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Wiggle Room by Gary Haven Smith

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 has made a career of taking these materials, thick and clumsy albeit beautiful in their natural states, and turning them into waves, curves and various other states of grace. “What he’s done is he’s really transformed the materials he works with,” said Sarah Chaffee, Gallery Director for McGowan Fine Art where Haven Smith will have an exhibit called Connections, beginning Tuesday. “He tends to work with these … 0

Peterborough: World of artists

Thursday, August 7, 2014

In Peterborough, supporting the arts isn’t just an idea; it’s a way of life. Through The MacDowell Colony, the nation’s first artist-residency program, Peterborough has played host to nearly 7,000 artists, including such greats as Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copeland, Alice Walker and Thornton Wilder. MacDowell was born from the love of art, and … 0

PHOTO: Craftsmen’s Fair

Thursday, August 7, 2014

The League of NH Craftsmen 81st annual Craftsmen’s Fair at Mount Sunapee Resort in Newbury, with more than 200 booths, runs through Sunday, rain or shine. For more information, go to nhcrafts.org. … 0

PHOTOS: N.H. original play “Hotel La Putts” at the Audi

Friday, May 2, 2014

Members of the Community Players of Concord held dress rehearsal for their new play Hotel La Putts at the Concord City Auditorium on Thursday. The play, a comedy, was written and directed by local playwright Wallace J. Pineault … 0

At Concord’s Mill Brook Gallery, spring is a reality with pastels exhibit

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Along with spring come the pastels . . . A host of golden daffodils beneath the trees, drifts of bluebells in spring green meadows, pale pink cherry blossoms along the mirrored banks of a pond, perfumed lilacs by … 0

Sculptor Wheelwright’s nature-inspired work on display at St. Paul’s

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The woods may look like a collection of rocks and sticks, some big some small. But when Joseph Wheelwright walks into the woods, it becomes something altogether more remarkable. He’s surrounded by friends. The trees wave a hello … 0

’A Gentleman’s Guide’ leads Tony nominations

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, a comedic romp in which a poor man eliminates the eight heirs ahead of him for a title, nabbed a leading 10 Tony Award nominations yesterday. Nominations were spread … 0

Art gallery at Indian museum in Warner plans show

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Most art galleries have white walls, but the main wall at the Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum’s Contemporary Gallery is a deep, rich red. Liz Charlebois, the museum’s guest curator, chose the bold color because she thought it would … 0

Comedian Sandra Bernhard brings her latest show, ‘Sandyland,’ to New Hampshire

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Brash, brazen, foul-mouthed and fiercely funny – all of these words describe actress and comedian Sandra Bernhard’s shtick. But one descriptor often left out is the key to her success: heartfelt. “I try to keep it fresh and … 0

Artist Richard Clark thrives despite degenerative eye disease

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Richard Clark has been creating art his entire life, but the style of his art is changing. The Loudon artist is losing his eyesight. Clark’s work, along with that of four other local artists (Mike Hanson, Barbara Carr, … 0

Henniker’s Colby Hill Inn hosts weekend murder mystery event

Monday, April 7, 2014

Mr. Shade was sweating bullets. It was the moment of truth. He had murdered his mother, Baroness Audry von Munchen, and he could tell Sue Bromley, the archaeologist, and Joan Dunn, the philanthropist, were on to him. His … 0

Ex-president George W. Bush exhibits portraits of world leaders

Friday, April 4, 2014

Former president George W. Bush is displaying his portraits of world leaders in the first exhibit of his work as an artist. The portraits, which include everyone from a grim-looking Russian President Vladimir Putin to a smiling likeness … 0

Rundlett Middle School students prep ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Anyone who enjoys lots of singing, lots of dancing, belly-laugh comedy and suspenseful intrigue is in luck. The musical Thoroughly Modern Millie is all of this. Adapted for middle school students, the show runs today through Saturday at … 0