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Exhibit opening at Carega Gallery on July 11 features works in art & clay

SANDWICH — On Saturday, July 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. the Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery will host a dynamic evening of art and clay.

Three Exhibits in One Barn features the work of Anne Garland: "Trees", Rebecca Klementovich: "Femmes Fatales" and Ronnie Gould, Animals in Clay. It will be a colorful show as the different energies and techniques of the three artists compliment and contrast one with the other.

The exhibit will run from July 2 through July 25. Rebecca Klementovich will give a talk on Hans Hoffman Color Theory beginning at 3 p.m. before the reception.

Anne Garland has created perhaps her strongest series of paintings in "Trees". An artist who is deeply influenced by nature and the outdoors, Garland's inspiration for this series began while hiking in the White Mountains. Tall trees standing out along the ridgelines touched her muse. The trees are silhouettes; they are gestural and strong. This work is not about landscape but instead it is about the energy that moves within the trees, through them and around them. In the process of painting the series, the trees became a metaphor for aging. Their weathered, broken branches are all noticeable. But they are still standing tall and reaching up. There is still energy, still the insistence of growth in new leaves each spring. They are alive.

Anne Garland lives and works in Jackson.

Rebecca Klemenovitch is an abstract painter with a unique and feminine sense of vibrant color. Abstract painting is not about splashing pretty colors on a canvas. The artist must first know how to draw, second, must be highly aware of composition and color and finally he or she must be able to tell their story on canvas or paper. Klementovich accomplishes all of the above in a fresh new series of paintings that explode with color and energy.

Rebecca Klementovich lives and works in Barlett.

Ronnie Gould has a background in drawing and painting, but perhaps observation has been her keenest tool in producing her animals in clay. Fueled by the visual information supplied by the animals, Gould creates her engaging sculptures. Every animal has it's own personality and it is Gould's goal to highlight these traits. Though dogs may be her preferred subjects, her work runs the gamut from farm animals to exotic species. Each of her animals is individually hand-built in stoneware.

"When I sculpt an animal, its spirit emerges – starting with its gestures, then its face, then its soul. I love the conversation between my hands and the clay during this process, where each sculpture begins to take on a life of its own".

Ronnie Gould lives and works in Bedford, MA.

Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery is located at 69 Maple Street in Center Sandwich. Gallery hours are from 10 to 5 Monday through Saturday and from 12 to 5 on Sunday.

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Castle in the Clouds launching Wellness Wednesdays

MOULTONBOROUGH — Castle in the Clouds is launching a summer-long program called Wellness Wednesday, with an emphasis on exercise and healthy eating.

Yoga classes will be offered every Wednesday starting Wednesday, July 8, through Aug. 26 at Castle in the Clouds.

Yoga instructor, Kelly Libby of Sacred Space Studio, will lead enthusiasts of all levels in morning yoga on the lawns of the castle grounds. Participants will be able to relish the tranquility that comes from doing yoga in an outdoor, mountain setting. Those attending are reminded to bring their own mat.

Space is limited to 25 participants per session. Those wishing to attend should call 603-476-5414 to reserve a space. Reservations are highly recommended.

Also those taking part will need to use Ossipee Road to access the castle grounds, as the Main Gate will be closed. A trolley to the Castle will meet yoga participants at the Carriage House at 8:15 a.m.

Yoga classes are $15 per person per class, or $90 for a season pass for all eight classes.

In tandem with the classes the Carriage House Restaurant at the castle will be offering a Wellness Special with healthy-dining menu offerings each Wednesday.

Wellness Wednesdays are generously sponsored by Grappone Automotive Group and Huggins Hospital.


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Sign-ups Monday for Youth Football & Cheer

LACONIA — Laconia Youth Football and Cheer will be having sign-ups at the Monday, July 6, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Laconia Community Center, 306 Union Ave.

Organizers are encouraging anyone interested in being an assistant coach for either football or cheer for the coming season to come to the meeting that will immediately follow the signs-ups at 7 p.m.

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Youth singing group to visit Vets’ Home

TILTON — The Celebration Singers, a faith-based youth singing group from Texas, will give a free concert on Tuesday, July 7, at 2:30 p.m. at the New Hampshire Veterans Home.

The Celebration Singers is a chorus of 65 young people from Atlanta, a town in northeastern Texas, which is touring New Hampshire, giving free performances and undertaking community service projects.

Comprised of 14- to 18-year-old Texans, the Celebration Singers, and their directors, have developed a highly choreographed routine aimed at declaring their faith and loyalty to God and country.

The performance at the Veterans Home, located at 139 Winter St., is open to the general public.



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