Gordon-Nash Library presenting ‘Shadowlands’ exhibit


NEW HAMPTON — The Gordon-Nash Library will present Chuck Rounds, and the show of his work "Shadowlands" in the Nash Gallery, in the lower level of the library in September.

An opening reception for will be held for Rounds on September 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. and for a gallery talk on his shamanic art process, on September 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. as well.

Rounds says "The Shadowlands portfolio is a continuation of a digital project that I have been working on for the past five years. This work is an attempt to visualize the territory I traverse during my shamanic journeys; it is created largely in a meditative state, induced by the work itself. It is part of my larger overall project to represent my understanding of the holiness of all landscapes.''

He says the current work was also inspired by the drawings and printmaking of artists who accompanied explorers prior to the invention of photography. ''The Shadowlands portfolio is meant to document the places I travelled to during my vision quest preparation last year; attempting to re-incorporate, to embrace the shadow aspects (in the Jungian sense) of myself and to retrieve parts of my soul that were torn from me during traumatic experiences, or willingly left behind at various points in my life.''

He says that he works in Photoshop distorting the original photographs, manipulating the variables in the program's algorithms, applying filters, and using various drawing and painting tools in the program. It is a very time intensive and layered process and it is all done digitally.

"The seed idea for this work was born from a trip to Khajuraho,India during my first semester of graduate school at Goddard in 2004. I was stunned by the friezes and statuary decorating the facades of towering 10th century C.E. temples (some of which are still active today). The artists depicted all aspects of their daily lives, culture, mythology and history, including a very complete kama sutra suite."

​Rounds is a technician of Ecstatic Arts, and creative director of Ground Rounds Shamanic Process-based Art-making and Textile Design Gallery, an Arts-based, Spirit-infused, and Eco-Driven human potential and community development organization.

2nd Annual Squam Ridge Race on Sept. 14

HOLDERNESS — Registration is currently open for the SLA's 2nd Annual Squam Ridge Race being held on Sunday, September 14. The race begins at 7:45 a.m. and leaves from Burleigh Farm Road, Holderness. 

The event features a 12.2 mile race that traverses the Squam Ridgeline, and a 5 mile race that has competitors climbing to the top of Mount Livermore and back. This race features Aid Stations positioned along the route where competitors will find water, snacks and encouragement. All participants will be entered into the prize drawings to be held at the end of the event, and will have access to food and beverages donated by local restaurants and businesses at the starting-finish area. Participants registered before Sunday, September 5 are guaranteed a technical T-shirt. 

This race is an important fund raising effort that supports the Squam Lakes Association with maintaining over 50 miles of area hiking trails. To register online visit www.squamlakes.org or give the Squam Lakes Association a call at 968-7336.

Disabled vets fishing tournament is Sept. 6

MOULTONBOROUGH — The 15th annual New England paralyzed Veteran and Disabled Bass Fishing Tournament will be held on Lake Winnipesaukee on Saturday, Sept. 6.

Headquarters for the two-day tournament will be at Camp Robindel, Geneva Point Road.

Participation is free to disabled anglers. Support for the tournament comes entirely from donations and fundraising events.

The event is supported by American Eagle Bass Anglers, along with numerous volunteers who make this a fun and memorable weekend.

The event provides disabled veterans an opportunity to get back out on the water and fish, swap fish tales, and reunite with old friends as well as begin new friendships. Highlights of the day are our silent auction and raffles, made possible through generous donations from our local merchants.

The event is due to get under way on Friday, Sept. 5, when the anglers arrive. The fishing begins on Saturday, Sept. 6. The catch-and-release weigh-in is scheduled to take place between 2-3 p.m. Afterward there will be a dinner, awards ceremony, music and campfire.

The public is invited to come cheer on the anglers at the weigh in. Anyone wishing to donate an item for the auction or to support the tournament may contact Lori Chase at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 603-581-9617.


Guided hike of Center Harbor Woods

CENTER HARBOR — On Saturday, September 6 the Lakes Region Conservation Trust in partnership with the Squam Lakes Conservation Society and the Center Harbor Conservation Commission will present a guided walking tour to explore the natural resources of Center Harbor Woods. The walk will begin at 9 a.m. and end at approximately 11:30 am.

This 224-acre property was conserved in 2010 through a unique collaboration of three conservation partners — LRCT, which owns the land, and SLCS and the Town of Center Harbor, which hold the conservation easement. Before the walk begins, there will be a short ceremony to celebrate the completion of the new parking area at Center Harbor Woods off High Haith Road. LRCT completed the parking area in the Fall of 2013, giving the community a second entrance to the property. The ceremony will be open to the public.

Center Harbor Woods encompasses forests and wetlands providing significant wildlife habitat, where moose, bear, and deer are observed and where the four-toed salamander has been documented for the first time in central New Hampshire. The property contains a network of trails available for four-season use and enjoyment by all and provides a place where people of all ages can explore, appreciate, and learn from the natural world.

Pre-registration is required and will be limited to 30 participants. To register, please contact LRCT at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 603-253-3301. LRCT guided excursions are free to all.