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A free publication that highlights the arts community in the Kearsarge/Lake Sunapee and Upper Valley areas


L I B R A R Y A R T Sgallery C E&N studio TER exhibitions

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performances 58 N. Main Street, Newport 603.863.3040 Gallery Hours: Tues.-Fri. 11am-4pm Sat. 10am-2pm

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f e at u r e s 2 International Art Artist Ludmila Gayvoronsky brings her native Russia to New Hampshire. By Ann St. Martin Stout

Bruce Bottomley

16 Dummy Boards

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Loa Winter’s full-size painted wood figures are the perfect silent companions. By Merry Armentrout

18 Drawing New Hampshire

There are 243 towns and cities in the Granite State. Sue Anne Bottomley is going to draw them all. By Laura Jean Whitcomb

24 A Location for Inspiration

Vermont nonprofit ArtisTree makes creative expression available to the community. By Laura Jean Whitcomb

26 A Picture Worth a Thousand Clicks

Open Museum is the world’s first online, collaborative, free museum. By Andi Diehn

Jim Block

29 Arts for All

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The Upper Valley Arts Alliance wants to create a “go-to” organization for the local art community. By Kim J. Gifford

30 All the World’s a Stage

With a niche market in theatre publishing, Smith & Kraus Publishers have found success outside of New York City. By Andi Diehn

directories Lists of artists and organizations by town 5 Artists, Artisans & Galleries 20 Theaters & Performers 27 Museums & Historical Societies

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International Art

Artist Ludmila Gayvoronsky brings her native Russia to New Hampshire. ARTIST

By Ann St. Martin Stout | Photography by Paul Howe

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When Ludmila Gayvoronsky faces a blank canvas, she may know what she intends to paint, but the subject handles itself and the style develops. “I have many different styles of painting,” says Gayvoronsky. “Every subject requests its own style. When you are free to do what you want, you can do many styles.” Looking around her Newport, N.H., residence — where every inch of wall space is covered with Gayvoronsky’s paintings — one can see the variety in subject and style. A lively piece depicting the theatre may be hung beside a composition of frames commenting on a political event in Russian history. But, no matter the topic, her use of vivid color stands out. Gayvoronsky teaches landscape painting and three levels of oil painting at Lebanon College, even though she did not have the benefit of a formal art training as a youth. “My parents didn’t let me go to the art institute — they said that artists don’t make any money,” she recalls. (She’s willing, now, to acknowledge that their observation had some truth to it.) Through the years, Gayvoronsky continued to develop her own skill as a student of master painters. She proudly displays a photo of herself with Michael Verbov, who created portraits of the kings and dukes of Norway, Romania, England, Spain and was known as the Painter of Kings. Gayvoronsky’s many honors include an exhibition in Central Exhibit Hall in Moscow, and a listing in the Encyclopedia of Living Artists. Gayvoronsky’s journey from her Ukrainian homeland took her to Moscow in the late 1960s. Later, seeking medical care for her son, Gleb, she moved to Austria, and eventually to New York City. Her son’s doctor wanted him to live in the country. Gayvoronsky’s travels to see her son

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Ludmila Gayvoronsky Newport, N.H. www.ludmila.biz

at rehab in Ossipee, N.H., introduced her to New Hampshire and, later, the Newport area. Gleb’s death in 1999 signaled a dramatic change in Gayvoronsky’s life. When asked if painting has helped her heal from the loss of her son, Gayvoronsky replies, “Absolutely. Painting is the only thing that keeps me alive.” Some paintings, while maintaining the vibrant colors Gayvoronsky favors, depict her departed son or themes of mortality and eternity. In August 2012, Gayvoronsky will be featured in a solo exhibit at the Quechee Inn in Vermont. From the 66 paintings and hundreds of watercolors on paper that she brought with her from Russia to the hundreds (perhaps thousands) of new works, Gayvoronsky still tries new techniques, and strives to develop her skills as a painter and artist. She encourages her devoted students to do the same. “I have wonderful students. They are very, very interested in art. They dedicate all their time to their art. Even when I leave, they proceed in working on their paintings,” she says. “I feel very connected to my students — I love them — most of them become my friends.” 

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The Art & Gallery Guide by Kearsarge Magazine is published annually in May. Copyright 2012-2013 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!

Kearsarge Magazine PO Box 1482 Grantham, NH 03753 phone/fax (603) 863-7048 www.theartandgalleryguide.com Publisher Kearsarge Magazine, LLC Editor Laura Jean Whitcomb SALES Amy Davis, Laura H. Guion, Mark Cookson, Laura Jean Whitcomb Writers Merry Armentrout, Andi Diehn, Kim J. Gifford, Ann St. Martin Stout, Laura Jean Whitcomb Photographers Jim Block, Andi Diehn, Kevin Davis Photography, Paul Howe Photography, and special thanks to the artists who provided their artwork.

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Artists, Artisans & Galleries New Hampshire ANDOVER

Armstrong Artisans 188 Beech Hill Road (603)735-6080 George Rochon, painter 420 Tucker Mountain Road (603)735-5744 Gillian Smith, bead weaver 61 Clubhouse Road (603)735-5945 John J. Koron 297 Emery Road (603)568-3104 John’s formal art training began at Ursinus College and continued at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. His concentration is in portraits and landscapes in oil. He is currently showing at The Banks Gallery of New London. Lisa Jelleme East Andover (603)455-3531 LisaJelleme.com Oil paintings in a representational style that reflect a sense of serenity, light and atmosphere. Landscapes, still life, commissions accepted. Representation: The Banks Gallery of New London. MooseMan Nature Photos 289 Salisbury Highway (603)735-5323 moosemannaturephotos.com

Seth Kiedaisch Custom Woodwork Kearsarge Mountain Road (603)470-5727 birdseyewoodwork.com Sharon Darling, fiber artist (603)735-6090 Thomas Barber, oil (603)735-5607

BRADFORD

Ararat Forge 267 Forest Street (603)938-2602 araratforge.com A Touch of Light 152 Pleasant View Road (603)938-2115 sashawolfe.net Exquisite charcoal landscape drawings and fine art photography. Juried member of Hillsborough Area Artisans. Member of NH Made. J. Ann Eldridge 463 Rowe Mountain Road (603)938-5266 jaeldridge.com Close observation of nature, sometimes whimsical, using the fine detail of etching and aquatint. Hand printed in limited editions. JefDen Designs 2871 Route 114 (603)938-5200 jefdendesigns.com

Michelle Marson Cochran Hill (603)938-2055 giftsfromnature.etsy.com Patricia SweetMacdonald patriciasweetmacdonald.com Sandy Luckury Braided Rugs 51 Dunfield Road (603)938-5530 Sew There! 15 Massasecum Avenue (603)938-5700 sewtherenh.etsy.com Custom made oilcloth items including — but not limited to — tote bags, placemats, lunch bags, cosmetic bags, tablecloths, etc. Call for seasonal hours. Also on Facebook! Stillwater Textile Conservation Studio 196 Old Warner Road (603)938-2310 stillwaterstudio.org

CANAAN

Cardigan Mountain Art Gallery 7 Depot Street, Canaan Village (603)523-7292 cardiganart.org Emile Birch 157 Talbert Hill Road (603)523-7289 emilebirch.com Galleria Giovanna Fine Art Center 313 River Road (603)523-7154 galleriagiovannafineart.com

A chic farm house gallery and art center located in a lovely natural setting. 2012 exhibits: “Elements & Edges” member show opening June 16, 6 to 9 p.m. through Aug. 18; “Reunion” solo show Giovanna Lepore opening Sept. 15, 6 to 9 p.m. through Oct. 6; “Handmade Holiday Gifts” member show opening Oct. 20, 6 to 9 p.m. through Nov. 24. New hours: Tuesday to Friday, 12 to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday by chance. Lyon Creative Works 24 Perry Road (603)632-5966 Made Especially For You 992 Goose Pond Road (603)359-2580 made-especially4you.com Milk and Honey Fiber Studio 680 Canaan Street (603)523-7563 mhfiber.com Pearson Design Associates 641 Grafton Turnpike Road (603)523-4505 Platinum Puzzles 9 Stark Hill Road (603)632-1105 platinumpuzzles.com

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The McAlister Collection Shop 19 Juniper Road (603)523-9130 mcalistercollection.com Wood carvings and paintings. We are three miles from Canaan Village on NH Route 18. Open June through December; Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment.

CHARLESTOWN

AlyBird Art 758 Old Cheshire Turnpike (603)558-1866 alybirdart.etsy.com Unique handmade journals made from upcycled materials, fresh original collage art and prints, classes for every level. Visit www. alybirdart.com for more information. Celebration Box Company (603)313-9161 celebrationboxcompany.com Kay Young, artist (603)826-4451 KayseArtist.com

CLAREMONT

A Mind 4 Design amind4design.net Barbara Jarvis 38 Russell Jarvis Homestead Road (603)543-0439 Clear Mountain Craft Pottery 9 Woonsocket Avenue (603)542-2230 clearmountain.etsy.com Dogwood Studios 123 Bonmark Drive (603)477-5191 dogwoodstudiosnh.com

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Fraktur Art by Amanda Rae Perron (603)543-3875 frakturart.com

Mark Knipe Goldsmiths 2 Capital Plaza (603)224-2920 knipegold.com

picture framing for all of your treasured items. Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Zerba Graphics 17 Oakwood Drive (603)558-8274

McGowan Fine Art 10 Hills Avenue (603)225-2515 mcgowanfineart.com

Ira Frost Birdcarvings 210 Amesbury Road (603)746-5009 frostbirds.com

Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden 236 Hopkinton Road (603)226-2046 themillbrookgallery.com

Kathleen Dustin, polymer clay artist 469 Dustin Road (603)746-2669 kathleendustin.com

New Hampshire Furniture Masters 49 South Main Street, Suite 104 (603)898-0242 furnituremasters.org The New Hampshire Furniture Masters produce exquisite furniture in styles from Early American, Shaker and Neo-Classical to Traditional, Contemporary and Art Furniture.

Marklin 28 Riverside Drive (877)627-5546 marklincandle.com

CONCORD

Aaron Constant, photographer (603)470-8001 aaronconstant.com runningwaterphotography.com Between Sun & Moon betweensunandmoon.com Capitol Craftsman & Romance Jewelers 16 North Main Street (603)224-6166 capitolcraftsman.com Concord Arts Market Bicentennial Square concordartsmarket.com Deborah Libby Art Glass 7 Winsor Avenue (603)228-5433 libbyartglass.com Jo-Shields Metalsmith & Designer 5 Steeple View (603)731-4427 jo-shields.com Detailed Stained Glass 24 Pleasant Street (603)224-7100 Kimball-Jenkins School of Art 266 North Main Street (603)225-3932 kimballjenkins.com League of NH Craftsmen Retail Gallery 36 North Main Street (603)228-8171 lnhcconcord.com

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Sandpiper Glass Studio 88 North Main Street, #205 (603)496-1117 sandpiperbeads.com Wyrding Studios (603)328-1823 wyrdingstudios.com

CONTOOCOOK Boyan Studio 256 Pine Street (603)219-3732 boyanstudio.com

Covered Bridge Frame Shop & Gallery 916 Main Street (603)746-4996 cbgallery.com Original art, prints, pottery, blown glass and wood creations by local artists. Custom

Patricia Palson Handweaver 1111 Pine Street (603)746-6558 patriciapalson.com Riverworks Handcrafted Jewelry 377 Little Tooky Road riverworksjewelry.com

CROYDON

Gayle Hedrington 147 Brighton Road (603)558-4323 hedrington.shutterbugstorefront.com

ENFIELD

Beltrami Studios 100 Kluge Road (603)298-8265 beltramistudios.com Elisabeth Cadle 56 Main Street (603)359-1665 mudflux.com Holmquist Furniture 67 Main Street (603)995-6863 holmquistfurniture.com


Lasting Impressions Graphic Studio 43 Landing Road (603)632-9307 lastingimpressionsgraphicstudio.com I prepare custom designs for printing and publishing: ads, brochures, newsletters, booklets; anything, any size, any color, for print or on the web. Meredith Smith, fiber artist 80 Livingstone Lodge Road (603)632-4093

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Jim Block Photography jimblockphoto.com Turnings in Wood 5 Trescott Road (603)643-3499

GEORGES MILLS

Kendall Studio and Gallery 1036 Main Street (603)763-3295 kendallink.com Sepia pen and ink wash drawings by J.A Kendall. San Francisco and French Quarter street scenes, Tall Ships, Maine Windjammers/ Lighthouses. Open Wednesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., June to October or by appointment.

GOSHEN

Maia Designs 173 Four Corners Road (603)504-2524 maiadesigns.com Fine art photography and unique photo-art necklaces by juried artist Karen Winterholer. A member of New Hampshire Made. Steve Hill Knives Rand Pond Road (603)863-4762 stevehillknives.com Tom Pirozzoli 667 Province Road (603)863-4425 pirozzoli.com

GRANTHAM

Caren Calafati 59 Brookridge Drive (603)863-2117 eastcoastsings.com Jim Stamper Jewelry (603)863-2621 stamperjewelry.com Kevin Davis Photography (802)518-4106 kevindavisphotos.com Wedding and portrait photographer, fine art prints and custom framing. Nancy Kipperman, watercolors 10 Glenwood Road (603)863-8776 North Wing Art northwingart.com

Bea Jillette 80 Brickyard Road (603)863-2788

ParsonsPrints.com (603)863-5185 parsonsprints.com

Lorenz Fine Art 700 Mill Village Road (603)863-3385 lorenzfineart.net

GUILD

Loose Ends Weaving Studio 12 Hale Street looseendsweaving.com

HANOVER

LEBANON

Betsy Derrick 4 Carter Street (603)643-3256 bderrickart.com Cynthia-Reeves NE 57 South Main Street, Suite 104 (603)640-6155 cynthia-reeves.com Designer Gold 3 Lebanon Street (603)643-3864 designergoldjewelry.com Gilded Edge Frame Shop & Gallery 35 South Main Street (603)643-2884 gildededgehanover.com Hood Museum of Art 6034 Wilson Hall Dartmouth College (603)646-2426 hoodmuseum.dartmouth.edu Isobel Cochran isobelcochran.com Jon Gilbert Fox, photographer 8 Conant Road (603)643-0033 League of NH Craftsmen 13 Lebanon Street (603)643-5050 gallery (603)643-5384 classes craftstudies.org Perry F. Williamson 7 River Ridge Road (603)643-4278

LACONIA

The Studio 84 Union Avenue (603)455-8008 thestudionh.com The Studio is a gallery and shop in the Lakes Region. Exhibits change monthly. The shop features fun, unusual gift items.

AVA Gallery and Art Center 11 Bank Street (603)448-3117 avagallery.org Carrie Fradkin Graphic Design, Fine Art and Contemporary Mosaics 11 Bank Street Studio 302 (802)522-3574 carriefradkin.com Kestrel Illustration Studio LLC 59 Prospect Street #2 (603)252-5894 kestrelstudio.com Lebanon Art and Crafts Association P.O. Box 188 lebanonartandcrafts.org Paulette Werger Jewelry and Objects 11 Bank Street (603)448-5484 paulettewerger.com One-of-a-kind jewelry, tableware and objects. Sarah Heimann Pottery sarahheimann.com Upper Valley Arts Alliance uvarts.org

LYME

DiGeorge Woodworking 57 Baker Hill Road (603)795-2545 digeorgewoodworker.com From Trees to Table 343 Dorchester Road (603)795-4218 Gorman Glass (603)795-4673 gormanglass.com

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Long River Studios 1 Main Street (603)795-4909 longriverstudios.net

NEWBURY

Lynn Adams lynnadams-metalsmith.com

Loa Winter (603)763-9743 Inspired by New Hampshire’s natural beauty of mountains, lakes and forests, Loa paints landscapes in watercolors and oils. She also specializes in handcrafted dummy boards (or silent companions), which represent realistic images of people and animals.

Matt Brown Woodblock Prints 23 Washburn Hill Road (603)795-4619 mattbrown.biz Michael Whitman (800)447-3803 michael-whitman.com Sara Goodman Fiber Studio 144 Goose Pond Road (603)795-4339 saragoodmanfiberstudio.com William Braasch Woodworking and Design 33 North Thetford Road (603)795-4471

MARLOW

New England Folk Art 124 Washington Pond Road (603)446-3623 artandersonfolkart.com Nationally known folk artist working in wood. Juried member League of NH Craftsmen. Studio open by appointment. NH Open Doors, Nov. 3 and 4.

MERIDEN

Aidron Duckworth Art Museum 21 Bean Road (603)469-3444 aidronduckworthmuseum.org Modern art by Aidron Duckworth (1920-2001) and contemporary art by regional artists at the old schoolhouse in center of Meriden. May to October.

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Fells Cove Design (603)763-8752 fellscovedesign.com

Russell Pottery at Chalk Pond 372 Chalk Pond Road (603)763-0181 russellpotteryatchalkpond. com Ruth Ann Hacking: Photography (603)748-5475 ruthannhacking.com Stuart Allen Pottery 12 Orchard Street (603)763-3033 Trevor Daniels, photographer (603)763-4875

NEW LONDON

Alan H. Gepfert, stone sculptor 236 Little Sunapee Road (603)526-2659 AHGepfert.com Let my carvings treat your eye, inspire imagination and enhance your home. Realistic and abstract, 3D and relief, all kinds of stone. At The Banks Gallery in New London.

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Alan Zola Shulman shulmandesign.net Annie Ballin 244 Blueberry Lane (603)526-8977 annieballin.com Art of Nature 9 Newport Road (603)526-2638 natureswildart.com Bloch of Wood 26 Otterville Road (603)526-6152 woodshades.com Canvas & Brush 78 Birch Acres Road (603)526-4925 Center for the Arts centerfortheartsnh.org To seek, support and celebrate the cultural richness of the Lake Sunapee region by bringing creativity and community together for the benefit of all. Grace G. Cooper, oil paintings (603)491-5924 gracegcooper.com Inspired by the deeper meaning of the world we see, Grace’s paintings touch on the subliminal, evoking a sense of peace and serenity. Great Island Photography (603)526-4342 greatislandphotography.com Joan Eaton Photography (603)763-2074 June Erla, weaving and wet felting (603)526-9843

Little Bear Pottery 255 Newport Road (603)526-6699 littlebearpottery.com Little Brook Gallery 255 Newport Road (603)526-6699 alisonvernon.com Marian Biron, watercolor (603)526-6966 Marian Mugar Graves Art Gallery Colby-Sawyer College 541 Main Street (603)526-3661 colby-sawyer.edu/arts New London Gallery 276 Newport Road (603)526-7247 Northern New England Repertory Theatre Company PO Box 1559 nnertc.org Our dual mission: produce the vital, enriching works of playwrights from O’Neill to Shakespeare and provide free, in-school workshops to New Hampshire and Vermont schools. Paw Prints with a Purpose 255 Newport Road (603)526-4844 pawprintswithapurpose.com Custom treasures for the pet lover. Featuring a variety of pet portraits, life-sized sculptures, desk pets, pendant pets and our signature item: Paw Print Portraits. Pottery by Anne Boisvert 70 Parkside Drive (603)496-1900


Rugs Finally Finished 63 Andover Road (603)526-9265 rugsfinallyfinished.com Sue Anne Bottomley sueannebottomley.blogspot. com Drawings and paintings. Monthly visual arts blog with (sometimes) whimsical drawings of (sometimes) local scenes Tatewell Gallery 255 Newport Road (603)526-2910 tatewell.com Original works of art, giclée prints, photography, bronze sculptures, locally made wood products and gifts for many occasions. The Banks Gallery 209 Main Street (603)526-2128 thebanksgallerynewlondon.com Tori Gage Glassworks (603)526-6936 Vessels & Jewels 207 Main Street (603)526-8902 vesselsandjewels.com Vessels & Jewels, a fine art gallery, features the work of more than 100 American artisans and an open printmaking studio run by resident artist, Peter Ensign. A unique destination to feel inspired! Vicki V. Koron Camp Sunapee Road (603)526-8018 Vicki works in many mediums. Her work is held in collections throughout the United States and Europe. She graduated with awards

from The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. You can find her work at The Banks Gallery of New London. Watercolors by David B. Tibbetts 94 Squires Lane (603)632-7575 dbtwatercolors.com Landscapes and fishingscapes of New England rivers, lakes, fishermen and their boats. Commissions welcomed. Whiteoyster Art 774 Lake Shore Drive (603)526-4669 whiteoyster1111.com

NEWPORT

Beth Rexford Photographer bethrexford.com Edge of the Woods Art Elizabeth D. Gibbs 4 Fletcher Road (603)863-0963 Elizabeth specializes in watercolor paintings of landscapes and historical buildings; cards/prints of Newport and New England scenes; home paintings done on commission. Library Arts Center Gallery & Studio 58 North Main Street (603)863-3040 libraryartscenter.org Louis J. Cassorla 318 Corbin Road (603)863-3687 http://blog.repealofgravity. com Ludmila Gayvoronsky (603)863-9919 ludmila.biz

Mary Jane Q Cross maryjaneqcross.com q-cross.com MJ Harrington & Co. 33 Main Street (603)863-1662 mjharrington.com Featuring sterling silver, gold, platinum, diamonds, colored gemstones, pearls, estate jewelry and Pandora. Offering appraisals and in-house jewelry repair. Original designs by Tom Armstrong and Kenney Bergeron.

NORTH SANDWICH

Botanical Lampshades 95 Foss Flats Road (603)284-7468 botanicallampshades.com mapshades.com Made to order: beautiful, high-quality custom lampshades. Juried member of League of NH Craftsmen for more than 60 years.

SPRINGFIELD

Elizabeth D’Amico 2279 Route 4A (603)344-9646 elizabethdamico.com Wellhouse Farm Pottery 110 Pellerin Hill Road (603)763-8756 wellhousefarmpottery.com

SUNAPEE

Braided Rug Shop 236 Route 103 (603)863-1139 Cherie DeAugustinis 139 Lake Avenue (603)763-9197 3-delusionalart.com Deborah Ann Bacon (603)863-1126 deborahbaconart.com

Fine art. PleinAir oil paintings. Lovely landscapes and portrait oil paintings; soft realistic or dramatic black and white graphite renderings — portrait, floral, pet. Commissions accepted. Fiber Art by Susan 120 Marys Road (603)763-4887 Gary Summerton Photography 8 Elm Street (603)763-4397 garysummerton.com Harbor Gallery 51 Main Street (603)763-7364 Paul Howe Photography 93 Ryder Corner Road (603)763-4014 paulhowephotography.com Photographs of New Hampshire, New England and beyond can be seen and purchased at the New London Gallery or online. Sawtooth Artist Studio Artists 76 Perkins Pond Road (603)763-4137 Scattered Stone Goods 51 Maurers Lane (603)763-5738 scatteredstone.etsy.com Sunapee Landing Trading Co. 356 Route 103 (603)863-2275 sunapee-landing.com Susan Parmenter, fine art 20 Ridgewood Road (603)763-8701 parmenterart.com

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Suzanne Kaegi Pottery 52 Lower Main Street (603)504-2387

SUTTON

Where our prices are always fair!

Art Gallery, Mon.–Thurs. 10-5 Antiques, Furniture Fri. 10-3:30; Sat. 10-5 Lighting & Rugs Sundays 1-4 Circa 1800 – Present 356 Rt. 103, Sunapee, New Hampshire 03782

www.sunapee-landing.com “Just 2 miles West of Mount Sunapee Traffic Circle”

(603) 863-2275

Dana Flewelling Graphic Design & Photography 371 Newbury Road (603)927-4112 dflewdesign.com Fanciful Fiber PO Box 422 South Sutton (603)927-4179 Haven for Rug Hooking 149 Baker Road North Sutton (603)927-4448 Laurie Hayward Grist Mill Street Sutton Mills (603)345-6340 lehayward.com Loren Howard, landscape painter 1270 Route 114 North Sutton (603)927-4735 Pebbles and Pearls Jewelry 405 Roby Road South Sutton (603)927-4615 Thedragoncharmer.com South Sutton (603)927-4085 thedragoncharmer.com Weaving by Norman Forand South Sutton (603)938-5843

WARNER

Art & Design by Susan Beere 17 Geneva Street (603)513-1809 susanbeere.com

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BEEZink Studio 19 East Main Street (603)456-3515 beezinkstudio.com Carroll Studio Gallery 237 East Main Street (603)456-3947 carrollartgallery.com Charlie Goodwin 100 North Village Road (603)456-3885 cbgoodwinart.com Cindy House 145 Birch Hill Road (603)456-3005 cindyhouse.com Denise Green 109 Gore Road (603)456-3856 Joppa Glassworks (603)456-3569 joppaglass.com Leave It Organic 44 Birch Hill Road (603)456-6296 Mary Mead Pumpkin Hill Road (603)748-0992 marymead.net Nathan Taylor Baskets 17 Waterloo Street (508)827-2038 nathantaylorbaskets.com Ted Blachly’s Furniture (603)456-2385 tedblachly.com The End of the Road Studio Mimi Wiggin (603)456-3482 mimiwiggin.com Original oil paintings of New England scenery, wildlife and birds. Her work can be seen at The Banks Gallery in New


London; Surroundings Gallery in Center Sandwich; and Main Street Bookends in Warner.

WILMOT

WEBSTER

Big Tree Turnings 258 Breezy Hill Road (603)768-5882 bigtreeturnings.com

CORNERSTONE DESIGN at the Paint Box 200 Call Road (603)746-2262 cornerstonedesignnh.com Adele is a calligrapher who combines her love of mixed media, watercolors and photography into messages from her spirit. Regular hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., but call first to make an appointment. New Hampshire Bowl and Board 1213 Battle Street (603)648-9566 newhampshirebowlandboard. com The largest inventory of wooden bowls In America; also cutting boards, wooden utensils and garden art. Visit our outlet store in Webster!

WEST LEBANON

All Around Towne Photography 5 Airport Road, Colonial Plaza (603)676-8653 allaroundtowne.com Professional photography studio/location. We photograph people to products. B.A. accredited from Brooks Institute of Photography. Call for an appointment. Pearce Jewelers 41 Glen Road (603)298-8833 pearcejewelers.com

Ann Feeley, sculptor NH Route 4A (603)526-4068

Margaret Dwyer margaretdwyer.com Morgan Design 400 NH Route 4A (603)848-2593

tip top potter y a paint-your-own pottery studio fun for all ages! birthday parties scouts & clubs ceramics workshops walk-ins welcome!

Phil Morse philmorse.com Terry Moore Fine Furniture (603)526-7770 terrymoore-furniture.com Wild Pottery 8 Watershed Lane (603)529-2322 wildpottery.com

www.tiptoppottery.com

802-280-1700

Located in the Tip Top Building, White River Jct., Vermont

Vermont BARNARD

Linda Treash Photography 6125 Stage Road (802)558-5354 lindatreash.com

BRADFORD

Copeland Furniture 156 Industrial Drive (802)222-9282 copelandfurniture.com Mountain Graphics Photography 2260 Route 5 North (802)333-9010 mountaingraphics.com North of the Falls 148 Main Street north-of-the-falls.com

TOWLE HILL STUDIO 2012 schedule online

www.towlehillstudio.com Sponsored in part by Wells River Savings Bank

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Susan Bradford Gallery 282 North Main Street (802)222-4059 sheepskin-by-susan.com West Wind Studio 1815 Fairground Road (802)291-1592 rickerwinsor.com Vermont North by Hand 3458 South Road vermontnorthbyhand.org

BRIDGEWATER David Crandall Goldsmith Bridgewater Mill (802)672-5475

ShackletonThomas Bridgewater Mill (802)672-5175 shackletonthomas.com The Art of Paedra Bramhall Bridgewater Hollow Road, Bridgewater Corners (802)672-5141 paedra.com

Towle Hill Studio 28 Center Road (802)439-3730 towlehillstudio.com An enchanting art space nestled in rural Vermont. Select weekend shows hosted by the featured artists. This season presents watercolor, photography, stained glass and collage.

HARTLAND

Deborah Falls 27 Grout Road (802)436-1427 deborahfallsdesign.com Earthstar Pottery 619 US Route 5 North Hartland (802)295-2992 Gregory Albright 669 US Route 5 North Hartland (802)221-1112 Image Quest Photography 7 McArthur Brook Road (802)436-3686

White Raven Drum Works Intersection of Routes 100A and 4 (802)672-3055 whiteravendrums.com

K. William Kautz American Folkart 300 Clay Hill Road (802)299-2448 kwkautz.com

CHESTER

FAIRLEE

The Vermont Institute of Contemporary Arts 15 Depot Street (802)875-1018 vtica.org VTica is a galleryschool-performance space dedicated to supporting the courageous contemporary artist, creating an inviting space to engage the community through diverse thought-provoking art works and events.

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CORINTH

Kingdom Moon Rugs 3428 Middlebrook Road (802)333-9717 kingdommoonrugs.com Mountain Graphics Photography 2260 US Route 5 North (802)333-9010 mountaingraphics.com

NORWICH

Alexa Holleran Pottery (802)825-8588 alexaholleran.com

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Heidi Lang Moran Studio & Antiques 240 Waterman Hill Road (802)649-2191

Galaxy Hill Wooden Bowls 216 Galaxy Hill Road North Pomfret (603) 457-3690

Jon Olsen Photography jonolsenphotography.com

QUECHEE

Karen Rothwell Pottery 1011 Route 5 North (802)649-5136 Norwich Sunday Craft Fairs Route 5 (Norwich Farmers’ Market grounds) norwichcrafts.org Outdoor Craft Fair featuring Vermont and New Hampshire Craft Artisans on five Sundays in 2012: May 27, July 1, Aug. 5, Sept. 2, Oct. 7. Penny Lane Watercolors 5 Penny Lane (802)649-1324 nhdean.com Nancy Dean’s watercolors of landscapes reflect her travels and her desire to portray light and space. In still-life paintings, she plays with color and subject matter. She is a Signature Member of the Vermont Watercolor Society. Phil Thorne 18 Melview Ridge (802)649-3507 thorne-sj.com Thin Air Studio 295 Main Street (802)649-2244

POMFRET

Emerlye Arts 4496 Pomfret Road (802)457-4914 EmerlyeArts.com

Aline Ordman 1 Quechee Main Street (802)698-8300 alineordman.com Deirdre Donnelly Jewelry Art 5573 Woodstock Road (802)432-1700 deirdredonnelly.com GMS Creations 96 Longview Lane (802)299-1311 creationsbygms.com Helen Shulman (802)369-0660 helenshulman.com I am a painter working in oils. My abstract paintings have a landscape feel. West Branch Gallery (westbranchgallery.com) in Stowe represents me in Vermont. Judy Laliberte, painting 206 Hiram Atkins ByWay (802)295-8987 judylaliberte.com Route 4 Glassblowing Studio 5573 Woodstock Road (802)674-5485 route4glass.com Sheryl Trainor 3479 Woodstock Road (802)296-6617 sheryltrainor.com Simon Pearce 1760 Quechee Main Street (802)295-2711 SimonPearce.com


Tocco Terra Pottery 5750 Quechee Main Street (802)457-2253 veronicadelay.com

RANDOLPH

David Hurwitz Originals 23 Randolph Avenue (802)728-9399 davidhurwitzoriginals.com Korongo Gallery 18 Merchants Row (802)236-9854 Marcia Hammond 3 Montgomery Road East Randolph (802)276-3539 marciahammond.com

SAINT JOHNSBURY

Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild 430 Railroad Street nekartisansguild.com A cooperative shop featuring handcrafted gifts by 100 Vermont artisans. Works in clay, metal, fiber, glass, wood, watercolors, etc. Monday to Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

SHARON

Micki Colbeck 201 Justin Morrill Memorial Highway (802)765-4468 openmuseum.org/collection/ show/44 Strafford ARTWORKS PO Box 110 South Strafford (802)765-4679 openmuseum.org/museum/ show/29

THETFORD

Folk Floors 171 Burnham Road (802)785-4248 folkfloors.com Garrett Hack Jackson Brook Road Thetford Center (802)785-4329 garretthack.com Gove Hill Retreat 1646 Gove Hill Road Thetford Center (802)785-4000 govehillretreat.org Gove Hill Retreat provides retreats for songwriting, creative writing, poetry and fine art integrated with faith. We also rent retreat space for groups and individuals.

Silk Painting Marcia Gauvin 4762 VT Route 14 (802)763-2224

Jean Gerber, oil painter 6072 Route 113 Thetford Center (802)222-1275

Vermont Independent School of the Arts (802)763-2334 vtisa.org

Snowy Mountain Designs (802)291-1445 snowymountaindesigns. weebly.com

STRAFFORD

Jennifer Brown, painter 188 Justin Morrill Memorial Highway (802)765-4490

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION

Apostrophe Press Illustration & Graphic Design 178 Gates Street #2 (802)299-9878 apostrophepress.com

Georgina Forbes Art 85 North Main Street, Suite 223 (802)649-9040 (802)356-5351 georginaforbesart.com Abstract, fluid, landscape. Paintings and giclee prints. Golden Acres Photography 301 Reservoir Road (802)295-5812 goldenacresphotography.com My Stained Glass Store 165 North Main Street (802)295-2300 mystainedglassstore.net Stained glass supplies, classes for stained glass beginners, workshops, dichroic fusing glass and classes, mosaics, books, kilns, cutters, tools, glass, gifts and more.  Northlight Editions 85 North Main Street, Suite 146 (802)280-1888 northlighteditions.com Northlight Editions offers fine archival printing and reproduction of artwork for all artists and photographers. Hours are Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Mondays by appointment. Oh, Art 85 Gates Street ohart.org

The Center for Cartoon Studies offers a twoyear MFA degree, Certificates in Cartooning, workshops and exhibitions. Tip Top Pottery 85 North Main Street, Suite 110 (802) 280-1700 tiptoppottery.com Two Rivers Printmaking Studio 85 North Main Street, Suite 160 (802)295-5901 tworiversprintmaking.com William E. Nutt 85 North Main Street, Suite 190 (802)295-8929 wnuttsculptor.com

WINDSOR

C.A. Santa Maria 63 Union Street (802)291-4711 cutpapersongs.com Cider Hill Gardens & Gallery 1747 Hunt Road (802)674-6825 ciderhillgardens.com Our unique gallery, situated amidst gorgeous gardens, features Gary Milek’s botanical and landscape paintings in watercolor and egg tempera, along with variety of guest artists.

PHOTOSTOP 85 North Main Street, Suite 150 (802)698-0320 photostopvt.com

Nuance Gallery 85 Main Street (802)674-9616

The Center for Cartoon Studies 94 South Main Street (802)295-3319 cartoonstudies.org

Anne Dean Stone Sculpture 1739 Gabert Road (802)457-3889

WOODSTOCK

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ArtisTree Community Arts Center & Gallery 1207 Route 12 (802)457-3500 artistreevt.org purplecrayonproductions.org

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Barbara Bartlett Art 1106 Church Hill Road (802)457-1880 barbarabartlettart.com Caulfield Art Gallery 11 The Green (802)457-1472 caulfieldartgallery.com Collective-the art of craft 47 Central Street (802)457-1298 collective-theartofcraft.com An artisan-owned and co-operatively run gallery featuring local Vermont artists specializing in wood, clay, fiber, metal and glass artfully crafted for the home as well as the body. Dan Gottsegen, artist 81 Garvin Hill Road (802)436-2399 dangottsegen.com

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Fox Gallery Five The Green (802)457-3944 thefoxgallery.com Fox Gallery is in the heart of one of Vermont’s loveliest villages. We offer museum quality paintings, bronzes and decoys for discriminating collectors. Gallery on the Green One the Green (802)457-4956 galleryonthegreen.com

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Jan Lee Landscapes & Portraiture 1 Mount Peg Road (760)936-6669 Kathleen Fiske, artist 36 South Brook Way (802)457-7185 kbfiskeart.blogspot.com Larry Kasden 5525 North Bridgewater Road (802)457-9221 Marceau Designs 11 Barberry Circle (802)457-2196 marceaudesigns.com Margaret Lampe Kannenstine 1509 Old River Road kannenstine.com Well-known painter, collagist and monotypist. Ms. Kannenstine’s works have been shown widely, and are in museums, hospitals, corporations and private collections. Mixed Media Productions 966 Fletcher Hill South Woodstock (617)320-7524 carlamunsat.com SwallowTail WoodWorks 610 Lakota Road (802)457-5878 swallowtailwoodworks.com The Woodstock Gallery 6 Elm Street (802)457-2012 woodstockgalleryvt.com Our motto says it all — life is fun...art should be, too! Featuring a colorful selection of quality New England artists.


HOPKINS CENTER FOR THE ARTS

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF ARTISTIC INSPIRATION, DISCOVERY AND PASSION! Celebrate opening night of our 2012/13 season with Yo-Yo Ma, Sep 13

HOPKINS CENTER FOR THE ARTS DARTMOUTH COLLEGE hop.dartmouth.edu | 603.646.2422

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DUMMY BOARDS Loa Winter’s full-size painted wood figures are the perfect silent companions. ARTIST

By Merry Armentrout | Photography by Kevin Davis

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A life-sized wooden figure of Florence Nightingale rests against the wall of Loa Winter’s art studio in her Newbury, N.H., home. The historic figure in the nursing world looks eerily lifelike, almost three-dimensional. Florence isn’t a statue or a sculpture, but a dummy board. “A dummy board is a full figure painted on wood. It’s meant to fool the eye,” explains Winter. Dummy boards date back to the 17th century, first originating in Holland. While touring the Victoria and Albert Museum in England, Winter stumbled upon a dummy board collection, in fact, the largest in the world. She was fascinated by their history. “A dummy board was considered a person in the room, a ‘silent companion’ able to make long dark passages and obscure corners of rooms seem less frightening,” says Winter. Other terms used to describe dummy boards were “companions of loneliness” and “hospitality figures.” In fact, if a hostess had to leave her guests, it wasn’t considered rude if a dummy board was in the room. The wooden figures were also used to inspire servants. Many of the first dummy boards were servant girls peeling apples or sweeping the floor, encouraging the day-to-day tasks assigned to the help. And when only a presence on the theatrical stage was needed, a painted wooden figure could replace an actor, leaving one less performer to pay. Hundreds of years later, Winter creates dummy boards that serve the same purposes they did in England late in the 17th century. She recently completed dummy boards resembling Captain Hook and Peter Pan for a local play. That project was a request, but for the most part, Winter is the mastermind behind her creations. She says she doesn’t choose her subjects; it seems her subjects choose her. “I find many subjects I like to paint, but it’s just finding the time to do it. There are many outrageous, wonderful women in history that inspire me and that I would like to paint,” Winter says. “They’re not fine portraits, if somebody wants a professional portrait of a loved one I can’t guarantee anything like that because a portrait is one of the hardest things to do. I paint them the best I can with my feeling toward that person.” The half-finished dummy board of Florence Nightingale is Winter’s

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current project. The image of Nightingale on a 10-pound English note was part of the inspiration for creating the dummy board. The other was more personal. “This woman was a wonderful woman in our history, and really was the beginnings of nursing. I think of her as a real icon for the nursing profession. My mother was a nurse,” says Winter. After sketching the picture of Nightingale and enlarging it, she places it on a piece of wood, traces the silhouette, cuts it out, and begins the painting

Loa Winter Newbury, N.H. (603) 763-9743

process. One of Winter’s favorite dummy boards she created was Lillian Phelps, a Shaker woman from Canterbury, N.H. Lillian lived in Winter’s dining room and proved silent companions can help the hostess. “We had a party one time and I think one of our guests was talking to her,” she says. A full-size dummy board costs around $3,000 to $4,000, but for Winter, it’s not about the money. “Most of them in history were done by unknown artists, not professional artists. That’s kind of the way I am. I sell things once in a while, but it’s not my intent. I just like doing what I do,” she says. 

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DRAWING NEW HAMPSHIRE

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There are 243 towns and cities in the Granite State. Sue Anne Bottomley is going to draw them all.

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By Laura Jean Whitcomb | photography by Bruce Bottomley

It was a passing thought for artist Sue Anne Bottomley: Why not draw all of New Hampshire’s towns to celebrate her return to New Hampshire? But, with snow on the ground, she decided to wait until spring to start her Draw NH project, a quest to sketch a scene of each and every town in the Granite State. All 243 of them. Bottomley, born in Concord and now a resident of New London, is ready for the challenge. She’s been posting her colorful journey on her blog, http:// sueannebottomley.blogspot.com/, so folks can keep up with her progress. “When I tell people about the project, they say, ‘It sounds great, but what will you be drawing in each town?’” she says. “I’m not sure — that’s part of the excitement.” As of May, she’s drawn 138 towns. “Sometimes I do research before I go, sometimes not. I always do research after,” Bottomley says. “I look around to see what resonates with me; what touches my brain and heart and hand.” In East Lempster, it was the old buildings in town with a backdrop of modern windmills. In Bradford, it was the Congregational Society Meeting House, built in 1838. In Weare, it was a display case of historical artifacts in the Stone Memorial Building. “I like it when people recognize the towns, but see them in a new way.” Bottomley sketches on site, and jots down a few color notes. Then she makes it work artistically in her

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New London studio. “I draw architecture, landscapes, animals and people, if they are in the scene,” she says. Her mediums are ink and colored pencil, but, with a bit of water and some finger smudges, the final product looks like a watercolor. The drawings seem casual, but there’s classical training on Bottomley’s resume. She comes from an artistic family, has a degree in fine arts, has worked as a printmaker — with “a press in my house as big as a Volkswagen” — and has had exhibitions of her work. Many of her sketches are available as note cards; she’s done several popular cards of the town of New London. With the help of her technical advisor, husband Bruce, Bottomley plans to put all her town drawings in a permanent online album, and eventually publish them as a book. “It’s a celebration for me and the other people who live in New Hampshire, used to live here, or wish they did,” she says. “I just like it here.” 

Sue Anne Bottomley New London, N.H. sueannebottomley.blogspot.com

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Theaters & Performers new hampshire ANDOVER

Arts at Proctor 63 North Street Norris Family Theater (603)735-6000 proctoracademy.org The Long Tail Monkeys longtailmonkeys.com Nicks Other Band nicksotherband.com

BRADFORD

Absolutely Magic (603)938-5158 absomagic.com Bradford Bog People bradfordbogpeople.com Rivertree Productions (603)938-5120 oddsbodkin.com

CLAREMONT

Claremont Opera House 58 Opera House Square (603)542-4433 claremontoperahouse.org

Concord Community Music School 23 Wall Street (603)228-1196 ccmusicschool.org Red River Theatres, Inc. 11 S. Main Street, Suite L1-1 (603)224-4697 redrivertheatres.org

ELKINS

The Granite State Stompers PO Box 208 (603)526-4570 granitestatestompers.com The Granite State Stompers are New Hampshire’s foremost performers of New Orleans Jazz.

ENFIELD

Connecticut River Valley Orchestra crvo.org

Shaker Bridge Theatre 23 Main Street shakerbridgetheatre.org

West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts 133 Old Church Road (802)738-0022 summerconcertsatunion.org

Slattery & Stewart Cajun Music 100 Goss Road (603)632-7543

CONCORD

Franklin Opera House 316 Central Street (603)934-1901 franklinoperahouse.org

Capitol Center for the Arts 44 South Main Street (603)225-1111 ccanh.com

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Community Players of Concord 435 Josiah Bartlett Road (603)224-4905 communityplayersofconcord. org

FRANKLIN

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HANOVER

Bel Canto Chamber Singers (603)448-1889 belcantosingers.org CLASSICOPIA classicopia.org Hopkins Center 6041 Wilson Hall Dartmouth College (603)646-2422 hop.dartmouth.edu Revels North (866)556-3083 revelsnorth.org Trumbull Hall Troupe 38 Goodfellow Road trumbullhalltroupe.com

HAVERHILL

Alumni Hall 75 Court Street (603)989-5500 alumnihall.org

LEBANON

Amy Fortier (603)304-6699 amyfortier.com City Center Ballet (603)448-9710 citycenterballet.org Lebanon Opera House 51 North Park Street (603)448-0400 lebanonoperahouse.org North Country Community Theatre ncct.org

Opera North 20 West Park Street (603)448-4141 operanorth.org Upper Valley Music Center 63 Hanover Street (603)448-1642 uvmusic.org

NEW LONDON

Eco-Tones Jimmy Sferes & Jennifer White (603)290-0689 sferesandwhite.com Kathy Lowe 26 Otterville Road (603)526-6152 woodshades.com/KathyLowe.html Kearsarge Arts Theatre Company (603)526-7144 katcompany.org New London Barn Playhouse 84 Main Street (603)526-6570 nlbarn.com The New London Barn Playhouse is one of New England’s most cherished summerstock theaters, presenting excellent theater created by emerging artists in collaboration with accomplished professionals. Simon Brooks (603)877-0033 diamondscree.com


Sunapee-Kearsarge Intercommunity Theatre skit.thinkhost.com

NEWPORT

Newport Ballroom & Dance Studio 35 Main Street, 3rd floor (603)863-2222 thenewportballroom.com

(603)763-2668 sunapeecoffeehouse.org Wightsteeple Productions 25 Main Street (603)763-8732 josajazz.com

SUTTON

VERMONT BRADFORD

Old Church Theater 137 North Main Street oldchurchtheater.org (802)222-3322

SPRINGFIELD

CedarHouse Sound and Mastering North Sutton (603)927-6363 cedarhousesound.com

Springfield Community Players, Inc. 165 South Street (802)885-4098

The Performers Playground (603)863-0022 theperformersplayground.org

Three Oaks Piano Studio 86 Shaker Road, North Sutton (603)927-6022 williamogmundson.com

Parrish Players (802)785-4344

SUNAPEE

WEST LEBANON

Newport Opera House Association 20 Main Street (603)863-2412 newportoperahouse.com

Sunapee Community Coffee House 17 Lower Main Street Sunapee Methodist Church

Creative Movement School of Dance 18 Commercial Drive (603)298-5700 creativemovement.net

THETFORD

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION

Ballet Studio 260 85 North Main Street (802)598.5870 balletstudio260.com

Northern Stage 12 North Main Street (802)296-7000 (802)291-9009 northernstage.org Tupelo Music Hall 188 South Main Street (802)698-8341 tupelohallvermont.com

WOODSTOCK

Pentangle Arts Council 31 The Green (802)457-3981 pentanglearts.org Woodstock Town Hall Theatre 29 The Green (802)457-2620

THE GRANITE STATE

STOMPERS

New Orleans Jazz The perfect sounds for your Joyous Occasion Contact/Hear us at www.granitestatestompers .com dwcook@tds.net 603-526-4570 Picker-Upper? None better than a Tailgate Joyride

Put a little art in your life Visit the New London Gallery

� Local and regional artists on display � Original and limited edition prints � Thousands of frame and mat samples � State-of-the-art computerized mat cutter

Located in the Gallery Building, opposite the New London Shopping Center Open Tuesday through Friday, 10 to 5; Saturday, 10 to 4; and by appointment

(603) 526-7247 T h e at e r s & P e r f o r m e r s

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40 Years Experience and a

Renowned Artistic Eye

Claremont Custom Framing David Putnam 150 Pleasant Street

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Restoration – Oil, Paper Art, Photographs

Archival Framing

Archival Glicee Printing

Onsite visits by appointment

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Supplies for Artists Drafting & Graphics Custom Framing and Ready Mades Quality at Reasonable Prices

38 South Main Street Hanover, NH (Behind Ledyard Bank)

603-643-2607

Family owned and operated for over 25 years


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O r g a n i z at i o n

A location for inspiration

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Vermont nonprofit ArtisTree makes creative expression available to the community. By Laura Jean Whitcomb Every town should have one: a creativity center where kids of all ages can be inspired to learn a new skill or a new craft. A place where kids can drop in after school to explore a wide variety of art materials, or toddlers and their parents can take a music and movement class. A location where adults can learn to paint with watercolor, play the guitar, or take a yoga class. A building with gallery space for monthly exhibitions of artwork by local artists. Woodstock, Vt., has a place like this: ArtisTree, a community arts center located at 281 Barnard Road. ArtisTree has its roots in Purple Crayon Productions, an art and music program for children age 8 and under, that was started in 2003 by art teacher Kathleen Dolan. In 2007, Purple Crayon moved from Central Street to its current home on Barnard Road. The new space had land, which “allowed us to hold events, expand outdoor learning opportunities, and enjoy the natural world — an artwork of its own,” says Tayo Skarrow, director of ArtisTree. “We are bordered by the National Historical Park and they are also one of our partners.” That year, Purple Crayon also expanded its offerings to include teen and adult classes. Since the new art room was handicapped accessible, seniors uncomfortable with stairs and people with special needs could easily participate. The changes were a success. Additional staff was brought on board in 2009; a gallery, under the direction of artist Adrian Tans, opened in September 2010. “The past year here at the gallery has been a real joy, chiefly because of the connection to the community that has developed. The area is rich with artists, practicing and lapsed,” says Adrian Tans, gallery director. “The quality of what they have been quietly creating is wonderful, which makes it an honor to work with them and provide a venue for exhibition. These folks hadn’t had a place to have their work appreciated locally and considered

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by their friends, neighbors and strangers alike.” The nonprofit organization was renamed: ArtisTree Community Arts Center & Gallery. “ArtisTree Community Arts Center & Gallery was created as an umbrella company, while Purple Crayon continues to provide high-quality children’s art and music programming for ages 8 and under,” says Skarrow. “Together the two companies provide creative opportunities for all ages and abilities. ArtisTree fills a niche in the area that Purple Crayon was outgrowing.” In early 2012, ArtisTree purchased the building and expanded the music programs with lesson rooms and performance space. ArtisTree is a busy place. Even at 8 p.m. on a Friday night, there’s a soap making workshop with 10-plus participants creating holiday gifts for friends and family. A cleaning crew is vacuuming the children’s playroom, which is decorated on three walls with a colorful under-the-sea mural. Gallery Director Tans is hanging small works for the “Fine Works in Miniature” show and prepping an upstairs gallery for the auction of artist-made clocks. Even though it has been a long week, everyone is in great spirits and happy to be at ArtisTree. It is one of Skarrow’s favorite things about the organization. “We have such a wonderful community that is rich with talent at all ages. Without the positive support and active participation we get from them, we would not be here,” she says. 

ArtisTree Community Arts Center & Gallery Woodstock, Vt. www.artistreevt.org www.purplecrayonproductions.org

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A Picture worth a thousand Clicks

Open Museum is the world’s first online, collaborative, free museum. O r g a n i z at i o n

By Andi Diehn

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If you are one of more than six million people in the world who use Facebook, the concept behind Open Museum — the world’s first online, collaborative, free museum — will seem familiar. www.openmuseum.org “You can friend an object, leave a comment, make favorites, star objects,” explains Maureen Doyle, who, along with her husband, Jeff and friend, Lauri Berkenkamp, launched Open Museum three years ago. “It’s a space that’s very easy to use.” Doyle, who lives in Norwich, Vt., started a nonprofit group called Heritance in 2006 which provided free, on-site architectural and museography services to museums around the world, mostly in developing nations. Almost all of the museums Heritance worked with wanted a web presence, which led them to create Open Museum. There you’ll find page after virtual page of artwork. Visitors can sort through objects by artist, category or group. They can also choose to view art by museum; actual museums like Hanover, N.H.’s Hood Museum of Art and the North Dakota Museum of Art have pages on Open Museum. Juried individual artists can show their work as well. Open Museum artists are encouraged to explain the story behind their art — the idea, the evolution, the influences, the final product. Take, for instance, a painting called The Performance by Los Angeles artist, F. Scott Hess. Hess offers not just the finished painting but several preliminary sketches and explanations for each of them. He also responds to comments with insight and advice. This is the kind of rich backstory not available when we simply view paintings hung on the wall of a bricks-and-mortar museum. “On Open Museum you get to have a conversation about the process,” says Cecily Herzig, an artist living in Strafford, Vt., who is part of the artist group Strafford Art Works. “You can read exactly what the artist was thinking. Not what an art historian interprets, not what an interviewer interprets — it’s actually right out of the artist’s mouth.” Most of us can’t afford the time or money it would take to visit museums around the world in pursuit of great art. But maybe we don’t have to. “These artists are not usually available all together in one place,” remarks Doyle. “But with Open Museum it doesn’t matter where you are, you have some accessibility. It’s available in some way.” 

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Museums & Historical Societies new hampshire ANDOVER

Andover Historical Society 105 Depot Street (603)735-5628 andoverhistory.org

BRADFORD

Bradford Center Meetinghouse Rowe Mountain Road (603)938-5372 Bradford Historical Society and the Village Smithy East Main Street (603)938-5386

CONCORD

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center 2 Institute Drive (603)271-7827 starhop.com Mary Baker Eddy Historic House 62 North State Street (603)225-3444 longyear.org/HistoricHouses Learn about an extraordinary American woman, Mary Baker Eddy, discoverer and founder of Christian Science, while visiting the classical-revival Concord house where she once resided. Museum of New Hampshire History 6 Eagle Square (603)228-6688 nhhistory.org

CORNISH

Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site 139 Saint Gaudens Road

(603)675-2175 nps.gov/saga

CROYDON

Croydon Historical Society 879 NH Route 10 (603)863-3099

DANBURY

Danbury North Road Schoolhouse Museum and Historical Society Corner of North Road and Forbes Mountain Road (603) 768-3603

ENFIELD

Enfield Shaker Museum 447 NH Route 4A (603)632-4346 shakermuseum.org

GRANTHAM

Grantham Historical Society 34 Dunbar Hill Road (603)863-9701 granthamhistoricalsociety.org

HANOVER

Hanover Historical Society/Webster Cottage Museum 32 North Main Street

HOPKINTON

Hopkinton Historical Society 300 Main Street (603)746-3825 HopkintonHistory.org

NEWBURY

The Fells - Historic Estate and Gardens 456 Route 103A (603)763-4789 thefells.org

Newbury Historical Society Sherman Hall (603)938-2892 Newburyhistorical.org

LEBANON

Lebanon Historical Society lebanonnhhistory.org

LYME CENTER Lyme Historians Museum Academy Hall Dorchester Road

NEW LONDON

The Ice House Foundation 91 Pleasant Street (603)526-9394 wfkicehouse.org A hands-on museum where visitors can experience countless examples of the inventiveness of our past. The eclectic collection of New London native, Bill Kidder, showcases children’s toys, tractors, fire-fighting equipment, antique cars, icing tools, bicycles, steam machines, carriages, local memorabilia, and more. Open mid-May to Columbus Day. New London Historical Society 179 Little Sunapee Road (603)526-6564 newlondonhistoricalsociety.org

NEWPORT

Newport Historical Society Museum 20 Central Street newportnhhistory.org

NORTH SUTTON Muster Field Farm Museum Harvey Road (603)927-4276 musterfieldfarm.com

SOUTH SUTTON Sutton Historical Society On the green (603)848-8898

SUNAPEE

Sunapee Historical Society Museum 74 Main Street (603)763-9872

WARNER

New Hampshire Telephone Museum 22 East Main Street (603)456-2234 nhtelephonemuseum.com Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum 18 Highlawn Road (603)456-2600 indianmuseum.org Contemporary arts gallery (new this year). Baskets, pottery, beads and quill work, archaeological artifacts. Outdoor nature trail. Gift shop with locally made arts and gifts.

VERMONT BETHEL

Bethel Historical Society Museum Brick Church, 2nd Floor, Church Street (802)234-5064

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FAIRLEE

Fairlee Historical Society Town Hall, 75 Town Common Road (802)333-4363

HARTFORD

Hartford Historical Society/Garipay House Museum 1461 Maple Street (802)296-3132 (802)295-2701 hartfordhistory.org

WINDSOR

historicvermont.org/constitution

American Precision Museum 196 Main Street (802)674-5781 americanprecision.org

WOODSTOCK

Old Constitution House State Historic Site 16 North Main Street

NORWICH

Montshire Museum of Science 1 Montshire Road (802)649-2200 montshire.org

Billings Farm & Museum Route 12 and River Road (802)457-2355 billingsfarm.org

Woodstock History Center 26 Elm Street (802)457-1822 woodstockhistorical.org

Hopkinton Historical Society

300 Main Street, Hopkinton, NH 03229 603-746-3825 • www.hopkintonhistory.org • nhas@tds.net Thurs.-Fri. 9:00-4:00, Sat. 9:00-1:00 • free admission

Award-winning exhibits, programs & special events throughout the year Gift shop features locally-themed items and books

2012 Summer Exhibit Farming in Hopkinton: A Story of Change & Adaptation

Norwich Historical Society Museum 277 Main Street (802)649-0124 norwichhistory.org

June 1-Sept. 1, 2012

22nd Annual Art Show & Sale Tomorrow’s Masterpieces Sept. 29-Dec. 1, 2012 Featuring more than 45 regional artists

Open Museum openmuseum.org

STEVE E. HILL

RANDOLPH

Randolph Historical Society Museum Salisbury Street (above police station) (802)728-6677

SPRINGFIELD

Eureka Schoolhouse State Historic Site 470 Charlestown Road (802)828-3051 historicvermont.org/sites/ html/eureka.html

ELEGANCE

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arts for all By Kim J. Gifford | Photography bY Kevin Davis

o r g a n i z at i o n

Perhaps you have been one of the recipients of the Upper Valley Arts Alliance’s (UVAA) eDigests with timely arts-related news? Or perhaps you have had the occasion to attend one of the UVAA-sponsored mixers for artists and art patrons? If you are, then you are among the many to have enjoyed the efforts of this informal volunteer organization dedicated to promoting the arts in the Upper Valley. Since 2004, a core group of approximately a dozen volunteers has worked diligently to bring all of the above — and much more — to pass. But, like many volunteer organizations, support has waned over time. “We Upper Valley Arts Alliance can’t forget that each of us has an www.uvarts.org energy budget and it gets depleted. It is not infinite,” says Louis Cornell, a Thetford, Vt., resident; board member of the Upper Valley Music Center; and one of UVAA’s most active members. Together with Grantham, N.H., resident Joanne Wise — an arts patron with connections to the New Hampshire Citizens for the Arts (NHCFA) board and the Creative Communities Network — Cornell has been working to assess the desire for an arts alliance in the Upper Valley and ways to make UVAA sustainable in the future. The two suggest reorganizing UVAA as a 501(3)(c) nonprofit, establishing a Upper Valley Arts Alliance members Louis Cornell and board, and hiring an administrative Joanne Wise visit with Bente Torjusen at the AVA Art and Gallery Center in Lebanon, N.H. assistant to handle some of the burden that has fallen on volunteers. “I think we need to maintain some face, we need some kind of presence,” Wise says. “We have good voices here.” Certainly support exists. Hal Sheeler, director of Bel Canto Chamber Singers, says, “The Upper Valley is teeming with those who love the arts… having a vital arts alliance can provide energizing focus to increase the public’s awareness.” Cornell hopes to receive input from the community and to foster an interchange among all those involved. “We’re not asking for money at this point. We’re asking people to agree to the proposition that an arts alliance would be valuable to the Upper Valley and, to keep it going, a contribution of money, time and effort would be required. People can’t sit back and let this stuff be done by others — they need to come forward and give their support,” he says. 

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PUBLIShing

All the world’s a Stage

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With a niche market in theatre publishing, Smith & Krauss Publishers have found success outside of New York City. By Andi Diehn | Photography by Jim Block

Marisa Smith and Eric Kraus started their company — Smith & Kraus Publishers — 20 years ago. “It’s easy to figure out because our youngest child is 20 years old,” laughs Smith. Twenty years ago, they were both living in New York City. Smith had a theatre background; she was an actor and had done some producing. Kraus, who was a business person, was helping her and a friend with a production. “We were chatting in a coffee shop about what actors need,” remembers Smith. “And we had an idea for a book of monologues. Nobody had ever done a book of monologues for movies.” After the meeting Smith happened to mention the idea to another friend of hers who happened to be a book agent who happened to sell the idea to a major publisher. “So we became book packagers,” says Kraus. “And before you knew it we were married and had two kids!” That first book came out in 1991 and is still in print. Smith & Kraus Publishers produce books geared toward actors, students, playwrights and anyone with an interest in theatre. A few years after starting their company, Smith and Kraus moved their growing family from New York City — the central hub of the publishing world — to Lyme, N.H. “Agent lunches, cocktail parties — that’s how a lot of business still happens,” says Smith. “The distance presented certain problems.” “But we’re compensated for those problems by seeing grass,” notes Kraus. Their business does not seem to have suffered by their lack of proximity to those cocktail parties and agent lunches. Smith & Kraus Publishers put out 30 to 40 new titles every year and have published about 500 titles since they first began. Not only are they prolific for a small press, but they are keeping up with the changing tide of the industry, which has been deeply affected by the swerve to digital readers. “We have to be able to function in a digital world to survive,” says Kraus. He points out that theirs is somewhat of a niche market but “there are

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plusses and minuses to that. A best-selling book of ours is relatively small compared to a best-selling novel, but in our niche we have a strong brand.” They’ve built that brand by publishing books that appeal to different types of crowds within their market: the college professors who teach out of their books every year, the actors who use their books as tools in the acting world, and families who want to expose their children to the theatre at a young age. “We publish the academic to the utilitarian,” says Kraus. When you realize it’s just the two of them — and a handful of consultants and freelancers — producing all of these books, you might wonder how they manage that, plus a family on top. But it’s clear they both play to their strengths. “I run the errands,” Kraus jokes. “No, actually I keep an eye on the overall strategy. I’m good with numbers and planning ahead.” “I’m terrible at planning ahead,” says Smith. “But I’m good at finding people.” “We’re an indoor person and an outdoor person,” explains Kraus. Smith laughs in agreement. 

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