PLYMOUTH — Artists and arts supporters of all ages are invited to perform, present, and display their work at an informal "BYOP–Bring Your Own Poetry, Painting, Performance, Presentation and Potluck (Dessert)" on Tuesday, January 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Karl Drerup Art Gallery in Plymouth.
The BYOP is hosted each year by the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire as an informal celebration and showcase of the region's talent and artistic enterprise, and follows the Alliance's annual meeting, which begins at 6 p.m. Participants are welcome to attend the meeting, or to come for the potluck or for the 7 p.m. program.
Writers, dancers, actors, musicians, storytellers, visual artists, and traditional artists and craftspeople of all ages and artistic experience are encouraged to bring work, and to talk about their art-making process. In addition to two-minute performances and presentations, stands will be set up and space made available for an exhibit of visual arts and crafts. Cultural organizations and educators are also invited to give brief presentations on their organizational or school arts activities.
"We've discovered some amazing artists at these events," notes Executive Director Frumie Selchen. "It's always particularly interesting to hear painters and other visual artists talk about the thinking behind their work, and to talk about it with them. We're especially excited about being hosted by the Drerup Gallery and having a pop-up exhibit in such a beautiful gallery space. We hope this opportunity will draw people from around the state."
Cold drinks will be provided, and potluck participants are invited to bring their favorite dessert to share. Free admission but donations are welcome and memberships to support Arts Alliance activities are encouraged.