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Painter Richard Clark with his work Homeward Bound

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, Amaranthia Gittens-Jones and Maryrose George), is on display at the Merrimack Savings Bank on Main Street in Concord through May 9. Retinitis … 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 schemes, lies and sins were about to catch up to him. Or so he thought. … 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 of the late Czech playwright and president Vaclav Havel, are part of an exhibit opening … 0

Western Mass. man shares photographic talent in book

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Muhammad Ali. Al Pacino. Yasser Arafat. Billy Graham. George W. Bush. Joni Mitchell. Tiger Woods. Hillary Clinton. The names are famous. So are the faces that have appeared on the covers and pages of such magazines as Time, … 0

Local galleries offer gifts for different price points, all with that handmade touch

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

A mug of something warm. A sly kitten, sitting sentinel on the mantle. A little something shiny beneath the tree. As winter closes in, local art galleries are keeping us warm with all of the above. Yes, even … 0

Hint of hippie in Burton Olympic snowboarder look

Sunday, December 8, 2013

The U.S. snowboarders will be showing off a patchwork of styles in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Their uniforms, unveiled by manufacturer Burton last week, are built around the competition jacket with squares of stars, stripes and plaids. The design was inspired by a handcrafted patchwork quilt … 0

Norman Rockwell painting sells for record $46 million

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

A Norman Rockwell painting titled “Saying Grace” sold at an auction yesterday for $46 million, a record for the Saturday Evening Post illustrator and for any American artwork sold at auction, Sotheby’s said. Two people on the telephone … 0

Ray Duckler: To some, a new tribute to Native Americans belongs out front

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Liz Charlebois stood proudly near the historic marker unveiled yesterday at NHTI. A Native American, Charlebois hopes the tribute to her ancestors will add balance to the discussion involving the monument 5 miles away, down a narrow path … 1

AP PHOTOS: The dolly wears Prada

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Dolls with a cause Prada, Chanel and Christian Dior are among dozens of fashion houses taking a momentary pause from the red-carpet elite to design a series of dolls for charity. The miniature figurines, that sport bejeweled skirt-suits … 0

Better than homework: Hopkinton students snap pictures of their daily lives

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Teddy Lavoie and Rory Campbell spread their homework on the round table in the art room at the Maple Street School in Hopkinton on Tuesday. “It’s better than any other homework we get,” Lavoie said, flipping through the … 0

PHOTOS: Bishop Brady rehearses for Friday and Saturday night’s production of ‘Fame’

Thursday, November 7, 2013

The Bishop Brady Players rehearsed "Fame" at the school on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. Directed by Nancy Barry, the students have rehearsed for the past six to seven weeks for two performances on Friday, Nov. 8, and Saturday, … 2

Brighten dull days with McGowan Fine Art, Mill Brook Gallery exhibits

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

In November, color doesn’t find you. You have to go looking for it. Luckily, as the autumn leaves are blown and raked and trucked away, as the landscape turns drab and the daylight retreats, there are places you … 0

Jerk or genius? Debate over Banksy’s month of art

Friday, November 1, 2013

The secretive British street artist Banksy ended his self-announced monthlong residency in New York City with a final piece of graffiti, a $615,000 painting donated to charity and a debate: Is he a jerk or a genius? Banksy, … 0