Father-Daughter Exhibit at the Amherst Town Library
AMHERST – The Friends of the Amherst Town Library welcomes painter Patrick Carter and potter Lisa Walker to exhibit their work through the month of October on the main floor of the Amherst Town Library.
Come see the life experiences portrayed in Patrick’s oil and mixed media pieces. Each piece has such a personal story behind it narrated as the viewer takes in each new layer.
Lisa is debuting her work, after rediscovering her love of ceramics, in a collaborative show with Boston painter, professor and father, Patrick Carter.
Patrick Carter – Patrick is a teacher of drawing, mixed media, and portraiture at the Tufts University and with continuing education School of the Museum Fine Arts at Tufts with a masters in Fine Art.
Lisa Walker – The Amherst Town Library’s own Lisa Walker is an Amherst artist whose primary medium is clay. She loves to design unique forms on the wheel and handbuild creations from animals to fairy houses, often inspired by her daughter Dylan.
The Currier Museum of Art presents
The Shakers and the Modern World
A collaboration with Canterbury Shaker Village
MANCHESTER, NH - The Currier Museum of Art, in Manchester, New Hampshire is pleased to present The Shakers and the Modern World, opening Saturday, October 12. The exhibition is drawn from the extensive holdings at Canterbury Shaker Village, celebrating its 50th anniversary of incorporation as a museum this year, as well as from the Currier’s own collection.
The Shakers have long been celebrated for simple, timeless design. They were seen by the world as a devout group with pure values which were reflected in their design of furniture and household objects. Their attempts to convert outsiders to their radical form of Protestantism caused much anxiety in America; as a result, the Shakers developed a branding strategy to counter negative public opinion. They fashioned positive images of themselves for the press throughout the second half of the 19th century and produced large quantities of Shaker goods for sale to the public. By the early 1900s, the population had declined, and the village began to promote tourism to increase its visibility and generate revenue. Historic documents illustrate that the Shakers were quick to embrace printed media and photography to promote a more positive image.
“Shakers were widely revered for their utopian social experiment. This respect was achieved in part by the Shakers’ astute management of their image,” stated Andrew Spahr, Director of Collections and Exhibitions at the Currier Museum. “This exhibition is a rare opportunity to explore not just the beautiful designs that we know from traditional Shaker images, but to learn about how they were cutting-edge in their branding strategies and how in the 20th century, the Shaker style inspired Modernist designers in Europe and America who were drawn to the simple lines and careful craftsmanship.”
The exhibition will be accompanied by public and educational programs developed in collaboration with Canterbury Shaker Village. On view through February 16, 2020.
FIRST MUSIC CONCERT SERIES
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Works by Bach, Gigout, Widor and others – Mary Dolch, organ
Sunday, October 27th 2019, at 3:00pm
NASHUA, NH - Westminster Choir College and Yale University graduate Mary Dolch is a rising star in the international Concert Organist scene. – Join us for a riveting Season XII –“Women of Music” opener, as First Music’s 12th Anniversary begins with a recital on the 4000-pipe “Best of New Hampshire 2017” historic Anderson Memorial Organ of The First Church: Austin Organs, Inc. – Opus 1406 from 1926. Come hear the majesty of this symphonic instrument, in a program-for-all-ages
The First Church of Nashua (1 Concord Street) is proud to host this music outreach to the community, in a beautiful Romanesque-revival architectural setting. Ample parking is available behind the church, and handicap-accessibility is available between the old and new buildings.
Free Admission! Optional free will offering at door.
More information under first–music.org or by calling (603) 882-4861
First Music has brought the Joy of Music to the Gate City since 2008, and their current season is an eclectic mix of offerings sure to please every taste. More information about the Series’ concerts may be found under www.first-music.org or by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
FIRST MUSIC has received civic and state citations for its artistic endeavors, including Best of NH 2012 for Free Classical Music, awarded by NH Magazine to The First Church of Nashua.
The First Church (UCC), 1 Concord Street – Nashua, NH, 03064. www.first–music.org, info@first–music.org, (603) 882-4861
“Solstice Sunset” by Hollis Arts Society Member Daryl D. Johnson, oil on canvas.
Hollis Arts Society Holds 12th Anniversary Art Show & Sale
Members of the Society will fill the historic Lawrence Barn at 28 Depot Road, Hollis, NH with fine artists and craftsmen. Offerings will include fine oil and acrylic paintings, fiber art, sterling silver jewelry, and more.
The show runs Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm on the weekend of November 9th and 10th. The Lawrence Barn offers convenient, free parking onsite. There will be refreshments. The art show is free and open to the public. A great family event!
Event Chair, Susan E. Hanna, has been a juried member of the Society since 2014. Ms. Hanna states, “I attended this annual show back in 2013 and was knocked off my feet by the quality of the offerings and the atmosphere of the event. This event is the primary reason I joined The Hollis Arts Society.” Ms. Hanna is an award-winning oil painter and a first-time chair of this event who brings years of experience running shows and exhibits throughout New Hampshire. She states, “I’m working hard and am very excited to bring a new look to this well-established fine art show.”
Formed in 2007, The Hollis Arts Society strives to create a stimulating creative and performance arts environment for emerging and producing artists. The Society focuses upon professional development, access to economic opportunities, and social interaction in the community of artists and art patrons in Hollis and across the southern New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts area. Members host several exhibits and an annual juried show each year in addition to the Anniversary Art Show & Sale. The Society also hosts a permanent but changing exhibition within the Community Council Building, located at 100 West Pearl Street in Nashua, NH.
The Hollis Arts Society is open to anyone interested in creative arts. Memberships may be general or juried with low, annual dues. Members hold meetings the second Wednesday of each month except July. Meetings begin at 7 pm and usually include a presenter and a brief business meeting. The public is welcome to attend these monthly meetings.
For more information about our members, events, or membership, please visit www.HollisArtsSocietyNH.com .
Pianist, Maxine Park has been featured on the popular NPR program for young artists
Nashua Chamber Orchestra, Concert, November 16 and 17
Music Director, David FeltnerJoin The Nashua Chamber Orchestra, music director, David Feltner, as the curtain rises on the 2019—2020 season. The program consists of works by Mozart, Chopin, Respighi and Tchaikovsky.
Three outstanding young artists will perform Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor. A work of deep romantic expressivity, flowing melodic lines with lush harmonies, it seduces the listener to indulge in nostalgic reveries. Not so for the pianist, whose virtuoso technique is on full display with rippling scales, breathtaking leaps and dazzling acrobatics, not to mention sensitive nuance of tempo and dynamics.
Alessandra MarianoAlessandra Mariano (Movement I, Allegro maestoso), winner of the Chopin Competition among numerous others, is a junior at Phillips Academy. A student of Mila Filatova, she has performed atCarnegie Hall and with the Boston Pops.
Kevin ChenKevin Chen (Movement II, Romanze: Larghetto), a computer science and music major at the College of the Holy Cross, is a winner of local and international competitions and music festivals. He performed the Grieg Piano Concerto with the NCO, in 2012.
Maxine Park (Movement III, Rondo: Vivace) has performed at the International Chopin Festival in Poland. A sophomore at Phillips Exeter Academy, she has been featured on the popular NPR program for young artists, “From the Top”, with host Christopher O’Riley.
Performances are SATURDAY, NOV. 16th, at 7:30 PM, Judd Gregg Hall, Nashua Community College, 505 Amherst St. and SUNDAY, NOV. 17th, at 3:00 PM, Milford Town Hall, 1 Union Square on the Milford Oval
Tickets available at the door,in advance at Darrell’s Music Hall, and the Toadstool Bookstore, or online. Prices are $20, adults; $15, seniors, college students and military; students under 18, free. Each concert is followed by a reception where audience members can mingle with the musicians. For more information, check the web site or phone NCO President, Jackie O’Dowd, at (603) 582-5211.
Chasing the Golden Light – A Nature Photography Exhibit
The Jaffrey Civic Center is excited to present Howard Muscott’s stunning photography exhibit in the Display Case Gallery. The exhibit is now open and runs through November 15th. Howard Muscott’s photography has captured the exquisite beauty of the natural world and the amazing wildlife within it for more than 40 years.
Howard has photographed nature, landscapes and wildlife for more than 40 years. Grounded in his early years of hiking, backpacking, and mountain climbing, Howard’s love for nature photography is fueled by the exquisite beauty of the natural world and the wildlife residing within their various ecosystems. “The ideal photograph tells a story that speaks directly to the heart and moves people to self-reflection. It combines one’s vision for the image with the best natural, ideally golden light, and requires both persistence and opportunity.”
Self-taught, Howard has had more than 25 individual and 50 group shows highlighting among other things nature, autumn colors, Southwestern peoples and light, the mountains of Alaska, Colorado and the Pacific Northwest, and wildlife. Howard’s work has been published on the cover of national journals in education, in newspapers and books, and used on educational and other websites. Howard was the featured artist at the 34th Annual Beaver Brook Fall Festival in 2014. He has won numerous awards for both wildlife and portraits including most recently, Best in Show at Beaver Brook Association four years in a row. He was recently honored as the 2019-20 Artist of the Year of the Manchester Artist Association.
Howard is a lifelong special educator and retired professor who directs the New Hampshire Center for Effective Behavioral Interventions and Supports at SERESC in Bedford, NH. His work can be found on his website: https://www.chasingthegoldenlight.com
Painter Susan Wadsworth to Show Pastels in “Mother’s Nature”
Artist Susan Wadsworth of Rindge, N.H., will exhibit a variety of landscapes at the Jaffrey Civic Center. The opening is set for 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., on Friday, Oct. 18 and the show runs through Nov. 15th. The work includes “childscapes” as well as Asian-influenced “kanji landscapes” in ink and pastel. Also featured are landscapes of locales Ms. Wadsworth has seen in her recent travels in New England and beyond.
Aiming to extend the reach of her work to other mothers and families, Wadsworth will have the visual arts embellished by poems written and read by area poets — Deni Dickler, Kim Peavey, Jessica Purdy, Katharine Covino, and Joyce Ayadi Hinckley. Two poems by the late poet Edward Hyland will be read by his daughter, Emilee.
What is a “childscape”? These are works from the artist’s point of view, with nursing children cuddled closely, sometimes with siblings gathered on the bed or in a bathtub. Traditionally, most images of mothers were created from a distance, with the mother and child copied by an aloof artist. Wadsworth emphasizes the mother’s point of view. In her nursing images, you might spy a breast off to one side, clearly belonging to the artist herself, with the child extended in the opposite direction. In the past and nowadays, mothers as subjects in art have often been surrounded by their children, their lives determined by the chores and tasks necessary to raise their families — everything from baths to dinner to reading before bed. Wadsworth’s early works depict just such experiences. Sometimes the works appear to be completely abstract, but if you look carefully, little arms and legs emerge, and her large legs often tower like mountains.
The Jaffrey Civic Center, is located at 40 Main Street, Jaffrey, New Hampshire, parking in rear. We are a non-profit dedicated to art, education and civic activities. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 am- 12 noon, 1 to 5 pm and Sat 10-2. Admission is always free. For more information call 603-532-6527, e-mail us at email@example.com. Find our website, www.jaffreyciviccenter.com
Oil Exhibit by Mary Iselin at the Jaffrey Civic Center
The Jaffrey Civic Center extends a warm welcome to NH artist Mary Iselin, who will exhibit her oil work October 18 through November 15 in the Auditorium Gallery. An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, October 18th from 5 pm to 7 pm. Free and open to the public. Refreshments available.
Mary Iselin’s paintings are luminous and filled with light. She paints draft horses, sheep, cattle and landscapes the way some artists would paint a bowl of fruit: to explore light, color, and atmosphere—especially spiritual atmosphere.
A professional painter in oil, Iselin is represented by several fine art galleries, including 3 Pears in Dorset, VT; Vermont Artisans in Brattleboro, VT; and Creative Encounters in Keene, NH. She is the recipient of numerous awards, has been featured on Rural Heritage TV, and is collected both in this country and abroad. She is a former faculty member of the NH Institute of Art. And, on a lighter note, last year she received the Gold Award for “Best Artist” in both local newspapers!
“The longer I paint, the more I feel that the point is to just keep painting. Techniques can be learned, but it is my job as an artist to be standing there with a paint brush in my hand when Inspiration comes through. And painting is all I really want to do.”
Open Hours: M-F 10 am to 5 pm (closed 12 to 1 for lunch) and Saturdays 10 am – 2 pm.
One of 20th Century’s Most Influential American Artists
Hans Hofmann: The Nature of Abstraction Now On View
SALEM, MA – This Fall, the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) presents a fresh perspective on the artist and teacher widely considered to be one of the most influential American artists of the 20th century. PEM is the exclusive east coast venue for Hans Hofmann: The Nature of Abstraction, organized by the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA). On view from September 21 through January 5, 2020, the exhibition presents the most comprehensive examination of Hans Hofmann’s innovative and prolific career to date.
“This exhibition reveals the full force and voluminous output of Hofmann’s creativity. Powerfully influenced by Matisse’s use of color and Cubism’s displacement of form, he was continually evolving his practice and searching for new forms of expression,” said Lydia Gordon, PEM’s Associate Curator for Exhibitions and Research and the exhibition’s coordinating curator. “Both as a teacher and a practitioner, Hofmann famously wrestled with the ‘push and pull’ of a painting, which he described as the interdependent relationships among form, color, texture, and space that create the effect of movement.”
Hans Hofmann (1880–1966) played a pivotal role in the development of Abstract Expressionism and is celebrated for his exuberant canvases. Renowned as an influential teacher for generations of artists—first in his native Germany, then in New York and Provincetown—Hofmann left an indelible legacy on painting.
HOURS: Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am-5 pm. Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. ADMISSION: Adults $20; seniors $18; students $12. INFO: Call 866-745-1876 or visit pem.org.