Our town’s newest tradition, a free day of fun in the Village that includes most of Amherst’s civic groups—and offers something for everyone between 10 and 4 on September 8!
One of the largest book sales in NH, this event offers more than 17,000 books, DVDs, and CDs, almost all of which have been donated by our book loving and generous community.
Friends of the Amherst Town Library’s August Art Exhibit
AMHERST – For the month of August, the Friends of the Amherst Town Library welcome Ed Ting and his out of this world astrophotography displayed on the main floor of the library. Explore the wonder of his astrophotographs of the cosmos and behold the beauty just out of our sight through the lenses of his telescopes and camera. His exhibit will be up August 2 until August 31.
In addition to astrophotography, Ed is a well-known amateur astronomer, and his writings have appeared in Sky & Telescope, Nightwatch, Skywatch 20xx, Popular Electronics, and Popular Mechanics. His works have been translated into several languages, and he speaks frequently on astronomy, telescopes, and photography. His astrophotos have been exhibited in galleries across New England. His web site, www.scopereviews.com, is the largest and most comprehensive and widely read equipment review site in the world. Ed is a National Science Foundation ACEAP astronomy ambassador to Chile, and a 2018 NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador (SSA.) A past president of the New Hampshire Astronomical Society, he has appeared on New Hampshire Public Radio and on local community television.
Ed holds a BSEE from the University of Illinois, and an MFA from the New Hampshire Institute of Art, where he teaches creative writing, English composition, flash fiction, and astrophotography. When not teaching, reviewing, or behind his camera, his hobbies include hiking, bicycle touring and racing, classical/new age piano, and he is an enthusiastic fudge confectioner.
All are welcome to stop in the cool Amherst Town Library to view these amazing works. No sign up required to attend the artist reception on Thursday August 16. Visit Ed’s website www.scopereviews.com for more information on Ed and his many talents. Interested in having an art show at the Amherst Town Library, contact Sharron April: FOLArtist@gmail.com for more information.
Celebrating Monadnock Exhibit at Jaffrey Civic Center
JAFFREY – A group exhibit of twenty New Hampshire artists will be held at the upstairs Civic Center’s upstairs Cunningham Gallery from August 10th to September 3 to celebrate Mount Monadnock and the region. An Opening Reception was held on Friday, August 10th along with the opening of the Dean Murder exhibit downstairs in the Auditorium Gallery.
The Jaffrey Civic Center is located at 40 Main Street, Jaffrey, New Hampshire, next to Library, parking in rear. Hours are Tues: 10-6, Wed-Fri 1-5, Sat 10-2. Admission is always free.
Artists Display Their Work at Local Wineries
WESTMORELAND – When the flurry of Labor Day activity is over and Columbus Day weekend is not yet close, do not despair. There is a fabulous event full of local appeal that should not be missed! What could be better during a beautiful early Fall weekend (September 8 & 9) than enjoying local wine and art?
The River Valley Artisans are offering another annual tour full of fun and locally hand-crafted art.
Over 20 artists will be displaying their art at 2 local wineries in Westmoreland, NH – Poocham Hill Winery and Summit Winery.
Many artists will be doing a demo of their work and the wineries are offering wine tastings. The tour is both days from 11-5.
Frederick Waugh (1861-1940), Surf and Spindrift, oil on canvas
Celebrating Summer: An Exhibition of Coastal & Floral Paintings
Max Weyl (1837-1914), Hollyhocks, oil on canvasMILFORD – New Hampshire Antique Co-op is pleased to present Celebrating Summer: An Exhibition of Coastal & Floral Paintings, a fine art show and sale of more than 50 original works featuring summery seascapes, coastal and beach scenes, and floral still lifes. Featured artists from the 19th century to the present include Emil Carlsen, Frederick Judd Waugh, Wesley Webber, James Edward Buttersworth, Antonio Jacobsen, Dorothea Litzinger, Frederick McDuff, Herman Dudley Murphy, Stanley Woodward, Max Weyl, Allen Tucker, Anthony Thieme and many more. Also included are contemporary New England artists Stephen Motyka, Erik Koeppel, William Davis, David Dodge, Carol Robey and others.
Awake your senses and soak up the view of bright and beautiful coastal and floral scenery interpreted by the broad and eclectic range of artists included in the show. Visit Celebrating Summer: An Exhibition of Coastal & Floral Paintings, on view in the Tower Gallery at New Hampshire Antique Co-op now through September 30.
Stephen Motyka, At the Beach, oil on panelNew Hampshire Antique Co-op is a destination shop for fine art, period furniture, porcelain, silver, collectibles, jewelry and more. It is one of the largest group antique shops in the state and was established in 1983 by the Hackler family. For information: 673-8499 or visit online at www.nhantiquecoop.com
Bindlestiff Family Cirkus: A Cardboard and Duct Tape Spectacular
(Saturday, March 23, 2:00 p.m., Main Theatre)
Redfern Art Center Announces 2018-19 Season
KEENE – The Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College announces its 2018-19 performance season, encompassing nine performances and packed with free and ticketed events, artist residencies, lobby exhibits, workshops, class visits, receptions and post-show discussions. The Redfern’s 37th season features: world-class ballet, comedy, extraordinary family circus, intimate storytelling highlighting veterans’ experiences, the return of Keene State dance alumnus Alexander Davis ‘14, and the acclaimed U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus. Continuing its mission to present and foster dynamic and multifaceted arts experiences, the Redfern has programmed a range of exciting opportunities to appeal to and engage varied audiences across campus and the general Southern New Hampshire region.
Redfern’s 2018-19 Season, which runs from September 2018 to April 2019 opens with the annual celebration Redfern Season Kickoff Party on Thursday, September 13 from 4:30- 6:30 p.m. This year’s party moves onstage to the Main Theatre, inviting guests to eat, drink and connect behind-the-scenes, hear about the performing arts programs at Keene State, and get highlights of the upcoming performance season. The Season Kick Off party is free and open to the campus and community, no reservations are required.
• DANCE YaNOWsky (Saturday, September 22, 7:30 p.m., Main Theatre).
• The Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company (Friday, September 28, 7:30 p.m., Main Theatre).
• Roger Guenveur Smith (October 1-2). Award-winning stage and screen actor Roger Guenveur Smith returns to the Redfern in October.
• Vicki Kristina Barcelona (Friday, October 5, 7:30 p.m.),
• Castle of Our Skins (Friday, February 8, 7:30 p.m., Alumni Recital Hall).
• Bindlestiff Family Cirkus: A Cardboard and Duct Tape Spectacular (Saturday, March 23, 2:00 p.m., Main Theatre).
• Alexander Davis Dance (Thursday, March 28, 7:30 p.m., Main Theatre).
• The United States Army Field Band & Soldiers’ Chorus (Saturday, March 30, 7:30 p.m., Main Theatre).
• The Telling Project (Thursday, April 4, 7:30 p.m., Main Theatre).
Mark O’Connor will perform his Concerto for Fiddle and Orchestra and a duet with his wife, Maggie, Strings and Threads for Two Violins, September 29th.
Symphony NH Announces 2018-2019 Season: Celebrating Mozart
NASHUA – Symphony NH announces 2018-19 Season: Celebrating Mozart, to include Grammy Award-Winning violinists Mark and Maggie O’Connor; The Music of John Williams; Mendelssohn’s “Italian” Symphony; An Irish Christmas; Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to The Beatles with Symphony NH; Mozart and Beethoven; Mozart 40 and Elgar Cello Concerto; and Barber’s Adagio and Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony; with performances at Keefe Center for the Arts, 117 Elm Street Nashua and the Concord City Auditorium, 2 Prince Street Concord.
Join Symphony NH for their season opening concert with guest conductor Scott Parkman on Saturday, September 29th at Keefe Center for the Arts at 8 pm and Sunday, September 30th at the Concord City Auditorium at 3 pm, featuring violinist Mark O’Connor. He will join Symphony NH to perform his Concerto for Fiddle and Orchestra and a duet with his wife, Maggie, Strings and Threads for Two Violins. The program also includes Mozart’s Impresario Overture and Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.
The orchestra’s 95th season introduces an exciting new concert series, “Symphony NH Presents,” which combines exceptional performers with your symphony.
Whether you enjoy a fresh take on your favorite Beatles songs or delving into a piece of music to listen in new ways, Symphony NH’s 2018-19 season has music for everyone. Season subscription tickets are on sale now and single tickets will go on sale July 1st. Subscription Series tickets are $18 to $52, with subscriber discounts, discounts for seniors 62 and older, $10 student tickets and free tickets for younger audience members ages 15 and under. Symphony NH Presents tickets are $25 to $65. For concert and ticket information visit: www.symphonynh.org, call (603) 595-9156, or stop by the Symphony NH office located in the Court Street Theater Building at 6 Church Street in Nashua.
“Solstice Sunset” ©2018 Daryl D. Johnson 30 x 48” Oils on canvas
Exhibit at Fry Fine Art’s Pelletier Studio
PETERBOROUGH – Fry Fine Art, a gallery specializing in 19th, 20th and 21st-century works and located on Grove Street in Peterborough is pleased to welcome an exhibition of oil cloudscapes to its Pelletier Studio. “The Chi of Clouds — New Works by Daryl D. Johnson” will run from September 7 — October 28 with an opening reception on Friday, September 7 from 5-7:00 p.m.
Described by Art New England magazine as “…gestural realist landscapes with the overall effect of speeding through layers of lighted space,” Johnson's oil paintings of skies resonate with pulsing waves of clouds and rhythms of color.
Daryl D. Johnson was born in Manhattan, grew up in NYC’s suburbs and moved to New Hampshire in 1988. Johnson has a BFA from Hope College in Holland, MI and studied at the world including Fidelity Investments, Delta Airlines and Pepsico. She maintains the Vermont Studio School and The Art Students League of New York. Johnson's paintings have won numerous awards and are in private and corporate collections throughout a studio in Amherst.
Johnson says of her work: “Shifting water patterns and rising transient clouds reflect nature’s energy in my oil paintings. The views are familiar, but the subtext is the underlying chi, the sweeping momentum. The earth “breathes” in and out with compositions of uplifting shapes. These oils on canvas celebrate the vibration of the planet.” For more information, contact Mindy Taylor at 784-5420 or email Mindy@fryFineArt.com.