The 2017 theme is “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” and the committee expects lots of floats, small or large, to be in the parade.
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Talented artists from around the area have graciously offered their time to hand paint beautiful Adirondack chairs to be auctioned online Tuesday July 4th-Tuesday July 18th.
Mixed Media Exhibit: A Barbara Alden Campbell Retrospective
The Jaffrey Civic Center will host a mixed media exhibit by Barbara Alden Campbell beginning Friday, May 26th -June 27th, in the first floor Auditorium Gallery. The title of the exhibit is A Retrospective by Barbara Campbell.
Ms. Campbell began painting at the age of four, when she created her first watercolor painting. She majored in Art & Art History at Beaver Country Day School and after high school attended the Museum School in Boston concentrating on drawing and Art History. Marriage and children interrupted her studies for a substantial time and then she moved to Hancock, NH in1968. Here she was able to resume her painting.
She studied with NH artist Sydney Willis for eleven years and later with Numael Pulido, Richard Whitney and Maine artist Sharon Yates. Ms. Campbell enjoys painting and continues to do so with oils as her preferred medium and “en plein air” as her first choice. Her style is “Impressionist”. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.
Jaffrey Civic Center Hosts Group Exhibit by Monadnock Area Artists
The Jaffrey Civic Center will host a mixed media exhibit by eight Monadnock area artists from May 26th through June 27th. The exhibit, organized by Jaffrey resident and artist, Barbara Danser, is titled Continuum: Variations on a Theme and will include works by: Maureen Ahern, Barbara Danser, Susan Ellis, Lulu Fichter, Marsha Hewitt, Maureen Hsu, Earl Schofield and Pam Tarbell. The exhibit will be held in the upstairs Cunningham Gallery. There will be an Opening Reception on Friday, May 26th from 5 to 7 pm. Admission is free and open to the public.
The Jaffrey Civic Center is located at 40 Main Street, Jaffrey, New Hampshire, next to the Library, parking in rear. Admission is always free. Information: 532-6527, e-mail: email@example.com.
2017-18 Season At Keene State’s Redfern Arts Center
KEENE – Keene State College’s Redfern Arts Center announces a sensational 2017-18 season of dynamic global and New England performances that includes a 1980s dance party, the North American premiere of a new Irish drama, magical and musical family shows, a silent film accompanied by a live orchestra, African jazz music, an all-female a cappella music ensemble, two spectacular dance troupes from North Africa and New York City, and two community based projects ‑ a special theatre presentation about addiction, and a unique map-making project of Keene
The Redfern’s new season, which runs from September 2017 to April 2018, brings a variety of dynamic events that are entertaining, thought-provoking, funny, and suitable for all ages. Highlights include: New Hampshire-based Neoteric Dance Collaborative’s Let Dance! 80s Edition which invites everyone to get up and dance, East African singer and songwriter Somi makes her Keene debut with jazz and R&B hits, an Algerian dance company La Companie Hervé Koubi delivers a jaw-dropping acrobatic-style dance, Alloy Orchestra returns to play an original soundtrack to the swash buckling silent film The Black Pirate, and two Saturday morning family shows – the magic of Keene illusionist Jason Purdy and the eco-music of Johnny Fireseed and the Junkyard Dogs.
Tickets for the new season go on sale Monday, August 7 to members only, and to the general public a week later on Monday, August 14. Memberships can be purchased by phone 358-2168 and in person when the Redfern Box Office is open, Monday to Friday, from 12 to 6 p.m. After August 14, online at keene.edu/arts/redfern/.
• REDFERN SEASON KICK-OFF PARTY (Thursday, September 14, 4:30 p.m., Lobby and Alumni Recital Hall). If you like a party then join us as we celebrate the start of the Redfern’s 2017-18 Season. Admission is free. All are welcome!
• NEOTERIC DANCE COLLABORATIVE Let’s Dance! 80s Edition (Friday, September 22, 7 p.m).
• MOONFISH THEATRE: Star of the Sea (Thursday, September 28, 7:30 p.m., Main Theatre).
• THE MAGIC OF JASON PURDY (Saturday, October 7, 11 a.m., Main Theatre).
• SOMI (Thursday, October 12, 7:30 p.m., Alumni Recital Hall).
• LA COMPAGNIE HERVÉ KOUBI: What the Day Owes to the Night (Saturday, October 21, 7:30 p.m).
• ALLOY ORCHESTRA: The Black Pirate (Friday, October 27, 7:30 p.m., Main Theatre).
• STEINBERG DUO (Sunday, February 18, 3 p.m., Alumni Recital Hall).
• JOHNNY FIRESEED AND THE JUNKYARD DOGS (Saturday, February 24, 11 a.m., Alumni Recital Hall)
• ADDICTION PERFORMANCE PROJECT (Thursday, March 8, 7:30 p.m., Main Theatre).
• THE BANG GROUP: A Mouthful of Shoes (Friday, March 23, 7:30 p.m., Main Theatre).
• LORELEI ENSEMBLE (Thursday, April 12, 7:30 p.m., Alumni Recital Hall).
• BRAD HOUK: Mapping Keene (date to be determined). Redfern’s Artist in Residence Brad Houk
Listen Hear: The Art of Sound
BOSTON, MA – The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum offers a thought-provoking, sound art exhibition this spring called, Listen Hear: The Art of Sound, featuring 12 artists and architects from around the world who use a broad range of approaches to sound art. Various forms of active listening will be explored in the Museum and in nearby neighborhoods for the exhibition, opened March 8 and runs through Sept. 5.
Listen Hear will feature ten installations of sound art – eight designed to be experienced inside the Museum. The two others will be off-site, public art works: a free app that offers an immersive sound walk of the Back Bay Fens, the urban park system adjacent to the Museum; and a sound environment installed at the Ruggles MBTA transit station. Several works are conceived as site-specific installations for the Museum’s spaces including the Courtyard, the Dutch Room, the Tapestry Room and Hostetter Gallery, among others.
“These works are very diverse and reflect a growing and nuanced field. They are designed to inspire the public to listen and to become more aware of how sound affects us,” said Pieranna Cavalchini, the Museum’s Tom and Lisa Blumenthal Curator of Contemporary Art. “In this exhibition, we are exploring different modes of listening in interior and exterior spaces. Different techniques delve into acoustic mapping and real-time projections of sound across urban spaces. It’s an entirely new way of thinking about sound.”
Cavalchini co-curated the exhibition with Peggy Burchenal, Esther Stiles Eastman Curator of Education, and Charles Waldheim, Ruettgers Curator of Landscape.
Listen Hear will feature works by a dozen emerging and established artists and architects who approach the art of sound from various perspectives: visual arts, architecture, landscape, design, and music. Among them are: Philip Beesley, Toronto; Moritz Fehr, Berlin; David Grubbs, New York City; Elisa Hamilton, Arlington, MA; Ernst Karel, Boston; Lee Mingwei, Paris; Helen Mirra, San Francisco; O & A, (Bruce Odland, Hudson, NY and Sam Auinger, Berlin); Philippe Rahm, Paris; Teri Rueb, Buffalo, NY; Su-Mei Tse, Berlin.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum • 25 Evans Way, Boston, MA • Hours: Open Daily 11a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays until 9 p.m. Closed Tuesdays. • Admission: Adults $15; Seniors $12; Students $5; Free for members, children under 18, everyone on his/her birthday, and all named “Isabella” • $2 off admission with a same-day Museum of Fine Arts, Boston ticket • 617 566 1401 • Box Office 617 278 5156 • www.gardnermuseum.org