Wednesday, June 19 at 7:00PM explore remote regions of this world famous river by "canoe" in a slide show at the Amherst Town Library.
Chamber Orchestra of Boston
Chamber Orchestra Launches Bach’s Lunch Concert Series
NASHUA – Seven musicians from the Chamber Orchestra of Boston will open the 2019 Bach’s Lunch Concert series, performing selections from Michael Gandolfi’s playful work for strings and winds,“Plain Song, Fantastic Dances,” and Beethoven’s Septet in E-flat.
The concert will be held at the Nashua Public Library on Wednesday, June 26, at 12 noon.
The ensemble is led by David Feltner. Hailed as “an intelligent and insightful musician” by The Boston Globe, Feltner is in his 15th season as music director of the Chamber Orchestra of Boston, a group that is winning praise from audiences and critics alike for its innovative programs. As Steven Ledbetter wrote in The Boston Music Intelligencer: “David Feltner put together a truly captivating program …one of the most completely satisfying concerts that I have heard this season.” New Hampshire audiences know him as the conductor of the Nashua Chamber Orchestra.
All performances are held in the library’s Chandler Memorial Wing. They begin at 12 noon, last approximately one hour, and are free and open to the public. They are appropriate for ages 5 to adult.
The concerts are sponsored by the Ira Harris, Moses Hunt, and Zylonis trust funds.
Concert-goers are welcome to bring a lunch to eat in the Chandler Wing café area during the concert.
The library is located at 2 Court Street, Nashua. For directions and parking information go tonashualibrary.org/visit/directions. For other information contact Carol at firstname.lastname@example.org or call: (603) 589-4610.
2017 Winner– Artwork by Floral interpretation by Garden Club
The East Colony Artists and LaBelle Winery team up for a "Floral meets Art" event!
Artists Reception·- Wednesday evening, June 26th; 5-8
Public Viewing - Thursday, June 27th; 11-6
AMHERST – Petals2Paint, the 16th annual event that East Colony Fine Art has sponsored, will be held on June 26 & 27. Twenty area artists from the Art Colony are paired with gardeners and floral designers who are challenged to interpret artists works, designing world class arrangements using flowers and other organic materials. This event is free for public viewing at LaBelle Winery.
A meet and greet with the artists and designers will be on Wednesday from 5pm - 8pm. During this time, LaBelle Winery will be conducting a wine tasting 5:30 – 6:30 with light refreshments. All LaBelle Winery wines are produced at the state-of-the-art facility where Petals 2 Paint is being hosted. During the tasting a LaBelle Winery Tasting Representatives will share each wines’ tasting notes and history with guests. A wine tasting paired with art is always a fun and educational experience.
A raffle basket will be offered with proceeds supporting the group for future exhibits. Visitors will also participate by voting for their favorite designer’s creation, each arrangement a unique work of art, for both your eyes and nose. Come enjoy the visual explosions of color and texture, as interpreted by a floral designer, bringing summer indoors, for this two-day event. No reservations required!
The flower arrangements and art exhibit will be on display on Wednesday, June 26th, 5pm - 8pm and Thursday, June 27th, 11am - 7pm.
LaBelle Winery is located at 345 Route 101, Amherst, NH. Visit email@example.com or call (603)-738-6179 for more information. This event is free and open to the public with plenty of free parking.
Library: June Artist Exhibit – Marina Powdermaker
Marina PowdermakerAMHERST – The Friends of the Amherst Library welcomes Marina Powdermaker and her inspirational works of art to the Amherst Town Library for the month of June. Marina is a New Hampshire resident who works in mixed media to create collages and tapestries. She will be showing from June 1 through June 30 on the main floor of the library.
Marina works in the medium of mixed media collage and tapestry. Utilizing paint, handcast and decorative papers, found objects, photographs, stamps, inks, stencils, crayons, pencils, words, fabric, thread, beads and wire, she paints, layers, deconstructs, inks, stamps, tears, sews, emboss and layers again to create pieces on fabric and canvas board. Within her pieces are images, symbols, colors and words which represent universal life forces; the elements - Fire, Earth, Water, Air; Sun and Moon, the stars, the seven directions - West, North, East, South, Above, Below, and Within, as well as all that is of these forces: the plants, trees, grasses, stones, winged, finned, creepy crawlers, four legged and two legged. Her work expresses and celebrates joy, grace, gratitude, simplicity, Divine Feminine, communion, love – Be-loved. Arising from a quiet place within, her pieces sing to the world “Thank you, Thank you, Thank you”. “In the end, the beginning, and the middle my work is my prayer - to the altar of soul…”
It took Marina many years to embrace, and actually love, the truth that she doesn’t fit in “the box” or “between the lines.” She is an artist who failed her college drawing class and a teacher who, as a teenager, almost dropped out of school.
William Jurian Kaula (1871-1953), A Summer Day, New Ipswich, NH, oil on canvas
New England Landscape: Works From the 19th–21st Centuries Exhibit
MILFORD - New Hampshire Antique Co-op is pleased to present The New England Landscape: Works from the 19th–21st Centuries, an exhibit and sale of paintings spanning more than 200 years of artists’ interpretations of the timeless and iconic views unique to New England. From fields and forests to lakes and mountains, this region has long been an inspiration to painters, poets and artists of all kinds.
Featured artists from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries include William Sonntag, Willard Leroy Metcalf, Robert Vonnoh, Aldro Hibbard, Henry Ward Ranger, Ben Foster, Eric Sloane, William Hart, William Jurian Kaula, Paul Sample, Frank Vincent Dumond and William Preston Phelps. Also included in the exhibit are contemporary New England artists Erik Koeppel, Dave Dodge and William Davis.
A prominent work in the exhibit is a Vermont landscape by Willard Leroy Metcalf (1858-1925). Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, and brought up on a farm in Maine, Metcalf’s knowledge of the picturesque New England countryside came early. He studied with landscape masters in Boston and then in France. His interest in Impressionism led him in 1898 to become one of the founders of The Ten, a group of Boston and New York painters pioneering and promoting their work and the Impressionist style. In 1904, Metcalf sought a retreat in rural Maine. Inspired by the scenery, Metcalf went on to paint the diverse New England landscapes for which he became best known. In 1925, Metcalf was named the “poet laureate of the New England hills.” He also was influential in the Cornish Art Colony in Cornish, New Hampshire, which was founded in 1885 by the notable sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
The exhibit is on view now through until September 10. For information: call 673-8499 or visit www.facebook.com/nhantiquecoop. Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
PEM to Open New 40,000SF Wing, Galleries
SALEM, MA — On September 28, 2019, the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) will open a 40,000-square-foot wing designed by Ennead Architects, New York. The expansion and renovation—a component of the museum’s landmark $650M+ Connect Campaign—features new installations, a light-filled atrium, an entry and facilities for school and group tours, new linkages and traffic flow to existing galleries, and a 5,000-square-foot garden designed by Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects. As part of a $16M, museum-wide initiative associated with the expansion project to create entirely new experiences of virtually all of the museum’s collections by 2022, PEM is unveiling thirteen new exhibitions and collection-based art experiences by September. Each gallery offers new perspectives that are designed to create experiences of exploration, discovery, and engagement with exceptional works of art.
“The September opening of a dramatic new wing and galleries, a beautiful garden with multiple water features, and innovative, and highly-engaging installations of historical and contemporary art drawn from PEM collections marks an extremely exciting new phase in the museum’s evolution,” said Dan Monroe, PEM’s Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Executive Director and CEO. “The new art experiences we are creating extend the museum’s commitment to creativity, new ideas, and new perspectives.”
Over the course of the next three years, PEM will open even more new installations of its collections–including American and Native American Art; Photography; Chinese and Chinese Export Art; Japanese and Japanese Export Art; Korean Art; South Asian Art; Oceanic Art; a Meditation Gallery; a new installation in East India Marine Hall; and a new gallery dedicated to Yin Yu Tang, PEM’s Chinese House.
Edward Hopper, Two Comedians, 1966. Oil on canvas.
Edward Hopper’s Final Painting on Special Loan to the Currier Museum
MANCHESTER - On view at the Currier Museum of Art is Edward Hopper’s final painting, Two Comedians. Showing the artist and his wife Jo, taking a bow onstage, the painting is a moving farewell from Hopper, who specialized in observing people. This image of the theater once belonged to singer Frank Sinatra.
Hopper painted Two Comedians at the age of eighty-three when he and his wife were seriously ill. He died the following year. The painting seems to show Hopper bidding farewell to his art, and to the world.
“This autobiographic painting is a summation of Hopper’s life’s work,” stated museum curator Kurt Sundstrom. “It is a somber reflection of two people alone on a dark stage. They have a presence but it’s a presence of people who will soon disappear.”
The two figures on the stage are dressed as traditional comedians or clowns. This contrasts with the empty, haunted look in their eyes, and the personal circumstances of the artist nearing death. Edward Hopper was one of the greatest observers of American life in the middle of the 20th century. He captured the loneliness of life in modern cities in classical images such as Nighthawks, showing people isolated in a diner. The painting now on view at the Currier Museum is less well-known but provides a fascinating glimpse into the work of an iconic American artist.
Two Comedians will be on display until January 2020 at the Currier Museum of Art. It is accompanied by other works by Edward Hopper and his contemporaries, on the theme of theatre and life in the American city.
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