Archive for January, 2012
Join the ArtBar on 2nd Saturdays!
With timely themes such as… “LOVE and CHANEL No 5”
At the Sharon Arts Exhibition Gallery.
Paints and 8×10 in. canvas ready for you!
Download the flier here!
ArtBars are popping up all over the country. We are pleased to host this unique and exciting monthly event at Sharon Arts Center.
In our relaxed and casual setting in the main Exhibition Gallery, you can complete your own acrylic painting to take home, based on the ArtBar Themes of the Month (see previews below)!
Art Bar provides all the art supplies plus hearty cheese and crackers, with wine and beer available for a suggested donation. Our knowledgeable instructor, Holly Alderman, will guide you through the process to create your own original painting.
Sign up today to participate in the ArtBar on 2nd Saturdays!
ArtBar studio nights are limited to 12, and preregistration is required.
Cost is $25/pp.
To register call 603-924-2787.
For more information: Camellia Sousa, Gallery and Store Director
(603) 924-7676, Camellia@sharonarts.org
- Love and Chanel No 5 – Feb. 11
- Animal Patterns – Mar. 10
- Cherry Blossom Festival – Apr. 14
- Words as Art – May 12
- Stars and Stripes – June 9
- French Kitchen Still Life – July 14
- Pink + Green Lilly Fest – Aug 11
- Pop Art / Op Art – Sept. 15
- Monadnock Landscapes – Oct. 13
- Duck Decoys – Nov. 10
- Star Bright, Starry Night – Dec. 8
THE EXHIBITION GALLERY
30 GROVE STREET, PETERBOROUGH, NH 03458
Art classes of all types and for all ages are available at the Sharon Arts Center’s Winter Session, which will now be offered at their Downtown Gallery in Peterborough, located in Depot Square, as well as at their School of Arts and Craft, 457 Rt. 123, Sharon.
Winter Session classes begin the week of Jan. 16 and continue to open through the beginning of February. The classes run once a week for either 6 or 8 weeks and one-day workshops are available as well. New class sessions begin in March and April.
“Offering classes in our Peterborough Gallery is a new effort to provide an accessible and convenient arts experience for our community while at the same time introducing more people to the wider range of classes offered at our state-of-the-arts facility at Sharon,” says Executive Director Keri Wiederspahn.
Also new for the Winter Session, according to Wiederspahn, is online registration at http://www.sharonarts.org/education/classes-workshops, where a full lineup of classes can be found.
Children as young as 2 1/2 can enjoy offerings in the Young Artist Foundation, where first-time artists just learning to express themselves with their creativity will be given the guidance needed to understand not only how to use certain techniques, tools, and mediums, but how to have fun while learning to observe and work from both life and imagination to create beautiful works of art.
In the Young Artist Foundation, there are “Mommy and Me” classes for ages 2 1/2 to 4 1/2 as well as “Just Me” classes for ages 4 to 5. Ages 4 and up can participate in a morning Youth Drawing Club, which is ideal for young children or homeschoolers who want an exploratory, project-driven class. For ages 6 and older, afterschool clay classes are being offered, as well as painting classes for ages 7 and older. A class in “Illustrating a Story” is offered for ages 8 to 12, along with “Paper-making and Papercrafts” for ages 8 and older and “The Young Pastel Artist” for age 10 and older.
Teenagers can join “Teen Torch,” to be held in 8-week afternoon sessions that will allow students to explore “melting madness” on the torch to create everything from beads and buttons to small vases and sculptures. Teens are also welcome to enter into adult classes that fit their schedule.
Classes and workshops for adults will be offered in morning, afternoon, and evening classes in painting and drawing, clay, mixed media and printmaking, fiber, glass, jewelry and metal, and photography and digital media.
“Our Winter adult classes include newer programs such as Encaustic Painting,” says School director Alexandra Wall, “and we’re happy to be expanding our youth programs. Available as well are our known favorites such as drawing, weaving, watercolor, Creating a Series with Mary Iselin, and a lineup of clay offerings that now entail advanced classes for the more practiced ceramic student.”
A free Open House at the School of Art and Craft in Sharon will be held on Saturday, Jan. 14 from 10 am to 3 pm. During the Open House interested students will have an opportunity to visit the School, learn about Sharon Arts, meet faculty and staff, and even try out a class. A full Open House schedule can be viewed here.
In addition to their commitment in the visual arts, the nonprofit Sharon Arts Center is initiating a “Good Neighbor Series” of events which will present a variety of cultural programs in other artistic areas such as poetry, film, dance, and music. The series will feature evening presentations by active, professional artists on the first and third Saturdays of each month from 7 to 9:30 pm.
“Sharon Arts wants to strengthen our mission to build a viable community in the arts,” says Executive Director Keri Wiederspahn, “and to expand the plane of what is possible in art-making as we contemplate the notion of creativity itself, attempting to answer the question ‘What is Art?’ ”
Poetry, film, dance, and music events will rotate between the designated dates on a monthly basis, she says. “We hope our neighbors in the community will come out and participate in these programs so we can get to know one another while we learn more about these other art forms from artists accomplished in their field.”
The first Good Neighbor Series event on Jan. 21 will feature two poets from Northampton, Mass–Heather Christle and Christopher DeWeese. According to Gallery Assistant Zachary Green, “The Good Neighbor Series: Poetry edition is dedicated to bringing good people and good poems together. The hope is that contemporary poets will help create a contemporary readership as the landscape of poetry starts to look more like a vertical swimming pool and less like a Greek lyre. If you are into that, come out and be part of the good neighborhood. If you don’t like to swim, bring a towel and lie down for some sun.”
Heather Christle is the author of “The Trees The Trees (Octopus Books, 2011), “The Difficult Farm” (Octopus Books, 2009), and a chapbook, “The Seaside!” (Minutes Books, 2010). Wesleyan University Press will be publishing her third full-length poetry collection, “What Is Amazing,” in the spring of 2012. Her poems have appeared in publications including The Believer, Boston Review, Gulf Coast, and The New Yorker. She has taught at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and at Emory University, where she was the 2009-2011 Creative Writing Fellow. She is the web editor for Jubilat and frequently a writer in residence at the Juniper Summer Writing Institute. A native of Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, she lives in Western Massachusetts.
Christopher DeWeese’s first book, “The Black Forest,” will be published by Octopus Books in early 2012. His poems have appeared in Boston Review, Crazyhorse, and Tin House. Currently, he lives in Northampton, Massachusetts and works as a lecturer at Smith College and the University of Massachusetts.
A music event will follow on Feb. 4 and a Mardi Gras celebration and fundraising concert on Feb. 18. All Good Neighbor series events will be held from 7 to 9:30 pm; the doors open at 7 pm and those attending can get their seats and have a chance to mingle until the presentations begin at 7:30 pm. Each event will last until about 9 pm, and afterwards there will be time to meet the artists and ask questions. Wine and light refreshments will be available. The Good Neighbor series is open to the public, but donations are encouraged. For more information, call (603) 924-7676.
The nonprofit Sharon Arts Center will hold a free Open House on Saturday, Jan. 14 from 10 am to 3 pm at their School of Art and Craft, 457 Rt. 123, Sharon.
“This is an opportunity to visit the School, learn about Sharon Arts, meet faculty and staff, and even try out a class,” said School Director Alexandra Wall. “We have a new Winter schedule and this is a time the community can come in and preview our upcoming classes.”
Offerings will include mediums for kids and adults, she said, including clay, drawing, painting, polymer, encaustic, and glass lampworking. There will be “Mommy and Me” demonstrations especially for children as young as 2 1/2 years old.
The School will be holding a lunch sale from noon to 1 pm to raise funds to support its educational programs, as well as a raffle, which will be drawn at 3 pm. Raffle prizes will include scholarships and tuition coupons as well as handmade art and craft items.
Fall 2011 Open House demonstration
The nonprofit Sharon Arts Center will present its 65th Annual Members Exhibition from Jan. 13 to Feb. 27, 2012. Sponsored by Sequoya Technologies, the exhibition is a continuing tradition for the Monadnock region and a major display of art by Sharon Arts members, students, and faculty. Included in the exhibit are paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, textiles and more.
“Sharon Arts is proud to celebrate the 65th anniversary of our Members Exhibition,” says Gallery Director Camellia Sousa. “This is a show that highlights our community of artists and our history.”
The Opening Reception for the exhibit will be held on Friday, Jan. 13 from 5 to 7 pm. A series of artist demonstrations on Saturday afternoons throughout the show has also been planned to be held on Saturdays in January and February from noon to 3 pm.
In January the demonstrations will be: Joan Tierney on acrylic painting Jan. 14; Mary Iselin on oil painting Jan. 21; and Ella Rank on needle felting Jan. 28. The February demonstrations will be: Shana Brautigaum on ceramics (handbuilding) Feb. 4; Holly Alderman on mixed media Feb. 11; Phil Bean on oil painting Feb. 18; and Ken Fiery on oil painting Feb. 25.
Admission is free to all events and ample parking is available. The Exhibition Gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm. For more information, call (603) 924-7676.
Still Life w Copper Pot and Orange by Ramona Johnson, Oil.
The Good Neighbor Series, brought you by Sharon Arts Center, is dedicated to providing our neighborhood with a variety of cultural programming events in areas such as poetry, film, and music. The Good Neighbor Series seeks to bring in active and professional artists in an effort to strengthen Sharon Arts mission to build a viable community in the arts and expand the plane of what is possible in art-making.
All events will take place on the first and third Saturday of each month. Poetry, film, and music events will rotate between the designated dates on a monthly basis. We hope to see our good neighbors there.
More developments to come!
Donations are encouraged and wine as well as light refreshments will be available.
Location: Sharon Arts Center downtown Exhibition Gallery, 30 Grove St., Peterborough, N.H.; 7-9:30pm
Our first event of the Good Neighbor Series will be featuring a poet power duo of Northampton, Mass., Heather Christle and Christopher DeWeese on Jan. 21st, 2012. The Good Neighbor Series: Poetry edition is dedicated to bringing good people and good poems together. The hope is that contemporary poets will help create a contemporary readership as the landscape of poetry starts to look more like a vertical swimming pool and less like a Greek lyre. If you are into that, come out and be part of the good neighborhood. If you don’t like to swim, bring a towel and lie down for some sun.
Heather Christle is the author of The Trees The Trees (Octopus Books, 2011), The Difficult Farm (Octopus Books, 2009), and a chapbook, The Seaside! (Minutes Books, 2010). Wesleyan University Press will be publishing her third full-length poetry collection, What Is Amazing, in the spring of 2012. Her poems have appeared in publications including The Believer, Boston Review, Gulf Coast, and The New Yorker. She has taught at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and at Emory University, where she was the 2009-2011 Creative Writing Fellow. She is the Web Editor for jubilat and frequently a writer in residence at the Juniper Summer Writing Institute. A native of Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, she lives in Western Massachusetts.
Christopher DeWeese‘s first book, The Black Forest, will be published by Octopus Books in early 2012. His poems have appeared in Boston Review, Crazyhorse, and Tin House. Currently, he lives in Northampton, Massachusetts and works as a Lecturer at Smith College and The University of Massachusetts.