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Ken Harvey Photography
We specialize in fine art photography. We also provide presentations on a number of subject such as Photography as Art, An African Safari, A Medical Mission to Nepal, and others.
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Studio/Business Location: Merrimack, NH 03054
Erica Nye Art
Hello, I’m Erica Nye. I am a painter. I just recently began painting about 5 months ago. I found out that I could paint on a whim. I wanted a cow painting for my “Girl” room. I am a native Texan and I wished to have a piece of art that reminded me of home. I spent many days looking at cow paintings on-line and I couldn’t find one that suited my taste. I thought…….well I will just paint one myself.
The next day, I went to the art store and bought my first set of acrylic paints, brushes and one canvas. After about a week, my cow painting was finished and I loved it. It was really good! Most of all, I enjoyed every minute while painting it.
Many years ago, I took a drawing class. I only took it, because I had to have an art credit in order to obtain my college degree. I wasn’t very good, or at least it wasn’t very much fun. As a result, I have never followed any artistic avenues until now.
I am still constantly painting and I have completed 13 painting in five months. I have created a few flower paintings, but I mainly focus on animals. I seem to be obsessed with painting farm animals. I have a unique style that involves very bright colors. People often ask me what word I would use to describe my painting style. I honestly don’t know what painting style describes my art. Lately, I just respond with it’s “Nye Style.”
I have completed a few painting commissions and I have a list of future requests that continues to grow. I am happy to do custom paintings, even pet portraits as long as they can be colorful and created in “Nye Style.”
All of my prints are available in custom sizes, and either on canvas or fine art paper. They can also be framed upon request.
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Studio/Business Location: 26 Park Street, Keene, NH US
Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music
Winner of the 2015 CMAcclaim award from Chamber Music America and the Ewing Arts award from the Monadncok region, Apple Hill is a non-profit arts organization, situated on 100 acres of fields and woodlands in rural New Hampshire, that builds long-term learning relationships between professional and student musicians of all ages, levels, and cultures. The organization offers educational and mentoring programs each year to 300 participants on-site and to thousands more throughout the world while producing 20 concerts on-site in the summer and 50 concerts throughout the globe each year. These concerts feature Apple Hill’s resident ensemble, the Apple Hill String Quartet; Workshop faculty; and students in venues throughout NH, the U.S. and across the globe. Thousands of students have attended Apple Hill’s workshops since its founding in 1971.
Central to the mission of Apple Hill, the Playing for Peace program uses music as a means to cross cultural, religious, economic, and political divides. Musicians from these populations in conflict are placed in small ensembles and coached in the skills of chamber music – listening, watching, adjusting, sensitivity, and being flexible—the same skills needed to work and function effectively in the world. The participants learn not only to play music but also to communicate and connect with each other in ways that may not be possible in their home communities.
Business Contact Information: Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music
Leonard Matczynski, Director
Hours of operation: weekdays 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Studio/Business Location: Mailing address: P.O. Box 217, Sullivan NH 03445
Location: 410 Apple Hill Rd, Nelson, NH 03457, USA
I paint farm animals. They are a gift to me and a joy. The legacy of our working farm animals is admirable and I am happy to be part of recognizing that legacy.
Ann Sawyer's art education began in1966 at Sharon Arts Center where she has been on the faculty teaching beginning watercolor. Her paintings have been exhibited widely in juried shows and in international shows in LA and Co. She has awards for her art and has been a juror. Her paintings were on the brochure cover for the 2011 and 2012 NH Farm and Forest Expo. Her books are Inside The Artist's Barn which has 80 of her animal paintings and The Artist In Monadnock Farmyards which has 90 paintings of Monadnock farms, past and present.
Studio/Business Location: 365 Turnpike Road, Jaffrey, NH 03452 USA
Contemporary Impressionism in oils and acrylics.
“I have finally arrived at a place where I can truly express, through my art, my love of landscape, my wonder of form and my fascination with creating the illusion of light. I am constantly amazed with each completed piece and gratified by its effect on the viewer. My work has become a journey that I take with each painting, a journey that does not end when the work is displayed for the first time but continues with each new viewer.”
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Studio/Business Location: Merrimack, NH USA
Alicia Drakiotes Fine Art
I have delighted in drawing all my life, beginning with crayon renditions of scarlet tanagers and Baltimore orioles in the third grade. I gravitated toward architectural rendering while in college, and Ukranian egg painting and puppet show sets while liivng in San Francisco, and later studied illustration and worked as a graphic designer and illustrator. In 1998 I took up oil painting.
When I look at a scene or subject, I am always learning more about color, and how light creates volume. My style has evolved from early realistic prairie landscapes, informed by my growing up on the prairie of southern Minnesota, to what I call ‘emotional landscapes'. I tend toward abstract, intuitive work more and more.
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Studio/Business Location: 558 Granite Lake Road, Nelson, New Hampshire 03457 USA
Mary Wood Cornog, a resident of Nelson, resumed painting after a career as teacher/scholar of Greek, Latin and French. As a painter, she finds inspiration in objects and ideas that she then interprets in her own way, often looking to other artistic disciplines for material. Her paintings are rendered chiefly in acrylics and frequently incorporate objects from nature. She employs a variety of techniques and a range of styles from realistic to abstract. The results are inflected with idiosyncrasies of emotion, design, color, shape, and form, and may imply a subtly wry or humorous comment. No matter what subject, style, technique, or attitude she chooses she takes great pleasure in the challenge and execution of the creative process.
Cornog’s recent works include a series based on music—sound and movement registered as abstract patterns of rhythm, melody, dance, emotion, and instrumentation; a series based on flowers; and one reflecting on the nature of friendship. She also takes subjects from her studies of Ancient Greece, from her love of animals and nature, and from emotions and perceptions.
In addition to painting, Dr. Cornog is active in the field of woodworking; creations range from cupboards and tables to jigsaw puzzles and frames for her paintings. She continues her lifelong love of music by playing euphonium with the Nelson Town Band and flute with smaller groups. She also sings with local choruses.
Dr. Cornog displays her paintings locally and regionally in juried exhibitions. She held a solo show in the Daniels Room of the Hancock Town Library in the spring of 2014 and is a member of the Fall Foliage Art Studio Tour. Her work can be viewed online at www.marycornog.com.
Contact: Mary W. Cornog
133 Nubanusit Rd.
Nelson, NH 03457
Hunt and Allison Smith
We offer traditional New England dance and music programs for all ages. Our specialty is bringing traditional ("contra") dance to people with little to no exposure or experience. We also offer a variety of programs featuring songs, tunes and stories, sound science, and much more.
Hunt and Allison Smith are traditional musicians specializing in the music of New England, the British Isles and Ireland, and beyond.
They play for contra and barn dances, schools, libraries, and other programs. They have played for weddings in New England and in Philadelphia, PA as wedding musicians and have given wedding guests a delightful time doing traditional barn dances as part of the reception!
Allison is a graduate of Boston University College of Fine Arts and taught music in public schools for 25 years. From 1976-1996 she performed in the Revels in Hanover, New Hampshire and Cambridge, Massachusetts as singer, dancer and instrumentalist. She has been a choir director and song leader, and is the founder and director of Animaterra Women's Chorus in Keene, NH.
Hunt is a life-long folk and blues musician playing fiddle, guitar, banjo and mandolin. For fifteen years Hunt taught and played at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina. He is also well-known as a distinguished maritime artist. Hunt is now making fine violins and violas, obtainable on commission: T. H. Smith Violins. Hunt is a member of the Violin Society of America.
When Hunt and Allison perform together their music is joyful, exciting, and accessible for all ages. They are married, and make their home in Nelson, NH. Hunt and Allison are roster artists for the New Hampshire Council on the Arts "Arts in Education" program.
Studio/Business Location: 7 Tolman Pond Road, Nelson, NH 03457 USA
Erika Radich Printmaker
"The rain-drenched stone that leads the way" Santoka
The natural world and its complexities are the foundation of my art practice. I am mystified, inspired, and humbled by the intricacies of the systems that inform and embody human existence and provide the context in which we live.
The creatures and plants on earth in relationship with humans and their coevolution is a moving, breathing entity. It is a wonder to explore the tender and energetic meeting place where the two intersect. There is a language here in this confluence…a dynamic cry or a soothing whisper…that moves us forward, together. I am inspired by this relationship and its beauty, mystery, and tragedy, but most of all its potential.
Remembering is fundamental to my work. I commemorate my own losses within the ongoing transitions of the natural world.
57 Wildwood Road, Zea Mays Printmaking Studio, Spofford, NH 03462 USA
320 Riverside Drive, Florence, MA 01062
Jeanne Maguire Thieme Fine Arts
Pipe Dream Studio in Swanzey is home to artist Jeanne Maguire Thieme. The studio welcomes visitors who would like to view Thieme's new work, painting processes or just talk art. Make a pre-visit phone call to make sure the artist is in. (603) 357-4356. Thieme offers a limited number of watercolor painting classes but the studio is used primarily as Thieme's work place. It is situated on Pipe Dream Farm and there are beautiful horses and gardens to view from the the studio for inspiration and relaxation.
"The Monadnock region and Swanzey in particular ignite my passion to paint and share the special beauty of where I live. From the back of a horse I see fields, farms, forest trails from a horse high view I would not see on foot. My love of horses helps me see. All are rich inspierations for my Art. Watermedia is the medium that for me best conveys my fascination with the rural character of these treasured places. The magical process of painting has lead me to sell only original paintings. To view my work, distinctions and learn more about my painting processes please visit ~www.jmthiemefinearts.com."
Studio/Business Location: Pipe Dream Studio is located on Pipe Dream Farm, 30 Hale Hill Rd., Swanzey, N.H. 03446 USA
Daily Hours with a pre-visit phone call.
Amy Day Chase - The Good Natured Studio
Located in Walpole, New Hampshire, The Good Natured Studio is where the glass meets the flame. Amy Day Chase is the sole proprietor, designer, and creator of one-of-a-kind original glass lampwork wearable art and life cairn scultpures. Using a high-temperature torch and rods of imported Italian glass, Amy shapes, hand-sculpts, and embellishes molten glass into original pieces designed to inspire wonder and joy in others through their beauty, intricacy, and craftsmanship. www.goodnaturedstudio.com
Studio/Business Location: 26 Old Drewsville Rd., Walpole, New Hampshire 03608 United States
Caller/teacher of traditional New England dances for people of all ages. website:www.marydesrosiers.com
Categorize your work: Music, Dance, Art Educator, Traditional, Community-based, Professional
Studio/Business Location: 7 Lampman Rd., Harrisville, NH 03450 USA
Krafts with Katie
Inspiring Kraftsmanship in the Heart of the Monadnock Region
Krafts with Katie is working in collaboration with Terrapin Glassblowing Studio of Jaffrey, to compliment the rich artistic community of the Monadnock Region. Dominique Caissie, of Terrapin Glassblowing, and Katherine O’Neill, of Krafts with Katie, have a vision to cultivate a community centered program that will allow local artists to teach and display their craft. Beginning in October, a new line of classes will be offered at Terrapin Glassblowing every Thursday Evening andSaturday afternoon. Artists will introduce students to the creative world of Fused Glass, Mixed Media Arts, Lampworking, Glassblowing, Felted Murals, Jewelry Making, Blacksmithing and much more. These new classes will not only provide a fun family friendly event, or a unique ladies night out, but will also serve to support the local arts.
Cheryl Simmons quotes: “As a long-time resident of the Monadnock region, I am pleased to see Terrapin Glassblowing Studios collaborate with extremely creative artists such as Katherine O’Neil (Krafts with Katie). The Monadnock regions, known for its beauty and art will benefit greatly from having such a wonderful mix of modalities and artists teaching youth, families and individuals’ creativity and fun that will create lifelong memories and bring out the artist in us all. Katherine’s knowledge of art and her eye for beauty is a wonderful compliment to Terrapin!
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Studio/Business Location: 79 Hadley Rd, Jaffrey, NH 03452 United States
A New Hampshire fiber collage artist and painter, Maggie Cahoon began forty years ago as a handweaver. She is currently working with fiber collage, painting and 3-dimensional figure sculpting. Love of color, of natural forms, of harmonious design has informed her life-long journey of creative expression. Her work has been shown all over the northeast, and is in private collections across the country. She is a trained SoulCollage® facilitator, actively teaching from her Studio/Sanctuary in SW New Hampshire.
Artist Statement - 2015
A NH fiber collage artist, painter and sculptor, Maggie Cahoon began forty four years ago as a handweaver. She has since evolved her artistic skills creating fiber collage wall pieces, painting, and currently 3-dimensional figure sculpting.
Love of color, natural forms, and harmonious design has informed her life-long journey of creating abstract and narrative imagery. Attention to detail, an adept use of color, and a sophisticated sense of design, has guided her in becoming an accomplished and successful artist.
Her work expresses one’s connection to myriad seen and unseen realms. Incorporating several media and techniques, she creates art that is often called “spiritual”. It suggests many levels of reality and invites, even provokes, thoughtful responses.
Her most recent work, called The Iraqi Women, asks potent questions about the role and fate of women living compromised and endangered lives in threatening places.
Her work is in private collections across the country.
2014, 2013, 2012 Pure Energy Center, Lavina MT
2012 Upstream People Gallery, Omaha, NE
2010 Moco Masters: Faculty and Community Invitational, Keene, NH
2010, 2011 Colonial Corner Space – Solo Exhibition
2015 through 1995 Art Walk – Group Exhibition, Keene, NH
2013 through 2003 Health in the Heart of Town, Alstead, NH
2007, 2005 Biennial Juror’s Choice, Thorne-Sagendorph Gallery, Keene, NH
2006 Gallery 205, Concord, NH,
Kripalu Retreat Center, Lenox, MA
1999, 2002, 2002 Gabrielle Roth Dance Event
1999 Delectable Mountain, Brattleboro, VT
1994, 1992 Annual Juried Exhibit, Currier Museum, Manchester, NH
1994, 1990 Craftwear, Sunapee, NH
1995 Fiber Arts
2005 We’Moon Calendar
AWARDS & MEMBERSHIPS
1990 1st place Sensational Scarf Contest - Handwoven Magazine
1990, 1992, 1994 – League of NH Craftsmen- Best in Show, several design awards
1992 Annual Juried Exhibit, League of NH Craftsmen – Best in Show
1990 to present – League of NH Craftsmen : Juried member in 2 categories
1971 Learned to weave
1974 BA Hampshire College – Art & Education
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Studio/Business Location: 792 Rt 123, Marlow, NH 03456 USA
Oil paintings are in a realistic drawing style exploring light and color. Subjects have included landscapes, cityscapes, people and animals, with the most recent series of half-faces. Have displayed work in Keene's annual Art Walk, coffee shops, Jaffrey Civic Center and the Keene Historical Society. And will participate in the upcoming KAT, Keene Art Tour open Studio, in October.
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Studio/Business Location: 268 Gilsum Road Surry, NH (home studio),
Monadnock Folklore Society
The Monadnock Folklore Society (MFS) was founded in 1980, and incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1982. The original purpose of the organization was to increase the visibility of folk dance and music events in southern New Hampshire, provide new venues for performers, and provide educational services in the folk arts to the community.
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Susan Roston - Shimmerling
Fused glass artist. Concentrating on creating Landscape Panels.
I like experimenting with fused glass in trying to capture the luminosity, transparency, and radiance of light. I seek to explore the unfolding of forms, colors, textures in the layering of glass and inclusions.
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Studio/Business Location: 145 Gilson Road, Shimmerling, Jaffrey, NH 03452 United States
Craig Stockwell (b. Cambridge, Mass. 1952) began his studies at Dartmouth College and Rhode Island School of Design. At RISD he studied with glass artist Dale Chihuly and went on to do work in glass in Minneapolis, Boulder, and Boston. His work moved on to conceptually based sculptural installations and was shown in New York, notably at PS 1 (MOMA). That particular installation was chosen from PS 1 and included in a show of Eight Sculptors (including Louise Bourgeois, Mark Di Suvero, Jackie Ferrara, Alan Saret, and et. al.) The New York work was widely reviewed including The New York Times, The Village Voice, Newsday, and The Soho News. After many years in New York, Stockwell moved to Spain with his young family in 1986. In 1988 they settled in New Hampshire where Stockwell made an intentional decision to confine his work to the restrictions of painting as a method of creating a sustainable daily practice. He received an MFA degree from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2000.
Stockwell has recently been represented by Gallery Benoit and Genovese/Sullivan in Boston. He has shown his drawings and paintings extensively in New England and nationally including the Nielsen Gallery in Boston, the Mills Gallery at Boston Center for the Arts, Marlboro College, New England College, The Fitchburg Museum, The Painting Center in NY, Spheris Gallery and TW Wood Gallery in Vermont and several other venues. His work is in many permanent private and public collections including the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. He was included in the 2003 exhibit at the Museum, “Visions and Revisions: Works on Paper 1960 to the Present,” curated by Clifford Ackley. He was a 2002 recipient of a New Hampshire Independent Artists Grant. In 2013-14 he was awarded a Residency Fellowship at the Sharpe-Walentas Space Program in Brooklyn. In 2015 he was awarded a Residency at Virginia Center for Creative Arts.
Stockwell lives in Keene, New Hampshire. He has taught at Keene State College, Marlboro College, Union Institute and University and Vermont College of Fine Arts (MFA). He is currently MFA Program Director for Visual Arts at NH Institute of Arts.
Oil paintings are in a realistic drawing style exploring light and color. Subjects have included landscapes, cityscapes, people and animals, with the most recent series of half-faces. Have displayed work in Keene's annual Art Walk, coffee shops, Jaffrey Civic Center and the Keene Historical Society.
Contact the artist at Edino@myfairpoint.net
Historical Society of Cheshire County
The mission of the Historical Society is to collect, preserve, and communicate the history of Cheshire County. Through our exhibits, events, and programs, we help people connect with a sense of place and a sense of self.
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Open Tuesdays 9-4, Wednesdays 9-9, Thursdays and Fridays 9-4, and first and third Saturdays of each month 9-noon.
Linda Dessaint Fine Art
Original Oil and Pastel Paintings
"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. The constant change and beauty of the shifting seasons inspires me.
I am grateful for the support and love of my wonderful family and friends who have taught me to appreciate and look closely at nature, at life."
Paintings From Instinct and Emotion Interview with Linda Dessaint : http://files.faso.us/37285/4687.pdf
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Gallery open by appointment or chance
Studio/Business Location: 52 Main Street, PO Box 329, Antrim, NH 03440 USA
The Hot Glass Art Center