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Sharon Arts to be featured on NHPR’s “Giving Matters” Program, Saturday June 11, at 8:35am

Sharon Arts Center Honored for its Contribution to the Arts with a special segment on NHPR Saturday, June 11th, as part of “Weekend Edition” program

Giving Matters, a special spotlight on New Hampshire Public Radio’s Weekend Edition for Saturday, June 11th as 8:35 A.M will pay tribute to Sharon Arts Center’s multi-faceted engagement with the arts in the Monadnock region as represented by the story of artist Beth Krommes, 2009 Caldecott Medal winner. The program is a part of a special partnership between the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and NHPR Radio called “Giving Matters”.

Artist and Illustrator Beth Krommes of Peterborough was interviewed for NHPR's "Giving Matters" where she spoke enthusiastically about her involvement with non-profit Sharon Arts Center.

Artist and Illustrator Beth Krommes of Peterborough was interviewed for NHPR's "Giving Matters" where she spoke enthusiastically about her involvement with non-profit Sharon Arts Center.

Giving Matters tells the story of the nonprofit sector and illustrates how nonprofit organizations support the people and communities of New Hampshire. For the Sharon Arts segment, NHPR interviewed Artist & Caldecott Medal-winning children’s book illustrator Beth Krommes of Peterborough, NH. Beth and her family have been involved in SAC for years. In fact, Beth credits her unique illustration style to inspiration from Nora Unwin– an enormously influential and popular British artist who taught courses at Sharon in printmaking and painting for many years. In the audio spotlight, Krommes speaks passionately about her ongoing experiences with Sharon Arts Center as a student, artist, employee, and now parent of young students at the Center’s School of Art and Craft.

“We are honored to be featured by this thoughtful program,” said Sharon’s Outreach Director Melanie McDonald, “especially as it pays tribute to both Beth Krommes and the late Nora Unwin, two of our most celebrated artists and friends.” Further information is available online at www.nhpr.org/givingmatters; www.bethkrommes.com/ and www.nhpr.org/sharon-arts-center.

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About Sharon Arts

The mission of Sharon Arts Center, a non-profit organization, is to engage the community in the artistic process, to support and serve artists and craftspeople, and to foster the relationship between artists and the community through education, exhibitions, the promotion and sale of art and craft, as well as through special programs and events.

Sharon Arts Center offers a wide variety of art classes and programs in the school facility in Sharon, NH, a Fine Craft Gallery, a Juried Artist Member Gallery, and an Exhibition Gallery at Depot Square.

The Sharon Arts Fine Crafts Exhibition Gallery is accessed through Depot Square and 30 Grove St. in downtown Peterborough. The Craft Gallery is located in Depot Square in Downtown Peterborough. Store & Exhibition Gallery hours are: Monday – Saturday 10am to 6pm, Sunday 11 – 5 PM.

Sharon Arts is sponsored in part by: The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, The National Endowment for the Arts through the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act, The Susan A. & Donald P. Babson Charitable Foundation, The Bean Foundation, The Max & Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, The Grimshaw-Gudewicz Charitable Foundation, The Putnam Foundation, The Kingsbury Foundation, & art lovers like you!

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