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Opening reception, “For the Love of Nature” at the Stone Church, Newmarket, NH

"For the Love of Nature", opening reception for Taryn Myers and Taylor Rose

AmsterGirl-and the show that opens tomorrow night at the Stone Church in Newmarket, NH

AmsterGirl-and I own one!!!

Please join us tomorrow night at the Stone Church, 5 Granite Street in Newmarket, NH from 5-7 to celebrate this brilliant work and meet the artist.

Look forward to seeing you there!

And, just a reminder…

The opening reception for Malynda Forcier’s , “Visions… While Dreaming””,  a great grouping of photographs shot in a variety of locales is on Sunday, June 20 from 5-7, at the Stone Church, 5 Granite Street, Newmarket, NH.

more typical stuff…

I sat down last night with the calendar, and it looked like June 22-24 was free. I really need to get away…so, I now have a camp site in a campground very close to the Canadian border. I may take that Friday off work. And, I am now missing a wedding.

The point is I no longer have week-ends, so I need to get familiar with how to get around drop-offs and pick-ups. I was supposed to attend another artist’s reception next month, and that will probably won’t happen.

Next week-end I am featuring Malynda Forcier at the Stone Church, in Newmarket, NH, as their curator. The opening reception is Sunday, 5pm-7pm, and light refreshments will be available

My mother thinks that I might be too busy…

Prudence, my cat, BTW, has gotten much better, and was stealing bras out of the undie drawer as I tried to get dressed this morning. Typical stuff for her…typical stuff for both of us actually…

 

The games are over, part 2

The games are over…and I won!

“Follow Me…Visions While Dreaming”. Work by Malynda Forcier at the Stone Church

This was one of the easiest shows to put together until we got to nailing down a date for the reception. I have another show opening for my work-at the Kittery Art Association. May 6. Mother’s Day is May 13. Because the Stone Church is primarily a music venue, Fridays and Saturdays can be problematic. So, even with the fact that they host a lightly attended gaming night on Sunday, May 20, we are there, too.

So here is this:

For immediate release:

The Stone Church is very honored to present selected work by Malynda  Forcier, and her show entitled “Follow Me… Visions While Dreaming”. The show will be comprised of photographs shot while on several overseas adventures, and a few from the US. Malynda has a great vision for portraiture, and as the curator, I selected many of the represented images because she has the capacity to capture character and has the ability to also recreate great color.

Forcier is originally from Massachusetts, but has spent much of her adult life here in New Hampshire. She and her husband Brian opened the Gatehouse Gallery in Tamworth late in 2011 and have launched their new shows as well, which include regional artists.

Please visit her website, http://malyndaforcier.com , for all of her biography information.

The artist’s reception is set for May 20, from 5-7 pm. The public is invited.

The Stone Church hosts these art shows, as well as is a music venue, restaurant, bar and a great place to hang with friends.

 

Busy week, but here’s the next Stone Church announcement

The Stone Church, 5 Granite Street, Newmarket, NH 03857

Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst, curator

 

For immediate release:

The Stone  Church is very honored to present selected work by Malynda Fornier, and her show entitled “Follow Me, Visions While Dreaming”. The show will be comprised of photographs shot while on several overseas adventures, and a few from the US. Malynda has a great vision for portraiture, and as the curator, I selected many of the represented images because she has the capacity to capture character and has the ability to also recreate great color.

Fornier is originally from Massachusetts, but has spent much of her adult life here in New Hampshire. She and her husband Brian opened the Gatehouse Gallery in Tamworth late in 2011 and have launched their new shows as well, which include regional artsts .

Please visit her website: http://malyndaforcier.com/bio.html   for all of her biography information.

The artist’s reception is set for May 11, from 5-7 pm. The public is invited.

As a curator, I am so pleased to present her vision of travel photography! I have seen so much, and she captures really random and wonderful images that everyone else misses.

The Stone Church hosts these art shows, as well as is a music venue, restaurant, bar and a great place to hang with friends.

better links to pass on

http://artstamworth.org/2012/04/another-compass-for-another-mountain-exhibit-and-artists-reception/

and this has been reworked

http://gatehousegallery.com/art/index.html

 

I have an incredibly nasty cold which I am trying to convince my body doesn’t exist. I missed the last two days of work, and that isn’t good, either.

So, here is the upcoming schedule:

4/13-opening reception for Lennie Mulvaney at UNH, and a musical event at KAA. If I am up to all that!

4/14-opening reception for moi at the Gatehouse Gallery. There is also the opening reception at the Newmarket Creativity Center        for the Abstract Art Show. I am missing the opening, though I have three pieces there as well. I will drop by Sat. AM to take pictures.

4/29-new KAA all members show drop-off.

4/30-hang Malynda’s show at the Stone Church. More on that next week.

5/1-hang and open the show at the Rochester Library called “’16’-recent work by Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst”.

5/4- Art Around Town, Portsmouth. With any luck…but I won’t know anything definite until the middle of next week.

5/5-Rochester Art Stroll.

5/6-opening reception for KAA show.

So, plenty of artinsmallplaces material.

Brain Salad Surgery

Yes, I have dated myself…maybe. Those of my gen surely remember Emerson, Lake and Palmer.

Walking into my employer’s today, after about 20 hours worth of studio and writing time over the last two days, produced what I can only describe as the worst 20 minute headache of the last six months. It did not last long, but my mind was drifting off to this canvas or that while I was trying to focus on a spreadsheet. And, all of a sudden it was really difficult to actually physically focus on the screen. I know it’s partly sinus pressure, too, because my allergies are kicking in.

But, brain salad surgery describes the feeling. I think of cole slaw. My brain as cole slaw.

From spreadsheets to some really fun and well-executed illustration. I met Taylor Rose after work. Aside from putting her whimsy on paper in ink and watercolor, she is also treating skateboard decks. I will be featuring her work with that of Taryn Myers  in June at the Stone Church. This will be another show like the one that is up-two very different artists dealing with a “lighter side”.

I also decided that I will need to start selling some of the older work at some major discounts. I know how many hours are invested in some of these pieces, but it makes no sense to store them. As I start putting them on Etsy, I will post them here, first.

"Knight's Garage", 2006. Oil on canvas, 16"x20". Originally $450, now $200. Shipping and handling additional.

The Gatehouse Gallery website addition also looks awesome. I am incredibly proud to be their very first “featured artist” and I hope I can help them develop their business. Expect to see more mentions here about all that. I heard from Peggy Trout today from the Rochester Library, and we are starting to coordinate that show. More about the reception and show dates to follow. The headache is still here, though not nearly as bad. And, my dear followers, you will actually see some of the work that has gotten me “here”, in one way or another.