Three “Trolley” nights for 2010
By Heidi Masek email@example.com
• At NPL: “I often use diminutive examples of nature...such as topography distressed by weather, creating patterns in asphalt, mounds of soil, and in rock. I am also fascinated with the flattened shadows of foliage projected onto sidewalks and streets as rhythms of trapped space,” painter Troy Mottard stated in a press release from the Nashua Public Library. His abstract landscapes are at NPL’s Image Gallery through April. Meet him at an artist’s reception Sunday, March 28, between 2 and 4 p.m., at 2 Court St. in Nashua (589-4610). Mottard is a recent graduate of Indiana University, with a BFA in painting and BA in the history of art.
• Catch the trolley: Dates for the eighth season of Manchester’s “Open Doors Cultural Trolley Tour” have been announced. This year SOPHA joins downtown venues Art 3 Gallery, Framers Market, Manchester Artists Association Gallery, SEE Science Center, Millyard Museum, City Hall and Langer Place for three Thursday evenings of free admission and events, according to Jan Langer of Langer Place. On April 29, venues will raffle Fisher Cats tickets. Local restaurant gift certificates will be raffled at Open Doors venues July 22. There will be a community partnering theme Oct. 21.
Visit majestictheatre.net/opendoors.php, call 669-7469, or find “Open Doors Manchester / Trolley Night” on Facebook for more information about this formerly quarterly event.
• Worms: The SilverTech, Inc., team won New Hampshire Creative Club’s 2010 Iron Design Challenge March 18 at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester. SilverTech, of Manchester, competed against bGG Advertising, also of Manchester, and Piehead Productions, of Portsmouth, to create a marketing campaign in an hour for — worms. The Iron Design product assignment was “a tiny worm that’s injected under the skin to transform it to a youthful smoothness and elasticity,” according to a press release from NH Creative Club. The drawbacks were, “It needs to be fed monthly, it’s a very ugly bug and it may migrate while under the skin,” according to the press release. SilverTech’s pitch involved offering personalized “Grubé,” Grubé used by celebrities and Grubé Webkinz to build a new generation of consumers. Visit www.nhcreativeclub.org to learn more about the organization.
• More design: The New Hampshire Roller Derby league is holding contests to create logos for its three new teams: “Queen City Cherry Bombs,” “Seabrook Meltdowns” and “Granite Skate Troopers.” The deadline is April 5; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.nhrollerderby.com for details.
• Your say: Another public forum regarding the Kimball-Jenkins Estate with the transitional trustees of the Carolyn Jenkins Charitable Trust is scheduled for Thursday, April 22, at 5 p.m., at the Estate, 266 North Main St. in Concord. The trustees are looking at a “proposal from a community charitable organization that would like to expand the [Kimball-Jenkins] School of Art course offerings and coordinate use of the facilities by a broad array of other community groups and individuals.” The trustees have also posted a “concept sheet” for other organizations that want to submit proposals. Find the concept sheet and report from the trustees at www.kimballjenkins.com/trustees.htm.