Art at school and more new exhibits
By Karen Plumley firstname.lastname@example.org
• Senior exhibit and awards: The Colby-Sawyer College Fine and Performing Arts Department will host its annual Senior Art Exhibition featuring more than 85 works created by Colby-Sawyer art and graphic design students. The show will open with a reception on Thursday, April 15, at 7 p.m. in the Marian Graves Mugar Art Gallery in Sawyer Center. Refreshments will be served, and the free event is open to the public. The Presidential Purchase Award will be presented to a student artist whose work will become part of the college’s permanent collection. The Susan C. Harp Memorial Purchase Award will be awarded to a graphic designer whose piece will also join the college’s permanent collection. Seniors whose work is featured in this year’s exhibition include Alicia Foss of Greensboro, Vt.; Michaela Iannazzi of Andover, Mass; Elaina Kennedy of Sunderland, Mass.; Anthony Marrone of Tamworth, N.H.; Abbie Morse of Littleton, Mass.; Jessica Murphy of Hingham, Mass.; Kelly Saukas of Syracuse, N.Y.; and Kat Stewart of Windsor, Conn. The eight seniors represent five disciplines — graphic design; printmaking; painting and education; ceramics; and photography. The majority of the pieces in the show are for sale, many under $100 and many more in the $100-$150 range while one charcoal, acrylic and pastel piece by Jessica Murphy is offered for $500. The exhibit will continue through May 8. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. To learn more about other public events at Colby-Sawyer, visit www.colby-sawyer.edu/events.
• Gary Haven Smith exhibit and studio tour: McGowan Fine Art (10 Hills Avenue, Concord, www.mcgowanfineart.com) announces the opening of “Focal Point,” featuring recent paintings and sculptures by Gary Haven Smith. The show will run from April 13 to May 14, with an opening reception April 16 from 5 to 7 p.m., free and open to the public. Gary Haven Smith is one of New Hampshire’s premier sculptors, completing such public works as “The Source,” a large sculpture at Keene State College, and the fountain in the entry of Concord Hospital. Many of his paintings and sculptures are in private and public collections throughout the state, including the Currier Gallery of Art and the New Britain Museum of Art. There will be a studio tour at Smith’s home on May 8 at 10:30 a.m. People interested in attending should RSVP to the gallery at 225-2515. The group will meet at McGowan Fine Art at 10 a.m. to carpool to his studio. McGowan is open Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and by appointment.
• Art and environment: Jared Butler, a senior philosophy major at Saint Anselm College, is directing the ArtHouse Gallery and Residential Learning Community, a year-long project he created with support from the College’s Office of Residential Life and Education. They present a discussion on the arts and environmental sustainability, “to explore the ways the arts promote environmental consciousness and awareness of global climate change,” according to a press release, on Saturday, April 17, at 1 p.m. at the Dana Center for the Humanities at Saint Anselm. It will feature six panelists: two professors of Art and Biology from Saint Anselm, Massachusetts state senator Marc Pacheco, spokesman Josef Mantl of the Sustainable Future Campaign of the United Nations Youth and Student Association, New Hampshire eco-artist Tim Gaudreau, and Butler.
• NHIA commencement: The Continuing Education program at the New Hampshire Institute of Art will award 17 Continuing Education students with certificates in their respective concentrations during the certificate commencement ceremony Saturday, April 17, at 3 p.m. in the French Auditorium, 148 Concord St., Manchester. New Hampshire designer Alan Medal will serve as this year’s graduation speaker. Will Conway, ceramics certificate graduate, is this year’s student speaker. The opening reception of the 2010 Annual Certificate and Continuing Education Exhibition will begin immediately following commencement, at 4 p.m. in the French Building Gallery at 148 Concord St. and the Amherst Street Gallery at 77 Amherst St.
• Typographica IV: The McIninch Art Gallery at Southern New Hampshire University presents “Typographica IV” from April 10 through May 8. An opening reception is 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 15, in Robert Frost Hall. The SNHU Band, directed by music instructors Rick Cook III and Dave Breshnahan, will perform following the reception in the new dining hall. The SNHU Band will perform “Symphony IV” by David Maslanka, “A Movement for Rosa” by Mark Camphouse and “The Cowboys” by John Williams. The fourth annual curated “Typographica” exhibit includes the best visual work by SNHU students and faculty in the graphic design program. Included in this exhibit are examples of magazine layouts, logos, photography, illustrations, posters, brochures, package design and Web site designs. In addition, the faculty will feature some of the best short animation and videos produced by their students this year. “Typographica IV” completes the exhibition series for the academic year at the McIninch Art Gallery at Southern New Hampshire University. All gallery events are free and open to the public.