For interest in exhibition opportunities, email Rebecca at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Member artists will be invited to apply to group shows with the fee waived and a reduced sales commission.
The Works of Scott Bulger
“It’s the world that’s stable, yourself that’s contingent, that’s nothing apart from its surroundings.” - Rebecca Solnit in A Field Guide to Getting Lost
Descending deeper into the search for the origins of who I am, questions to continue to arise that grab at my feet like a stick on a path. Occasionally, one of these sticks turns out to be a bramble which when stuck into the earth comes to life and provides new information. As I struggle with which memories are accurate and which are not, I begin to wonder if it even really matters. Can a memory become real by a sheer force of will?
Some of these event memories have become markers in my life. A red baseball cap, a meat grinder… a voice on the telephone late at night…a giraffe that makes no sense. Some of them innocuous, some of them traumatic, but each must have left some kind of imprint upon my being. They persist and vanish. Clues lead and guide me to that unknowing place I am looking for. My work explores my own contingent relationship to, and understanding of the external world. How have these memories shaped me, and if these memories are false, am I really just performing an impersonation of myself?
This exhibit features the work of many resident and member artists revolving around the simple theme of Faces. From paintings to sculpture, photography to poetry, this show encompasses many different types of art, and as many different styles. This exhibition invites the public to come and celebrate the diversity of that which binds us all together. It’s been said that the eyes are the gateway to the soul. It is the loving hand of the artist that can capture that essence, and bring it to life for generations, and it is the poet who can do the same with words.
Enjoy this exhibition during the Holiday Expo where all works will be 12"x12" or smaller, priced to make excellent holiday gifts.
Closing reception: January 4, 2019 from 4-8 PM
Thom Hindle collection
Work by Robert Weinstein and Chella Cross
Works by Resident Artist Stephen Godlieb
Works by Resident Artist Tim Gilbert and Barbara Mata
The Art Center welcomed artists of all disciplines to apply to the group show opening May 2018. Works should be recently made and reflect your interpretation of the theme New Beginnings.
Group exhibition featuring artwork by The Art Center resident artists: RUTH ANN LOFT BLEAU, NEVIN BROWN, RACHEL DE ALMEDIA, JOANNE DESMOND, JOSH GAGNON, TIM GILBERT, STEPHEN GODLIEB, SUSAN E. HANNA, DEIRDRE HEBERT, MONICA NAGLE, JULIE STACY, AARON STANLEY
An Artist’ Reception will be held for the photographer on Saturday, March 24th 6-9 pm at The Art Center. The Reception will feature a slideshow and talk by the artist about the making of this timely project.
The evening’s presentation will offer the audience a closer look at the process that went into creating the portraits, provide some conclusions and observations about the final project, and present additional words and images of the participants. There will be time set aside for Q&A following the presentation. The reception is free and open to the public.
The Face of Feminism Now: Conversations with Feminists, a documentary photography series examining the experiences of local feminists. The exhibition includes photographs of feminists from the Seacoast area taken throughout the year following the Women’s March of 2017, along with the words of the participants. The show is timed to coincide with National Women’s History Month.
Moved by the extraordinary events of January 21, 2017 – the date of the global Women’s March – and her own experience at the march in Washington, DC., Phoenix Mayet embarked on a year-long project to begin a conversation with other local feminists about the future of the movement. Mayet presented each participant with a survey of four basic questions about their experiences as feminists and then sat down with each for an interview and photo shoot. The resulting images offer viewers a glimpse into the state of local feminism today and invite them to join in the dialogue about the future of the feminist movement.
About the artist: Phoenix Mayet is a conceptual artist, feminist, and social activist whose work addresses issues related to gender, trauma, and personal identity. She holds degrees from Cornell University and UNH. She maintains a fine art studio at the Washington St. Mill in Dover, NH.
Solo exhibition featuring mixed media oil paintings by Danielle Festa.
There are many factors that contribute to perceptions of dress, deriving both from the individual’s choice and the viewer’s preconception. The endless combinations of these variables have inspired Festa to explore and advance this theme for over a decade.
In each painting, Festa experiments with the transition between paint and fabric, allowing her subjects to transform into the characters she creates. Sometimes the elements of mixed media announce their presence first, but other times the fabric is subtly transitioned with the paint, demanding a second look.
Based on real moments in the lives of her subjects, Festa calls attention to the importance we put on clothing. Onlookers are invited to experience the independent choices, the religious mandates and the social constructs that influence both what we wear and how we view others.