Cell phone guides, fruit and poetry
By Heidi Masek email@example.com
• 80 years and a cell phone tour: Next up in Currier Museum of Art special exhibits, the Currier pulls from its own watercolor collection (and borrows a few from regional private collections) as part of the Currier’s year-long 80th-anniversary celebration. “From Homer to Hopper: American Watercolor Masterworks from the Currier Museum of Art” opens March 6 and will be on view through June 7. The artwork shown is selected to illustrate the history of watercolor over about 175 years, with pieces by Winslow Homer, Childe Hassam, Edward Hopper, Andrew Wyeth and others.
“From Homer to Hopper” is the first exhibit for which the Currier is offering an audio (cell phone) tour. Live programs will include talks and demonstrations. The Currier is also featuring a “Celebrating New Hampshire Art & Artist” exhibition through June 7. The museum is at 150 Ash St., Manchester (669-6144, www.currier.org). P.S. Admission continues to be free for everyone during school vacation week, through Feb. 26. Normally, adult admission costs $10.
• Hollis real estate: The RE/MAX office at the historic 1754 “Smith building” at 2 Ash St. in Hollis will start hosting artwork by Hollis Arts Society members March 1. Watercolors from Brookline artist Ruth Bodycott are first up, on view through March 30. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays, unless the space is in use. For more Hollis Art Society information, call Pat Hurd at 882-1503. Meet Bodycott at a gallery reception Thursday, March 25, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
• Ode to pears: “The pear has remained a constant source of inspiration to artists throughout the ages and Art 3 is celebrating the wonder of this sensual shape,” according to an Art 3 Gallery press release. Art 3 Gallery’s “Pairs and Pears” group show runs from March 1 through April 9 at 44 W. Brook St. in Manchester (668-6650, www.art3gallery.com). It also features work with paired subjects. A gallery reception is Thursday, March 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Cross-discipline: “Door, Roof, Floor: Dwelling in Poems & Art,” a year-long series at the Amherst Town Library, offers chances for discussion of specific poems and paintings starting Wednesday, March 3, with sessions at 1 and 7 p.m.. Call 673-2288, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.amherst.lib.nh.us for details. The Amherst Town Library is at 14 Main St. in Amherst.