Arts & Living

Peterborough: NHIA merger talk on hold, for now

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The N.H. Institute of Art, which absorbed the Sharon Arts Center in 2012, announced a week ago that lackluster enrollment has put the college in a financial hole, and it is speaking with Southern New Hampshire University in Hookset about merging with them. The Sharon Arts Center, meanwhile, has received assurances from NHIA’s acting president, Rick Strawbridge, that little will … 0

Backyard Birder: Hawkwatch season is here

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

It’s hard to believe that September is at the door, and with it so many associations. Back to school, of course. Everyone, no matter the … 0

Keene: Tour explores the art of the White Mountains, Sept. 11

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Historical Society of Cheshire County will offer a full-day field trip on Sept. 11 for people who are interested in the art of the … 0

Sharon: A dream in the making

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Walk around the back of the Sharon Arts Center building, and you will see the culmination of years worth of organizing and fundraising, rising from a concrete pad. Or at least, you will see most of it. A … 0

Peterborough: Garden stewardship presented

Monday, August 18, 2014

Author Tovah Martin will be speaking in Bass Hall at The Monadnock Center for History and Culture on Saturday at 7 p.m., in conjunction with the Open Garden Days tours the same day. Martin’s lecture “Trowels & Tomorrow: Garden Stewardship” will examine some of the country’s most adept … 0

Jaffrey: Lessing speaks on ‘achieving equal citizenship’ at forum

Monday, August 18, 2014

Lawrence Lessig will address “Achieving Equal Citizenship: The Struggle to Restore Our Republic” at the next Amos Fortune Forum on Friday at 8 p.m. In this talk, Professor Lessig will outline how we have lost touch with our framers’ values, and how that has destroyed the promise of … 0

Peterborough: Bass. Croke talk books at the Toadstool

Monday, August 18, 2014

Two authors will be visiting the Toadstool Bookshop to talk about their latest books on Saturday, Aug. 23. Rosaly Bass will be at the Toadstool at 11 a.m. to sign and discuss “Organic! A Gardener’s Handbook.” Rosaly’s Garden began from a few seeds planted in Peterborough in 1973. … 0

Jaffrey: ‘Ciao Bella!’ opens Friday at JCC

Monday, August 18, 2014

A new exhibit, “Ciao Bella!,” by two artists, Carol Corliss and Linda Dessaint, will open at the Jaffrey Civic Center on Friday with an opening reception. The exhibit, which will be on display in the first-floor Auditorium Gallery, … 0

Jaffrey: ‘Small Works in Oils’ starts at Civic Center

Monday, August 18, 2014

An exhibit entitled “Small Works in Oils” by Betty Glass will be on view in the first-floor display cases at the Jaffrey Civic Center beginning Friday,. The subject matter varies from still life to land and waterscapes, primarily … 0

Hillsborough: Davis guitar duo caps off concert series

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The last performance in a trio series of guitar concerts will take place at the Hillsborough Center Congregational Church on Sunday at 3 p.m. Guitar duo Mark and Beverly Davis, directors of the Providence Mandolin Orchestra and New American Mandolin Ensemble, will play works by V. Kioulaphides, A. … 0

Keene: Animaterra seeks singers for fall season

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Animaterra Women’s Chorus will be holding a welcome reception for all women in the Monadnock region who are interested in singing. The party will be held at 6 p.m., prior to the first two rehearsals at 6:46 p.m. on Sept. 2 and 9 at the First Baptist Church. … 0

Wilton: Dog stars featured in silent film trio

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

More Forgotten Dogs, a trio of silent films from the 1920s, will be featured at the Town Hall Theatre on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. Three dogs, lesser known than Rin Tin Tin but as talented, are featured in … 0

Beverly, Mass.: Former Jaffrey resident’s art on display

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Morgan Dyer, formerly of Jaffrey, and a graduate of Montserrat College of Art, has an exhibit of artwork on display at the Beverly Bank. Her focus is on abstract landscapes. Since leaving her hometown, she has noticed her sense of awareness to the land around her. Additional work … 0