a new name, a new show FOR 2013...
This spring's art show for local students will be held in conjunction with Art Concord, a downtown-wide gallery event on April 19, at 2 downtown locations. See below for a full listing of open galleries and receptions this Friday!
FREE artist receptions, Friday, April 19, 2013, 4 to 7pm...
- Pop-up gallery at 38 North Main Street (former Interior Additions space)
- Kimball-Jenkins Estate, the Mansion, 266 North Main Street
The Main Street gallery will contain about 100 works of student art, and will remain open on Saturday, April 20, 10am to 5pm.
Twenty "People's Choice" award winners will hang at Kimball-Jenkins through the end of April; these may be seen during open hours, Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm.
Image: “My Mentor and Me, Looking at Clouds” by Lindsey, age 9, Friends Program
Thanks to our wonderful sponsors, Capitol Craftsman & Romance Jewelers and Bead It!
The Chamber's ART CONCORD & the Friends Program's ART WALK team up again this year for city-wide art event April 19
Two annual spring traditions–the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce’s spring ART CONCORD and the annual exhibit of the Friends Program’s art auction items–are joining forces for the third year in a row for a large-scale, one-afternoon collaborative art event highlighting the talent and artistry of Concord-area artists on Friday, April 19th from 4:00-6:00pm at participating galleries, restaurants and shops. All of the galleries welcome you for current Art Concord exhibits, and many of the following venues will showcase this year’s unique, custom-designed mirrors that will be auctioned at the Friends’ 14th Annual Charity Auction on May 3rd. Auction pieces will be on display until the day of the auction. The Art Walk Sponsor is Lincoln Financial Group.
Galleries and exhibits include:
NEW! Pop-up gallery at 38 N. Main Street
Art Concord Youth! from Intown Concord: Local students exhibit their artwork
Concord Audi Gallery, 2 Prince Street
New Paintings by the Merrimack River Painters
Detailed Stained Glass, 24 Pleasant Street
Annual Art Show - Stained Glass Crafters
Kimball-Jenkins Estate, 266 North Main Street
Lions Club Peace Poster Contest and Art Youth Concord People's Choice
Selected pieces from student work
League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, 49 South Main Street
Continuing the Tradition: The Work of Newly Juried Craftsmen
McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, 2 Institute Drive
Mind, Body, Spirit in PLACE: Exploring My Relationship to the Natural World
Mixed media exhibit by eco-artist, Cynthia Robinson
New Hampshire Furniture Masters Association, 49 South Main Street
Just Chairs: A Survey of Side Chairs, Exhibit by NHFMA members
NHTI-Concord’s Community College, 31 College Drive
Art of Many Cultures: Celebrating NHTI Diversity,
NHTI’s International Students
Red River Theatres, 11 South Main Street
New Photographs by Bill Whitman
Rowland Studio, 23 North Main Street
New Work at Gallery 23 Gallery 23 Artists
The Works Bakery & Café, 42 North Main Street
Prints by Kurt Stevens
In addition to the Art Concord participants, the Chamber is collaborating for the third year with the Friends Program’s Art Walk, sponsored by Lincoln Financial Group. The Friends Program's Art Walk will include stops at the host locations for their 2013 auction piece—original handpainted Trumeau/"college mirrors" by renowned artists: James Aponovich, Ellen Davis, Bob Larsen, David Coursin, David Dodge, Melissa Miller, Colin Callahan, Judy Dibble, Sally Ladd Cole, Charlotte Thibault, Lisa Nelthropp and James Wolcott.
The locations to view each of the mirrors before the May 3rd auction include: the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce, Capitol Craftsman/Romance Jewelers, Gibson’s Bookstore, Endicott Furniture, Mark Knipe Goldsmith, Concord Food Co-op, Merrimack County Savings Bank, Rowland Studio and Hilltop Consignment Gallery.
*The Art Walk features a kick-off and wine tasting at Concord Food Co-op (24 S. Main) at 4pm. Start there and visit any or all of the Art Walk host locations above, the Art Concord exhibits listed above, and then join us for a reception at Merrimack County Savings Bank (89 N. Main) at 6pm.
2012 Capitol Kids Spring Art Show
The 2012 show featured an artist reception in the lobby of the Concord City Auditorium on Prince Street, and art was exhibited throughout downtown for 2 weeks in May. Nearly 500 artists were featured in last year's Capitol Kids Spring Art Show on display throughout downtown Concord. Artists aged 18 years and younger from the Capital region, drew, painted and built works of art to celebrate the season and to dress-up the downtown.
The artwork was showcased in 57 storefront windows stretching from Detailed Stained Glass at 45 South Main to Bead It! at 146 North Main. The 2012 exhibition spills onto several side streets too, including Warren, Pleasant, and Pleasant Street Extension, and incorporating the lobby of the Concord City Auditorium.
Laura Miller of Imagination Village launched the Capitol Kids Spring Art Show in 2007. Laura knew that kids, family and art all have a special place here in the heart of the capital city, and we are grateful for Laura’s dedication as Intown Concord and the Merchants Roundtable partner to continue the artistic tradition.