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Recent Works by PSU Professor of Art Thomas Driscoll Jr. at the Karl Drerup Art Gallery

PLYMOUTH — The Karl Drerup Art Gallery at Plymouth State University will present an exhibition of recent works by Professor of Art Thomas Driscoll Jr. February 11–March 8, beginning with an opening reception from 4–6 p.m. February 11.

Interim Gallery Director Cynthia Robinson says, "The work in this exhibit represents Tom Driscoll's explorations of the sense of place: geographically, temporally and psychologically."

The exhibition includes two parallel bodies of work: the highly textured, gestural pieces explore nonverbal creative impulses leading to self-discovery; while the collage/map pieces merge more formal and conceptual approaches to image making. Robinson says Driscoll recognizes and embraces a variety of intersections between these two methodologies.

A public gallery talk by Driscoll is scheduled for 4 p.m. Wednesday, February 19.

Driscoll holds a BFA from Plymouth State and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He has been teaching at Plymouth State University since 1989, coordinating the painting program and teaching courses within the drawing, printmaking and foundations programs. In addition, he has offered workshops in stone lithography at a regional cooperative printmaking studio. He has served as a juror for regional competitions and has curated several exhibits, including a national encaustic show and a survey of New Hampshire painting at the turn of the 21st century.
Professor Driscoll leads an active studio life and has exhibited in juried competitions both regionally and nationally, winning several awards for his work. He also has had many one- and two-person regional exhibits. He is a member of the Ogunquit Arts Collaborative in Maine and is represented by McGowan Fine Art in Concord, N.H.
The Karl Drerup Art Gallery is located in the Draper and Maynard Building on No. Main Street in Plymouth. Gallery hours are Mon.–Fri. 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Wed. 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Sat. and Sun. 1 p.m.–4 p.m., and by appointment. Gallery information is online at Plymouth.edu/gallery.

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Winni Playhouse holding auditions for The Brundibar Project Feb. 9

MEREDITH — On Sunday and Monday, February 9 and 10 the Winniplayers Players Community Theater Group will be holding auditions for a special Spring production called The Brundibar Project. This unique production will be produced in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day.

With parts for kids, teens and adults, The Brundibar Project is made up of two one-act performances, Tony Kushner’s play But the Giraffe in conjunction with the historically important musical Brundibar by Hans Krasa and Adolf Hoffmeister with new lyrics by Tony Kushner. Following the full scale production of these two plays there will be talkbacks with the cast and audience and educational displays of historic material in the lobby.

Brundibar was performed 55 times in the Terezin concentration camp by Jewish children during WWII. Many of the children did not survive the war. But the Giraffe was written as a companion piece to the musical. This colorful production has roles for all ages and will include a large ensemble for those interested in being involved with limited stage experience.

Those interested in auditioning need only attend one of the two audition evenings. Auditions begin at 6 p.m. for those only interested in taking part in the non-singing section, But the Giraffe. Auditions for the musical Brundibar will begin at 7 p.m. For more information, including a cast breakdown, rehearsal dates and information about the production, visit www.winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org.


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LRGH Athletic workshops beginning Feb 20

LACONIA — The Rehabilitation, Sports and Fitness Department of LRGHealthcare has announced the winter/spring 2014 Athletic Performance Series topics and dates. These free programs are designed to assist the coach, the athlete or the everyday exerciser  develop sport specific skills or to improve their overall fitness.

A Moving Towards Better Running workshop will begin on Thursday, February 20 at the Inter-Lakes Medical Center. The workshop runs from 6 to 7 p.m. and will provide information about injury prevention, running techniques, running form, and proper shoe selection.

Dynamic Stretching and Injury Prevention course, aimed to teach participants dynamic stretching to improve strength, speed, agility and endurance. The program will start on Thursday, March 13 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Hillside Medical Center- Lot C, Gilford.

An Aquafit workout can help decrease pain associated with land-based exercises and enhance an existing training program. The Aquatics Workshop will begin on Thursday, April 10. The workshop runs weekly 5-5:45 and 6-6:45 p.m. at Hillside Medical Center, Lot C, Gilford.

Rotator Cuff-Keeping Your Shoulder Healthy and Strong workshop will show participants simple exercises to keep shoulders healthy and strong. The strengthening will enable people to actively engage in everyday activities as well as lifting and sports. The program will start on Tuesday, March 4 at Franklin Regional Hospital Rehabilitation, First Floor. The program runs 6-7 p.m. weekly.

Getting ready for the Green- minimize golf related injuries introductory course on the importance of dynamic stretching and strengthening exercises designed specifically for the golfer will be held on Thursday, April 3, 6-7 p.m. at Hillside Medical Center Lot C in Gilford and on Tuesday, April 8, 6-7 p.m. at Franklin Regional Hospital Rehabilitation, First Floor.

For all programs in this series, please call 527-2852 to register. Please come dressed and ready to participate.

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Children’s Dentistry of Lakes Region provides toothbrushes to children involved in Got Lunch! programs

GILFORD — In an effort to continue the mission of local Got Lunch! initiatives – providing healthy lunch options to children throughout the summer months – Children's Dentistry of the Lakes Region is proud to partner with several local GOT LUNCH! programs, supplying toothbrushes to each participating child. Children's Dentistry of the Lakes Region believes eating a variety of nutritious food, together with daily brushing, is a winning combination for overall physical and oral health!

Dr. Melissa Kennell, General Dentist and Dr. Matthew Smith, Pediatric were excited to partner and invite four Lakes Region GOT LUNCH! programs to their Gilford Pediatric Dental Office to express support of the GOT LUNCH! efforts. In presenting over 1000 toothbrushes to Laconia, Gilford, Campton and Plymouth GOT LUNCH!, Dr. Kennell stated, "We recognize that access to dental care in the Lakes Region is available, however, Dr. Smith and I strongly believe that educating the importance of oral hygiene and its impact on general healthcare is something that should be ongoing." Partnering with a program like GOT LUNCH! allows for just that, a direct avenue for a friendly reminder to brush and floss.


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