Notebook, 1993-

DIRECTORIES - A Representative Listing with Periodic Corrections and Additions


Visual Arts in
New Hampshire . . . . . . CT . . . MA . . . ME . . . NH . . . RI . . . VT . . . NE

Prominent sources for art news and calendar events are listed in addition to art museums, professional schools, arts organizations, associations and centers. This directory suggests the wealth of visual arts experiences and resources in New Hampshire. Note that it is not a complete list! Search online for anything of interest that is not included here.

Be sure to explore area Colleges and Universities for publications and join them and the museums, artists, galleries and the many arts institutions and associations in New Hampshire and the New England Region on social networks for updates on their resources, projects and events.

New Hampshire State Council on the Arts News & Calendar and Art in Your In-box . . . . . NH Cultural Yellow Pages . . . . . The Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire Calendar and Email Bulletins

NH Art Organizations . . . . . Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College . . . . . New Hampshire State Fairs - (Hopkinton, Deerfield, Cornish, Hillsborough County, etc.) . . . . . New Hampshire Events . . . . . New England Foundation for the Arts . . . . . American Craft Council Calendar [By State]. . . . . New England Museum Association . . . . . Art New England . . . . . artscope - New England's Culture Magazine & Blog . . . . . Concord Monitor . . . . . New Hampshire Union Leader . . . . . Seacoast Online [Portsmouth Hearld]. . . . . New England Entertainment Digest . . . . . Very Special Arts of New Hampshire . . . . . New England Artisans Guild . . . . The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. . . . . Center for New England Culture - [University of New Hampshire] . . . . . Creative Ground Cultural Database - (New England Foundation for the Arts)


The New Hampshire State House Art Collection - "Working together, Messrs. Prescott (1833 - 1895) and Tullock (1820 - 1883) arranged for some two hundred seventy portraits and sculpture busts of "New Hampshire Notables" to be either collected or "taken." Beneficiaries of this drive to create were Dartmouth College, Phillips Exeter Academy, and The New Hampshire Historical Society, in addition to the New Hampshire State House. . . . " --- First Floor - Second Floor - Third Floor

Consuming Views (Art and Tourism in the White Mountains, 1850-1900) - "The White Mountains, solid and ageless peaks of granite, rise up across the landscape of northern New Hampshire. Their scenic beauty has intrigued visitors for two centuries. Inspired in part by the new nation's search for a cultural identity, the natural wonders of the American landscape began to attract artists, writers, tourists, and entrepreneurs in the second quarter of the nineteenth century." - (New Hampshire Historical Society)

White Mountain Art and Artists - "It was New Hampshire native Benjamin Champney (1817-1907) who is considered by many to be the founder of the "White Mountain School" of painting. In effect, he established one of America's first artist colonies. He made his first trip to the White Mountains in 1838 on a summer excursion that was to change the course of his life and career."

MacDowell Colony - "Located in Peterborough, New Hampshire, The MacDowell Colony was founded in 1907 to provide a place where creative artists could find freedom to concentrate on their work. This remains its guiding purpose today. View the index of Architects, Writers, Composers, Visual artists, Playwrights, Filmmakers, and Interdisciplinary artists.

The Dublin Art Colony - "Although the village of Dublin, N.H., and nearby Mount Monadnock have attracted writers and painters since the early nineteenth century, what we now call the Dublin Art Colony began to take shape in the late 1880s . . . . ."

New Hampshire Local Art Galleries by Region - Great North Woods, White Mountains Region, The Lakes Region, Dartmouth / Lake Sunapee Region, Monadnock Region, Merrimack Valley Region, Seacoast Region. . . . .



Currier Gallery of Art [Manchester] . . . . . Frost Place - [Franconia] . . . . . Hood Museum at Dartmouth College [Hanover] . . . . . Museum of New Hampshire History [Concord] . . . . . Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site [Cornish] . . . . . Strawberry Banke [Portsmouth] . . . . . University of New Hampshire Museum of Art [Durham]

Professional Art Schools and Art Departments

Dartmouth College Studio Art Department [Hanover] . . . . . New Hampshire Institute of Art [Manchester] . . . . . Keene State College Professional Program in Architecture . . . . . Keen State College Arts Programs . . . . . New England College Art [Henniker]. . . . . North Country Studio Workshops - (Bennington) . . . . . Plymouth State College Art Dept [Plymouth]. . . . . Sharon Arts Center School of Arts and Crafts [Sharon] . . . . . University of New Hampshire Dept. of Art and Art History [Durham]. . . . .

Art Organizations

NH State Council on the Arts - [Beacon St, Concord] . . . . . "The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts is the advisory Council for the Division of the Arts within the Department of Cultural Resources. It was established in 1965 as the official state arts agency with legislation (RSA 19-A) designed "to insure that the role of the arts in the life of our communities will continue to grow and play an ever more significant part in the welfare and educational experience of our citizens."

NH Business Committee for the Arts - [Concord] . . . . . "The New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts was formed to educate, motivate and recognize business support of and participation in the arts.� Support is provided by a membership of more than 80 businesses." - Business in the Arts Awards. Lawyers for the Arts / NH. Leadership Arts Series. Artsavers. Business Resources for the Arts.

New Hampshire Department of Cultural Resources - [Park St, Concord] . . . . . "Created by the Legislature in 1985, the Department of Cultural Resources serves New Hampshire's citizens in local efforts to broaden minds and spirits, preserve history and culture for future generations, and to recognize and promote our cultural resources as an essential element of New Hampshire's economic and social well being."

New Hampshire Heritage Project - [Durham] . . . . "The New Hampshire Heritage Project (NHHP) began as an initiative funded by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation through their Christa McAuliffe Sabbatical Year Program. The original project was designed to develop a consortium of teachers in the North Country who used their local environment, culture and heritage to design curriculum . . . . "

New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources - [Pillsbury St, Concord] . . . . "The Division of Historical Resources (DHR), also known as the State Historic Preservation Office, assists the people and communities of New Hampshire in recognizing and protecting the tangible evidence of their heritage. The DHR is dedicated to identifying the most important reminders of New Hampshire's past, and to helping our fellow citizens use these powerful cultural symbols to chart a productive course into the future. Established in New Hampshire in 1974 and operating with federal and state authority, the program is funded on a matching basis by the National Park Service of the Department of the Interior and the State of New Hampshire."

New Hampshire Historical Society - [Concord] . . . . . "People of all ages visit, write, and call the Society every day. Many are first-time visitors who come to see the Society's award-winning exhibits and outstanding collections that include an original Concord coach, rare examples of early furniture, magnificent White Mountain landscape paintings, and the memorabilia of New Hampshire notables like Daniel Webster, John Stark, Franklin Pierce, Mary Baker Eddy, and Sarah Josepha Hale, to name just a few. Other visitors come time and time again. They are genealogists, historians, authors, students, and others with an interest in New Hampshire's cultural heritage."

New Hampshire Humanities Council - [Pillsbury St, Concord] . . . . . "The New Hampshire Humanities Council is a private non-profit organization that strengthens New Hampshire by providing free public humanities programs in its communities. While the Humanities Council's mission is specific to New Hampshire, we are not part of the state government.We are part of a federal network of Humanities Councils affiliated with the National Endowment for the Humanities. We rely on individual, corporate, and foundation support for our diverse programs, which foster reflection, discussion, and civil debate where people live, work, study, and play. We serve audiences of varying educational backgrounds and ages�all those who care about ideas and want to be lifelong learners. The reach of our work includes the elderly, incarcerated men and women, and low-income families. Over 1,700 Humanities Council programs and broadcasts are offered free of charge all around the state each year."

3S Artspace - [Portsmouth] . . . . . - "3S Artspace is a 501c3 nonprofit alternative arts organization that combines the only midsize, flexible performance space of its kind in the area, a large, non-commercial gallery with affordable artist studios above, and an affordable and approachable restaurant serving as a local hub, ideal as a gathering place for patrons and locals alike."

Alliance for the Visual Arts - [Lebanon] . . . . . "AVA (Alliance for the Visual Arts) Gallery and Art Center, established in 1973, is dedicated to the ongoing development of programs that nurture, promote, and challenge New Hampshire and Vermont artists, art students, and patrons of the visual arts. AVA is committed to present programs - exhibitions featuring a wide range of creative talents; art education for people of all ages and abilities; and special events increasing art appreciation and fostering interaction between artists and community members - in an affirming atmosphere that underscores the importance of art in people's lives."

Saint Anselm College Chapel Art Center - [Manchester] . . . . . "Exhibits works of art and sponsors receptions and concerts."

Ammonoosuc Artists Gallery - "Features work of about a dozen northern New Hampshire and Vermont artists and artisans"

Artists of Salmon Falls - [Rollinsford] . . . . .

Art Galleries of Portsmouth - Arts Round Town - [Portsmouth] . . . . .

The Art Museum at The University of New Hampshire - [Durham] . . . . . Gallery. Visiting Artist Series. ArtBreak Programs.

The ARTS Gallery - A collaborative providing an outlet for artists of the North Country to display and sell their work. Offering classes in various art media for all ages to the town of Lisbon and surrounding communities.

Arts Alliance of Northern NH - [Littleton] . . . . . "The Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire is a not-for-profit consortium of organizations, schools, businesses, artists and individuals with a mission to promote, support and sustain culture and the arts in Northern New Hampshire."

Belknap Mill - [Laconia] . . . . . "The Belknap Mill Society is a private, non-profit, charity organization that was formed in the 1970s to preserve the Belknap Mill and to use it as a cultural center. The Belknap Mill was built in 1823 as a textile mill and now serves the Lakes Region as an art and history center. Exhibits, concerts, education programs and workshops are offered year-round."

The Button Factory Artists Studios - [Portsmouth] . . . . . "A wide variety of talented artists inhabit the building, including painters, sculptors, photographers, furniture makes, jewelers and instrument makers . . . . In 1880 James Morley invented a sewing machine with which to attach buttons to high button shoes. In the ten years that he spent developing the machine, he discovered that he needed buttons of uniform size, which were not then available. So when he organized the Morley Button Sewing Machine Co. in 1890, located then in Beverly, Massachusetts, he began to make buttons as well in the small shingled building below. The manufacture of buttons came to dominate the business, and the production of sewing machines was discontinued. Shoe buttons were made of fiber, and that technology led Morley to produce fiber-headed nails for upholstery and for electrical wiring. In 1895 the company needed to expand and moved from Beverly to the present location at "the cricket field" in Portsmouth . . . . George and Isabel Irwin took over the building in 1968 and encouraged the use of the building by artists and craftspeople. The Button Factory became more visible to the community with the addition of the annual Open Studios, whereby the public could meet the building's artists and see some of its creative output."

Cardigan Mountain Art Association - [Cannan] . . . . .

Canterbury Shaker Village - [Canterbury] . . . . . "A place for learning, reflection, and renewal."

The Carpenter Center for the Arts and the Edwards Art Gallery at Holderness - [Plymouth] . . . . . "The Edwards Art Gallery at Holderness School is part of the Carpenter Arts Building and serves as a formal gallery for students and visiting artists."

Catamount Film & Arts - [St. Johnsbury] . . . . . "Founded in 1975 with a mission of enhancing the cultural climate of northern Vermont and New Hampshire. Integration of the arts into community life has been our guiding principle and we attempt to cultivate awareness and appreciation of the arts through a diversified schedule of film, music, theater, dance, and the visual arts."

Greater Derry Arts Council Inc. - [Derry] . . . . . "The Greater Derry Arts Council is a New Hampshire non-profit corporation dedicated to fostering the arts in the communities that we serve: Derry and the immediately surrounding towns. One of our major programs is the operation and renovation of the Adams Memorial Opera House in downtown Derry. This historic facility is used by many local performing arts groups . . . . Past projects have included the ArtsWalk / Open Studios fine arts showcase in downtown Derry, workshops for local arts groups, and fund raising events like our Wine Tasting event at Broadway Books.� We currently sponsor the annual Snow Show, a fine art show and sale, at the Adams Memorial Opera House, and the annual Battle of the Bands (BoB), for teens, each June in Alexander Carr park."

Durham Art Association . . . . . "We help professional and amateur artists and arts organizations produce music, theatre, dance, visual, media and literary art - We help residents and visitors find, enjoy and participate in the artistic and cultural events available in the community - We manage the Durham Arts Council Building, a city owned, multi-purpose community arts center in downtown Durham, North Carolina - We operate The Clay Studio, a warehouse studio facility located at 546 Foster Street -- just a few blocks from our main facility - We program classes in the performing, literary and visual arts for toddlers through seniors. Some of these classes are held off-site in private studios - We work with public and private schools to provide artist residencies designed for the classroom - We raise public and private funds to support the arts in the community - We provide grants, information and networking for artists and arts groups - We provide exhibit space for visual artists - We produce CenterFest, Durham's annual street arts festival, the third weekend of September - We produce Edible Arts Festival of Food & Art each June."

Exeter Center for Creative Arts - [Exeter] . . . . . "Exeter Center for Creative Arts (ECCA) is a non-profit Art Center dedicated to providing art education to the greater Seacoast New Hampshire community. In existence as ECCA since 1996, the art center now reaches over 1200 clients annually from over a dozen towns in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts."

Friends of the Arts - [Regional Arts Council, Plymouth] . . . . . "Bringing visual and performing arts to the White Mountains and Lakes Region since 1973 . . . . Our mission is to present quality visual and performing arts that are affordable and accessible to children and adults both as observers and participants. We are dedicated to arts education, enrichment and improving the patronage and support of NH artists. Our policy is that no individual will be turned away from participating in our programs due to insufficient funds." - Art Encounters. Art Auction. Performing Arts Series. Scholarships.

Folk Horizons - [Portsmouth] . . . . . "Portsmouth, New Hampshire, a seacoast town with a rich maritime history, is the host of a festival that presents music, songs, and stories that have a common thread with the sea. The annual event is modeled after a British style folk festival - a variety of performances are held in public spaces and private venues located throughout the core area of the town. The Portsmouth festival, in cooperation with ProPortsmouth, occurs every year during the last weekend in September. A majority of the activities are free to the public . . . . Folk Horizons is an educational non-profit organization that promotes traditional folk arts through presentation, education, and participation. We primarily support performing arts in the categories of music, dance, song, and storytelling."

Frost Place - [Franconia] . . . . . "A Center for Poetry and the Arts - The Frost Place is entered in the National Register of Historic Places, and Franconia is the only town in the United States with its own resident poet. The house and barn once owned by Robert Frost now have a new and deeper lease on life in American poetry."

Historic New England . . . . . "The oldest, largest, and most comprehensive regional preservation organization in the country (Formerly known as SPNEA, The Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities) . . . . A museum of cultural history that collects and preserves buildings, landscapes, and objects dating from the seventeenth century to the present and uses them to keep history alive and to help people develop a deeper understanding and enjoyment of New England life and an appreciation for its preservation . . . . Founded in 1910 to protect New England's cultural and architectural heritage, SPNEA is an internationally known museum and national leader in preservation, research, and innovative programming. SPNEA is headquartered in Boston, with museums located throughout Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island."

Hopkins Center at Dartmouth College - [Hanover] . . . . . Chamber Singers, World Music Percussion Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Glee Club, Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra, Handel Society, Gospel Choir, Dance, - Workshops, Outreach & Arts Education, Galleries and Exhibitions. - "The 'Hop' is an award-winning multidisciplinary cultural center that houses the music, studio art, drama and film faculty of Dartmouth College, and offers performance venues ranging from an acoustically superior 900-seat auditorium to a 90-seat recital hall. Each year, the Hop presents the exceptional talents of Dartmouth students through performances by its nine ensembles, plus the Marching Band. A distinguished professional director leads each Ensemble and repertoire ranges from baroque and classical to cutting edge world music and jazz --including the work of composers and choreographers specially commissioned by the Hop. Hop Ensembles also perform with celebrated guest artists . . . . "

Keen State College Arts & Entertainment . . . . . "The Redfern Arts Center on Brickyard Pond, Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery, and the departments of Music, Film, and Theater and Dance offer a host of arts events for the KSC community and the general public . . . . A resource for Monadnock Region residents and visitors."

Keyes Art Group - [Milford] . . . . . "The Keyes Art Group was founded in 1957 by Mrs. Clinton McLane to promote the arts in the Milford Area. The Group has stimulated a whole group of artists. An outdoor exhibit is held annually the first Saturday in June on the Community House lawn in Milford."

Kimball-Jenkins Community Arts School - [Concord] . . . . . "A former private Estate now the campus of an exciting Community Art School."

Kimball Union Academy Taylor Gallery at the Flickinger Arts Center - [Meriden] . . . . .

Lawyers for the Arts / New Hampshire - [Granite Place, Concord] . . . . . "Established a relationship with Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord to direct artists and arts organizations with arts-related legal issues to the on-site clinic at FPLC. The Clinic is student staffed and faculty supervised and in general assists people in civil matters who are unable to pay. In addition, FPLC is a specialist in Intellectual Property matters and has a successful record of assisting people with issues in a variety of creative fields."

League of New Hampshire Craftsmen - [Concord] . . . . . "The mission of the League of NH Craftsmen is to encourage, nurture and promote the creation, use and preservation of fine craft through the inspiration and education of artists and the broader community." - Annual Crafts Fair.

Library Arts Center - [Newport] . . . . . "The Library Arts Center is located in a renovated Victorian carriage house to the rear of the Richards Free Library. Two spacious galleries display changing exhibits of fine arts, crafts and history. Classes, workshops and performances take place throughout the February to December season."

MacDowell Colony - [Peterborough] . . . . . "Located in Peterborough, New Hampshire, The MacDowell Colony was founded in 1907 to provide a place where creative artists could find freedom to concentrate on their work. This remains its guiding purpose today. Writers, composers, visual artists, filmmakers, and interdisciplinary artists come to the Colony each year from all parts of the United States and abroad. They take advantage of uninterrupted time and seclusion to create, and they enjoy the experience of living in a community of gifted artists. Colonists say that the opportunity to be in an atmosphere where their work is of paramount importance has changed their lives."

McIninch Art Gallery of Southern New Hampshire University - [Manchester] . . . . . "The McIninch Art Gallery presents a diversity of exhibitions devoted to the art of the region and beyond. It is equipped to museum standards of humidity, temperature, and lighting. Made possible by a generous gift from The McIninch Foundation in April of 2001, the Gallery is a sign of the University�s growing commitment to the Liberal Arts and a resource to benefit the entire institution as well as the greater community of which it is a part. Its grand opening exhibition in February of 2002 began a cycle of six to seven shows a year in a wide range of genres, styles, and media. Shows may coordinate with a variety of demonstration, lecture, concert, classroom, and other events."

Manchester Artists Association . . . . . "Founded in 1966, the Manchester Artists Association is a non-profit, non-juried organization dedicated to providing fellowship, education and incentive to artists who are interested in and engaged in the pursuit of any accepted branches of graphic or fine arts. The minimum age for membership is eighteen years."

Mt. Washington Valley Arts Association - [North Conway] . . . . . "The Mount Washington Valley Arts Association is a nonprofit organization with a growing membership of artists, individuals and businesses interested in the visual arts in the MWV area. Its mission is to promote an understanding of the artistic history of the White Mountains and the study, appreciation and display of visual arts in the Mount Washington Valley."

Nashua Area Artists' Association - "Since 1951 the NAAA enthusiastically meets this goal through demonstrations by local and nationally known artists, scholarships to local high school artists, seminars, guidance on the business aspects of being an artist, and shows to encourage public participation in the arts."

New England Cultural Database - Creative Ground - (New England Foundation for the Arts) . . . . . "The New England Cultural Database (NECD) is an online data warehouse containing financial, demographic, geographic, and other related information about businesses, cultural organizations and individual artists in New England. It provides a searchable, comprehensive tool to the New England state arts agencies, members of the cultural community, industry groups, researchers, and the general public. Building on NEFA's previous work in Cultural Mapping, all information in the database is geographically coded to allow searches by location and support a variety of analyses based on geographic area. The NECD currently houses over 18,000 records. Unfolding in stages throughout 2004 - 2006, the NECD will eventually represent all of New England's creative economy, by expanding to hold a comprehensive set of records that includes for-profit creative industry businesses, nonprofit cultural organizations, and individual artists. A system of tiered admittance will provide varying levels of access to the information contained in the database.

New England Foundation for the Arts . . . . . "We creatively support the movement of people, ideas, and resources in the arts within New England and beyond, make vital connections between artists and audiences, and build the strength, knowledge, and leadership of the region's creative sector."

New Hampshire Art Association - (Headquarters in Boscawen and Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery in Portsmouth) . . . . . "Formed in 1940, The New Hampshire Art Association is a non-profit, educational, and professional association."

NH Business Committee for Arts - [Granite Place, Concord] . . . . . "Founded in 1985 to educate, motivate, and recognize business support of the arts and business participation in the arts . . . . the committee established Business in the Arts Awards and Lawyers for the arts / New Hampshire.

New Hampshire Citizens for the Arts - (Peterborough) . . . . . "Represents all of the cultural resources of our state and seeks to create an atmosphere where the arts can flourish."

NH Prof Photographers Association . . . . . NHPPA, a state affiliate of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA). Monthly meetings. Resources.

New Hampshire Guilds - "In an effort to make information available to the textile community . . . . " - (Textile Links)

NH Women's Caucus for Art . . . . . "The Women's Caucus for Art - New Hampshire Chapter is an organization that promotes advancement of women in the visual arts, professional networking, educational programs, and exhibition opportunities. Founded in 1972, the Women's Caucus for Art is a national organization unique for its multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural membership of artists, art historians, students, educators, gallery and museum professionals and others involved in the arts."

North Country Studio Workshops . . . . . "Our mission is to inspire the creativity and challenge the skill of accomplished craftspeople." - Come back / under construction.

Northeast Bastket Makers . . . . . "Northeast Basketmakers Guild was founded in 1985 by a group of five Connecticut basketmakers. Since then, the organization has grown to include hundreds of artists. Members are predominantly from the northeastern United States, but now include artists from around the world. The mission of Northeast Basketmakers Guild is to further the art of basketry by nurturing the development of new basketmakers, while celebrating and supporting accomplished basketmakers. Workshops, exhibits, demonstrations, basket sales, member conferences, scholarships, fundraisers, open weave events and the publication of a newsletter are included in the activities of the Guild throughout the year."

Peterborough City Council - Leisure and Culture

Phillips Exeter Academy Lamont Gallery - [Exeter] . . . . . Exhibition Galleries.

Plymouth State College Arts & Events - Silver Cultural Arts Center - [Plymouth] . . . . . Art Gallery, Music, Theatre, and Dance. International Film Series. Lecture Series.

Sharon Arts Center - [Sharon] . . . . . "In 1947, art lovers William L. and Ruth Crary Young set up their 18th century cottage in Sharon, NH as a center for artists and artisans in the Monadnock region to study and develop their skills and creativity. A consignor shop to display and sell the "handcrafts" created at this new and welcome institution opened later that year. Then in 1955, the Sharon Arts Center (SAC) opened an exhibition gallery, completing the cycle of education, exhibition and promotion. From its inception, SAC's mission statement has been: "to stimulate and promote education in the theory and practice of the arts and handcrafts through instruction, exhibitions, and assistance to practitioners of the arts and handcrafts in the marketing of their products."� Almost 54 years later, there have necessarily been many changes to meet the need for growth of both the Arts Center and its constituents. Over 35,000 visitors a year come to SAC for the high quality work shown in the Fine Craft Gallery and the Exhibition Galleries. Their purchases encourage and support the careers of our 500-plus artists." School of Arts and Crafts, Galleries, and Fine Craft Store.

Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities . . . . . "The oldest, largest, and most comprehensive regional preservation organization in the country. . . . A museum of cultural history that collects and preserves buildings, landscapes, and objects dating from the seventeenth century to the present and uses them to keep history alive and to help people develop a deeper understanding and enjoyment of New England life and an appreciation for its preservation . . . . Founded in 1910 to protect New England's cultural and architectural heritage, SPNEA is an internationally known museum and national leader in preservation, research, and innovative programming. SPNEA is headquartered in Boston, with museums located throughout Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island." - Changing to: Historic New England /

Studio 550 ArtCenter - [Manchester]

Arts Council of Tamworth . . . . . "You may never have heard of ACT or the Arts Council of Tamworth. But you know that Odetta, Jean Redpath, the Shaw Brothers, Patty Larkin, Greg Brown and plenty of other "name" performers have appeared in Tamworth over the last thirty-plus years. You've heard classical music, from medieval viols to contemporary piano, on winter evenings. You've enjoyed African drums, Scottish bagpipes and Peruvian flutes. You've seen original art on display, or noticed a group of kids flying hand-made kites in the Brett School parking lot. ACT has been producing events and performances in Tamworth and environs since 1967. The incorporated nonprofit organization grew out of the town's bicentennial celebration in 1966. That spectacular observance incorporated a wide range of musical and visual arts offerings, including a show of children's art from "Tamworths" in the U.S., Great Britain and Australia. The planning and execution of the celebration brought together a group of local residents who realized there was a need for a permanent organization to support art and music in Tamworth and environs."

Very Special Arts of New Hampshire . . . . . "VSA arts of New Hampshire's mission is to cultivate a society where people with and without disabilities have equal opportunities to participate in the arts, as both artists and audience members. To accomplish this, VSA arts of New Hampshire collaborates with over 50 art, education, disability, and community organizations, providing arts programs and professional development opportunities statewide. These programs reach over 12,000 people with and without disabilities annually, including 1,752 teachers, parents, and peers."

White Mountain Art and Artists - History. "We are seeking additional images of paintings as well as up-to-date biographical information and source material on the more than 400 painters who were known to have painted in the White Mountains in the 19th century. . . . . One of these early artists, and the founder of the style of painting that would later be called the "Hudson River School," was Thomas Cole (1801-1848)."

The Wolfeboro Area Creative Arts Center - "A non-profit organization dedicated to enriching lives and changing the world by nurturing public appreciation of and participation in the arts by providing opportunities for public performances and exhibits, community education and outreach, private lessons and artistic networking."




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