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Plymouth State hosting juried student art exhibition

 PLYMOUTH — The Karl Drerup Art Gallery and Exhibitions Program at Plymouth State University will present the 2015 Juried Student Exhibition March 24–April 11 in the gallery, with a reception from 4–6 p.m. Tuesday, March 24.

The Juried Student Exhibition showcases selected works in all media by students from across the campus. Students from first year through senior in all art disciplines share the outcomes of their progress in education and refinement in art making in this show. A fifth level, one of completely independent works, reflects the department's tradition of encouraging and nurturing independent, self-directed creativity, according to Gallery Director Cynthia Robinson.

Students may submit up to three pieces of exhibition-ready art made within the last year. A maximum of 15 pieces will be accepted for each level in the exhibition, and awards will be made for "Best in Level" works and one for overall "Best in Show."

Robinson says, "The format for this exhibition is unusual in that art work in each level is judged in relation only to other students' submissions within that level, so the resulting show offers insights into the students' experience from beginner level to the most advanced work."

Jurors for the 2015 exhibition are Sarah Chaffee and Deborah Mahar. Chaffee has been gallery director at McGowan Fine Art in Concord since 1997 and a partner in the business since 2000. She earned a bachelor's degree in art and a master of education at the University of New Hampshire, and has worked for several craftspeople in New Hampshire and New Mexico.

Deborah Mahar is a visual artist and certified art educator with a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Massachusetts and a master of education from Antioch New England University. She teaches art at Parker Academy, a private day school for middle and high school students, and has held adjunct faculty positions at the New Hampshire Institute of Art and Plymouth State University.

Karl Drerup Art Gallery hours are Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m. and Saturday 1–4 p.m. The gallery is closed Sundays and Plymouth State holidays.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 March 2015 07:05

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Camp Resilience concludes third veterans' visit

LACONIA — Camp Resilience, the operational arm of The Patriot Resilient Leader Institute (PRLI), has concluded its third successful camp with a visit by eight veterans ranging in age from 35 to 74. All were from New Hampshire and were referred by the VA and the Harbor Homes Veterans FIRST Program.

The group received life skills training as well as recreational programs to include skiing and snowshoeing. "This visit was very well received by the vets and their feedback comments reflect that" said combat helicopter veteran and PRLI Board Member John O'Brien. "We are indebted to those individuals, civic clubs, organizations and businesses that donated cash, goods and services to make this visit possible. Without this outpouring of community support we could not offer this very worthwhile program for our veterans" O'Brien added.

He singled out the Schuster Family, owners of the Gunstock Inn, for providing reduced rate lodging and meals for the veterans. He also mentioned the entertainment, arranged by Les Schuster of the Gunstock Inn, the band "3-D" a local guitar trio which played an impromptu free folk and soft rock music concert for the Vets. O'Brientha the Laconia Elks Lodge which donated the use of their kitchen and dining area for the Vets session on nutrition and cooking. The Elks also made a cash donation for future camps.

At the final meeting of the group, Kurt Webber, founder of the PRLI handed out a feedback form developed for Camp Resilience participants by Plymouth State University. Some of the comments included the following: "Excellent program in every way. I wish this was available when I returned from Vietnam". "The four days were a total plus in my life". "Skiing lowered my anxiety and depression. I can't speak highly enough how much you have helped me. Yoga ? – I loved it". "I felt motivated, happy and relaxed. I haven't felt like this in a long time".

The all-volunteer board of the PRLI is already fundraising to offset costs for the next visiting veterans' camp. Anyone who wishes to make a tax deductible donation to the PRLI and Camp Resilience may do so by visiting the website at www.prli.us or individuals may simply mail a check made out to "PRLI" to The Patriot Resilient Leader Institute, c/o the Bank of New Hampshire, 62 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH 03246.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 March 2015 08:08

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Moultonborough Recreational Department offers "Get Paid to Talk" program

MOULTONBOROUGH — Moultonborough Recreational Department is offering "Get Paid to Talk" on Tuesday, April 7 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Recreation Department on Holland Street in Moultonborough.

Participants will learn how to do voice overs for audio books, training materials, documentaries, animation and gaming, movie trailers, commercials and more. During the event people will learn what a voice over is, which voice types are in demand and how to create a demo. Cost is $15 per person. Pre-registration is required. Call 476-8868 for more information.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 March 2015 07:39

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Plymouth edges out Hanover in Granite State Challenge (247)

PLYMOUTH — In this week's Granite State Challenge match, Plymouth Regional High School edged out Hanover High School by a score of 250 to 235. Plymouth trailed by 75 points heading into the final round, but closed the gap when Hanover lost points due to incorrect answers.

The Plymouth Bobcats were represented by captain Alexander Browne, Sean Harris, Isaac Lewis, and Andrew Chabot, and were coached by Jay Fogarty. Hanover Marauders were represented by captain Tobias Reynolds, Raj Kane, Ben Chaimberg, and Felix Simon, and were coached by Bill Murphy.

Plymouth High School now advances to the second round of Granite State Challenge. The popular quiz contest began the season with 16 Granite State high school teams battling toward the coveted SuperChallenge title and brainy bragging rights. And, for a third year, there will be a Granite State vs. Bay State "Governor's Cup" match between the winners of the Granite State SuperChallenge and the WGBH Boston High School Quiz Show.

The next match will be on Saturday, March 28 at 6 p.m., on NHPTV Prime, featuring Dover High School and Manchester Central test smarts and savvy for the next round of Granite State Challenge.

New Hampshire's top high school academic teams demonstrate teamwork, quick thinking and smarts as they play. The game emphasizes quick recall of math, science, social studies, language arts and fine arts facts - along with questions about current events, entertainment, sports, and New England. Host Jim Jeannotte poses the Challenge questions; co-host Lori Warriner gets the behind-the-scenes story from each team.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 March 2015 07:29

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