they hope to support will be Healthy NH Foundation; Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Greater Manchester; Nashua Humane Society; St. Jude Children’s Hospital; Children’s International; Nashua Area Artists Association; Nashua Soup Kitchen; New England Aquarium; Animal Rescue League of NH and ASPCA.
“I really like idea of being able to bring community together,” Eisenberg said. The Floating Gallery is also meant to be a way for people to meet local artists and businesses, and Eisenberg thinks not having a set location can be an asset to keep it interesting. Also, it’s an opportunity to see more “edgy” work that you might not find traditionally at New England art shows, she said. Local musicians will perform, and a cash bar is available. Local businesses are invited to participate, and with the economy the way it is, Eisenberg thinks this can be another way for them to gain exposure.
To get the first exhibit off the ground, Eisenberg consulted the Women’s Business Center of New Hampshire for advice. Eisenberg said she’s learned a lot through the process of organizing, but it hasn’t left her much time to get her own work ready to show. Learn more at floatinggallery.ning.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
• By the way: Stop by the Picker Building, 99 Factory St. Extension in the Nashua millyard, before the Downtown Holiday Stroll, Saturday, Nov. 28. Artisan studios will be open, and you can find pottery, photography, jewelry, painting, cards and other locally made gifts, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. (thepickerbuilding.wordpress.com).