Upper Valley Arts Alliance

We connect you with fellow artists and arts organizations, creating a vibrant arts community in the Upper Valley. Learn more about us and how the Arts Alliance can help you.
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Artist Profiles:
Meet artists & see samples of their work

Arts Organizations:
Visual, performing, & literary

Arts Exchange:
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What’s Happening

What’s Happening

AVA Gallery and Art Center, presents four new exhibits in the Lebanon, NH galleries. Things I Did, an exhibition of biographies, history, and storytelling by conceptual artist Lauren Gillette of York, Maine, opens Sept 7 with a reception from 5-7pm;  Long Haul, assemblages by Janet Van Fleet of Cabot VT opens Sept 7 through October (image above); Unwearable Realities by J. Turk will be on display in the Clifford B. West Gallery from September 7 through October 3; and Other Alphabets-Dimensional Memoir, an exhibition of mixed-media, focusing on single edition artist books by writer, visual artist, Nina Gaby of Brookfield, VT, Sept 7 – Oct 3. See the website for more information. avagallery.org

Hood Museum: Toyin Ojih Odutola: The Firmament. June 08, 2018, through September 02.  Hood Downtown, 53 Main St., Hanover. Open through September 2, 2018.

Aidron Duckworth Art Museum: COLUMNS II, John McKenna’s Sculpture and original music, June 9 – October 28th. Aidron Duckworth Art Museum, Meriden, NH.

Art Musings:
Read Susan B. Apel’s blog, Artful Edge, on the DailyUV site
What’s on View:
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Upper Valley Music Center

Reaches Out to the Community with New Classes and Events for All Ages

Arts Education:
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Venues for Hire:
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Job Opportunities:
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Art Organization: Lebanon Opera House and it’s regional arts visions 

Joe Clifford, Executive Director of the Lebanon Opera House, brought more than 17 years non-profit and arts experience to LOH in March 2017 via Dartmouth’s Hopkins Center, where he held the position of Audience Engagement Director. To date, he’s done quite a bit for LOH – both inside the theater and within the community.  Joe has had the interior of the theater repainted and a new sound system was recently installed.  He is also now a member of a Lebanon Task Force which will eventually put the Lebanon Opera House, and all of its arts partners, in the Upper Valley spotlight, upholding a 93-year commitment to supporting community participation in the arts. LOH’s community partners include: City Center Ballet, The Dance Collective, Lebanon School District/SAU88, North Country Chordsmen, North Country Community Theater, Opera North, Raqs Salaam Dance Theater, Trumbull Hall Troupe, and Upper Valley Community Band. Good going, Joe!   For more information: https://lebanonoperahouse.org/

Artist: Lauren Gillette, Conceptual Artist

Things I Did, an exhibition of biographies, history, and storytelling by conceptual artist Lauren Gillette of York, Maine, will open on September 7th with an opening from 5-7PM at the AVA Gallery and Art Center.
Gillette’s work focuses on the power of storytelling through the use of aesthetics and text. Things I Did is a piece as equally about the collection of information as it is the presentation of those findings. Petitioning for volunteers on Craigslist, Facebook and Newspaper Classifieds, Gillette asked individuals to summarize their lives in five lines of text. The responses were etched on mirrors and places at slightly off angles. The viewer can see themselves reflected in these memoirs, but only in fragments. Things I Did will be on display in the Wennberg Gallery from September 7 through October 3, 2018.  www.avagallery.org

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