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Promise of Spring art exhibit at Frates Studio

LACONIA — Frates Creative Arts Studio is displaying a Promise of Spring, a still life collection of acrylic florals by Nancy Dirubbo, now through the end of May at the Canal Street studio. An open house will be held at Frates Gallery Space 31 Canal Street Laconia on Friday, April 17 from 5-7 p.m.

Using bold colors, large images in a unique perspective she paints tulips, irises, pears and roses. Dirubbo came to painting later in life after a friend urged her to go to painting class with her.

"I didn't think I could do it. So while I had learned how to knit, crochet, sew, quilt and do many other crafts, I hadn't done much with painting," says Dirubbo.

"The hardest part for learning something new as an adult is that you start out as a beginner and it takes practice and time," she explains. She learned it is important not to compare yourself to others but only to yourself and gauge your own progress. "I am drawn to still life in a world where life is anything but still," she says.

 

CAPTION — Nancy Dirubbo presents an art show titled Promise of Spring at Frates Creative Arts Studio. (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2015 08:38

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Intro to Digital Photograpy course offered in Franklin

FRANKLIN — Introduction to Digital Photography, a 12-hour course and workshop, will be offered at the Toad Hall Art Gallery, 316 Central Street, Franklin, on the mornings of May 16, 23 and 30.
This program is designed to give you a better understanding of how the selection of F-stops, shutter speeds, ISO settings and white balance affects your final images. Learn about various shooting modes, depth-of-field, motion blur, photo composition and photo editing software programs.
Also to be discussed: lenses, camera care, natural and artificial light sources, flash units and studio lighting, light manipulation and the use of tripods.
A variety of free resources designed to help people take better pictures and become a more creative photographer will be shared.
Students will have an opportunity to photograph some of Franklin's oldest downtown buildings, using the lessons learned in the class. A model will also be with us, for portrait lessons. Homework assignments will be given and on the third morning, students' images will be viewed and discussed.
The class, offered by F8 Photography, will run from 8 a.m. to noon on those dates. The cost is $50 per person, which includes instruction, course materials and model fees. Class size is limited to 15. Payment may be made at the door. Participants will be asked to bring their cameras, lenses, flash units and instruction manuals. To register or for more information, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (603) 455-6595.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2015 08:31

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Franklin VNA to hold annual meeting on Wednesday

FRANKLIN — The Board of Directors of the Visiting Nurse Association of Franklin DBA Franklin VNA and Hospice will hold the 69th Annual Meeting on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at the Mojalaki Country Club from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

The public is welcome to attend. The Annual Board of Directors meeting will be held at 5:00 PM. Voting on the Election of Officers will take place.

To RSVP or for further information contact Nancy Tryon at 934-3454.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2015 08:22

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Community-wide yard sale planned in Belmont May 16

BELMONT — On Saturday, May 16 at 9 a.m. individuals, families, civic organizations and school clubs are encouraged to take advantage of this upcoming day of Community Wide Yard Sales all over the town of Belmont. Maps will be available for purchase for $1 each at 8:30 a.m.

Rent a space for $15 near the Belmont Mill and new Tioga Pavilion on Mill St., or advertise a home yard sale for $5 and be included on the town map. Those who only have a few items to sell are invited to contact the town offices and they will direct individuals to what non-profit organizations are setting up a space, as items are being sought out to be donated to benefit their fundraising efforts.

For more information, visit the Town of Belmont's website at www.belmontnh.org, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or call Gretta Olson-Wilder, Special Events Coordinator, at 998-3525.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2015 08:20

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