Young artists spotlighted

The Sharon Arts Center, a division of the New Hampshire Institute of Art, will host its second annual “Coming of Age: New England Artists Under 30” in their exhibition gallery from Nov. 1 through Dec. 28.

An opening reception will be held Nov. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. Both the exhibit and reception are free to attend and open to the public.

“Coming of Age” is a juried exhibition of artwork created by artists under the age of 30 who reside in the Northeast. The exhibit was juried by Michael Carroll, Schoolhouse Gallery, Provincetown, Mass.

The show will offer a wide variety of mediums utilizing both traditional and innovative methods and techniques. “The second edition of the Coming of Age exhibition attracted high quality submissions from a variety of media,” said exhibition organizer and Assistant Gallery Manager Kate Lenahan (NHIA ’08).

Area artists whose works were selected include Chad Creighton of Portland, Maine (formerly of Greenfield), Shaina Gates of Peterborough, Samantha Guay of Greenville, Kate Lenahan of Peterborough, and Lauryn Welch of Hancock.

Other participating artists are Torey Akers, Cara DeAngelis, Chloe Feldman Emison, Nathan Gagne, Elizabeth Gouin, Brett F. Harvey, Blake Hiltunen, Leah Hoyt, Elizabeth Ireland, Erin Jenkins, Sam Johnson, Deborah Koo, Mary Anne McCarthy, Lauren Amalia Redding, Tres Roemer, Walker Roman, and Beth Russell. Artists represent five of the New England states and New York.

Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, call 924-7676 or visit

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