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Wednesday
May142014

Manchester Arts Commission - City Hall Display by Friends of Art Manchester

The Manchester Arts Commission (M|A|C), in conjunction with Friends of Art Manchester is presenting an art exhibit on display at City Hall on Elm Street in Manchester. The exhibit is on display through May and June as part of M|A|C's "Art on the Wall in City Hall" gallery.

 

Friends of Art Manchester is a non-profit organization working with community youth, institutions, educators, artists and patrons of the arts that support the creation, installation, preservation and protection of public art in Manchester. The following artists from the Manchester area are exhibiting works in their preferred medium: Linda Feinberg, acrylic; Tom Wright, photography; John Mitchell, photographs; Judy Gelinas, acrylic; Stephanie Bogalis, acrylic; Deb Funk, acrylic; Shannon Patel-Bourassa, photography; Paul Davidson, acrylic; Carolina Chauvette, acrylic; and Bea Bearden, acrylic.

 

The public is encouraged to visit anytime during City Hall business hours to view these works.

Wednesday
May072014

Studio 550 - New Hampshire High Schools compete for the title of Clay Champion, May 17th 

Studio 550 hosts the first ever “Clay Challenge” in NH

Manchester, NH – On the morning of May 17th, five teams, from four New Hampshire high schools, will compete for the title of “Clay Champions” at Studio 550. The competition will be composed of a series of feats of clay, such as centering on the potter's wheel without using your hands, throwing the tallest or smallest pot in a set time or with a set amount of clay, and other such challenges. Some events will be individual competitions and others will be team challenges; others will be strategy based, and other will be skill based. The event runs from 9am-12pm.

The participating schools will be from Manchester’s own Memorial and Central High Schools, as well as traveling teams from Goffstown and ConVal in Peterborough. ConVal is sending two teams. Each team is composed of 3-5 students, and the judges for the event will be NH potters.

Lori Sweeney of Memorial High School says, “This event has really made the students excited about pottery. The students have been coming in after school to practice, and some have stepped up to the plate to organize and rally the team. It’s really nice to see”

Community members are invited to visit and view the event, but viewing space is limited. There is no cost to view, but donations will be accepted to keep the event growing. There will be light refreshments and tea available for sale for visitors.

“The idea of a Clay Challenge really fits the mission behind Studio 550, ‘Build a dynamic arts-centered community by enriching lives with unique art experiences and giving people an excuse to play.’ The Clay Challenge is a community building event that is all about playing. We’re looking forward to see how this event grows in the future.” says event organizer, Monica Leap.

For more information, see http://550arts.com, call 603.232.5597 or stop by the studio at 550 Elm St. in Manchester, NH.

Wednesday
May072014

Manchester Republicans - Manchester GOP Candidate Forum & Cake Auction this Saturday 5/10!! 

 

GOP CANDIDATE FORUM
 · CAKE AUCTION
Saturday, May 10th
 · 1:00pm
St. Paul's Church, 335 Smyth Road, Manchester
 
1:15  Karen Testerman
1:30  Frank Guinta
1:45  Jim Adams
2:00  Walt Haverstein
2:15  Dan Innis
2:30  Bob Smith
2:45  Bob Burns
3:00  Brendan Kelly
3:15  Jim Rubens
3:30  Andrew Hemingway
3:45  Cake Auction
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Just in time for Mother's Day!!


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Wednesday
Apr022014

Manchester - Studio 550 combines art and play for summer art camps!

Summer art camps engage kids with creativity everyday!

Manchester, NH – Studio 550 is hosting three week-long art camps this summer for kids of all ages. As always, there is a 5% sibling or referral discount!

This is a series of week-long art camps where students will be able to escape into their creativity with clay and various other unique art forms. These camps are open to all ages between 6-18, and there is a special teen week for older children to focus on either paper and book arts or pottery thrown on the wheel.

All details about pricing, themes for the week, and registration information can be found online.

Week 1: All Ages, July 7-July 11, 2014
AM: Travel the world with Art!
Learn about different cultures, the art they made and made your own.
PM: Tell me a Story.... Narrative Art- Write stories and make the characters come to life with puppets, masks, and more

Week 2: All Ages, July 14-18, 2014
AM: Little Treasures:
Boxes, containers, and other things with lids.
PM: Fin, Feather, and Fowl: The world of the wild is our inspiration this week.

Week 3: Teen Week, July 21-25, 2014
AM: Fiber and Paper Arts -
From origami, to book binding and paper making, discover the possibilities within this often overlooked media.
PM: Wheel throwing for Teens: Learn the basics of how to make functional cups and bowls.

For more information, see http://550arts.com, call 603-232.5597 or stop by the studio at 550 Elm St. in Manchester, NH.

"Studio 550 is a community arts center in downtown Manchester that believes art is for everyone, regardless of skill, age, or background.” says Programs Director, Monica Leap. “Everyone has the capacity to be creative. At a young age we know that inherently. As we grow older, we tend to forget. Studio 550 gives big kids and little kids alike an excuse to play.”

Tuesday
Feb252014

Public Art Project in Downtown Manchester, Deadline for entries approaching 

DEADLINE REMINDER for the “Think Outside the Box” Public Art Project in Manchester
NH artists are invited to submit designs to paint the traffic signal boxes downtown

Manchester, NH – The deadline for entries for the public call for artists for this project is less than two weeks away.

In an attempt to beautify the city by infusing art, color, and creativity into the urban landscape, NH artists are invited to submit designs to paint on the traffic signal boxes in Manchester’s downtown. Three to five designs will be chosen by a jury process and those selected artists will paint the traffic signal boxes this spring, weather permitting. Each artist will receive a $300 stipend to cover materials and their time.

This project is a collaboration between InTown Manchester, The City of Manchester’s Art Commission and Highway Department, and Studio 550 Art Center. The committee is excited to see how artists interpret the call for entries. They are hoping for a wide variety of creative designs and solutions so that the most suitable ones may be chosen for installation.

All entries must be received by March 7th, 9PM at Studio 550, at 550 Elm St. in Manchester. Submissions may be sent via email, post mail, or dropped off in person at Studio 550, and the full application can be found on the Studio 550 website, under the “Opportunities” page.  The $25 application fee will be waived for students.

For more information, see http://550arts.com, call 603-232.5597 or stop by the studio at 550 Elm St. in Manchester, NH.

"Studio 550 is a community arts center in downtown Manchester that believes art is for everyone, regardless of skill, age, or background.” says Programs Director, Monica Leap. “Everyone has the capacity to be creative. At a young age we know that inherently. As we grow older, we tend to forget. Studio 550 gives big kids and little kids alike an excuse to play.”
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