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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Call for artists:

PETERBOROUGH – New Hampshire Institute of Art is calling for entries from Monadnock area photographers. NHIA is looking for local photographers to help create an exhibit documenting the people, culture, architecture and landscape of the Peterborough area, that would include towns in a 15- to 20-mile radius. The work would be created in the spirit of the Farm Security Administration photography that was done during the Great Depression years by photographers like Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans and Arthur Rothstein. Also proposed is the creation of a print-on-demand book that would include work by all the photographers in the exhibition. Additionally, a portfolio of prints would be created and donated to the appropriate historical society in the area.

The photography will begin this month and conclude in September 2017. The result of the work would be exhibited in November and December 2017 in the Sharon Arts Center Gallery.

Call for artists:
Wild Salamander

HOLLIS – Wild Salamander Creative Arts Center, 30 Ash St., seeks artwork for the fourth annual holiday art show, “Good Things Come in Small Packages.” Original artwork in a smaller format (16″ longest side for hanging art, or 10″ sculpture). Artist drop-off from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 22, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 25-28 and 5-8 p.m. Oct. 25-27. Opening reception from 6-8 pm. Friday, Nov. 4. Show will run Nov. 4-Dec. 23.

More information, call 465-WILD, via email at or online at www.wild

Annual artisans show ends Friday

HOLLIS – Through Friday, the annual Merrimack Valley Artisans Show will be held at Wild Salamander Creative Arts Center, at 30 Ash St. The Merrimack Valley Artisans are a group of nine artists who will exhibit their original work, including photography, jewelry, weaving, textiles, paintings and mixed media. Information: 1-508-498-2047 or

'Mysterious and Unexpected'

LOWELL, Mass. – Through Oct. 30, the exhibit “Mysterious and Unexpected” will be at the Loading Dock Gallery, Western Avenue Studios, 122 Western Ave. Gallery hours are noon-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, Thursdays until 8:30 p.m., and noon-4 p.m. Sundays. More information, call 1-978-656-1687 or visit

Carland exhibit at restaurant

LOWELL, Mass. – Through Oct. 31, an exhibit by Jennifer Carland will be on exhibit at Mandarin Asian Bistro, 24 Market St.

Carland creates abstract drawings of street maps that explore the psychological connection between personal identity and location. Carland believes that people love to talk about where they grew up, where they have lived and visited. Her maps are created as an illustration of one's personalized story, rather than a simple way-finding tool.

The exhibit is part of a continuing art series hosted by Mandarin Asian Bistro and curated by Mary Hart, Middlesex Community College adjunct professor and community arts organizer.

Anne Cook exhibit at restaurant

LOWELL, Mass. – Through Oct. 31, TreMonte Ice Bar and Pizzeria, 112 Middle St., will feature the landscape work of artist Anne Cook.

“Anne's views of Lowell are contemporary and in a fresh muralist style,” said Mary Hart, who coordinates exhibits at a number of local non-traditional sites. “It is always a joy to see work which shows familiar views in a new light.”

Cook is primarily a painter, working in acrylic. Her carefully composed still life paintings reflect her studies in Europe and love of Flemish Renaissance painters.

TreMonte Pizzaria hours are 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Sundays-Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. For more information, contact Hart

Exhibit features 'Angels of Addiction'

NASHUA – Through October, the ArtHUB at 30 Temple St., home of Nashua Area Artist Association's gallery and workspace, will host an exhibit featuring artist Anne Marie Farley Zanfagna, founder of Angels of Addictions.

After the death of her daughter, Jacqueline from an overdose, Zafagna, an oil painter, found she could not paint for some time. But when she finally began to paint again, she painted a vibrant, joyful portrait of Jackie. Zafagna now paints portraits that show the real, true person who has passed on from addiction, not the addict. More information, visit

35 years celebrated at The Brush

LOWELL, Mass. – Through Nov. 5, the exhibit “History of the Brush Studio Artist Retrospective” will be at the studio, 256 Market St.

As the Brush approaches its 35th anniversary in 2017, the “History of the Brush Studio Artist Retrospective” is an exhibition of the history and artists who have been involved along the way. From the archives, old newspaper articles and other printed materials show the long chronology of community outreach.

From 7-9 p.m. Nov. 4, there will be a closing reception and blues performance. Admission is $20 in advance, $25 at the door. More information at

Photographer featured

MANCHESTER – Through Nov. 12, Framers Market, 1301 Elm St., will feature the photography of Susan Lirakis. Her contemplative photographs of nature and everyday objects will allow you enter her meditative realm, where the images will reach out to you in a very personal way.

Gallery hours are 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturdays. More information, call 668-6989, visit or find them on Facebook.

'Still Lifes' exhibit at Whistler House

LOWELL, Mass. – Through Nov. 12, the exhibit “Still Lifes” will be on display at The Whistler House Museum of Art, 243 Worthen St. Information:

Hollis artist featured at show

HOLLIS – Local artist Sandy Machell of Hollis will exhibit at the Discover Portsmouth Center, Pastel Society of New Hampshire national juried exhibition “It's Pastel!” at 10 Middle St., Portsmouth, from Oct 22-Nov 26. More information at

Downtown Lowell First Thursdays

Your invitation to fun, art, museums and music in lively Lowell. Visit downtown galleries, museums, restaurants and businesses from 5-9 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month through September for special activities and events. Street performers/buskers welcome. Information:

Open studios First Saturdays

Join more than 300 artists of the Western Avenue Studios and Western Avenue Lofts for open studios from noon-5 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month. Free parking. Information: 1-978-710-8605 or

Content provided by Encore, The Telegraph’s arts and entertainment, food and wine section. Editor Kathleen Palmer can be reached at 594-6403 or Also, follow her on Twitter (@Telegraph_KathP or @NHFoodandFun).
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