PLYMOUTH —Join the family fun on Saturday, August 3 at 2 p.m. at the Silver Center.
The New Hampshire Music Festival orchestra, conducted by Music Director Donato Cabrera, will present a kid-sized classical concert.
The 90-minute program is titled: The Four Elements of Music: Composer, Conductor, Musician and You!
"There will be lots of audience participation for parents and children to enjoy the music together," according to General Manager Brenda Conklin.
Tickets are $15 adult and $2 for 18 and under. Tickets may be purchased at silver.plymouth.edu or 603-535-2787. For details about all Music Festival concerts including orchestra, chamber music, and pops concerts, visit nhmf.org.
Last Updated on Friday, 26 July 2013 07:53
MEREDITH — The League of NH Craftsmen Meredith Retail Gallery is hosting a collection of work by August's featured artist Amee Sweet-McNamara, a profusion of earrings, bracelets, necklaces and pendants.
Sweet-McNamara of Amee Runs with Scissors has provided an exclusive offering of her Soutache & Bead Embroidery jewelry. In a collection worthy of Anu, the Celtic Goddess of Plenty, Amee mixes metallic copper, sparkling stones and rich jewel tones evocative of the bounty of the harvest season.
Amee refers to her particular technique as "Soutache & Bead Embroidery." Soutache is fabric braid most commonly used in military decorations but also as a decorative trim on clothes. Amee uses a variety of beads including glass, metal, Swarovski crystal, shell, stone, pearl and - occasionally vintage plastic and buttons.
Necklace created by Amee Sweet-McNamara. (Courtesy photo)
Last Updated on Friday, 26 July 2013 07:34
MANCHESTER — Circle K and Irving Oil locations across New Hampshire are celebrating Fueling Dreams: To Serve and Protect Day today, to benefit the 3,100 athletes of Special Olympics New Hampshire (SONH).
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. todaay, law enforcement officials and SONH athletes will team up to pump gas and wash windows for donations at over 50 Circle K and Irving Oil locations. The annual Fueling Dreams promotion began on July 3 with participating stores selling window clings to raise funds for SONH. The cling sales continue through July 28 at Circle K locations and August 3 at Irving Oil.
"Since the beginning of Fueling Dreams in 1999, our enduring partnership with Circle K and Irving allows Special Olympics New Hampshire to grow the reach of our mission through the dollars and awareness raised for our movement," said Mary Conroy, president of Special Olympics New Hampshire.
The four week promotion is the largest U.S. fundraiser for Circle K and Irving. Last year, this partnership raised $364,161 for Special Olympics programs across New England. Over $156,900 was raised from the New Hampshire locations. The support of Circle K and Irving during Fueling Dreams helps Special Olympics New Hampshire provide year-round sport training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
Last Updated on Friday, 26 July 2013 07:11
MEREDITH — This August the lakes gallery at chi-lin is honored to present ''Pure Harmony: The Paintings of Henry Wo Yue-Kee'', an exhibit and workshop by one of the foremost painters of the Lingnan School in Southern China, famous for beautiful bird and ﬂower paintings.
The exhibit begins on August 2 and ends September 8. The public is invited to the opening to meet the artist on Saturday, August 10 from 5—7 p.m. His work as been described as Poetry in Paint. For over sixty years, he has devoted himself in painting and teaching, exhibiting in Asia
Canada, Australia and the US. His work is found in museums and private collections worldwide.
In addition to the paintings, a wide selection of books about his work will be available for purchase at the gallery.
On Friday and Saturday, August 8-9, Henry will give a workshop, a hands- on introduction to the techniques and principles of Chinese watercolor painting. It will be structured in the traditional manner, allowing students of all levels of brush painting expertise from beginners to professional painters, to develop new skills.
Henry will demonstrate his style by starting one or two compositions of his own, so that participants will be able to observe ink preparation, paint mixing, brush handling and the composition of a painting from start to ﬁnish. Space is limited to 8 students.
The cost of the two-day workshop is $225.
The lakes gallery at chi-lin is located at 17 Lake Street, just off the corner of Main Street, in Meredith. For additional information call 279-8663, or
Henry Wo Yue-Kee works will be exhibited at the lakes gallery at chi-lin. (Courtesy photo)
Last Updated on Friday, 26 July 2013 07:06