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PSU arts degree candidates' works will be presented


Capstone Projects by Plymouth State Bachelor of Fine Arts Candidates


PLYMOUTH — Twelve Plymouth State University seniors will present capstone projects, a requirement for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, through May 15. Graphic design projects will be presented at the Silver Center for the Arts, and studio art works at the Karl Drerup Art Gallery.

Graphic design students work to create and define a fictitious company and spend the year producing a broad range of applications. Studio art majors delve into personal themes, motifs and media to achieve a mature body of work. Both groups will participate in a gallery talk beginning at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 29.

Professor Kimberly Anderson Ritchie, BFA studio thesis coordinator says the yearlong process of preparing for this culminating exhibition teaches students to be "working artists, thinkers, creators and visionaries. They learn how to have an idea and execute it in the best possible way." It is also a memorable event for ongoing art students as the support one another in all disciplines. Additionally, the faculty will use the exhibition as a teaching tool for current students. Ritchie says, "These shows don't 'die' when they come down in May. They live on and are discussed year after year."

2015 BFA candidates are:

Graphic Design

Daniel Barez from Cheshire Conn., Brieanna Casey from Bristol, Chase Chicoine from Laconia, Harrison DiBona from Pelham, Steffan Morgenstern from Derry, Rebecca Morse from Hampton and Ryan Smith from Concord.

Studio Art

Hannah Marie Smith from New Boston, Nick Landry from Derry, Tasia Farwell from Allenstown, McKenzie Davidson from North Granby, Conn., and Kelsey Kingston from Gilmanton Iron Works.

The Karl Drerup Art Gallery in the Draper and Maynard Building on North Main Street is open Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m.–8 p.m., and Saturday, 1–4 p.m. Drerup Gallery is closed Sundays and PSU holidays.

The Silver Center for the Arts on Main Street is open Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–10 p.m., Friday, 8 a.m.–5p.m., Saturday and Sunday, noon–6 p.m. Silver is closed PSU holidays.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 April 2015 05:53

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Lakes Region Triathlon Club will start annual clinic May 3

LACONIA — Lakes Region Triathlon Club, a multi-sport club based out of Laconia Athletic & Swim Club, is offering a 12 week multi-sport clinic for aspiring triathletes and duathletes, beginning the week of May 3. For those interested in the clinic, there will be a meeting on Tuesday, April 28 at  7 p.m. at Laconia Athletic & Swim Club.

Head coach Suzan Ballmer of Breakaway Athletic Coaching will be at the meeting to discuss the clinic and answer questions. The cost for the clinic is $150 and includes a 12 week written training program; two coached group workouts per week: one swim and one bike-run focusing on skills and transitions; and professional advice on nutrition, gear and the race process. The program culminates with the Capital City Triathlon/Duathlon on July 26, 2015. Race entry fee is not included.

As a non-profit organization, the Lakes Region Triathlon Club relies upon membership dues and the support of local sponsors, including MC Cycle & Sport, Rowell's Sewer & Drain, Laconia Athletic & Swi Club, Expanding Horizons and Champion.

For more information regarding the multi-sport clinic, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact Maureen Nix at 528-2203. To find out more about the Lakes Region Triathlon Club, visit www.lakesregiontriclub.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2015 07:49

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Lakes region symphony orchestra will feature movie tunes in may 16 concert

MEREDITH — Thanks to the the generosity of E. M. Heath from Center Harbor, the Lakes Region Symphony orchestra (LRSO) will be performing a very lively Pops Concert in May featuring music from the movies. This last concert of the season will be held at the Inter-Lakes High School Auditorium on Saturday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Down memory lane there will be songs performed by Marvin Hamlisch including: "If You Remember Me", "The Entertainer", and "What I Did For Love". The composer Irving Berlin gave us "There's No Business Like Show Business", "Say It With Music", and "Alexander's Ragtime Band". Also included will be that very romantic theme song from the movie Summer of '42.

No film music Pops Concert would be complete without including many of John Williams' compositions. These include a musical tribute to John Williams, his very familiar "Cowboys Overture", and a piece from Schindler's List featuring Margaret Hopkins on violin.

Finally, who has a long history of making film magic but the Disney dynasty. A musical tribute to Disney will go back years to movies and music you will remember from decades ago. More recently, the Pirates of the Caribbean will get you jumping in your seats. And finally, a medley of songs from Disney's very popular new movie "Frozen" will bring you up to the present.

Ticket prices: $15 for adults and $8 for students. Tickets: online at www.LRSO.org/tickets or at the following outlets: Innisfree Bookshop and the Mobil station across from the town docks in Meredith: Greenlaw's Music in Laconia,: Baywater books in Center Harbor.

The Lakes Symphony orchestra is a Meredith based non-profit community orchestra that performs throughout the fall, winter, and spring months. Its musicians represent all ages and come from 36 communities in NH, VT, and Me. Ben Greene has been the conductor for 15 years.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2015 07:21

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Fund raiser for Gilmanton Women's Club at Patrick's Pub

GILFORD — The Gilmanton Women's Club will be holding a fundraiser from Sunday, April 26 through Thursday, April 30 at Patrick's Pub & Eatery in Gilford.

Dinner guests are asked to tell their server they support the Gilmanton Women's Club so that 25 percent of the food portion of their check will be donated to the Gilmanton Women's Club.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will support The GCC Food Pantry, Girl Scout and Boy Scout Troops, New Horizons, G.Y.O., Adopt-a-Family Program, along with financial assistance to neighbors in need.

To learn more about the Gilmanton Women's Club contact Judy Bakos at (603) 267-5056, and/or visit www.gilmantonnh.org then go to community - Gilmanton Women's Club.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2015 06:58

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