SOPHA plans photo sale to help Haiti
By Heidi Masek firstname.lastname@example.org
• Help for Haiti: The Studio of Photographic Arts (SOPHA) is holding a benefit sale with work by more than 70 photographers and artists Thursday, Jan. 28, from 7 to 10 p.m., at its gallery at 941 Elm St., in Manchester. Event admission is $5. Buy an 8-by-10-inch print for $20, donated by SOPHA member photographers, to help the cause. Local businesses have donated gift certificates for a raffle fundraiser. Taste Caribbean food from A Caribbean Affair, and listen to classical guitar from Jared Bracci of Hollis. The artwork is on sale through Jan. 30 and proceeds will go to the American Red Cross International Response Fund. Call SOPHA at 584-1492 or see www.thesopha.com for more information or to donate your art.
• Stories in pictures: Illustrator Josh Neufeld presents his A.D: New Orleans After the Deluge, “a graphic novel of six stories about New Orleans residents and their experiences with Hurricane Katrina,” at the New Hampshire Institute of Art’s French Building, 148 Concord St. in Manchester, Thursday, Jan. 21, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. He’ll also discuss his upcoming project On the Media, “a book that will examine media’s past and future and its effects on society, with NPR co-host Brooke Gladstone” at the public presentation, according to NHIA. Neufeld’s work has been published in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and other outlets. Call 836-2573 or visit www.nhia.edu.
• Flowers with art: The Concord Garden Club’s “Art and Bloom” show is happening this year at the Franklin Pierce Law Center — which is hosting the New Hampshire Printmakers Annual Show, along with the floral arrangements show. Art and Bloom starts with a gala opening, Thursday, Jan. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m., with a flute and guitar duo, refreshments and an opportunity to meet the floral designers and artists. The show is open Friday, Jan. 29, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, Jan. 30, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 2 White St., in Concord. Call 746-4315.
• Feedback: The Kimball Jenkins Estate’s new trustees host a public forum to discuss how the property can best serve the public’s needs, Thursday, Jan. 28, at 4:30 p.m., at Kimball Jenkins, 266 North Main St., Concord (225-3932, www.kimballjenkins.com). Meanwhile, the Goffstown Main Street Program is holding a meeting for artists to discuss “the feasibility of developing an artists’ co-operative gallery, opportunities to display artwork in local businesses,” and other topics Monday, Jan. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church library, 51 Main St., Goffstown. Call 497-9933 or visit www.goffstownmainstreet.org. Also, it’s a potluck.
• At NHIA: Minumental is opening soon. Students, alumni, staff and faculty of New Hampshire Institute of Art contribute tiny artwork for this annual show. The work is for sale for $44.95 or less and there is a reception and award ceremony Thursday, Jan. 28, at noon, at 148 Concord St. in Manchester. See the Hippo’s gallery listings for more on college exhibit openings next week.
• MAA doings: The Manchester Artists Association looks like it has a busy week. It hosts a reception for its next member group show, “Out of the Blue,” Thursday, Jan. 21, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the MAA Gallery, 1528 Elm St. in Manchester (785-6437, manchester-artists.org). That exhibit is up through Feb. 27, but MAA is also holding its “Art at Home” show Saturday, Jan. 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Radisson Hotel/Center of New Hampshire, 700 Elm St. in Manchester.