10 years of visual arts
By Jody Reese
Time flies when you’re covering a place as ever-changing as southern New Hampshire. We’ve been focusing on the visual arts for 10 years now and have seen all sorts of exciting changes in what this area has to offer.
The visual arts is a huge category. It basically includes everything except art involving live people, such as theater or dance. People have been painting and carving things since we evolved out of the trees. It’s uniquely human.
Many times, it’s valued in dollars, many millions of them, but mostly art is something we keep and share because it makes us see something different and experience different emotions.
This paper was founded with the idea that art was its own kind of news and that its very existence was and is important to the community. The folks who started the paper were all reporters with years of murder stories under their belts and we wanted more that. News isn’t only something bad that happens, it’s the new show at the Currier or a new work of art on the wall of a cafe.
To that end we brought on board a wonderful reporter, Heidi Masek, to cover the arts. She’s done a fantastic job of covering the whole spectrums of the art scene in this area for almost a half decade. We are both very proud and sad to announce that she is leaving us at the end of this week. Heidi, thank you for all your hard work and dedication. Good luck.