One of AJWC’s largest events will be held Friday, November 24. The 1 Mile Fun Run starts at 9:00 AM; 5K starts at 9:30 AM at 11 Church Street, by the Town Common.
"Carmel Dunes at Sunset" by Jacob Aguiar, last year's Best in Show.
Pastel Society of New Hampshire 9th Annual Juried Show “It’s Pastel”
PORTSMOUTH – The Pastel Society of New Hampshire presents its 9th Annual juried Exhibition “It’s Pastel” at Discover Portsmouth Center Gallery in Portsmouth New Hampshire. The show runs through November 25th. More than 80 paintings from award-winning, critically acclaimed artists across the country will be on view in the landmark Academy Gallery in what has become an area favorite exhibit.
With a broad range of styles, vibrant colors and masterful technique, the exhibit showcases the new found excitement of a traditional medium. “A whole room full of pastel paintings really packs a punch,” said PSNH Juried show chair, Keith Demanche. “Portraits, landscapes, still life - pastel is a terrific medium for almost any kind of subject. Seeing what all these talented artists put on view is truly amazing.”
Nationally recognized juror, Kim Lordier (PSA, IAPS MC), will choose the paintings accepted from hundreds submissions and juror of awards, Christine Ivers (PSA, IAPS MC) will be awarding over $6,000 in prizes at the opening reception and awards ceremony on Sat. Oct. 21, 2017 from 5 to 7 pm. This event is free and open to the public. Christine Ivers will also be giving a free gallery talk about the work on view and her choices.
The Discover Portsmouth Center Gallery is located at 10 Middle St., Portsmouth NH. The gallery website is www.portsmouthhistory.org and the phone number is 603-4336-8433. Gallery hours are: 10-5pm., 7 days a week. For more information about the show, Pastel Society of NH or about pastels as a medium, please visit www.pastelsocietynh.com.
30th Annual Messiah Sing! Mont Vernon Concerts Announced
A wonderful opportunity to welcome the holiday season is provided by the 30th annual Messiah Sing! in Mont Vernon. Performances are scheduled for Saturday, December 2, at 7:00PM and Sunday, December 3, at 4:00PM at the Mont Vernon Congregational Church at 4 South Main Street.
The Messiah Sing! tradition was begun by a small group of very courageous church members and their choir director who recruited their friends and persuaded their neighbors to join in the fun the first year. It has grown to include as many as 125 chorus members from 21 communities and an outstanding small professional orchestra has been added. The trumpet and timpani surely add to the thrill of the performances. The talented director is Jennifer Erdody who also directs the Milford HS music program and the Souhegan Valley Chorus.
The performances are open to all at no cost and an opportunity for a free will offering to offset expenses is provided during the concerts.
For additional information please call Dawn Lyon at 673-0493 or Kathie Fitzgerald at 673-2696.
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 are now on sale. 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. Purchase online at keene.edu/arts/redfern/.
• 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
Outdoor sculpture exhibit features many award-winning, international sculptures. Feast your eyes on numerous outdoor sculptures set among perennial gardens and a country setting of fields and a pond.
Fall Art Exhibit: Now through Dec. 24 at Mill Brook Gallery
Painters: Maureen Ahern, Colin Callahan, Barbara Danser,
Mike Howat, Fleur Palau & Ilene Richard
Indoor Sculpture: John Weidman
As the seasons change, so does the gallery exhibit! Fall at Mill Brook Gallery showcases a host of new paintings and indoor sculptures in rich and varied styles from a group of outstanding artists. Some works are bright and bold; others are subtle and monochromatic in design, with intriguing compositions. The artistic styles range wildly, from landscapes to dog portraits to abstractions. Come and enjoy!
Open Thursday to Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm, or by appointment. Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Gardens, 236 Hopkinton Rd, Concord, NH 226-2046
WEBSITE UPDATED: November 19, 2017 – 5:11pm
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