Realism and Abstraction:  Diverse Interpretations
Jul
31
to Aug 21

Realism and Abstraction: Diverse Interpretations

Barbara Coburn and Barbara Danser are presenting two diverse painting styles within one exhibition.

“Realism and Abstraction:  Diverse Interpretations”.  The exhibition is installed at the Ash Hill Center for the Arts located at 83 Ash Hill Road in Swanzey, NH from July 31st to Aug 21st.

Viewing Hours:  Thurs, Fri & Sat 11 – 2.

Barbara Coburn is a watercolor realist and is exhibiting her paintings of New England scenes, such as wildflowers, barns, and collectibles.  Barbara Danser is exhibiting abstracted paintings in oil and acrylic, portraying her love and creative response to Earth and the Universe. 

EVAC  - a special collaboration between Veterans and artists in planning stage.

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Jun
23
10:00 AM10:00

Market Basket

Proudly enter the Farmer’s Markets, organic food store or other local markets carrying your own personally woven artisan Market Basket.  Be prepared to answer, “Where did you get your basket?”  Years of faithful use will age your basket with an heirloom patina.

$50 workshop fee includes materials

Questions:  ashhillarts@gmail.com or 603-352-2206
To enroll:  ashhillarts@gmail.com

Enrollment Deadline:  June 17, 2018
 

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1 Year Anniversary Celebration
Jun
16
6:30 PM18:30

1 Year Anniversary Celebration

The only community art center in the Monadnock Region emerged one year ago. That’s something to celebrate!

6:30 – 7:00 – cocktails in the Gallery: “FLOWERS”
7:00 – Formalities: 
       Jessica Gelter, Arts Alive!  Executive Director
       “Remarks on an Emerging Art Center”
       Volunteers recognized
       On Site Raffle:  An afternoon on Silver Lake
7:30 – “Friday Night Radio” – Band
      On our stage and newly covered audience area

Bring own outdoor chairs
 

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Alcohol inks Workshops
May
21
6:30 PM18:30

Alcohol inks Workshops

Linda Felder

$30 for one, $55 for two, $70 for all three      TBA Workshops– Florals,Landscapes, Abstracts

Ash Hill Center for the Arts

83 Ash Hill Road

Swanzey, NH 03431

Register at - ashhillarts@gmail.com

Classes are scheduled for May 7, 14 & 21     6:30 – 8:30 PM


Please bring your own canned air. I will have supplies for these classes.

If you would like to bring your own supplies, I recommend the following

     If you would like to purchase – you can find these locally

Jacquard Piñata Exciter Set – 9 colors – Creative Encounters

Tim Holts Ranger – Michael’s (in scrapbook section) Use coupons  

Sold in sets of 3 - Nature Walk, Summit View, Dockside,

          Mixatives – Black and White

Blending Solution

They also have the Alcohol Ink Kit which gets you started.

Individual colors on line at - Blitsy.com, Amazon, Joann Fabrics (on line)

Tim Holtz – Mixative - Snow Cap **Very important to have for florals

Canned Air – can find at Staples, Walmart, or on line Amazon

Yupo paper – can be found at Creative Encounters (Various size pads)

Kirkland Photo Paper – Glossy – Costco

Disposable Gloves


For this class I will be focusing on techniques used to paint flowers using alcohol inks. Drip and Drop, work with brushes, Soft petals using canned air.  

I will also have handouts for: Complete Supply List

Where to get supplies on-line Facebook Groups

Books

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Alcohol Inks Workshops
May
14
6:30 PM18:30

Alcohol Inks Workshops

Linda Felder

$30 for one, $55 for two, $70 for all three      TBA Workshops– Florals,Landscapes, Abstracts

Ash Hill Center for the Arts

83 Ash Hill Road

Swanzey, NH 03431

Register at - ashhillarts@gmail.com

Classes are scheduled for May 7, 14 & 21     6:30 – 8:30 PM


Please bring your own canned air. I will have supplies for these classes.

If you would like to bring your own supplies, I recommend the following

     If you would like to purchase – you can find these locally

Jacquard Piñata Exciter Set – 9 colors – Creative Encounters

Tim Holts Ranger – Michael’s (in scrapbook section) Use coupons  

Sold in sets of 3 - Nature Walk, Summit View, Dockside,

          Mixatives – Black and White

Blending Solution

They also have the Alcohol Ink Kit which gets you started.

Individual colors on line at - Blitsy.com, Amazon, Joann Fabrics (on line)

Tim Holtz – Mixative - Snow Cap **Very important to have for florals

Canned Air – can find at Staples, Walmart, or on line Amazon

Yupo paper – can be found at Creative Encounters (Various size pads)

Kirkland Photo Paper – Glossy – Costco

Disposable Gloves


For this class I will be focusing on techniques used to paint flowers using alcohol inks. Drip and Drop, work with brushes, Soft petals using canned air.  

I will also have handouts for: Complete Supply List

Where to get supplies on-line Facebook Groups

Books

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Alcohol Inks Workshops
May
7
6:30 PM18:30

Alcohol Inks Workshops

Linda Felder

$30 for one, $55 for two, $70 for all three      TBA Workshops– Florals,Landscapes, Abstracts

Ash Hill Center for the Arts

83 Ash Hill Road

Swanzey, NH 03431

Register at - ashhillarts@gmail.com

Classes are scheduled for May 7, 14 & 21     6:30 – 8:30 PM


Please bring your own canned air. I will have supplies for these classes.

If you would like to bring your own supplies, I recommend the following

     If you would like to purchase – you can find these locally

Jacquard Piñata Exciter Set – 9 colors – Creative Encounters

Tim Holts Ranger – Michael’s (in scrapbook section) Use coupons  

Sold in sets of 3 - Nature Walk, Summit View, Dockside,

          Mixatives – Black and White

Blending Solution

They also have the Alcohol Ink Kit which gets you started.

Individual colors on line at - Blitsy.com, Amazon, Joann Fabrics (on line)

Tim Holtz – Mixative - Snow Cap **Very important to have for florals

Canned Air – can find at Staples, Walmart, or on line Amazon

Yupo paper – can be found at Creative Encounters (Various size pads)

Kirkland Photo Paper – Glossy – Costco

Disposable Gloves


For this class I will be focusing on techniques used to paint flowers using alcohol inks. Drip and Drop, work with brushes, Soft petals using canned air.  

I will also have handouts for: Complete Supply List

Where to get supplies on-line Facebook Groups

Books

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Photography Exhibit: Through the Eye of the Lense
Apr
6
to May 8

Photography Exhibit: Through the Eye of the Lense

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Viewing Hours - Now through May 6th

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 4 PM to 8 PM

Saturday 1 PM to 4 PM

Fine Art Photography whether black & white pure or colored by technology compels us to see and understand the world in new ways.  The artistry of a photographer lies in his/her creative vision, ability to share their perceptions and emotions and power to stimulate thoughtful reflection.

Photographs in this exhibition should reflect the artists freely explored perspective and imagination, include artistic theory and inspire a “…lifelong love of looking.”, Sandra Philips, Curator Emerita Photography

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Artists may submit up to three (3) entries. Submissions may include: black and white  and color photography, either framed photographs or giclée prints. Maximum size per submission: 30” x 24”.

All photos must be properly wired for hanging.

This exhibition is open to photographers in the Monadnock Region.  A show fee of $10 for Ash Hill members and $15 for non-members covers up to 3 submissions per artist.

Ash Hill Center for the Arts takes a 20% commission on sales.

Schedule:

March 24, 2018:   Email completed Artwork Submissions Form, to ashhillarts@gmail.com , or mail to 83 Ash Hill Rd., Swanzey, NH  03446.   Include title, medium, size and retail price of each work. Request form from ashhillarts@gmail.com.

March 29 – 31, 2018:         Delivery of artworks, 10AM - 1PM each day.

Friday, April 6, 2018:          5 – 8 PM: Opening Reception

Pick Up work: May 9:          10M – 2PM

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RED: An Exhibition Celebrating the Color Red
Feb
4
to Mar 4

RED: An Exhibition Celebrating the Color Red

The color red is vibrant and full of life: it has a range of meanings from love and passion to fiery anger; it excites and energizes. Red is the color of fire, and power. Red holds symbolic meaning of all things intense and passionate. Red is the color of the first or base chakra.

Works in this exhibition should express an artist’s emotions and creative reaction to the color RED. Red is defined as one of three primary colors in the spectrum of the color wheel.

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For Artists: Artists may submit up to three (3) 2-dimensional works for this show. Submissions may include: all painting mediums, collage, photography, monotypes and relief or intaglio processed prints. Maximum size per submission: 60” x 60”. All works will be priced between $400 - $800.

All 2-dimensional work must be properly wired for hanging.

This exhibition is open to members of the Ash Hill Center for the Arts and Monadnock Area Artists Association. A show fee of $10 for Ash Hill members and $15 for MAAA members covers up to 3 submissions per artist.

Schedule:

January 2 – 25, 2018:        Email a completed Artwork Submissions Form to Ash Hill at ashhillarts@gmail.com , including title, medium, size and retail price of each work.

January 30 – 31, 2018:      Delivery of artworks, 10AM - 1PM each day.

Sunday, February 4, 2018, 3 – 5 PM: Opening Reception

Pick Up work: March 6, 10M – 2PM

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Leather Sculpting Workshop
Dec
16
to Dec 17

Leather Sculpting Workshop

Dec 16 & 17  1:00-3:30 pm

Two part workshop to allow for overnight drying,  $45 fee

 

Mixed-media maker, Rachel Rudman, will be using recycled leather and leaf patterns to teach some basic approaches to leather sculpting.

 

The workshop requires two afternoon sessions to prepare, dry and finish leather projects.

 

These unique leather sculpted leaves, made by you, can be used to embellish bags, candles and hostess gifts creating a one-of-a-kind present.  Wrapped gifts become more interesting when the leaves are included in the bow.  Grouped and placed in a bowl they become a surprising decorative feature.  A single leaf is a rare treasure.

 

Our artist-instructor is making a special trip to the Ash Hill Center for the Arts, don’t miss this opportunity to amaze your friends and family with a hand-crafted gift.

To register for the class:  email:  ashhillarts@gmail.com or phone:  603-352-2206 leave your name and number

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Georgia O'Keeffe Paints Paradise
Dec
3
2:00 PM14:00

Georgia O'Keeffe Paints Paradise

The award-winning Alchemists’ Workshop musical
by Will Ogmundson and Tom Dunn

Starring Mary Armstrong and Rose Kosciuszek

Sunday, December 3rd at 2 pm
 $15 adults/$10 children and seniors suggested donation

 

 

 

Famed painter Georgia O’Keeffe spent three months in Hawaii courtesy of the Dole Company just before WWII and was supposed to “do for the pineapple what she had done for the iris”.  She never got around to painting pineapples but did a great number of other paintings as she toured the islands with the teen daughter of Dole’s biggest plantation owner. New London composer Will Ogmundson Henniker librettist, Tom Dunn have gotten permission to adapt a series of letters that the girl and Georgia traded back and forth over the next 40+ years.  These letters deal with art, growing up, education, romance and a non-traditional friendship.

       The artists involved include New England Emmy award winner Will Ogmundson.  His work as a composer and pianist has been heard all over the state and whenever he writes a new musical there is a great deal of interest in the work.  Mary Armstrong is playing Georgia O’Keeffe,she is an award winning professional actress from Harrisville.  Rose Koscizeukis a very talented twelve year old singer with a growing reputation all over New Hampshire.  This musical is her professional debut. The designer is Bob Robertson who runs the video production department at Dartmouth and is an expert at turning two-dimensional imagery into exciting, three-dimensional graphic design.

        After touring New Hampshire the non-profit theatre company, Alchemists' Workshop, brought the work to NYC's International Theatre Festival last summer where Rose won the Festival's off-off-Broadway equivalent of the Tony as best supporting actress and Will won for his lyrics.  (Mary and Tom won producer awards also.)

         The performance in Swanzey at The Ash Hill Center for the Arts is the production's first performance back in NH since their triumphant performance in NYC.

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Oct
22
11:00 AM11:00

“Fair-ly Creative Art Fair!”

“Fair-ly Creative Art Fair!”
Over 13 artists and artistic businesses share
their creativity on the lawn with a “Fair”
like atmosphere demonstrating their art/craft.
Many demos are “Hands On” and visitors can experience the art themselves!

A family day that is educational and creative!
Art activities include Cartooning, Bookbinding,
Zentangle, Weaving, Spinning, Quilting, Music,
Woodcarving Painting and Pumpkin Carving.
Bring a Picnic Lunch and enjoy the grounds!
Opportunity to learn how Crowdfunding works and the current support for it in Cheshire County.

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Oct
13
5:00 PM17:00

Falling for the Monadnock Region

Opening Reception
Friday, Oct 13, 2017
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

The Ash Hill Center for the Arts new gallery show presents
the perspectives, inspirations and experiences of the
Monadnock Region through works of art created by our
local artists. Re-discover our beautiful region as you enjoy
the art of over 15 artists working with a variety of
mediums.
We are entering the Fall Festival season. With that in
mind, small bites and beverages volunteered by those
who want to contribute will be offered. Musicians will add
to the festivities. We encourage our visitors to arrive in
their black and/or white attire which can be humorous,
costume, everyday or formal. Please support your local
artists and enjoy this community evening.

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Sep
16
11:00 AM11:00

Fairy House Tour

Using natural items, you bring, (some materials supplied) construct your Fairy House and place it in our Fairy Village.

A Fairy House constructed by "The Fairy House Lady" on display until October 30th. 

Inside we'll have an exhibit of miniature dollhouse rooms.

Sept. 16th Afternoon Snack @ 2PM

Donations greatly appreciated

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Metal Men Exhibit
Aug
12
to Sep 7

Metal Men Exhibit

Jewelry, Sculpture, and hand forged art

Invitation to all metal artists; professional & hobbyists to participate in our first annual program that features YOU!

All artists are invited to submit their smaller pieces to be displayed in our gallery area and contribute to the fine art of our Lone Mt. Artists’ show beginning Aug 25th

 

Updated: SUNDAY 8/13: Lowe Budget Band 4-7PM  Rock – R&B – Variety

BYOB, Bring a lawn chair, and picnic

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Jul
8
to Aug 6

Founders & Friends Exhibit

Come join us and see some of the work from the great talents that has made the center a reality.

Examples of some of the artists showing are included below.

Drop-off for artists 7/7 Pick-up 8/8

Hal Danser

Jules Hebert

Mary Kirk

Anne Marie Warren

Barbara Danser

Jennie Gomarlo

Carla Boyington

Gill Truslow

Lynn Hendrick

Carole Anne Centre

Sharon Stone

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