Hassan honors local arts
Monadnock Music, Players, Mariposa recognized
Gov. Maggie Hassan presented citations to Monadnock Music, the Peterborough Players and the Mariposa Museum during an Executive Council meeting in Peterborough on Wednesday. (Staff photo by Dave Anderson) Purchase photo reprints at Photo Finder »
Gov. Maggie Hassan, center, honored the Peterborough Players with a commendation during an Executive Council meeting on Wednesday. With the governor are, from left, Players board members Julie Middleton and Janet Grant, Artistic Director Gus Kaikkonen, Managing Director Keith Stevens and Executive Counselor Debora Pignatelli.
On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 11:54 AM, Dave Anderson
I'm set on pictures, because I took some. But can you tell me the names of the two board members who were there and also accepted the award. First names were Janet and Julie, but I'm not sure of last names. And which one was wearing the green jacket?
and the Mariposa Museum during an Executive Council meeting in Peterborough on Wednesday. (Staff photo by Dave Anderson) Purchase photo reprints at Photo Finder »
Gov. Maggie Hassan, left, presented a citation to Mariposa Museum Administrator Mose Olenik and Executive Director Karla Hostetler, as Executive Counselor Debora Pignatelli looks on. (Staff photo by Dave Anderson) Purchase photo reprints at Photo Finder »
PETERBOROUGH — Two lively pieces played by violinists Cornelia Schwartz and Elise Kuder from Monadnock Music drew praise from Gov. Maggie Hassan as she opened a meeting with the Executive Council at the Peterborough Town House on Wednesday.
“We always try to start these meetings with music,” Hassan said. “We hope it will let calmer heads prevail.”
Hassan went on to present governor’s commendations to three local arts organizations based in Peterborough — Monadnock Music, the Peterborough Players and the Mariposa Museum. The commendations are a tradition when the governor and Executive Council members leave the State House in Concord and go on the road during the summer months. Executive Counselor Debora Pignatelli invited the group to Peterborough.
In honoring Monadnock Music, Hassan noted that the organization has been in operation since 1966 with a summer classical music program that brings distinguished composers and performers to the Monadnock region and provided music to school children in more than 25 towns through its Lend an Ear program.
“Monadnock Music has enriched the cultural life of southwestern New Hampshire and made classical music accessible to many New Hampshire citizens through free village concerts in notable historic locations,” Hassan said.
Hassan cited the Peterborough Players for bringing professional theater performances to New Hampshire since 1933. The Players, she said, hold a diverse program of shows each summer and two children’s shows through their Second Company internship program.
“The Peterborough Players have enriched the cultural life of New Hampshire and have made impressive and entertaining shows accessible to many New Hampshire citizens,” Hassan said.
Hassan honored the Mariposa Museum for its contribution to world culture.
“The Mariposa Museum was founded on the principle that respect and understanding of different cultures will bring peace to the world,” Hassan said. “Since its doors opened in 2002, Mariposa Museum has provided an interactive learning experience for the whole family, with its collection of approximately 7,000 artifacts.”