PLYMOUTH — Artists and arts supporters of all ages are invited to perform, present, and display their work — and enjoy the work of others — at an informal "BYOP–Bring Your Own Poetry, Painting, Performance, Presentation..." on Tuesday, Jan. 13, at the Karl Drerup Art Gallery in Plymouth.
BYOPs are 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. In Plymouth, the event follows the Arts Alliance's annual meeting, which begins at 6 p.m. Participants are welcome to attend the meeting, or to come for a dessert potluck at 6:30 p.m., followed by the 7 o'clock 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 wall space made available for an exhibit of visual arts and crafts at the Drerup Gallery. Cultural organizations and educators are also invited to give brief presentations on their organizational or school arts activities.
"This is a great opportunity for artists of all kinds to meet one another, for families to share a night out together and for the public to experience the range of arts in northern New Hampshire," says Arts Alliance Program Manager Jamie Feinberg.
"We've discovered some amazing artists at these events," says 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 happy to return to the beautiful Drerup Gallery and have a pop-up exhibit in such a beautiful gallery space."
This event is a dessert potluck. Cold drinks will be provided, and potluck participants are invited to bring their favorite dessert to share. There is no admission fee, but donations (and the purchase or renewal of Arts Alliance memberships) are welcome. The Karl Drerup Art Gallery is located at 150 Main St., Plymouth.
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