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Join us for the public closing reception for the New Hampshire Potters Guild Biennial Exhibition, “A Common Peace”.
Saturday, August 27th, 5-7pm at the Exhibition Gallery on Grove Street in Peterborough.
This event and exhibition are generously sponsored by
The Sharon Arts Center Fine Craft Gallery, 20-40 Depot St., is currently featuring Jayelay Jewelers of Westmoreland, NH as their Craft Artist for the month of August. Jayelay Jewelers is run by husband and wife Jim and Andrea Lorette.
“Jayelay Jewelers uses semi-precious stones, fine metals, and whimsical designs to create jewelry with very broad appeal,”
says Gillian Dierauf, Sharon Art Center’s Craft Gallery Coordinator. “In just a few short months they have become one of our most popular jewelers.”
Hours at the Sharon Art Center Fine Craft Gallery are Monday through Saturday 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday 11 am to 5 pm.
For more information call (603) 924-2787.
Photo by Justin Schwartz
With a similar buy-local spirit, Sharon Arts Center, a Monadnock area 65-year-old non-profit visual arts organization, has adapted an innovative project they call CSArt to support artists in the creation of new works, establish relationships with local collectors and patrons, and be part of a new model of art support and distribution.
After a juried selection process that will be conducted in early September with a panel of local food and culture taste-makers, nine local artists will be chosen to participate with Sharon Arts to offer up 50 shares of work. Shareholders will receive, as is typical with farmer shares of CSA, three pieces per month (October through December) of locally-produced artwork specifically created for the program.
Judges will include Virginia Prescott, New Hampshire Public Radio “Word of Mouth” host; Katherine Doyle, an accomplished painter and independent curator at the Portsmouth Museum of Fine Art and other prominent East Coast galleries; and Vincent D’jon Perette, known as “Vinx,” a renowned musician and founder of “Soul Kitchen” creative workshops.
According to new Sharon Arts Center Executive Director Keri Wiederspahn, the range of works will vary from high-quality original paintings, drawings, sculpture, and photography to ceramic, glass, and wood pieces.The nine participating artists to be chosen will receive a generous flat fee for being part of the project.
“This is a great idea that I heard of successfully launching in several arts organizations, originating through Minnesota’s Springboard for the Arts, and felt that the Monadnock region would embrace the concept as well. The similarities of a farmer and artist are very real, beginning with the dedication of their hands to the act of creation. Both local artists and farmers are dependent upon community support, and the long-term results of a project like this hold the potential for generating many wonderful relationships and educating the public on a specific set of local talent and artistry.”
Wiederspahn says that along with the prestige of being selected, the artists will gain enormous potential for marketing and visibility while the 50 shareholders will have an opportunity to broaden their artistic appreciation through learning about the artists directly during the monthly box pick-up experience to be held in the Center’s downtown Peterborough gallery.
“The essence of a project like this,” Wiederspahn adds, “is about building reciprocity and authentic relationships between artists and the larger community of the Monadnock region. We sincerely hope to open doors for a healthy creative dialogue that forges collaboration, support, and respect to yield a stronger arts ecology and future.”
More information for artists as well as for those interested in obtaining a share can be found on the Center’s website at www.sharonarts.org (see “Call for Entries” under “Exhibitions” on the left sidebar), by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling the downtown Peterborough galleries at (603) 924-7676. The nine artists selected will be publicly announced at the opening of the Sharon Arts Center’s Faculty Exhibition, “Passion for Art: Pass It On,” on Friday, Sept. 2 between 5 and 7 p.m.
- SHARES CAN BE PURCHASED UP UNTIL DECEMBER 2nd.
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Contact: Alex Cahoon
Marc Winnat Brooklyn
The Sharon Arts Center’s Downtown Galleries, 30 Grove St., will be featuring the work of Nashua, NH-based artist Marc Winnat through the month of August. Winnat will be presenting a series of highly rendered realist paintings depicting the many environments the artist has inhabited over the past several years. The subject matter ranges from serene and subtle New Hampshire landscapes to depictions of arresting and complex New York City and Boston street scenes.
Marc Winnat Nathan's
“Marc’s work is a compelling realization of several different artistic movements,” said Assistant Exhibition Gallery Director Alex Cahoon. “Viewing Marc’s work one can see the journalistic honesty of the American Ashcan school painters of early 1900s combined with the technical prowess of the Photorealists of the 1960s and 70s. Marc’s work is sophisticated not only in its technical facility but also in its conceptual execution.”
A self-trained artist originally from New Haven, CT, Winnat has lived and worked in Nashua for the past several years. His work can be found in many private and public collections including the Butler Institute of American art in Youngstown, Ohio; The New York Historical Society Museum in New York City; and the Nashua Public Library.
More Information is available by calling at (603) 924-7676.
Marc Winnat Nashua
Contact: Camellia Sousa
Exhibition Gallery Director
Kandinsky with Emily Dickenson. Mary Iselin (Marlborough, NH).
Sharon Arts Center, a non–profit arts organization in Peterborough, NH, will present an exhibit titled “Passion for Art: Pass it On ~ A Focus on Sharon Arts Center Faculty,” which will open Sept. 2 and run through Oct. 28 at the center’s Exhibition Gallery located in downtown Peterborough at 30 Grove St.
Showcasing the work of Sharon Arts’ talented faculty, the multimedia exhibit will span the range of disciplines taught at the school: ceramics, painting, photography, printmaking, glass, weaving, and more. Organizers of the exhibit include faculty members and volunteers who describe it by saying: “As teachers, we want to share our passion for art with our students, and our goal is to guide them in exploring their own artistic dreams and talents. Nothing is more satisfying for us than to share the sense of wonder students experience as they “catch” the excitement of the creative process and become artists under their own terms. The sharing dynamic nourishes both teacher and student as they exchange and celebrate beauty and expression. Sharon Arts provides a wonderful environment conducive to perfecting skills and making art.”
Pepper and Squash. Alexander Farquharson (Pepperell, MA)
Sharon Arts School Director Alexandra Wall adds that “the faculty exhibition will allow our teachers to share their talents with the community and prospective students. The passion of a teacher is something that is an intense part of their artistic practices. These are all dedicated artists who are constantly looking to expand and improve their work through teaching others and pursuing their own educational interests. The show will feature an amazing variety of mediums, and will be a unique cross section of local artists who are deeply connected with the Sharon Arts mission, some of whom have been involved in our organization for a number of years. We feel that it is so important to feature their achievements, and we are proud to honor them as valued artists of our community.”
In conjunction with the exhibit, a number of free public events have been scheduled at the Grove Street gallery including
- Oil Painting Demonstration by Mary Iselin- Sat., Sept. 24, 1-3pm
- Artist Talk by Marylise Reilly-Fajal- Thurs., Oct. 6, 5-6:30pm
- Try Polymer Clay, a Mini Workshop with Connie Gray- Sat., Oct. 22, 1-3pm
For further information call Sharon Arts at (603) 924-2787
Rosaly’s. Chris Reid. (Jaffrey, NH)
This exhibition generously sponsored by:
Contact: Alexandra Wall
(603) 924-7256, ext. 3
Hari Kirin, author of “Art & Yoga: Kundalini Awakening in Everyday Life,” will present a program on art and yoga as complementary practices at the Sharon Arts Center School of Art & Craft, 457 NH Rt. 123, on Sunday, July 31 from 1:30 to 4 p.m.
Participants will learn step-by-step guidelines for their personal practice and, according to Kirin, “hopefully gain inspiration to work with groups and in the community.” Simple breathing, movement, and meditation exercises for relaxation and creativity will be demonstrated. No prior yoga experience is necessary, but Kirin encourages those attending to wear loose or stretchy clothing and to eat lightly before the program.
From 1:30 to 2 p.m. there will be an introduction on caring for body, soul and spirit; from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Kirin will demonstrate how to put art and yoga into practice; and from 3:30 to 4 p.m. there will be a question and answer period.
An artist and yoga instructor, Hari Kirin Kaur Khalsa teaches at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, the Antrim Girls Shelter, Omega Institute for Holistic Health, and the Union Mill in Peterborough. Her work may be seen at www.artandyoga.com
There is a $25 fee for the workshop. The author’s book, newly published this summer, will also be available for purchase.
For further information and to register, call (603) 924-7256 or email email@example.com.
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Reception with the Artists and Wet/Dry Show and Sale – Friday, Aug. 19, 5-7:30pm at the Exhibition Gallery.
Join us in the Exhibition Gallery for hors d’oeuvres, beverages and an exhibition and sale of artwork featuring unique vistas of Peterborough, NH. Our artists create in different mediums en plein air the week of August 15th, in historic downtown Peterborough and surrounding areas.
Suggested donation: $10 per person.
Sharon Arts Center will be having a silent auction for Ken Fiery’s painting “Peterborough” (image below.) All proceeds benefit the Sharon Arts Center
Art by Ken Fiery
Call or email for more info or to register
firstname.lastname@example.org (603) 924-7256
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