Newsmakers

  • Soldati—

  • Weltman—

Published: 10/1/2022 12:10:07 PM
Modified: 10/1/2022 12:05:48 PM

Sarah Thorne  received the Tudor Richards Award for working tirelessly and effectively for conservation in the Granite State; Rob Woodward received the Goodhue-Elkins Award for outstanding contributions to our knowledge of New Hampshire birds; and Wendy Chatel received the John Thalheimer Volunteer Award for her project to upload 190,000 historical bird sightings into an online publicly accessible database called eBird and her work the volunteer Photo Editor for the New Hampshire Bird Records publication. The Conservation Awards were presented by the NH Audubon at its Annual Meeting on Sept. 17.

Gemma Soldati,  a New Hampshire based performance artist, was selected by Kimball Jenkins to be Artist in Residence for one year, starting September 2022. Soldati has expressed a desire to engage with New Hampshire artists and communities and work alongside Kimball Jenkins’ mission statement in order to benefit the state she feels a connection to.  Her focus is clown inspired work developed in front of live audiences. Her projects playfully dive into the heart of vital themes probing audiences with questions and meaning making – Grief, Ritual, Sleep, Dreams, Money, Wealth and beyond. While in residence, Soldati will curate at least one public presentation and actively engage with the community on campus. The Artist in Residence Program at Kimball Jenkins supports the creative vitality of our region by providing local artists at a critical point in their career access to studio and exhibition space. Tune into #KimballJenkins on Facebook or Instagram for updates, or sign up for the newsletter to learn about all events and classes.

Mick Weltman  has been appointed as Executive Director for the Land For Good (LFG) Board of Directors. Weltman has served as executive director to nonprofits for more than 25 years. He has dedicated his career to the nonprofit world and led and consulted with organizations locally, state-wide, nationally, and internationally. Weltman’s career work has included a focus on environmental issues and sustainability, smart growth, women’s health, and international economic development. LFG is a nationally recognized leader and the only organization of its kind with a sole focus on farmland access, tenure, and transfer. For nearly two decades, LFG has been working to put more farmers more securely on land in New England, support farm viability, increase farming opportunity, and keep land in farming. 




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