Upper Valley Arts Alliance

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What’s Happening

What’s Happening

AVA Gallery and Art Center, presents four new exhibits in the Lebanon, NH galleries: Rachel Gross, Stina Köhnke, Wendy Briggs Powell, Boyan Moskov. October 12–November 9. OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, October 12, 5–7pm.   See UVAA posts for dates/times of Artist Talks.

AVA shows closing Oct 3rd: an exhibition by artist Lauren Gillette of York, Maine; assemblages by Janet Van Fleet of Cabot VT; by J. Turk; and, an exhibition by Nina Gaby of Brookfield, VT. See the AVA website for more information. avagallery.org

Hood Museum: Hood Downtown, 53 Main St., Hanover. Closed while construction on the new Hood Museum gallery is being completed.

Aidron Duckworth Art Museum: Meriden, NH. See the website (link here) for current shows.

Art Musings:
Read Susan B. Apel’s blog, Artful Edge, on the DailyUV site

What’s on View:
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The new masthead shows the variety of arts in the Upper Valley. Shown are: (L-R) Northern Stage production of James & the Giant Peach, ceramics by Boyan Moskov at AVA, “Oslo” at Northern Stage, violinists at UV Music Center, vibrant exhibition of watermark-making by artist Wendy Briggs Powell at AVA,  “Oslo” at Northern Stage, clarinet musicians at Northern Stage, prints on wood and paper by artist Rachel Gross at AVA, bold constructions by Stina Köhnke, AVA. Images courtesy of the three arts venues.



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Upper Valley Arts Leadership Summit

Joe Clifford, ED of LOH and Joanne Wise, Chair of the Upper Valley Arts Alliance welcomed everyone to the meeting on September 18 on the stage of the Lebanon Opera House.  Twenty-six leaders from many disciplines attended and lent their voices to the event.
The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the on-going work of a multi-discipline task force establishing a Cultural District designation for Lebanon. And, how Lebanon’s work might translate to other communities in the Upper Valley. Trip Anderson, ED of AVA, presented the work of a similar group in Massachusetts.  Having a previous position of Grants Officer at the Worcester Arts Museum, Trip shared the process they went through as stakeholders towards getting the same designation for the Salisbury cultural area of Worcester.
After the presentation a very candid, and open discussion seemed to strengthen the opportunity to wonder about an Upper Valley district.  Strengthening relationships among arts organizations with cross promotion might be one outcome.  Realizing that coordination rather than collaboration maybe the future   way to interact with each other.  Exploring ways to provide the Culture and Tourism of both states to recognize the region on both sides of the Connecticut River (VT/NH).

In conclusion, Joe and Joanne encouraged the participants to continue to think about these opportunity for their own community and/or to being conversations that might lead to further Upper Valley-wide cultural designations.  The Arts Leadership Task Force has met twice and we would encourage anyone who was there or who would have interest in this subject or furthering our conversations to get a hold of Joanne (wisejoanne65@gmail.com).

Photo: Trip Anderson (AVA); Susan Prentiss (Mayor of Lebanon) and Joe Clifford (LOH).

Artist: Rachel Gross: Relief–Prints on Wood and Paper

Rachel Gross’ recent body of work provokes the viewer to question how their perception allows two-dimensional space to be perceived in three dimensions. Her work opens at AVA on Friday, October 12th, with an opening reception from 5-7PM.  She will give an Artist Talk on Thursday, October 25th at 5:30PM.

Artist Statement: I am interested in how the illusion of space and volume can be made by juxtaposing, shapes, colors, and textures.

R. Gross, of Hartland, Vermont, holds an MFA in Printmaking from Tyler School of Art. She is an Artist Member and sits on the Board of Directors at Two Rivers Printmaking Studio. Her prints can be found in several major public collections including the Boston Public Library, The Southern Graphics Council Print Collection, the Hood Museum of Art, and the Mead Art Museum. She has had solo exhibitions at the Aidron Duckworth Art Museum, Hooloon Gallery in Philadelphia, Norwich University, and Plymouth State University. Gross has taught printmaking at the Savannah College of Art and Design, The Center for Cartoon Studies, Amherst College, and is currently teaching at Colby-Sawyer College.

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