By Adam Coughlin firstname.lastname@example.org
• Photos on display: “Fragments Rearranged-Songs of Subjective Self,” a photographic exhibition by Manchester native Aaron Bourque, will be on display through Aug. 31 at Kimball-Jenkins Estate, 266 North Main St. in Concord. Though the professional photographic world has moved toward digital, Bourque has tried to resist the move and has chosen to master the older process of traditional black and white. “I took up black and white photography while in college, and began photographing in the street, documenting a place surrounded by beauty, but also isolated from the larger world,” Bourque said via e-mail. According to Bourque, he is currently the artist in residence at Kimball-Jenkins and sits on the board of a group of fundraisers called the “Supporters of the Art School.” An opening reception will be held on Friday, July 30, from 5 to 11:30 p.m. Call 315-7013 or e-mail email@example.com.
• Making Nashua beautiful: Nashua artist Barbara Andrews has completed her mural of the New York City skyline at Espresso Pizza, 85 Main St., Nashua’s oldest pizza parlor, 889-9826. The work is the first of what Andrews hopes will be many murals. “This is the first step to beautifying Nashua,” Andrews said. “There are plenty of naked walls on the streets or in businesses that could be painted and bring back the city’s rich history.” Andrews, along with Meri Goyette, has already chosen sites for new projects, including a mural on Pearl Street.
• Local talent on the move: Two administrators of New Hampshire art spaces will be moving on to new positions in different parts of the country, according to the State Council on the Arts. Brian Kennedy, who has led the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College for the past five years, has been named the director of the Toledo (Ohio) Museum of Art. He will begin his new job on Sept. 1. Jessica Kinsey, director of development at the New Hampshire Institute of Art, will move even farther away from the Granite State. Kinsey has been named to direct the Wenatchee Performing Arts Center, a nonprofit performance space in Washington state, according to the State Council on the Arts.
• Star quilter: For 15 years, Kay Daniels of Deering has been making quilts for a variety of good causes. “Quilting is an art form that most people do not immediately think about,” said Jeanne Bartlett, a spokesperson for the Deering Community Church and Guild Fair, which will auction one of Daniels’ quilts. “But her [Daniels’] creativity can be found in the ABC quilts she makes for children of AIDS sufferers, in Community quilts for Concord Hospital and in quilts for the Hillsboro Food Pantry.” Daniels’ latest creation, “The Red Star Quilt,” will be raffled at the Deering Community Church, Route 149 in Deering, on Saturday, Aug. 14, at around 2 p.m. Call 464-3462. — Adam Coughlin