Category Archives: Visual art

Water’s plight

If you are in the Peterborough area, The Water Front is showing at 5:30 p.m. today (July 14) as part of the exhibit, “Water: Mystery & Plight” at the Sharon Arts Downtown Galleries. (Check out Christine Destrempes project.) The Harris Center for Conservation Education cosponsors the screening at the Peterborough Community Theatre, 6 School St., followed by a discussion and reception at the gallery.

This is from their press release:

“The movie The Water Front is a documentary about Highland Park, Michigan and what happened to its citizens when the city government decided their water plant was the city’s only positive financial asset. The city council marketed the water as a commodity to solve the city’s financial woes.  Residents, mainly poor and black, saw soaring water bills and lost control of their own water, a basic human need.  The Highland Park situation is a microcosm of many other cities, states and countries, and readily available, potable water is becoming rare.”

SOPHA gallery opening tonight

It’s from 7 to 10 p.m. at SOPHA. Member photographs. The exhibit is called “America” but no one could use an American flag in a photo.

Take that, clichés.

Currier open late

The Currier Museum of Art will indeed be open until 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 2, although they are not holding any of their usual “First Thursdays” themed events. During the rest of the month, the Currier is usually closed by 5 p.m. (and it’s closed all day Tuesdays). The Currier will also be closed on July 4.

Oh, and did you know they Twitter?

How he works

“Building Books – The Art of David Macaulay” opens today. I’m counting on it to be brilliant. It’s at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester. If you go, let me know what you think. Does anyone else remember reading Macaulay books as a kid?

Wine and mixed media

Stop into the Wine Studio, 53 Hooksett Road in  Manchester, after work today to meet Ann Trainor Domingue, view her mixed media work and sample wine.

The artist has a handy video about it that I’ve pasted below:

Ikebana

Ikebana, “living flowers,” is a Japanese style of artistic floral arrangement. ikebanaAntoinette Drouart, who owns Ikebana Flower in Nashua, demonstrates Tuesday, March 3, at 7 p.m. at the Nashua Public Library (2 Court St., 589-4610). The photo is an Ikebana arrangement created by Drouart.

Where are you going today?

dangreulingwebI highly recommend, if you can find your way through the maze that is 21 West Auburn St. in Manchester (it’s sort of behind Murphy’s Tap Room), head to the third floor for painter Dan Greuling’s open studio, between 3 and 9 p.m. (March 1). He’s got some wicked cool stuff, and says other third floor creative types might be participating. Should be a good time with good people.

If you are up in the Concord area, storyteller and author Rebecca Rule is trying out a piece she created from interviews of folks in the Berlin area after the paper mills closed. It’s free, and starts at 3 p.m. at the Concord City Auditorium.