As the weather gets warmer, there seems to be even more things to do in the Monadnock Region. One such thing, is a yearly music and arts festival called: The Thing in the Spring. This month, we were pleased to speak with Eric Gagne, one of the Thing’s creators.
Arts education is an equalizer that gives kids in our community - all kids - the skills that help them flourish. That is something that the folks at MoCo Arts in Keene deeply believe in as they work to transform lives through movement and creative expression.
We recently had a chance to talk to their leadership about their programs and their exciting campaign - MoCo Moves: Building MoCo Arts’ Future Capital Campaign - for a brand new facility in Keene for the future of the organization, along with the architect and builders taking on the project. Please enjoy!
I am presently the Resident Artist at the newly formed Tisané Art Residency on a farm in hills of Marlborough. The opportunity to live in the natural beauty of the Monadnock Region is dream come true: a bike rider, hiker and artist dream come true. I feel quite fortunate to be in the political environment of Keene with their progressive commitment to sustainability and be in an area so engaged with the arts. I hope to connect with artists to share ideas and possibly collaborate in creating work related to environmental justice, recycling or material salvage.
Arts Alive! gathered arts leaders, audience members, funders, and community leaders at the Historical Society of Cheshire County on Monday February 12th for 2 hours to discuss access to the arts in the Monadnock region. The conversation was structured to address audience development and community-building.
Ash Hill Center for the Arts - Arts Alive! Artist Spotlight: This month’s Artist Spotlight focused on Ash Hill Center for the Arts located at 83 Ash Hill Rd, Swanzey, NH. Pamela Dexter is the Executive Director of the Center and shares her thoughts on its origins, their commitment to the Arts and their vision for Arts in our Region and surrounding regions.