MOULTONBOROUGH — The Attic Treasure Roadshow with appraiser Bruce Buxton of Portland, Maine, will roll into the Carriage House at Castle in the Clouds on Sunday, August 4 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Participants are encouraged to bring one or two items to be appraised and celebrate the discoveries with included wine and crudites.
The cost for this event is $10 per person. No reservations are required. This evening is sponsored by Irwin Automotive Group.
Walks and Talks continue right through August. On Monday, August 5 Geologist Robert Newton returns to the Castle in the Clouds for his popular walk, Under the Volcano, which is an exploration and a discussion of how the ancient volcanoes and the subsequent glaciers shaped the landscape of the Ossipee Mountains, the home now to Castle in the Clouds.
The walk will leave from the Carriage House at 10 a.m.. There is a $5 fee for this walk, free for Friends of the Castle. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 476-5900. Walks and Talks are sponsored by Mill Falls at the Lake.
On Sunday, August 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. a lecture titled "Early Cabinet Makers of the Lakes Region" will be presented by Tom Hardiman of the Portsmouth Athenaeum. The presentation will outline the history of the Saco School of Cabinet Makers as well as its Lakes Region connections. A wine and crudites reception is included in this free reception.
The New Hampshire Furniture Masters Presentation and Reception returns to the Carriage House on Sunday, August 18 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information on these two evening presentations visit www.castleintheclouds.org.
The current Carriage House Art Gallery exhibit, "Impressions of New Hampshire, the Summits to the Shoals," assembled by New Hampshire Fine Art, features 37 stunning paintings of New Hampshire from the seacoast to the mountains. The classic 19th century paintings from the White Mountain, Hudson River and Boston Schools of paintings, are paired with contemporary New England views by nationally recognized painters. A portion of the proceeds from sales of these paintings will go to the restoration fund at Castle in the Clouds. This Carriage House Art Gallery show will run until August 22 and is sponsored by Leone, McDonnell & Roberts, PA and Tanger Outlets.
For more information about any of the listed events visit www.castleintheclouds.org or call 476-5900 x500.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 July 2013 07:08
LACONIA — The Jazz Bar at Tower Hill, located at 290 Lakeside Ave, Laconia, will present vocalist Sharon "Sugar" Jones tonight at 8 p.m. Admission is free. Full bar, dinner, coffee, and desserts are available.
Known for her dynamic performances and recordings, New Hampshire-based Jones combines jazz with blues and Broadway show tunes to create an engaging listening experience. Her singular approach to jazz (which blends influences of Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald and Anita Baker) has been seasoned through many studio recordings and performances in New York, Los Angeles, and throughout the United States. Now called "the Pride of Portsmouth," Jones has toured internationally with organist Johnny "Hammond" Smith and saxophonist Houston Person.
Tonight's performance will feature an appearance by drummer Gary Gemmiti (known internationally as the acclaimed drummer for Rustic Overtones) and will include bassist Scott Kiefner and saxophonist Jon Lorentz.
Info: www.NHJazz.com (603) 366-9100
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 July 2013 06:43
Interlakes Children's Theater presents "Charlie Brown & Friends" on Friday and Saturday, Aug 2 and 3 at 11 a.m. The performance will take place in the Inter-Lakes Community Auditorium. All tickets are $10. Sitting: Michelle Winsor, Tyler Winser, Hunter Torr, Abigail Scott, Anthony Salamanca, Emma Scott; Standing: Kayla Sassan, Juliana Salamanca, Skyler Alexander, Kellee Gilcreast, Robbie Sassan. For more information call 1-888-245-6374 or visit interlakeschildrenstheatre.com. (Courtesy photo)
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 July 2013 06:40
LACONIA — For the month of August, Dan Daly's exhibit "Scenic Roots" is showing at The Studio, 50 Canal Street in Laconia. Daly's work is crafted from wood scraps left over from his work as an award-winning set designer for the Winnipesaukee Playhouse. These intimate, often intricate works bring together Daly's talent as a designer and builder and his vision as an artist.
When audience members go to the theater, they take in the whole experience: the actors, the lights, the script, the set. They don't usually think about the fact that the set often begins as raw lumber. "Dan is able to see the art that is inherent in both the large stage-crafted pieces and the small remnants of construction," comments Melissa McCarthy, owner of The Studio and curator for the gallery there. "The work is lovely, a great combination of raw and finished material, and beautifully constructed." McCarthy noted that two of the pieces sold as the artist was installing, a good indication of how accessible the work is.
"Scenic Roots" will be at The Studio through August 31. An opening reception for the artist will be held Thursday August 1 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. The Studio is open Wednesday through Friday 10-5, Saturday 10-3, and by appointment. For more information call 603-455-8008.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 July 2013 06:38