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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

Child/parent inmate art to go on display in N.H.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Artwork by New Hampshire inmates and their children is going on display at the Kimball Jenkins Estate in Concord next month. Nine life-sized murals titled “A Perfect Day with Dad” and three posters titled “A Family Portrait with Mom” created by male and female inmates and their children … 0

Peter Pan show ‘Finding Neverland’ goes to Boston

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Diane Paulus plans to make the Peter Pan musical Finding Neverland fly in Massachusetts. The American Repertory Theater said yesterday that the show will kick off its 2014-2015 season under Paulus’s direction. It’s based on the 2004 whimsical … 0

‘Root Children’ ballet showcases students from Petit Papillon

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

In addition to the steps, the dancers of this weekend’s ballet The Root Children needed to learn the frenetic flap of a bee, the languid flutter of a butterfly and the sleek elegance of dragonfly flight. “When you … 0

Furniture masters’ exhibit pays tribute to mentor, educator

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The notion of having an idea, or just a thought blowing from one hemisphere to another, and then turning that into something tangible with his own two hands drew cabinetmaker Timothy Coleman to woodwork. But it wasn’t until … 1

Inaugural poet Richard Blanco to read at library

Monday, March 10, 2014

Richard Blanco, poet at the second inauguration of President Obama, will hold a workshop and public reading April 16 at the Concord Public Library. Blanco will host the workshop for high school students from 3 to 4:30 p.m. He will read and sign his books at a public … 0

At McGowan Fine Arts, experience spring ‘Thaw’ with new show

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Ah, spring. Will we ever see you again? It’s easy in the midst of this bitter winter to think the world will remain frozen forever. But “Thaw,” the exhibit which runs through March 28 at McGowan Fine Art … 0

Art center marks 75 years with student art exhibit

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Art is more than busy work for kids at the Currier Art Center, and what they produce is more than something sweet to hang on the fridge. Robert Eshoo, former director of the center, said the 75th anniversary … 0

Concord Community Players perform farcical take on classic monster movie

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Depending on whom you ask, this weekend’s Concord Community Players production of Kong’s Night Out may be described as a romp, a farce, slapstick comedy or a whole lot of monkey business. It’s also a screwball send-up of … 0

Models in Spanx kick off New York Fashion Week

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Showing their Spanx Even models love their Spanx. The global retailer GS Shop, based in Seoul, South Korea, sent the skinny ones down a runway last week in teensy boy shorts, Wonderbras and stretchy shapewear that helped make … 0

Peterborough: Loss of a legend

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Bob McQuillen, a legend in New England contra dance circles known for his rhythmic “Boom-Chuck” piano playing, his corny jokes and his infectious enthusiasm, died Tuesday surrounded by friends at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester. McQuillen, 90, had … 0