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“Botanicals” (ceramic and paint) by Teresa Taylor

'6X6' show challenges dozens of artists to contain visions in a small, square space

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

When artists from across the country decided to donate a “little” something to the North Country Studio Workshops, no one anticipated how big that gesture would turn out to be. “It’s already been a very huge success,” said Sarah Burns, a member of the fundraising committee putting on the “6x6” art show at the Kimball-Jenkins Carriage House, which wraps up this weekend. The “6x6” show challenged artists from the area to come up with a piece of art that fits into the confines of a 6x6 piece of canvas. “We’ve already sold about 88 of the panels,” Burns said. The artists are all members or …

Tory Burch book gives look at what inspires her

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Tory Burch’s new book is all about color, a compilation of the influences that inspire her, from people to music to art to culture to travel to home design. “It’s this eclectic mix, and that’s really what our company’s about as well, so it made perfect sense. It was really taking all the …

Pembroke woman’s TED Talk will address objectification

Friday, October 17, 2014

A Pembroke woman will give a TED Talk from Zurich, Switzerland, this morning at 10, addressing society’s objectification of women and her reasons for her plan to undergo breast reduction surgery in the near future. Kristen Vermilyea, an actress, filmmaker and writer who’s been living in Zurich since 2008, is a staunch feminist who’s concerned with the narrow view of women in today’s …

Art studio on the move in Boscawen

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Boscawen’s new artist gallery and workshop was very slowly on the move yesterday. The former town office building had been loaded onto a flatbed and was blocking traffic as it inched toward the split of routes 3 and …

Carol Burnett returns to Broadway, happily

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Carol Burnett doesn’t want to brag, but she’s done it with a lot of famous guys. Her first time was with Leslie Nielsen, then Tony Roberts. She did it twice with Charlton Heston, twice with Cliff Robertson, once …

John Stark ceramics students to fire pottery with ancient kind of kiln

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Bess Robblee’s Ceramics II class at John Stark Regional High School is getting the rare opportunity to fire pottery in the New Hampshire Institute of Art’s newly constructed Anagama kiln in Sharon. Unlike most kilns, which are fired …

Boston to unveil statue of writer Edgar Allen Poe

Monday, October 6, 2014

Boston is finally embracing native son Edgar Allen Poe more than 160 years after his death, despite his notoriously frosty relations with the city’s literary elite of his time. The city unveiled a Poe statue yesterday at the …

Really unreal: Familiar, unfamiliar mix in exhibit spanning the career of M.C. Escher

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Can a floor be a ceiling? Can stairways go up and up and still lead back to the same place? M.C. Escher thought so. Mention M. C. Escher and most people think of his physically impossible images of …

Denim’s popularity fades

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Americans’ obsession with jeans is beginning to wear thin. Jeans long have been a go-to staple in closets across the country. After all, not many pieces of clothing are so comfortable they can be worn daily, yet versatile …

Seasonal exhibit at Mill Brook Gallery in Concord features gallery director’s work

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Pamela Tarbell might be best known for highlighting and celebrating the artwork of others through the Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden in Concord. But with the latest exhibition, Dancing Leaves: A Fall Celebration, some of her artwork …

Concord: STEP RIGHT UP

Thursday, September 4, 2014

A strong-faced woman holds a giant dead-eyed fish like a prize in her bare hands, a crisp study in black and white. In the background, spectating eyes pick up a sinister-looking man in a bear suit, watching, waiting. …

EGYPT: Belly-dancing TV show suspended by religious body

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Egypt’s top religious body demanded yesterday that a new belly-dancing TV show be suspended for “corrupting morals” and serving “extremists” who could use it as a pretext to depict Egyptian society as anti-Islamic. The call by Dar al-Ifta, …

Sculptor Gay Haven Smith takes the toughest of materials and makes them sing

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

One thinks of the likes of granite, lead and rock as pretty tough stuff. But put them in the hands of Gary Haven Smith and they shimmy, bend and even dance to his will. The New Hampshire-based sculptor …