December 3, 2009

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Local Color
All of the craft/art fairs, ever

By Heidi Masek hmasek@hippopress.com

Shopping local: New Hampshire’s artists and artisans are hoping to gain a share of our holiday dollars, with many events happening this weekend. “Starry, Starry Weekend” includes artisan fairs and art shows in Contoocook and Hopkinton from Friday, Dec. 4, through Sunday, Dec. 6. Visit www.StarryStarryWeekend.com. A few venues will participate in the Art Concord holiday gallery tour Saturday, Dec. 5, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Find maps and refreshments at the League of NH Craftsmen, 205 North Main St.; Bagelworks, 42 North Main St.; NHTI-Concord’s Community College, 31 College Drive; Red River Theatres, 11 South Main St.; and Rowland Studio, 23 North Main St. The Mill Brook Gallery at 236 Hopkinton Road (226-2046, www.themillbrookgallery.com) holds an open house with homemade cookies, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., both Dec. 5 and Dec. 6. See concordnhchamber.com or call 224-2508. The Winter Glass Expo (functional, art glass and lots of ornaments) Saturday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 6, from noon to 5 p.m., at Aaron Slater Glass, 21 West Auburn St., Manchester (380-3004), is a cooperative sale and demonstration from glass artists Kevin Engelmann, Jason Herring, Jeff Lamy, Scott Porter and Aaron Slater. Find deals on emerging artists’ work at the New Hampshire Institute of Art’s student art sale Thursday, Dec. 3, and Friday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Saturday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. to noon, at NHIA’s Fuller Hall, 156 Hanover St., Manchester (836-2573, nhia.edu). Hatfield Gallery & Picture Framing holds a holiday art, gift and fine craft sale Saturday, Dec. 5, and Sunday, Dec. 6, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., inside Langer Place at 55 South Commercial St. in Manchester (www.hatfieldart.com, 627-7560). Also in Langer, East Colony Fine Art holds a holiday open house Friday, Dec. 4, from 5 to 8 p.m., with live seasonal music from Karin Hovey and friends, a Palace Theatre ticket give-away, and noshing. Meet East Colony members Saturday, Dec. 5, between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. (there’s more noshing). A holiday miniature works show continues through Dec. 24 (621-7400, www.eastcolony.com).

White Birch Fine Art Gallery holds a Holiday Open House with new work, and hundreds of ACEOs (art cards), Friday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (with a wine and cheese social starting at 4 p.m.), and Saturday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (with artist demonstrations). White Birch is at 8 Mohawk Drive in Londonderry (434-0399, www.WhiteBirchFineArt.com). Find work by more than 50 juried New Hampshire artisans at the Craftworkers’ Guild Holiday Fair daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Dec. 20 in the Kendall House, behind the Bedford Library on Meetinghouse Road. Some income is shared with public schools as grants for innovation in arts and crafts education, and scholarships. The Nashua Area Artists Association has moved its second-floor Gallery One space over a unit at the Millhouse, 5 Pine St. Extension in Nashua, and hosts a “Holiday Gala and Grand Reopening” Saturday, Dec. 5, from noon to 4 p.m. Watercolorist Alfred “Chief” Johnson is the featured artist. Robin Ann Peters will read from and sign her book Nashua, Then and Now. Food and music are planned (www.naaasite.org, 883-0603). Stop by the new venture “The Floating Gallery,” where artists will be exhibiting and selling work Sunday, Dec. 6, from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Courtyard Marriott, 2200 Southwood Drive in Nashua. Artists are asked to donate some profits to a charity of their choice. Learn more at floatinggallery.ning.com. Monadnock Artist’s Guild presents work by professionals artists Mary Iselin, Phil Bean, Frankie Brackley Tolman, Maureen Ahern and Deb Pero at the Peterborough Historical Society on Friday, Dec. 4, from 3 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 593-5041 for more about the “Winterlude” show and sale.

Openings: A student and faculty exhibition at Kimball-Jenkins School of Art opens with a reception Thursday, Dec. 3, from 5 to 7 p.m., at 266 N. Main St. in Concord (255-3932, kimballjenkins.com). Paintings by Ted Arnold are featured in “Objects of Desire” at McGowan Fine Art, 10 Hills Ave. in Concord (225-2515), opening with a reception Friday, Dec. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m., during Concord’s Midnight Merriment (mainstreetconcord.com). Derry landscape photographer Raymond Larose exhibits his work in December at The Wine Studio at 27 Buttrick Road in Londonderry (432-9463). Meet him at a reception for “The Nature of New England” and wine-tasting Friday, Dec. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m.

League helps: ABC’s Extreme Home Makeover show was back in New Hampshire, this time in Lyme. The episode aired Nov. 29, and some volunteers were associated with the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, according to the League. They are Prudence Gagne, Payne Junker, David Little, Brian Custance, Nick Deket, Kai Mayberger and Lee Richmond. 

At NHIA: Gov. John Lynch is expected at the Dec. 9 grand opening of New Hampshire Institute of Art’s “green building” at 88 Lowell St. in Manchester, which houses dorms, classrooms and more. Visit NHIA galleries for the opening of an exhibit of work by Chinese artist Fan Tchunpi (1898-1986) Monday, Dec. 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibit continues in 77 Amherst St. through Jan. 21. The NH chapter of the American Institute of Architects shows  2009 awards submissions in the French Building Gallery, 148 Concord St., Dec. 7-Jan. 15. Visit nhia.edu


The Winter Glass Expo is at 21 West Auburn St. in Manchester Dec. 5 and Dec. 6. Courtesy photo.


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