Redfern Celebrates the Human Spirit
KEENE – The Redfern Arts Center, Keene State College’s arts presenter of dynamic and multifaceted arts experiences, hits the ground running in January, picking up its 2019-20 performance season with vibrant offerings in dance, music, family theatre, puppetry and more. Tickets for the Spring 20 season can be purchased online, by phone at 603-358-2168 and in person when the Redfern Box Office is open, Monday to Friday, from 12 to 5 p.m.
On February 22 family audiences will enjoy a charming, food-filled farce Sammy and Le Grand Buffet from Shelbourne Falls-based Piti Theatre Company.
Piti Theatre Company/Sammy and Le Grand Buffet (Saturday, February 22, 11 a.m., Alumni Recital Hall). The award-winning Piti Theatre Company presents Sammy and Le Grand Buffet. This charming children’s show, performed by Jonathan Mirin, sees an American clown in Paris trying to prepare a great feast. Follow the hilarious antics of Sammy as he clowns and juggles his way through this storytelling adventure. This food-filled farce is sure to please audiences of all ages.
On March 12 the acclaimed puppetry ensemble Sandglass Theater returns to the Redfern with a new theatre piece Babylon (Journeys of Refugees) centering the stories of refugees, and the season closes on April 2 with the debut of POWER by choreographer Reggie Wilson/ Fist and Heel Performance Group, exploring intersections between Black Shaker worship and movement.
Piti Theatre Company was founded in 2004 by American playwright/actor Jonathan Mirin and Swiss choreographer, dancer and visual artist Godeliève Richard. We’re based in Shelburne Falls, MA and Les Ponts-de-Martel, Switzerland. Piti (pronounced “pea-tea”) is an ancient Indian (Pali) word which can be translated as joy or rapture. Our aim is to create new work for the stage which lends itself to the happiness of artists and audiences.
Nationally Known Artist, Erik Koeppel Exhibiting at NHAC
MILFORD – Erik Koeppel, working in the traditions of nineteenth-century White Mountain School artists, will be the current exhibiting artist on view at New Hampshire Antique Co-op entitled, “Snowbound: Winter Landscapes from the 19th c. to Present.”
Painting en plein air, defined as outdoors and onsite, presents wonderful opportunities and unique challenges for artists, especially in the winter in New England. From brisk blue-sky days to blinding blizzards, the invigorating snow-covered scenery holds tremendous appeal for artists to capture nature’s rugged beauty. Koeppel will discuss his traditional painting techniques and his strategies of painting the White Mountains in the winter, both en plein air as well as in the studio. He will also present some of his recently completed new works and field questions from the audience.
Koeppel is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design and New York Academy of Art. He has exhibited widely throughout New England, New York City and beyond, receiving numerous awards and accolades for his outstanding work. Koeppel's mastery of traditional techniques has led him to become one of a few contemporary artists whose work is regularly exhibited with historic masters of the 19th and early 20th centuries. As a leader in a movement of young painters seeking to revive the methods of the White Mountain School, his paintings have hung beside acclaimed historical art figures such Thomas Cole, Winslow Homer, Edgar Degas, John Frederick Kensett and George Inness. American Artist, Plein Air Magazine and other respected publications have covered Koeppel's progress.
Three New February Artist Exhibits at Jaffrey Civic Center
JAFFREY – The Jaffrey Civic Center kicks off the winter season with three new exhibits for the month of February.
Greg Hunsaker will be exhibiting his first oil show at JCC. A newcomer to Peterborough, he specializes in oils.
Well known local artist, Phil Bean, will present an exhibit entitled: Landscapes: Its Light and Shadows in the Display Case Gallery and Jeani and Rosti Eismont will jointly present a mixed media exhibit upstairs in the Cunningham Gallery.
Exhibits are free and open to the public.
The Jaffrey Civic Center, is located at 40 Main Street, Jaffrey, New Hampshire, parking in rear. Admission is always free. 603-532-6527, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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