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Friends of the Amherst Town Library September Artists
AMHERST – The Friends of the Amherst Town Library welcomes Bonnie Hoyt and Peter Dixon to display their creative talents during the month of September. Bonnie, from Bedford will be displaying her smoke on firing ceramic pieces along side Peter, from Hollis with his mystical oil paintings.
The exhibit will run for the month of September.
New Hampshire ceramic artist, Bonnie Hoyt, is formally educated with a BFA from New Hampshire Institute of Art. As a ceramic artist she focuses her work on smoke on firing, an alternative firing technique with primitive origins dating back thousands of years. “This technique allows me to surrender control to the process and in turn gives back unique gradations of color, from dramatic blacks and whites to more subtle gradations and graceful patterns.” Each piece is collaboration between heat, chemistry, and creativity. Bonnie’s work is hand built and just as you’d find in nature, much of her work is organic shape with undulating lines paralleling the characteristics of the natural firing process.
Peter Dixon’s work have been described as “Mystical” or “Spiritual”, but he’s not a mysterious person. In his paintings, Peter uses oil paint and transparent glazes because of the sensitive quality of the medium and the nuances of value he can achieve. His work is color, light and shadow, and value relationships that are in and about the square. Focusing on the square eliminates any vertical or horizontal elements or narrative suggestions. The subject is deceptively simple. One shape diffuses into its background allowing another to move to the foreground in a soft shift of color and value. Peter likes the subtle way the relationship of foreground and background changes as one looks at the painting. The “atmospheric,” “mystical” movement is created by the eyes’ optical journey through his work. All are welcome to stop in the Amherst Town Library to view these amazing works.
“Northern Confluence” by Furniture Master Greg Brown. Photo by Bill Truslow
NH Institute of Art Exhibit Features Furniture Masters
Manchester – The New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) in pleased to announce they will be hosting a new exhibition featuring the work of New Hampshire Furniture Masters, titled Tradition With New Vision at their Roger Williams Gallery, 77 Amherst St, Manchester NH. This exhibition is free, open to the public and handicap accessible.
Exhibition Dates: August 24 – September 20
Tradition With New Vision is a preview exhibition of work that will be shown at Masters’ Pieces – The Main Event, an annual fundraiser for the New Hampshire Furniture Masters Association that will be held at the Currier Museum, September 22, 5:30-9pm.
The exhibition will feature some of the work that will be at The Main Event alongside work made by participants of the Furniture Masters’ Prison Outreach Programs in the Maine and New Hampshire state prisons.
On display will also be work by NHIA undergraduate students who participated in a summer mentorship with members of the Furniture Masters. The students have been visiting some of the Masters’ workshops and learning about fine furniture making. They are taking what they have seen and learned from the Masters and reflecting on it to create an interpretive response piece (in their own medium) which will be unveiled at the Main Event. In Traditions with New Vision, enjoy other works by these students as they prepare their final “masterpieces.”
“End Of Day – Rockport, MA” by Susan King, 8x10, Gouache Pen & Pencil
Susan King, September Artist at the ArtHub Gallery
NASHUA – Susan King will be showing her artwork at her “Waterscapes” exhibit, at the ArtHub gallery, during the month of September. Susan is an acrylic and gouache seascape and landscape artist, who paints mainly New England scenes.
Susan is a New Englander, originally from Lowell, MA. She graduated from the University of Lowell (now the University of Massachusetts-Lowell), with a BA in Art Education. There, she met her biggest influence in art, esteemed watercolorist Carlton Plummer, who was her watercolor professor. His love for and ease of painting impresses her still, as does his upbeat, creative teaching style. Susan was an elementary school teacher and art teacher, before moving to Nashua, over twenty years ago.
She is, mostly, a waterscape/landscape painter, and, although she has painted in various media over the years, she chooses acrylics and gouache for her work. Susan works from photographs always, and, as a realism painter, chooses to paint exactly what she sees, in all its honest imperfection, because, to her, that’s where the true beauty of a scene lies.
Susan is a member of the Nashua Area Artists’ Association (NAAA), and her work has been juried in to exhibits at the Grace Chapel Art Gallery in Lexington, MA, and the Amherst Town Library, in Amherst, NH. Susan was Nashua City Hall’s “Artist of the Month” at the Mayor’s Office, and she, recently, was asked to paint for the Amherst Town Library’s “4th of July” exhibit, displaying her large American flag painting, “Salute to the Red, White and Blue”.
The Art Exhibit Opening/Reception will be on Saturday, September 15, 11:30 - 1:30pm.
All are welcome and admission is free. Refreshments will be served.
The NAAA is a nonprofit organization and is located at 30 Temple Street in Nashua, NH. It is open on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 11 to 3pm and Saturday from 10 to 2 pm and is handicapped accessible.
Frederick Waugh (1861-1940), Surf and Spindrift, oil on canvas
Celebrating Summer: An Exhibition of Coastal & Floral Paintings
Max Weyl (1837-1914), Hollyhocks, oil on canvasMILFORD – New Hampshire Antique Co-op is pleased to present Celebrating Summer: An Exhibition of Coastal & Floral Paintings, a fine art show and sale of more than 50 original works featuring summery seascapes, coastal and beach scenes, and floral still lifes. Featured artists from the 19th century to the present include Emil Carlsen, Frederick Judd Waugh, Wesley Webber, James Edward Buttersworth, Antonio Jacobsen, Dorothea Litzinger, Frederick McDuff, Herman Dudley Murphy, Stanley Woodward, Max Weyl, Allen Tucker, Anthony Thieme and many more. Also included are contemporary New England artists Stephen Motyka, Erik Koeppel, William Davis, David Dodge, Carol Robey and others.
Awake your senses and soak up the view of bright and beautiful coastal and floral scenery interpreted by the broad and eclectic range of artists included in the show. Visit Celebrating Summer: An Exhibition of Coastal & Floral Paintings, on view in the Tower Gallery at New Hampshire Antique Co-op now through September 30.
Stephen Motyka, At the Beach, oil on panelNew Hampshire Antique Co-op is a destination shop for fine art, period furniture, porcelain, silver, collectibles, jewelry and more. It is one of the largest group antique shops in the state and was established in 1983 by the Hackler family. For information: 673-8499 or visit online at www.nhantiquecoop.com
José Lezcano & Friends at Alumni Recital Hall in the Redfern Arts Center
KEENE – Dr. José Lezcano will perform at the Redfern Arts Center Alumni Recital Hall on Sunday, September 23, at 3:00 with KSC Faculty pianist & collaborative artist Dr. Christina Wright-Ivanona, violinist Jennifer Ellowitich, members of the Portland Chamber Music Festival, and guest Ecuadorean flutist Karla Ortega. The concert, entitled “A Garden of Musical Delights,” will present music for guitar and string, flute and strings, and flute and piano, in works from Italy, Cuba, and Ecuador.
The program features works sharing a sunny Italian lyricism. It includes the evergreen Vivaldi Concerto in D for Guitar & Strings, RV. 93, Luigi Boccherini’s elegant and exciting Guitar Quintet in D, with its fiery concluding Fandango, evoking 18 century Flamenco, and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s magisterial Guitar Quintet, op. 143, composed for the Spanish guitar virtuoso, Andrés Segovia. Highlights include Lezcano’s “From the Garden to the Staircase” for flute and strings, which will be making its world premiere. His “Mojito, Guitar, and String Quartet” - inspired by Cuban dance genres of the 1940s & 50s like the Cha-Cha-Cha and Bolero - makes its local premiere.
Karla Ortega will perform the North American premiere of her father Carlos Ortega’s Piccolo Concerto, with Dr. Wright-Ivanova at the keyboard, who will also play continuo in the Vivaldi. Please join us for this thrilling, family-friendly musical event. Tickets are $5 for students and seniors, $10 for adults. For more information please call the box office at (603) 358-2168 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keene State’s Redfern Arts Center Fall Performances
KEENE – Redfern’s 2018-19 Season runs from September 2018 to April 2019. Memberships can be purchased by phone 358-2168 and online at keene.edu/arts/redfern/.
DANCE YaNOWsky (Saturday, September 22, 7:30 p.m., Main Theatre). An evening of work by award-winning Boston Ballet choreographer, Yury Yanowsky, well known to Redfern patrons. A special dance piece, Origins, will feature MoCo Arts dance students, whose participation onstage builds off of an ongoing relationship shared between MoCo Arts and Yanowsky.
The Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company (Friday, September 28, 7:30 p.m., Main Theatre) rounds out September with a hilarious evening of unscripted, improvised comedy. The UCB Touring Company brings the best Improv comedians from the legendary Upright Citizens Brigade Theatres to new audiences all around the country.
Performing History: A Public Roundtable with internationally acclaimed actor, writer and director Roger Guenveur Smith (Monday, October 1, 12 p.m., Alumni Recital Hall). This award-winning stage and screen actor returns to the Redfern in October for public engagement, class visits and a roundtable discussion for campus and community members.
Vicki Kristina Barcelona (Friday, October 5, 7:30 p.m., Alumni Recital Hall). VKB is Rachelle Garniez, Amanda Homi and Terry Radigan, a power trio dedicated to re-imagining the songs of Tom Waits via gorgeous three part harmonies and a treasure trove of instruments including bottles, banjos and bells. Seasoned singers and songwriters, each a hybrid storyteller and multi-instrumentalist in her own right, join forces to evoke the lyrical and eccentric genius of Tom Waits.
To learn more about the Redfern visit keene.edu/arts/redfern.
Mark O’Connor will perform his Concerto for Fiddle and Orchestra and a duet with his wife, Maggie, Strings and Threads for Two Violins, September 29th.
Symphony NH Announces 2018-2019 Season: Celebrating Mozart
NASHUA – Symphony NH announces 2018-19 Season: Celebrating Mozart, to include Grammy Award-Winning violinists Mark and Maggie O’Connor; The Music of John Williams; Mendelssohn’s “Italian” Symphony; An Irish Christmas; Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to The Beatles with Symphony NH; Mozart and Beethoven; Mozart 40 and Elgar Cello Concerto; and Barber’s Adagio and Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony; with performances at Keefe Center for the Arts, 117 Elm Street Nashua and the Concord City Auditorium, 2 Prince Street Concord.
Join Symphony NH for their season opening concert with guest conductor Scott Parkman on Saturday, September 29th at Keefe Center for the Arts at 8 pm and Sunday, September 30th at the Concord City Auditorium at 3 pm, featuring violinist Mark O’Connor. He will join Symphony NH to perform his Concerto for Fiddle and Orchestra and a duet with his wife, Maggie, Strings and Threads for Two Violins. The program includes Mozart’s Impresario Overture and Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.
The orchestra’s 95th season introduces an exciting new concert series, “Symphony NH Presents,” which combines exceptional performers with your symphony.
Whether you enjoy a fresh take on your favorite Beatles songs or delving into a piece of music to listen in new ways, Symphony NH’s 2018-19 season has music for everyone. Season subscription tickets are on sale now and single tickets will go on sale July 1st. Subscription Series tickets are $18 to $52, with subscriber discounts, discounts for seniors 62 and older, $10 student tickets and free tickets for younger audience members ages 15 and under. Symphony NH Presents tickets are $25 to $65. For concert and ticket information visit: www.symphonynh.org, call (603) 595-9156, or stop by the Symphony NH office located in the Court Street Theater Building at 6 Church Street in Nashua.
“The High Life” by Mimi Wiggin
“Unexpected Encounters” Exhibit at Jaffrey Civic Center
JAFFREY – Warner artist, Mimi Wiggin will exhibit her work titled, “Unexpected Encounters” at the Jaffrey Civic Center from September 14 to October 12 in the Auditorium Gallery. There will be an Opening Reception on Friday, September 21, from 5 to 7 pm with light refreshments.
Mimi is a self-taught artist, working primarily in oils. Her representational style reflects the scenic and serene environment in which she lives. Mimi’s award winning work has been featured in Kearsarge Magazine, SooNipi Magazine, The Art and Gallery Guide, and Forest Notes. Her work is also featured as covers and illustrations in the books Poems of Old Warner and Mount Kearsarge (2012), Educators and Agitators-Selected Works of 19th Century Writers From a Small New Endland Town (2013) and Mount Kearsarge, History, Legends and Folktales (2015). Fiddlehead Magazine featured her work on its January/February 2018 cover. The wonderment of the outdoors has always been exciting to her. Her paintings are meant to pass along that excitement and raise awareness of what is in our backyards and to encourage us to live in harmony with our natural surroundings.
The Jaffrey Civic Center located at 40 Main Street, Jaffrey, New Hampshire, parking in rear. For more information: 532-6527, e-mail us at email@example.com.
Jim Murphy Landscapes Exhibit at Jaffrey Civic Center
JAFFREY – The Jaffrey Civic Center will host an exhibit by Jim Murphy beginning September 10th through October 3rd. There will be an Opening Reception for the exhibit on Friday, September 21st from 5 pm to 7 pm. A painter of landscapes, Jim is inspired by the forests of Monadnock area. He has been a visiting artist at many schools in many area schools over the years, illustrated books and has taught drawing and painting. He has been serious about painting as far back as he can remember and studied studio art and art history in college. He is winner of numerous awards such as the Ewing Award. He primarily exhibits in New England and his works are in collections throughout the United States. His website is murphyarts.com
Jim is also a singer/songwriter and can be found on ITunes, Spotify and Youtube. He is currently working on his second album. He is also bandleader and guitarist in Murphy’s Blues. Murphy Blues is a eight member band. They have been actively performing throughout the region for the last 14 years. They concentrate on R&B, Soul, Funk, Blues and Rock, both standards and original songs.
“I focus on exploring and expressing the environment around me. I concentrate on the study of color, of light breaking through darkness and the textures of the natural world. I have found landscape painting an important way for me to creates a space that expresses the pulse of the natural world as it vibrates through and around me. It’s a place for me to find that still place within”.
The Jaffrey Civic Center located at 40 Main Street, Jaffrey, New Hampshire, parking in rear. For more information: 532-6527, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Solstice Sunset” ©2018 Daryl D. Johnson 30 x 48” Oils on canvas
Exhibit at Fry Fine Art’s Pelletier Studio
PETERBOROUGH – Fry Fine Art, a gallery specializing in 19th, 20th and 21st-century works and located on Grove Street in Peterborough is pleased to welcome an exhibition of oil cloudscapes to its Pelletier Studio. “The Chi of Clouds — New Works by Daryl D. Johnson” will run from September 7 — October 28.
Described by Art New England magazine as “…gestural realist landscapes with the overall effect of speeding through layers of lighted space,” Johnson's oil paintings of skies resonate with pulsing waves of clouds and rhythms of color.
Daryl D. Johnson was born in Manhattan, grew up in NYC’s suburbs and moved to New Hampshire in 1988. Johnson has a BFA from Hope College in Holland, MI and studied at the world including Fidelity Investments, Delta Airlines and Pepsico. She maintains the Vermont Studio School and The Art Students League of New York. Johnson's paintings have won numerous awards and are in private and corporate collections, and has a studio in Amherst.
Johnson says of her work: “Shifting water patterns and rising transient clouds reflect nature’s energy in my oil paintings. The views are familiar, but the subtext is the underlying chi, the sweeping momentum. The earth “breathes” in and out with compositions of uplifting shapes. These oils on canvas celebrate the vibration of the planet.” For more information, contact Mindy Taylor at 784-5420 or email Mindy@fryFineArt.com.
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