“Elephants” by Wendy Ayotte
Wendy Ayotte is March Artist of the Month
AMHERST – The Friends of the Amherst Town Library would like to welcome Wendy Ayotte to display her mixed media art on the first floor of the Amherst Town Library for the month of March. Wendy is a Milford resident and is the Art Director at the Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley. Her work will be up for the entire month of March with fresh hanging locations in the newly remodeled main floor of the library. There is no registration and all are welcome to stop in during business hours to view Wendy’s work.
Wendy is a mixed media artist who combines her love of recycled materials, collage, acrylic paint and text to create colorful art with uplifting messages and strong visual impact. Wendy is an avid reader who is inspired by the written word in all its forms. Using color and text, she chooses to make art that lifts the spirit and imbues the viewer with a joyful sense of hope and positive inspiration. She believes deeply in affirming the worth of all people, and especially encouraging kids to believe in themselves and their unique individual value. When not making her own art or working, Wendy loves spending time with her husband Dan, adult children Emma, Max, and Lily and extended family, and baking decadent (mostly chocolate) desserts.
Friends of the Amherst Town Library is looking for artists who are interested in future exhibits at the library. We are still looking for artists to exhibit through the later half of 2020. For information on exhibiting at the Amherst Town Library please contact Sharron April at FOLartists@gmail.com or stop in at the library for an information sheet at the circulation desk.
Music Director, David Feltner with soloist, Eduardo Gómez
Nashua Chamber Orchestra Presents Elements of Surprise
NASHUA – Concerts to be held March 21st and 22nd have been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns!
The Nashua Chamber Orchestra had planned to present Elements of Surprise with works by Beethoven, Reinecke, Haydn, and a premier by music director David Feltner. Soloist Eduardo Gómez was to be featured in the Flute Concerto by Carl Reinecke and Piccolo Concerto by Maestro Feltner.
Background: between revisions, political unrest and a canceled production, Ludwig van Beethoven (1750—1827) wrote a total of four overtures for his only opera, Fidelio. Set in eighteenth century Spain, the opera tells the story of the brave Leonore, a noblewoman who disguises herself as an errand boy, Fidelio, in order to free her husband, Florestan, who is being held as a political prisoner. Leonore No. 1, written for a planned production in Prague that was canceled, was never performed with the opera. It was rediscovered in 1828 and premiered in a concert setting to commemorate Beethoven’s death, the previous year. The opening of Leonore No. 1 is unsettled, with scales and dramatic chords leading to a lively melody. The midsection features quotations from Florestan’s aria. A building excitement at the end sets up the opening scene of the opera.
For more information on future concerts, check www.nco-music.org or phone NCO President, Jackie O’Dowd, at (603) 582-5211.
“Summer Blues” by Betty Glass
New Spring Classes at the Jaffrey Civic Center
JAFFREY – The Jaffrey Civic Center will be offering an array of art classes this Spring, including water soluble oils with Betty Glass, pastels with Maryann Mullett, watercolor with Jeani Eismont, an oil class on creating a series with Alicia Drakiotes, a new drawing class with Rosti Eismont and a new Acrylic class with Joan Tierney.
For more detailed information on the classes, check out the home page of the Jaffrey Civic Center Website at www.jaffreyciviccenter.com or contact the office. Class Registration forms are available on the home page of our website and in the office.
The Jaffrey Civic Center, is located at 40 Main Street, Jaffrey, New Hampshire, parking in rear. Information: 532-6527, e-mail email@example.com.
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