Category Archives: art

Claremont To Host Educational Art Conference

claremont city hallEducators will gather in Claremont for ‘The Arts Are Essential’ conference this November. Art educators, teaching artists, parents and school leaders from across New Hampshire will meet in Claremont Nov. 11-12 for the 22nd annual N.H. State Council on the Arts’ annual arts education partnership conference.  The Arts are Essential” is organized by the N.H. State Council on the Arts in partnership with the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire. Its advisory committee includes the N.H. Department of Education, the N.H. Arts Learning Network, educators, artists and community leaders in Claremont and throughout the state.

Advance registration is required to attend; see for details. Continuing education credits are available.

To learn more about “The Arts Are Essential,” visit its webpage or contact Julianne Gadoury,, 271-0791.

Colby Sawyer College to Build New Arts Building

colby sawyerColby Sawyer College is getting a new arts building. The college’s Board of Trustees approved the plans for the facility earlier this week. The 15,000 square foot space will be home to studios, a state-of-the-art black box theater and a fine art galleria with views of Mt. Kearsarge in addition to offices for faculty, storage space and outdoor art areas. A final design will be presented in July of 2016 for the $7 million dollar project. Construction is expected to start in August.

Fundraising efforts will allow the college to complete the project without any new debt. The S/L/A/M Collaborative of Glastonbury, CT will design the building.

Sunapee’s 4th Annual Art in the Afternoon

Habor livery houseSunapee Harbor will be filled with music, art and food this weekend. From 11 to 4 on Sunday, October 11 the 4th Annual Art in the Afternoon takes place at the Historic Harbor House Livery building. Donna Gazelle, Organizer for the Project Sunapee event says many of the artists belong to the League of NH Craftsmen and they are local.

Gazelle says they are nurturing the artistic roots of their community.

For more information about Art in the Afternoon or Project Sunapee, go to


Claremont Woman Receives Governor’s Art Award

richmondA Claremont woman is one of the recipient of the Governor’s Arts Awards. Melissa Richmond founding Executive Director of West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts has received the Distinguished Arts Leadership Award. A formal presentation of the award will take place on Oct. 21 at the NH Institute of Art with four other award winners. The Governor’s Arts Awards celebration is open to the public. Admission to the cocktail reception and event is $25 per ticket. Members of the public wishing to attend can call 603-668-5588 for tickets; they will not be sold at the door. Other recipients are; Arts Education Award to Calvin Herst, Concord and Anna Nuttall, Portsmouth, Folk Heritage Award: Ann Winterling Concord, Individual Arts Patron Award: Meri Goyette, Nashua, and Lotte Jacobi Living Treasure Award: Jere Osgood, Wilton.

Cornish Fair Art Show and Sale

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Brian East’s Willow Woven Golden Eagle Arriving at the Cornish Fair Art Show and Sale

Preparation for the 66th Cornish Fair this weekend is underway. The midway is set up, and on Tuesday night The Cornish Fair’s Art and Sale committee was getting ready for their Annual Art and Sale Show. Proceeds raised from the sale go to the Cornish Fair Scholarship Fund. Daisy Yatsevitch, member of the art show committee says they only accept art that is of high quality and from regional artists. Yatsevitch says they have various types of artwork this year.

One exhibiting artist is Brian East of Plainfield. He explains his art.

The Art and Sale Show runs from Friday Aug. 21-Sunday Aug.23 and is located in the Town Hall building adjacent to the midway.

Reverend Cowing Leaving Newport


Craig Cowing in front of some of his Iconic Religious Paintings

stoPastor Craig Cowing is leaving the South Congregational Church after serving as pastor to the congregation for five and and a half years. Cowing is taking a position at Rocky Hill Congregation Church in Rocky Hill CT. This will be his last week in NH. Many in the art field may know Cowing for his Iconic Religious paintings, or for his playing of the Tibetan singing bowls. Every third Friday Pastor Cowling would host and hour of meditation and contemplation at the church and collect donations for the Newport Food Pantry. One of his last pastoral duties will be the memorial service for Newc Eldridge who passed away earlier this month. The memorial service celebrating News’s life is at the South Congregational Church in Newport, NH on August 1 at 2 p.m.

Newport Garden Tour This Saturday

gardebThe Newport Library Arts Center Presents is having “Arts in the Garden Tour” Saturday July 11 from 9-3.Executive Director Kate Luppold says it’s a great mix of traditional and non-traditional art.

Some people may not think that a garden can be seen as art, but Kate says each garden reflects its creator.

The Arts in The Garden Tour Runs From 9-3 this Saturday and is reasonably priced.

Funds raised will support community art programming at the Library Arts Center. Tickets can be bought on line at

Veterans Celebrate Creative Arts

creative artsVeterans took part in the 6th annual Veteran Creative Arts Festival. Vermont and New Hampshire Veterans contestants displayed original artwork, performed music, read poetry, and previewed video creations. The February event was the biggest to date with 40 entrees and over 90 Veterans, staff, and community members in attendance. The White River Junction VA hosted the event.