VynnArt exhibit features members of Ferreira family

MEREDITH — Three generations of the Ferreira family will exhibit their work at VynnArt Gallery on Friday, July 3rd through Sunday, July 12th. There is a reception and a chance to meet the family of artists on Friday, July 3rd from 4 to 7 p.m.

Local photographer, John Ferreira has been actively involved in photography all his life. His principle focus is landscape and nature. The process of photography helps him to better observe and to think more creatively. He has won several awards for his work including multiple national events. John's photography is on display at VynnArt Gallery and at the Cape Cod Art Association Gallery. He is also a member of the Lakes Region Art Association.

John's father, John Ferreira Sr.,  will also be displaying his watercolors at the exhibit. He is a full time professional artist from Boston. John Sr. developed an early passion for on location "Plein Air" painting. He was the art director for Milton Bradley Game Co. He also designed book covers for Houghton Mifflin, D.C., Heath and Allyn & Bacon publishers. He now volunteers his time giving art lessons to senior citizens at an active independent community where he presently resides.

John's sister, Christina Ferreira, will join the family exhibit with her paintings. She is a deaf individual who teaches art to Pre-K through high school students at the American School for the Deaf in West Hartford, Connecticut. Christine's paintings are organic and energetic with free-flowing shapes and lines. She explores both realism and abstraction to create intriguing compositions. She is influenced by Jackson Pollock, Gustav Klimt and Jan Vermeer. Her work has been featured at the River Gallery in Independence, Oregon, and multiple gallery exhibitions. Christine was also featured in the literary journal Northwest Passage.

Stephan Ferreira, John's nephew, is a painter, photographer and paper collage artist. In 2010, Stephan began to experiment with paper collage as a means to compose paintings. Source material is pulled from photo books 20 to 50 years old which he finds in thrift stores or used book stores. He uses the photographs for pieces of color, patterns or shapes the same way one might mix a color. Stephan has exhibited his work in the Boston and Portland areas. He is a member of various art organizations including Bromfield Gallery in Boston. Currently he is a member of the Rental Sales Gallery of the Portland Art Museum.

VynnArt Gallery is located on 30 Main Street in Meredith, just above Mill Falls Market Place. For further information call 279-0557 or go to www.VynnArt.com.



LHS band seeking donated items for yard sale

LACONIA — The Laconia High School Band is seeking donations for its annual yard sale which will take place on Saturday, Aug. 1, in the Laconia High School Cafeteria.

Yard sale items may be dropped off at the Laconia High School Band Room, Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Clothing and electronic items, cannot be accepted.

Those who want to arrange to have donated items picked up, can call Lisa Giguere-Fortson at 524-3233. All proceeds benefit the band instrument fund.


Spots still available for aviation camp

GILFORD — The WinnAero and FAA-sponsored ACE Academies are getting ready for their summer programs with seats still available in a few day camps.

The ACE Academies, held at the Laconia Airport, stress STEM-education through an aviation and aerospace perspective. Some seats are still available for middle school students in the ACE Space Camp July 13-17 and the ACE Academy scheduled for July 20-24.

Space Academy students will build and fly model rockets, visit UNH's Aerospace Engineering labs and design a "space mission" with guidance from a NASA astronomer and a NASA engineer.

ACE Academy students in the July 20-24 session will build and fly model airplanes, ride in a New Hampshire National Guard helicopter, "fly" simulators, tour the Manchester/Boston Regional Airport Control Tower and fly at the controls of a light aircraft with a certified flight instructor.

Interested students and parents are encouraged to contact WinnAero Education Director Dan Caron at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by visiting the WinnAero website at www.winnaero.org.



Annual Loon Festival set for July 18

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Loon Center will hold its 38th annual Loon Festival on Saturday, July 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center on Lee's Mills Road.

Events at the festival will include story-telling, balloon animals by Mo, live animals, face-painting by Caitlyn, and loon facts trivia that might earn participants some throws at the dunk tank. There will also be slideshows presented by Loon Center biologists.

The Squam Lakes Natural Science Center will have a Discovery Table with wildlife artifacts to touch, and will present some live animals to learn about.

The New Hampshire Lakes Association will have a display where attendees can learn about invasive aquatic plants.

For 40 years the Loon Preservation Committee has worked to preserve the Common Loon and its habitat in New Hampshire through research, education and management activities. The festival is an opportunity to learn about these marvelous and mysterious birds and how you can help protect them.

To reach the Loon Center from Route 25 in Moultonborough turn onto Blake Road at the Moultonborough Central School. Follow Blake Road one mile to the end at Lee's Mills Road. Turn right and the Loon Center is the first building on the left, #183.

Further information can be obtained by calling (603) 476-5666 or sending a email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..