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Art all around: Art Concord to feature collaborative gallery tour this Saturday

  •  You don’t necessarily have to go searching for art around Concord these days. It’s fairly likely you’ll stumble upon an exhibit while you’re grabbing a bite to eat, shopping for an unusual gift or catching a holiday show. But if you’re inclined to dri

    You don’t necessarily have to go searching for art around Concord these days. It’s fairly likely you’ll stumble upon an exhibit while you’re grabbing a bite to eat, shopping for an unusual gift or catching a holiday show. But if you’re inclined to dri

  •  You don’t necessarily have to go searching for art around Concord these days. It’s fairly likely you’ll stumble upon an exhibit while you’re grabbing a bite to eat, shopping for an unusual gift or catching a holiday show. But if you’re inclined to dri

    You don’t necessarily have to go searching for art around Concord these days. It’s fairly likely you’ll stumble upon an exhibit while you’re grabbing a bite to eat, shopping for an unusual gift or catching a holiday show. But if you’re inclined to dri

  •  You don’t necessarily have to go searching for art around Concord these days. It’s fairly likely you’ll stumble upon an exhibit while you’re grabbing a bite to eat, shopping for an unusual gift or catching a holiday show. But if you’re inclined to dri

    You don’t necessarily have to go searching for art around Concord these days. It’s fairly likely you’ll stumble upon an exhibit while you’re grabbing a bite to eat, shopping for an unusual gift or catching a holiday show. But if you’re inclined to dri

  •  You don’t necessarily have to go searching for art around Concord these days. It’s fairly likely you’ll stumble upon an exhibit while you’re grabbing a bite to eat, shopping for an unusual gift or catching a holiday show. But if you’re inclined to dri

    You don’t necessarily have to go searching for art around Concord these days. It’s fairly likely you’ll stumble upon an exhibit while you’re grabbing a bite to eat, shopping for an unusual gift or catching a holiday show. But if you’re inclined to dri

  •  You don’t necessarily have to go searching for art around Concord these days. It’s fairly likely you’ll stumble upon an exhibit while you’re grabbing a bite to eat, shopping for an unusual gift or catching a holiday show. But if you’re inclined to dri

    You don’t necessarily have to go searching for art around Concord these days. It’s fairly likely you’ll stumble upon an exhibit while you’re grabbing a bite to eat, shopping for an unusual gift or catching a holiday show. But if you’re inclined to dri

  •  You don’t necessarily have to go searching for art around Concord these days. It’s fairly likely you’ll stumble upon an exhibit while you’re grabbing a bite to eat, shopping for an unusual gift or catching a holiday show. But if you’re inclined to dri

    You don’t necessarily have to go searching for art around Concord these days. It’s fairly likely you’ll stumble upon an exhibit while you’re grabbing a bite to eat, shopping for an unusual gift or catching a holiday show. But if you’re inclined to dri

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  •  You don’t necessarily have to go searching for art around Concord these days. It’s fairly likely you’ll stumble upon an exhibit while you’re grabbing a bite to eat, shopping for an unusual gift or catching a holiday show. But if you’re inclined to dri
  •  You don’t necessarily have to go searching for art around Concord these days. It’s fairly likely you’ll stumble upon an exhibit while you’re grabbing a bite to eat, shopping for an unusual gift or catching a holiday show. But if you’re inclined to dri
  •  You don’t necessarily have to go searching for art around Concord these days. It’s fairly likely you’ll stumble upon an exhibit while you’re grabbing a bite to eat, shopping for an unusual gift or catching a holiday show. But if you’re inclined to dri
  •  You don’t necessarily have to go searching for art around Concord these days. It’s fairly likely you’ll stumble upon an exhibit while you’re grabbing a bite to eat, shopping for an unusual gift or catching a holiday show. But if you’re inclined to dri
  •  You don’t necessarily have to go searching for art around Concord these days. It’s fairly likely you’ll stumble upon an exhibit while you’re grabbing a bite to eat, shopping for an unusual gift or catching a holiday show. But if you’re inclined to dri
  •  You don’t necessarily have to go searching for art around Concord these days. It’s fairly likely you’ll stumble upon an exhibit while you’re grabbing a bite to eat, shopping for an unusual gift or catching a holiday show. But if you’re inclined to dri
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You don’t necessarily have to go searching for art around Concord these days. It’s fairly likely you’ll stumble upon an exhibit while you’re grabbing a bite to eat, shopping for an unusual gift or catching a holiday show. But if you’re inclined to drink deeply of the city’s arts scene – or you just need a little guidance spotting the a la carte offerings – then check out Art Concord’s collaborative gallery tour Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The annual holiday event showcases a variety of exhibits at 11 local art galleries and other art venues. Grab a map and brochure at any of the participating galleries and take a cultural tour of the city (free refreshments included!).

New to the Art Concord scene this year is the Concord City Auditorium, which is featuring the work of Kimball-Jenkins art students in its reception lobby. “It’s pretty wonderful,” said Carol Bagan, a board member of the Friends of the Concord City Auditorium. “It’s an opportunity for local artists to display their work in a setting that is visited regularly by large numbers of people with interest in the arts. It’s a benefit to

everybody, and it’s a good use of public space.”

The City Auditorium will continue to host exhibits throughout the year in the lobby, which was recently outfitted with decorative molding. Next up is an exhibit by Tom Wright, a digital artist who has documented the history of the auditorium in photographs.

Just a few blocks from the Audi exhibit is the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s “Holidays Around the World” exhibit. Filled with fine crafts celebrating global festivities, it’s a great way to get in the holiday spirit – not to mention get started on your Christmas shopping: all the featured items are for sale.

“It’s a really colorful, vibrant exhibition of holidays throughout the year and honoring other cultures,” said Catherine Green, director of education for the League.

You can also get a glimpse of other cultures at Tim Taber’s photography exhibit, which is on display at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center. Taber, an educator at the planetarium, is an avid traveler and amateur photographer.

“I’m kind of excited because it’s the first time I’ve had things on display,” he said.

One of the highlights of the exhibit is a 5-foot-long High Dynamic Range photograph of Pittsburgh. Other photos include landscapes from Puerto Rico, Greece and Italy.

While several of the Art Concord venues are easy to find – or even trip across – others are a little farther off the beaten path. But participants shouldn’t be afraid to poke around.

The Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden – if you haven’t been before, it’s at the end of a long driveway after Pleasant Street turns to Hopkinton Road – has a large display of paintings, pottery, jewelry and sculptures. And the Art Center in Hargate at St. Paul’s School has a fresh collection of faculty art.

“I’m excited to see the faculty exhibit,” said Becky Kinhan, communications director for the Greater Concord Area Chamber of Commerce, which organizes the event. “It’s such a neat gallery at the Hargate Center, and they always have phenomenal artwork there.”

Also included in the gallery tour is an exhibit of movie posters at the NHTI gallery, the Furniture Masters’ holiday exhibit at the New Hampshire Furniture Masters Association, paintings by Chris Kfoury at Red River Theatres, new work by artists from Gallery 23 at Rowland Studio and prints from local memoirist Glenn Currie’s new book at The Works Cafe gallery.

Kinhan said the range of work – and the way it’s woven into Concord’s daily life – show that art is a vibrant part of the city. “Concord is becoming known as the creative center of the state, and we’re proud to show off the depth of talent in our city,” Kinhan said.

(For information on Art Concord, call 224-2508 or visit
concordnhchamber.com.)

We especially love the painting of the sailing boats. Monique, keep catching the wind ! Greetings from Marina Y.

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