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PSU Sketches Guggenheim exhibit opens December 2

PLYMOUTH — The Karl Drerup Art Gallery and Exhibitions Program at Plymouth State University will present Sketches are Contagious: An Exhibition of Works by Hans Guggenheim, December 2 through February 28, 2014 in the Drerup Gallery's Mini Gallery. An event celebrating the opening of the exhibition will be held from 4–6 p.m. on Tuesday, December 3.

Hans Guggenheim is a world-renowned anthropologist, artist, teacher and humanitarian. For him, the practice of sketching is as basic and natural as the act of breathing. Each sketch in this exhibition is provides a sample of the thousands of sketches he has created over a lifetime and collected into sketchbooks of varying sizes, styles of binding and kinds of paper. All the sketches share qualities of heart and hand and the incredible capacity to closely observe the world and connect with others that is representative of Guggenheim's work.

Professor Guggenheim will present "From Egypt with Love," featuring images of famous drawings from the Caves of Lascaux and Altamira, the vase drawings of Greece, and drawings from the Valley of the Kings in Egypt. Sketches by Leonardo, Michelangelo and Picasso will also be considered, as will multi-sketch computer-video productions used by contemporary architects. Guggenheim's talk is part of an ongoing lecture series on artists and war.

Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday 1-4 p.m. For hours during the winter holidays and the month of January, please see the Gallery website at Plymouth.edu/gallery. Contact: Karl Drerup Art Gallery (603) 535-2614.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 November 2013 09:36

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Senior Moment-um group to string garlands on Monday

GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department will be sponsoring a Senior Moment-um program on Monday, December 2 at noon in the Gilford Youth Center.

Participants will be stringing popcorn and cranberry garlands for the Village Candlelight Stroll. Bag lunches required. The Recreation Department will provide the supplies and holiday music.

To RSVP or for more information contact the Gilford Parks and Recreation Department at 527-4722.

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A Charlie Brown Christmas in Laconia on Dec. 12

LACONIA — The Heather Pierson Quartet will present A Charlie Brown Christmas at Pitman's Freight Room in Laconia on Thursday, December 12 at 8 p.m.

One of the most endearing Christmas tales ever told, A Charlie Brown Christmas has proven itself to be an enduring classic. Originally telecast in December 1965, the program was an instant hit with audiences who connected with Peanuts creator Charles M. Schultz's cast of characters – especially with its rounded-headed hero Charlie Brown, his woefully scrawny Christmas tree, and his typewriter-wielding dog Snoopy.

Nearly given the ax by CBS studios at the time of its release, this beloved holiday classic resonates with both children and adults of every generation. Though more than four decades old, the story of commercialism run rampant echoes clearly to this day.

The musical score for A Charlie Brown Christmas, composed by the late Vince Guaraldi, is just as poignant and touching as the story and includes the hugely popular hit "Linus and Lucy". His gentle jazz riffs established musical trademarks that, to this day, still prompt smiles of recognition.

This classic collection of holiday music will be performed by a quartet of talented musicians, led by singer/songwriter and performer Heather Pierson. The group features Joe Aliperti on alto and tenor sax, Shawn Nadeau on bass, and Matt Bowman on drums. They will perform the entirety of their interpretation of the Charlie Brown Christmas album as recorded by The Vince Guaraldi Trio, as well as other well known and popular Christmas tunes.

Admission is $12 for adults at the door and the venue is BYOB For more info visit www.heatherpierson.com.

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Mitten Trees return to Meredith Village Savings Bank locations

MEREDITH — As the holidays approach, Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB) is looking to the community for help in keeping local residents warm this winter by participating in its annual Mitten Tree program.

The Mitten Tree program begins the day after Thanksgiving and continues through December 21. Donations of handmade or purchased mittens, gloves, hats and scarves can be dropped off at any MVSB office. Donated items will be displayed on a holiday tree in the lobby of each branch before being distributed to members of the community who need them. Various organizations, schools and individuals help to distribute the donated items after the first of the year.

For every donated Mitten Tree item, MVSB will contribute $2 to local nonprofit organizations. Last year, the MVSB Mitten Tree program donated more than $3,000 to organizations in the Lakes Region. Winter-wear donors will be asked to complete a form to designate where their $2 donation(s) will be sent: local food pantries, humane societies and/or senior centers. MVSB will then equally divide the total dollar amount of funds raised for each category among the applicable area agencies.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 November 2013 09:21

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