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CLASSES GALLERY GIFTS Bringing together the arts, artists, and community through education, explorations, and gatherings. We offer classes and workshops, for children AND adults taught by local artists and educators.

PUBLISHER Kearsarge Magazine LLC ART DIRECTOR Alicia Bergeron EDITOR Laura Jean Whitcomb WRITERS Katie Bushueff, Brianna Marino, Laura Jean Whitcomb PHOTOGRAPHERS Laura Jean Whitcomb, Stephen Lee, and special thanks to the artists who provided their artwork SOUTHERN NH ART & GALLERY GUIDE KEARSARGE MAGAZINE LLC PO Box 1482, Grantham, NH 03753 Phone: (603)863-7048 E-mail: artguide@kearsargemagazine.com kearsargemagazine.com/artandgalleryguide The Southern New Hampshire Art & Gallery Guide is published annually in November. Copyright 2017-2018 by Kearsarge Magazine, LLC. All photographs and articles copyright by the photographer or writer unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved. Except for one-time personal use, no part of any online content or issue may be reproduced by any mechanical, photographic or electronic process, nor may it be stored in a retrieval system, transmitted or otherwise copied for public or private use without written permission of the copyright owner(s). That said, we will be glad to provide bulk copies to organizations involved in tourism — just give us a call!

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FEATURES 4  White Birch Fine Art Studio

22  A Creative Arts Community

Artist Elaine Farmer creates space where inspiration can bloom at her studio White Birch Fine Art in Amherst, N.H.

Adele Sanborn and Laura Morrison have formed a creative hub at the Twiggs Gallery for art students of all ages.



10 Adding Fine Art to Fused Glass Artist /Instructor Verne Orlosk of Studio Verne in Manchester, N.H., is pushing the boundaries of glass.

30  What [Art] to Do Here’s a handy guide to the area’s free art & entertainment events and activities.


16 Art in a Frame Every day is creative at Sullivan Framing & Fine Art Gallery in Bedford, N.H. The Southern NH Art & Gallery Guide asks Owner Amy Sullivan five questions about her business. BY LAURA JEAN WHITCOMB

DIRECTORIES 2 26 28 29

Artists & Galleries Theatre & Performances Education & Associations Statewide Organizations

ON THE COVER: (L–R) Rosemary Conroy, Sullivan Framing & Fine Art Gallery, Adele Sanborn, Verne Orlosk, Concerts on the Common (photo: stephen lee)

ries e l l a G & s t s i t Ar AMHERST Chasing the Golden Light Photography chasingthegoldenlight.com Daryl D. Johnson daryldjohnsonartist.com Dick Fischer Fine Art dickfischerfineart.com Ellen Friel ellenfriel.com Hexagon 101 292 Route 101 (603) 213-4379 Hexagon101.com Kaleidoscope Glass and Art kaleidoscopeglassandart.com Karen Bruson Fine Art karenbruson.com Kevin Dadoly kevindadoly.com Mudworks Pottery mudworksnh.com

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Peter Batchelder peterbatchelder.com Sherie Dowsett Photography sheriedowsettphotography.com The Gallery at LaBelle Winery 345 Route 101 (603) 672-9898 labellewinerynh.com Fine art gallery, gift shop, restaurant, classes, events and more. Come for an hour or the day; there is so much to enjoy at LaBelle Winery. White Birch Gallery 20 Brook Road (603) 801-0703 whitebirchfineart.com

ANTRIM Alex Kalish Glass Design 35 Old Carr Road (603) 588-2390 kalishglassdesign.com Linda Dessaint Fine Art 52 Main Street (603) 801-5249 LindaDessaint.com

Walker Boyle 17 Gregg Lake Road (603) 588-6726 walkerpewter.com

ATKINSON Elizabeth Peck Fine Art peckfineart.com Harkins Photography harkinsphotography.com

AUBURN Diane Crespo Fine Art dianecrespoart.com

BEDFORD Art-Plural art-plural.com Becky’s Frame Studio 327 New Boston Road (603) 472-2404 beckysframestudio.com BHoyt Ceramic Arts bhoytceramicarts.com Breath Of Fresh Art breathoffreshart.com


Get Noticed Art Designs getnoticedart.com Luci Lesmerises, Fine Art lucilesmerises.com Marcia Blakeman Fine Art 15 Homestead Hill Road (603) 488-1296 marciablakeman.com Nature’s beauty in pastel, oil and acrylic. Nancy Johnson (AMJ) amj-artist.com Paintings by G. D. Thompson 513 Donald Street (603) 793-0757 easy.com/shop/artbygisele Artist studio showing original acrylic paintings of NH scenes, prints and cards. Have a custom painting created from your favorite photo. Studio visits by appointment. Patricia Schappler patriciaschappler.com Pear Tree Studio Arts peartreestudioarts.com

Sullivan Framing & Fine Art Gallery 15 North Amherst Road (603) 471-1888 sullivanframing.com The Craftworkers’ Guild thecraftworkersguild.org

BROOKLINE Andres Institute of Art Sculpture Park 98 Route 13 (603) 673-8441 andresinstitute.org Gourd in Hand gourdinhand.com

DERRY Corinne Dodge Fine Art corinnedodgefineart.com Denise Pathiakis Fine Art densgraphics.com MadKat Studios John Sweeney (603) 425-6447 madkatstudios.com

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Sharon E. Allen Fine Art sharonallen.us Award-winning NH artist specializing in plein air landscapes. Acrylic, oil, pastel, watercolor. Commissions welcome from your location or from your photo. Susan Monty Fine Art susanmonty.com The Derry Area Artists Collaboration derryareaartists.com

EAST HAMPSTEAD Elizabeth Lewandowski Watercolors 72 Central Street (603) 289-8023 fineartamerica.com

FRANCESTOWN Anne Behrsing Jewelry annebehrsingjewelry.com

GOFFSTOWN Amber Grise Art 288 Tirrell Hill Road (603) 660-4829 AmberGriseArt.com theartandgalleryguide.com 3

WHITE BIRCH FINE ART STUDIO Artist Elaine Farmer creates space where inspiration can bloom. BY KATIE BUSHUEFF

"Life Down Under" Baboosic Brook Twin Bridges Park, Merrimack, N.H. Oil, 12” x 24”

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Water shimmers down a serene river, first cold and transparent over algae-covered rocks then transforming into a mirror reflecting the early autumn foliage that lines the river’s edge above. This is one of the many captivating scenes that adorn the gallery walls of Elaine Farmer’s White Birch Fine Art Studio in Amherst, N.H. It’s not an easy task to paint water with such fluidity and depth, but the oil painting process is one that Farmer has spent her life perfecting. It’s a process she uses to help others find joy, patience and healing within, and White Birch Fine Art Studio is a space where this creative process can come to life. For Farmer, art started as a space: “As a kid, painting was my quiet space in a family household of 10,” Farmer says of her beginnings, painting at the age of 14. It was a space that

"Birch in Red" Lake Massabesic, N.H. Oil, 6” x 6”

"Mushroom – Light Catcher" Oil, 5” x 8”

kept her occupied, curious and inspired. Now, years later, Farmer uses her expertise as a painter to create space for others: two dimensional space in her painted scenes that viewers are invited to “step into”; educational space where she teaches creative tenacity and nurtures creative discovery; and healing space, where she helps veterans to find peace from tough emotions using the freedom of the creative process. Farmer’s painted scenes are mostly inspired by her love and appreciation for nature. This appreciation for nature inspired her most recent series of paintings, titled

Organic Matter(s). These paintings explore a close up look at nature’s smaller moments, inviting the viewer to remember that our natural, organic world — regardless how small — matters. Some of these paintings are created en plein air (painted outside, on site, directly in front of the subject) while others are created in the studio using photo references. While the paintings on the walls are each themselves small spaces to explore, White Birch Fine Art Studio itself is an educational space where Farmer teaches painting and drawing classes to people of all ages and


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abilities. It is a safe and open space for people to explore their creative potential. While Farmer invites creative discovery, she also helps people to appreciate the process of learning to paint, or what she calls “the ‘work’ in ‘artwork’.”

Beyond the walls of White Birch Fine Art

Studio, there is another creative space that Farmer has created in her community. With personal connections to the military world herself, Farmer decided to reach out to her local VA in Manchester, N.H., where she now offers art classes. Participants are encouraged to bring their own photos to draw inspiration from, and they can try a variety of media from pencil to watercolor to acrylics. “The arts can play such a big part in their therapy, and it does,” says Farmer. “I see the difference it makes, and it touches my heart.” Katelyn Bushueff is a writer, photographer and editorial assistant for Kearsarge Magazine.

White Birch Fine Art 20 Brook Road, Amherst (603) 801-0703 elainefarmer.com 6  Art & Gallery Guide 2018

TWIGGS Gallery

a unique space offering regional and local artwork, workshops, and calligraphy by Adele Sanborn

254 King St · Boscawen, NH 603.975.0015

twiggsgallery.wordpress.com · Th-Sat 11-5 · Sun 12-4 or by appt

We proudly display the original paintings of over 20 local artists. Also featuring fine photography, limited edition prints, posters, and locally sourced cards. Our expert framers will gladly help you select the perfect framing package at affordable pricing.

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Ann Trainor Domingue anntrainordomingue.com Artistry by Peggy artistrybypeggy.com Judy Sidell McLean judysidellmclean.com Tashi Designs tashidesigns.com Tom Jipson, Weaver tomjipson.com

GREENFIELD ArcoIris Studio kdeanarcoirisstudio.com

HANCOCK Monadnock Pastoral Poets & Writers monadnockpastoralpoets.org Pulido Studio (603) 525-4668 pulidostudio.blogspot.com

HILLSBOROUGH Art by Marianne 190 County Road (603) 493-2088 mariannestillwagon.com Charles R. Cole Photographic Services LLC ccolephoto.com Sasha Wolfe sashawolfe.net The Gallery at Well Sweep 584 Center Road (603) 464-6585 galleryatwellsweep.com

HOLLIS Alene Sirott-Cope alenesirottcope.com Arelys Jimenez arelysjimenez.com Gail M. Allen Fine Art gailallenartist.com Marilene Sawaf Fine Art (603) 465-2013 marilenesawaf.com Stephen L. Previte previtefineart.com

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Roxane Chardon Pastels roxanechardon.com The Art Junction 30 Ash Street (603) 321-9704 paulasartjunction.weebly.com

HUDSON C. E. Heywood Fine Arts 9 Dugout Road (603) 303-7909 courts.leblanc@gmail.com Mary Ellen Brown Fine Art maryellenbrown-fineart.com Meredith Landry Art 36 Riviera Road (603) 595-5946 meredith-landry.fineartamerica.com Featuring landscape and seascape watercolor paintings of beautiful New England.

LONDONDERRY Barbara Scott Art barbarascottart.com Black Walnut Jewelry Bruce Stern (603) 434-0645 sternz@comcast.net


Joanne Beausoleil beausoleilart.com Londonderry Fine Art londonderryfineart.com Michela Verani Jewelry michelaverani.com Susan E. Hanna SEH Studios 7 Bartley Hill Road (603) 582-4777 sehstudios.com TFLoraditch Tfloraditch.wordpress.com Wiley Hill Mudworks 11 Wiley Hill Road (603) 505-6665 whmudworks.com

LYNDEBOROUGH Aaron T. Brown 154 Putnam Hill Road (603) 654-2933 aarontbrown.com Susan Q. Brown 154 Putnam Hill Road (603) 546-5168 susanqbrown.com

MANCHESTER Aline Lotter paintingsbyaline.com Alva de Mars Megan Chapel Art Center 100 Saint Anselm Drive (603) 641-7470 anselm.edu/InstitutesCenters-and-the-Arts/ Chapel-Art-Center.htm Art 3 Gallery 44 West Brook Street (603) 668-6650 art3gallery.com Copper Beech Studio copperbeechstudionh.com Creative Framing Solutions 83R Hanover Street (603) 320-5988 creativeframingsolutions.com Currier Museum of Art 150 Ash Street (603) 669-6144 currier.org Dee Lessard Fine Art 115 Brennan Street (603) 661-8305 deelessard.com

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National and local awardwinning oil paintings in portraiture, figurative, still life and landscape. Realism style with a soft touch. Commission requests welcomed. Dickinson & Company Fine Art 55 South Commercial Street (207) 350-5772 dickinsonart.com Open by chance and appointment. Glenna Evans Photography glennaevans.com James Chase neverfading.com John Juza Photography johnjuzaphotography.com Keith Spiro Photography keithspirophotography.com Larry Dunn Photography larrydunnphotography.com Marglez Art Studio marglezartstudio.com

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ADDING FINE ART TO FUSED GLASS Artist / Instructor Verne Orlosk of Studio Verne in Manchester, N.H., is pushing the boundaries of glass. TEXT AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY LAURA JEAN WHITCOMB 10  Art & Gallery Guide 2018


On a shelf in a studio, there’s a framed pencil drawing of a woman’s hand. Next to it, a piece of art of the same hand — but this time made of fused glass. With each creation, artist Verne Orlosk demonstrates the beauty — and flexibility — of glass. What is fused glass? “A specific type of glass, fired in a kiln. It’s also known as warm glass,” explains Orlosk. “It’s a process using glass that’s somewhere between stained glass, known as cold, and blown glass, known as hot glass. You also see fused glass in jewelry as well as functional pieces, like dishes.” Orlosk is pushing the boundaries of glass. After working and teaching at the Currier Museum for 17 years, she opened her own studio/gallery/workshop, called Studio Verne Fine Art Fused Glass, on 81 Hanover Street in Manchester in 2014. Her goal: to show that glass can have the same qualities as drawing and painting. To replicate the hand on glass, she first drew with a Sharpie; cut, flattened and placed copper wire on the Sharpie

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lines; then “painted” with frit, a crushed glass that comes in a variety of colors and four levels of thickness from powder to coarse.  “The colors fuse in the kiln, and I can do some prefiring of separate elements and more than one firing to achieve the desired texture and depth without adding bulk,” says Orlosk.  The possibilities are unlimited. Orlosk has created fused glass shells with “lines and bumps and curves just like a real sea shell” by using, on average, 10 colors of powdered frit. She has made glass taco Fused glass playbills are a keepsake of a favorite Broadway show. pins to match the theme of a fundraiser for a Bedford Special Olympics team; a series of Broadwaythemed playbills as part of an event supporting Manchester’s historic Palace Theatre; and 10-by-10 panels depicting underwater seascapes. “It’s why I’ve added the words ‘fine art’ to ‘fused glass’,” she says. Orlosk shares her expertise with visitors to the gallery, and during workshops with students. One Saturday morning, the studio is ready to welcome five students; each place setting is stocked with tools and “organic glass shapes that students will use to create whatever inspires them,” says Orlosk. “If they don’t have a specific idea, that’s okay. They can let go, change inspiration as they are working.” She pauses. “It’s about sharing it for me. I want to inform them and let them have fun with it.” Laura Jean Whitcomb is the editor of Kearsarge Magazine.

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Studio Verne 81 Hanover Street, Manchester (603) 490-4321 studioverne.com

DickinsonArt, inc. 207.350.5772 Rick@DickinsonArt.com www.DickinsonArt.com

55 S. Commercial Street Manchester, NH 03101 38 Beacon Hill Road Southport, ME 04576

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McIninch Art Gallery Southern NH University Robert Frost Hall 2500 North River Road (603) 629-4622 snhu.edu/student-experience/ campus-experience/mcininchart-gallery Monte Verde Art Glass Studio 250 Commercial Street, Suite 2003B (603) 785-3349 monteverdeartglassstudio.com NoonanArts noonanarts.com NuraBella Jewelry 575 South Willow Street Studio 210/211 (603) 232-5609 NuraBellaJewelry.com Roger N. Paradis Fine Art Photography rogernparadis.com Sage Studios Photography sagephoto.com

Studio 550 Art Center 550 Elm Street (603) 232-5597 550arts.com StudioVerne Fine Art Fused Glass 81 Hanover Street (603) 490-4321 studioverne.com StudioVerne is a gallery located in the Theatre District of Manchester, N.H. This street level space is also Verne’s working studio where viewers are welcome to visit.

MASON Brenda L. Ferro, Fine Artist blfcreative.com Liz Fletcher - Sculpture Liz-Fletcher-Sculpture.com

MERRIMACK Cheryl Vratsenes Fine Art cherylvratsenes.com CREALM Jewelry crealm.com

Robin Levine landscapejewelry.com Photography by Ken Harvey kenharveyphotography.com

MILFORD Creative Ventures Gallery 411 Nashua Street 603 672-2500 creativeventuresfineart.com Come immerse yourself in art. We have six-plus in-house artist’s studios. Check us out for classes and workshops. “A Haven for Art Lovers.” Frame Depot 227 Union Square #2 (603) 673-2936 theframedepotnh.com Mark Leavitt - Watercolors (603) 320-0142 markleavitt99.com Specialist in watercolor portraits, including pets and homes. A unique gift for family, friends or yourself!


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Phil Bean Fine Art PO Box 194 (603) 673-7874 philbeanfineart.com Turnwood Fine Art 569 North River Road (603) 673-3782 turnwoodfineart.com

MONT VERNON Cheryl Z Miller cherylzmillerart.com Douglas Kolb douglaskolb.com JoAnn Kitchel Illustration joannkitchel.com Dog Portraits in Silver Karen B. Mitchell (603) 672-9648 dogsinsilver.blogspot.com Michelle Kolb Fine Jewelry MichelleKolb.com Mont Vernon Artisans mvartisans.wordpress.com Pottery at Phoebes Barn 16 North Main Street (603) 673-3410 phoebesbarn.com

Susanna Ries susannariesartist.com

Eileen Belanger Fine Art eileenbelanger.com


Hannah Phelps Fine Art hannahphelps.com

Carolyn Parello carolynparello.com Empty Nest Glassworks 12 Oldfield Road (603) 315-9272 emptynestglassworks.com League of NH Craftsmen Nashua Fine Craft Gallery 98 Main Street (603) 595-8233 nhcrafts.org/nashua Loretta CR Hubley lorettacrhubley.com Monique Sakellarios Maison de l’Art 57 East Pearl Street (603) 879-9888 moniquesakellarios.com Victor Yekelchik Photography victoryek.com


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Mary Buergin Fine Art Originals marybuergin.com Sara Richard sararichard.com Tates Gallery 1 Maple Street (603) 487-3510 tatesgallery.com

PELHAM Chippaway Art Glass chippaway.com

PEMBROKE Booth Artworks boothartworks.com Fine Art by Flo Parlangeli fineartbyparlangeli.com Janice Donnelly Fine Art janicedonnelly.com

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ART IN A FRAME (L–R) Sullivan Framing & Fine Art Gallery staff: Marcia Blakeman, Amy Sullivan and Dana Boucher

Every day is creative at Sullivan Framing & Fine Art Gallery in Bedford, N.H.

Amy Sullivan started Sullivan Framing in the fall of 2004. Her attention to detail and artistic eye, coupled with her knowledge and love of presentation, has made her business a success from the start. Sullivan and her team are skilled at framing anything from family photos to sports jerseys to fine art, and they offer services such as professional design, digital printing, photo restoration and custom prints. The Southern New Hampshire Art & Gallery Guide asks Sullivan five questions about her Bedford-based business. What is your background? I have a bachelor’s degree in visual arts. During my senior year in college, I interned at a frame shop/art gallery. During that time, I fell in love with the presentation aspect of 16  Art & Gallery Guide 2018

fine art. I learned the ins and outs of custom picture framing. Upon graduation, I worked full time for the shop I interned with. A few years later, in 2004, I opened my own custom picture frame shop in downtown Manchester. In 2013, we moved the business to a larger and more accessible location in the heart of historic Bedford. What is a typical day like at Sullivan Framing? The best part of this answer is that there is no typical day. Every day is truly unique. Although we have a regiment of helping clients choose the best options for their artwork, putting together frames, cutting mats, or hanging new artwork in our gallery, we never know what is coming. It’s so exciting to meet new artists, as well as see what unique items our clients are bringing in for us to frame. Every day is creative, fun and exciting. What is the hardest thing you have ever framed? We find object framing very exciting. A few things that we have shadowboxed is a pair of Matt Bonner’s autographed basketball sneakers (they were HUGE), a collection of antique pistols, and a pair of Chinese hanging scrolls that were over 6 feet tall.

Owner Amy Sullivan with Artist Rosemary Conroy and her custom framed painting, "Force of Nature."


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What is the mission of the gallery?

Shadowbox created for a collection of high school baseball memorabilia

We are very proud to display only local and original works of art. We change out the gallery every 8 to 10 weeks. Our clients look forward to the new exhibits. Our mission is to help educate the consumer about original art versus purchasing a print, help local artists showcase their latest works, and have a beautiful place right in the center of Bedford to stop by and browse our gallery.

What would you like readers to know about Sullivan Framing? We focus on quality. We sample the very best in moldings, mats and glass. Your artwork will be preserved for a lifetime. We love to be creative and “break the rules” a bit when coming up with solutions for our client’s artwork. All the girls that help run the gallery have a background in art and have artwork hanging in our gallery. Laura Jean Whitcomb is the owner of Kearsarge Magazine, LLC.

Sullivan Framing & Fine Art Gallery 15 North Amherst Road, Bedford (603) 471-1888 sullivanframing.com 18  Art & Gallery Guide 2018

Colorful + Wild Contemporary art

RosemaRy ConRoy

The New London Hospital Art Program Features: • Local and Regional Artists rosemaryconroyart.com facebook.com/studiobuteo 603-315-9060

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• 16-week Rotating Art Exhibits in Five Distinct Exhibit Areas • Community-wide Public Art Receptions • Artwork Focused on Patient and Family Centered Care To learn more about our program or to be considered as a future exhibitor, please visit: newlondonhospital.org/art or call 603.526.5084.

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PETERBOROUGH Fry Fine Art 69 Pine Street (603) 924-8471 fryfineart.com

SALEM Debra Grubbs Artist/Colorist debragrubbsart.com Margaret Moon Hames moonhames.com Nancy Pond Fine Art nancypondart.com Original art, prints, commission and lessons. Susan Riach Designs susanriachdesigns.com

SANDOWN Sandra Garrigan Fine Art sandragarrigan.com

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Sandy Sherman and Richard Whitney 100 Chalet Drive (603) 446-7476 crescentpond.com richardwhitneyportraits.com

Deborah Sutton Fine Artist 33 Howard Street, Studio 20 (603) 508-2627

TEMPLE Saltbox Studios sydneythomasfineart.com

WEARE Molly Stark Bindery 273 North Stark Highway (603) 529-5644 mollystarkbindery.com Rosemary G. Conroy Fine Art rosemaryconroyart.com Vishiku Inc. vishiku.com

W. CHESTERFIELD Carol Corliss Fine Art 161 Streeter Hill Road (603) 363-4205 carolcorlissfineart.com

Fine Arts by Laura Tyers fineartsbylauratyers.com Frye’s Measure Mill 12 Frye Mill Road (603) 654-6581 fryesmeasuremill.com Ladybead and Rook LLC 29 Howard Street (603) 654-2805 ladybeadandrook.com Laura Stearns Johnson laurastearnsjohnson.com Mary Graham marygraham.com New England Stoneware Candle Houses 39 Main Street (603) 801-0950 stonewarehouses.com Oak Leaves Woodcarving Studio 19 Frye Mill Road (603) 654-7543

River Bend Pottery johnbaymore.com Sussy-Rose Shields Fine Craft Jewelry Studio 35 Howard Street (603) 654-5310 sussyroseshields.com The Silver Branch 29 Howard Street (603) 325-1365 thesilverbranch.com

WINDHAM Alix Porras Fine Art alixart.com

• Our expert framers are ready to assist you with your next custom framing project. • We proudly display the original artwork of over 30 of NH’s most talented artists. • We also offer a full range of professional design and digital printing services.

Carol Babineau cbabineau.wordpress.com Fine Art by Don Whittemore donsfineart.com Paint pARTy 63 Range Road, Suite 104 (603) 898-8800 paintpartynh.com Patti Crowley’s Art plcrowley.com

SULLIVAN FRAMING & FINE ART GALLERY 15 North Amherst Road • Bedford, NH 03110 (603) 471-1888 • www.SullivanFraming.com

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A Creative Arts Community Adele Sanborn and Laura Morrison have formed a creative hub at the Twiggs Gallery for art students of all ages. BY BRIANNA MARINO


here are creative things happening in

Boscawen, N.H., and the epicenter is

weeks, can include beautiful paintings, photos

The art shows, which change every six

the Twiggs Gallery at Cornerstone Design.

or even sculpture, calligraphy and a variety

The brainchild of Adele Sanborn, Twiggs

of other mixed media (think fabric art and

is a unique art gallery, teaching studio and

felting). “I like to have a real variety,” says

community hub for artists of all kinds.

Gallery Manager/Workshop Coordinator Laura

Morrison. “We make each exhibit different.

One of the most striking aspects of Twiggs

is the inclusion of mixed media. Sanborn is

Sometimes we find an artist to fit the theme.

quick to point out that art is not limited to the

Sometimes we have a guest curator who

traditional sense of paint and sculpture, but

selects the theme, or artists may pitch an idea.”

also extends to other forms such as baking

and writing. She maintains that many people

of Boscawen involved at different levels, and

underestimate their creativity because they

reminding people of what creativity is,” says

may exercise it in a different format.

Sanborn. “Creativity can bring so much to your

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“The whole idea is getting the community

life; an important part that people might forget about.”  Sanborn and her fellow guest teachers offer a diverse selection of classes including, but by no means limited to, calligraphy, needle felting, shaker taping, photography, watercolor

Creativity can bring so much to your life; an important part that people might forget about.

and book making. In addition to formal classes, Morrison and Sanborn work to provide family oriented activities on the weekends, allowing artists of all ages to create a masterpiece (such as a pumpkin-headed scarecrow) and take it home.

Sanborn and Morrison also enthusiastically

support arts in school. In fact, Twiggs dedicates a special part of the gallery as The Student Corner. The brainchild of Morrison, who began working with fiber art when she moved from Chicago to New Hampshire many years ago, The Student Corner provides students interested in pursuing arts a chance to display their work. This provides students an opportunity to gain familiarity with the steps involved in exhibition, and the uncommon experience of having their art displayed outside of an academic setting.

Sanborn and Morrison are constantly looking for ways to expand and include new twists

on the class offerings at Twiggs. After a brief hiatus to allow the creative duo to focus on their own art, they have plenty of ideas and plans for the future. “There’s potential for


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audio-visual in the future,” says Morrison. They need to retrofit a space to be dark for the visual portion, but it’s an area of creative arts they are eager to accommodate. Sanborn would also like to combine poetry and art, or even music and art. Artwork by Adele Sanborn

An example may be inviting a group of chamber artists to join a program where other mixed media artists would interpret their music visually.

Regardless of the type of art, Sanborn and

Morrison have made it their mission to make Twiggs a creative space. With an inviting gallery, downstairs workshop, classroom, kitchen and even a store (Duffy’s Attic) featuring shabby-chic antiques, cards and gifts, Twiggs is every bit the artist’s playground that Sanborn was looking to create. Brianna Marino lives on a budding farm with a her husband, two children, dog, cat, four pigs, 30+ chickens and a growing turkey flock. In her spare time, she enjoys writing about homesteading adventures, local amusements and whatever else stirs the imagination.

A paper making class at Twiggs

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Twiggs Gallery at Cornerstone Design 254 King Street, Boscawen (603) 796-2899 cornerstonedesignnh.com

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nces a m r o f r e P & Theatre AMHERST Kathy Blake Dance Studios 3 Northern Boulevard (603) 673-3978 kathyblakedancestudios.com Souhegan Valley Chorus souheganvalleychorus.org The Dance Company 141 Route 101A Unit 2B (603) 864-8374 thedancecompanyonline.com

BEDFORD Bedford Dance Center 172 Route 101 (603) 472-5141 bedforddancecenter.com Bedford Off-Broadway 3 Meetinghouse Road bedfordoffbroadway.com Bedford Youth Performing Company 155 Route 101 (603) 472-3894 bypc.org

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Bordeleau Keyboard Studios 48 Maple Drive (603) 472-5566 bordeleaukeyboardstudios.org

Stockbridge Theatre 44 North Main Street (603) 437-5210 stockbridgetheatre.com

Southern New Hampshire Dance Theater 19 Harvey Road (603) 637-4397 snhdt.org

Tupelo Music Hall 10 A Street (603) 437-5100 tupelohall.com

DERRY Daren’s Music Center & Studio 25 East Broadway (603) 432-7751 darensmusic.com Derry Opera House 29 West Broadway (603) 404-2928 derryoperahouse.com Let’s Play Music & Make Art 145 Hampstead Road (603) 425-7575 letsplaymusic.com

HOLLIS Hollis Town Band hollistownband.info

HUDSON Melissa Hoffman Dance Center 210 Robinson Road (603) 886-7909 melissahoffmandancecenter.info Rosita Lee Music Center 136 Lowell Road (603) 882-8940 rositalee.com

LONDONDERRY Kids Coop Theatre kids-coop-theatre.org

Let’s Play Music & Make Art 114 Rockingham Road (603) 216-6335 letsplaymusic.com

Dimensions in Dance 84 Myrtle Street (603) 668-4196 dimensionsindance.com

Londonderry Dance Academy 21 Buttrick Road (603) 432-0032 londonderrydance.com

Majestic Theatre 880 Page Street (603) 669-7469 majestictheatre.net

Peter Hostage 12 Adams Road (603) 437-2575 peterhostage.com

Manchester Choral Society 88 Hanover Street (603) 472-6627 mcsnh.org

Sarah Jane Nelson of the High Strung Strummers Old-time Band 71 Chase Road (603) 437-7179 sjnelsonmusic.weebly.com

Manchester Community Music School2291 Elm Street (603) 644-4548 mcmusicschool.org

The NH Theatre Factory (603) 635-4445 nhtheatrefactory.org

MANCHESTER Dance Studio of Manchester 377 South Willow Street (603) 669-1929 dancestudiomanchester.com

Manchester Community Theatre Players 698 Beech Street (603) 327-6777

MILFORD Amy Conley Music 102 Elm Street 603-249-9560 amyconleymusic.com

NASHUA Nashua Chamber Orchestra P.O. Box 1679 (603) 582-5211 nco-music.org Nashua Theatre Guild nashuatheatreguild.org Peacock Players 14 Court Street (603) 889-2330 peacockplayers.org Symphony NH 6 Church Street (603) 595-9156 symphonynh.org

WILTON Andy’s Summer Playhouse 582 Isaac Frye Highway (603) 654-2613 andyssummerplayhouse.org


Dance Impressions 60 Rockingham Road (603) 898-2588 danceimpressionswindham.com Windham Community Bands windhamcommunitybands.org theartandgalleryguide.com 27

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Creative Ventures Gallery 28 Route 101A (603) 672-2500 creativeventuresfineart.com

Hollis Arts Society PO Box 102 hollisartssocietynh.com HAS meetings are held the second Wednesday of month at 7 p.m. at Lawrence Barn (28 Depot Road in Hollis). Presentations/refreshments. Anniversary Show/Sale held in November.

BEDFORD Manchester Artists Association PO Box 10531 manchesterartists.com

BROOKLINE Andres Institute of Art 98 NH-13 (603) 673-8441 andresinstitute.org

DERRY Derry Center for Adult Studies 18 South Main Street (603) 432-1245 sau10.org

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Wild Salamander Creative Arts Center 30 Ash Street (603) 465-9453 wildsalamander.com

MANCHESTER E.W. Poore Art Studio 775 Canal Street (603) 622-3802 ewpoore.com New Hampshire Creative Club P.O. Box 3425 (603) 382-5530 nhcreativeclub.org

New Hampshire Institute of Art 148 Concord Street (603) 623-0313 nhia.edu Ingbretson Studio of Drawing and Painting 55 South Commercial Street (603) 348-3056 studio.ingbretson.com Studio of Photographic Arts 15 Merrill Street (603) 782-8403 thesopha.com

MERRIMACK Gate City Charter School for the Arts 7 Henry Clay Drive (603) 943-5273 gatecitycharterschool.org

MILFORD Art Happens 37 Wilton Road Suite #7 (603) 654-2287 arthappensnh.com

NASHUA City Arts Nashua cityartsnashua.org Nashua Area Artists Association nashuaareaartistsassoc.org

SALEM Greater Salem Artists Association Kelley Library 234 Main Street (603) 785-1935 gsaanh.webs.com

The McIninch Art Gallery Kirsten Reynolds:

A Functional Incident September 21 to October 28, 2017 Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Thursday, September 21; 5 to 7pm Left: Kirsten Reynolds, Scale model for “A Functional Incident,” 2017, wood, paint. Dimensions variable; Courtesy of the artist.

Chagoya + Gonzalez III: The Walls Around Fantasylandia


November 2 to December 21, 2017

League of NH Craftsmen nhcrafts.org

Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Thursday, November 2; 5 to 7pm

New Hampshire Art Association nhartassociation.org NH Plein Air nhpleinair.com Pastel Society of NH pastelsocietynh.com Women’s Caucus for Art New Hampshire Chapter wcanh.org

Left Top: Raul Gonzales III, El Chicken del Norte, 2016, mixed media on paper; Left Bottom: Enrique Chagoya, The Pastoral or Arcadian State: Illegal Alien’s Guide to Greater America”, 2006, Color lithograph, Ed. 30, 23 3/4” x 39”; Both courtesy of McIninch Art Collection.

PLEASE REFER TO WWW.SNHU.EDU/ART FOR ALL EXHIBITIONS 2500 North River Road Manchester, NH 03106 603.629.4622 | www.snhu.edu/art Gallery Hours: Mon. through Sat., 10am to 3pm and Thurs., 5 to 8pm

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WHAT [ART ] TO DO Southern New Hampshire is rich with cultural activities. From art to music to theater, there’s something for everyone. Here are 13 free events for your enjoyment; please check websites to confirm dates and locations.

Art in Action Londonderry This popular show features two and three dimensional fine art demonstrated throughout the weekend by the artists and artisans. It includes sculpture, pottery, fine jewelry, weaving, woodworking and block printing as well as fine art paintings.

artists open their studios so visitors can see them work, ask question, buy unique NH-made items and enjoy refreshments. © nhopendoors.com

© londonderryartscouncil.org


Statewide Experience the best New Hampshire has to offer during this weekend-long touring and shopping event. Many 30  Art & Gallery Guide 2018


Concerts on the Common Mammoth and Pillsbury Roads, Londonderry The Londonderry Arts Council has put together PHOTO: STEPHEN LEE


Concerts on the Common Londonderry

a diverse and talented lineup of performers for the Wednesday evening summer concert series. The artists and bands will be playing jazz, pop, soul, reggae, folk, rock… you name it, you’ll hear it. © londonderryartscouncil.org

and Thursday evenings at 7p.m. Bring the family to enjoy live music in an outdoor setting. © londonderrynh.net/tag/ derry-concerts-in-park



Summer Concerts on the Plaza

Amherst As part of Amherst’s Fourth of July celebration, local artists are featured on the green. Be inspired by their creativity, and perhaps you’ll find the perfect piece for your home.

Nashua Public Library 2 Court Street, Nashua Bring a chair or a blanket, perhaps a picnic, and chill out on the library lawn to jazz, folk, bluegrass, reggae, world music and more. Free. Held Thursdays at 7p.m. (inside the library if it rains.)

Art on the Green

© amherstnh.gov/home/pages/ community-events-and-activities

JULY – AUGUST Concerts in the Park

MacGregor Park, Route 102, Derry A perfect way to end a summer day! Artists bring their own musical style to the Derry stage every Tuesday

© nashualibrary.org


Manchester Trolley Nights 55 S. Commercial Street Manchester Hop on the trolley and visit art galleries and museums in the city, including the Millyard Museum, SEE Science Center, Art 3 Gallery, Art on the Wall

at City Hall, Langer Place, E.W. Poore, Studio 550, Framers Market and the New Hampshire Institute of Art. The trolleys stop at these locations every 20 to 30 minutes throughout the evening. © manchestertrolley.com


Greeley Park Annual Art Show 100 Concord Street, Nashua For more than 60 years, this two-day event features artists from all over New England. It is a great chance to mingle with fellow artists and art lovers, experience local art and support a local artist, and enjoy good, old-fashioned fun. © nashuaareaartistsassoc.org


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Summer Finale Music and Art Festival

Nashua Artwalk Weekend


Nashua Artwalk Weekend 30 Temple Street, the Nashua Public Library, Le Parc de Notre Renaissance Francaise, the Picker Building, Nashua The weekend starts on Friday with the ArtWalk Fancy Friday Fundraiser, a Nashua tradition where you can dress up, go out and get down, thanks to special offers at participating restaurants and bars. On Saturday and Sunday, hundreds of local and area artists exhibit and sell their work throughout the downtown. © cityartsnashua.org

Morrison House Museum, Pillsbury Road, Londonderry The Londonderry Arts Council and Londonderry Historical Society host an annual oneday event that celebrates creativity and craftsmanship. Live musicians perform all day in front of scenic backdrops: the Parmenter Barn and the Clark Smith Shop. Artist tents and vendor’s tables offer artwork, fine crafts, food and information of local interest. © londonderryartscouncil.org

Fall Festival & Nature Art Show Beaver Brook, 117 Ridge Road, Hollis The Fall Festival is the signature annual event of Beaver Brook Association. There’s a wonderful display of artwork, and activities of interest for all age groups: nature crafts for children, animal presentations, live music and a petting zoo. © beaverbrook.org

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OCTOBER – DECEMBER The Craftworkers’ Guild Seasonal Shops Oliver Kendall House, 5 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford The Craftworkers’ Guild opens its doors for its seasonal arts and crafts shops. You’ll find truly unique, well made arts and crafts — just in time for the holidays. © sites.google.com/site/ craftworkersguild


New England Art Reach Art Shows Thanks to New England Art Reach, there’s always an art show at a local health care facility. The work of artists can be seen at three hospitals: St. Joseph Hospital, Lawrence Memorial Hospital and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Each art show starts with an opening reception, and remains on walls for three to six months. © neartreach.com


Linda Dessaint fine art Capturing emotion through light and shadows, colors and shapes, thought and instinct... this is art for me. My intention is to convey the energy of the moment into an experience for everyone.

•    Street level gallery •    Working studio •    Workshops (see website) •    Commissions “illumination” Pastel on archival PaPer 8” x 10”

studioverne.com Verne OrlOsk // 603.490.4321 81 HanOVer street // MancHester, nH (across from historic Palace Theatre)

/ vglassy_studioverne

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Oil and Pastel Paintings Commissioned Work Welcome Gallery at 52 Main Street Antrim NH  603.801.5249 www.lindadessaint.com

P.O. Box 1482 Grantham, NH 03753

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Want to know what (art) to do in the Manchester/Nashua area of New Hampshire? This handy art & gallery guide includes directories of artists...

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