CENTER SANDWICH — Sunday evening, August 3, Tammra Sigler will open her exhibit of monotypes created while listening to Yo-Yo Ma playing Bach's unaccompanied suites for cello. Each monotype is worked to specific piece and is titled as such. Cellist, Matthew Laughlin of the Concord Community School of Music will play a selection of Bach's suites at the opening reception that will begin at 5 p.m.
Artist talk is at 6 p.m. Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery is located at 69 Maple Street in Center Sandwich. For more information visit our website at www.patricialaddcarega.com or call 284 7728.
Tammra Sigler is an abstract painter and a mark maker. She is interested in letting her marks "create their own journey" on the canvas. In her words " I play and talk to the canvas with my brush. It speaks back. If I listen carefully, I learn what my paintings are about. I am always amazed at their truth." Regarding her monotypes she writes: " I believe the essence of monoprinting is the delicate balance between accident and control...the push and pull between giving up control to discover the accident, and retaining control for the intelligence of the print.....color, light, edge, and the mark, are exaggerated and magnified in monoprinting." The Bach monotypes adhere to Sigler's vision and offer the viewer a lively interaction with color, mark and music.
Gallery hours are from 10 to 5, Monday through Saturday and from 12 to 5 on Sunday.
Last Updated on Monday, 28 July 2014 11:37
RUMNEY — The public boat launch ramp at Stinson Lake will be closed for repairs and improvements starting Monday, July 28, through Friday, Aug. 15.
The facility is being closed so the state Fish and Game Department can make drainage improvements at the site, as well as install stabilized surfaces in preparation for final paving of the facility.
Funds for this work come through boat registration fees and federal Sport Fish and Wildlife Restoration funds.
Last Updated on Monday, 28 July 2014 11:33
MEREDITH — Author Brenda Reeves Sturgis will celebrate her newly-released picture book, "The Lake Where the Loon Lives," with a book signing, on Saturday, Aug. 2, from 2 to 4 p.m., at Innisfree Bookshop in the Mill Falls Marketplace in Meredith.
The event is free and open to the public.
In "The Lake Where Loon Lives," the day starts quietly, but the cumulative story builds, one line at a time, to a wacky, wonderful, and splashy crescendo, as the loons are joined by a playful fly, a slippery fish, and a curious boy on the dock.
Sturgis is the author of "10 Turkeys in the Road" and "No Fun in the Sun for Santa." She and her husband, Gary, live on a little lake in Shapleigh, Maine, where she listens to loons wail and watches an occasional moose meander across her back yard.
Last Updated on Monday, 28 July 2014 11:30
GILFORD — The Gilford Public Library will host two special programs on Tuesday, July 29. One is a children's music program. The other is a talk on hiking California's John Muir Trail.
From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. the library celebrates its summer reading program with Music with Mar. An energetic and enthusiastic musician and performer, Mar will get youngsters moving and dancing to the music. The library says Music with Mar is perfect for children age 10 and up. The program is free.
At 6:30 p.m. Danielle Tidd and members of her family will talk about their experiences hiking the John Muir Trail.
Tidd asked to hike the 215-mile-long trail in celebration of her graduation from high School. Stretching from Yosemite National Park and continuing through the Ansel Adams Wilderness, Sequoia National Park, King's Canyon National Park, the John Muir Trail ends at the highest peak in continental U.S., 14,496 foot Mount Whitney.
Tidd will share stories and pictures from her hike in the Library Meeting Room. All are welcome to attend.
Last Updated on Monday, 28 July 2014 11:26