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Legendary Eire exhibit by Karen Desrosiers at Lane House Arts Middle

Aran Islands, oil, by Karen Desrosiers
Cliffs of Moher, oil, by Karen Desrosiers
Doolin Village, oil, by Karen Desrosiers

HAMPTON – Local artist Karen Desrosiers will have an exhibit of initial paintings at the Lane Household Arts Centre for the thirty day period of March.  “Iconic Ireland” is a assortment of oil paintings showcasing legendary visuals and sights from Ireland and celebrating the Irish society, How News Today.

The exhibit options a sequence of significant structure performs that Desrosiers has painted from photographs taken for the duration of her numerous excursions to Ireland.  “Themes of Irish and Celtic culture function greatly in my artwork,” suggests Desrosiers.  “The coronary heart and soul of Ireland and the Irish men and women shine by way of the wonderful, rugged landscapes, the brightly painted buildings, the ancient architecture, and the wild flora.”

Desrosiers paints largely with oils, in an impressionistic fashion, applying thick textures and brushstrokes, and generating functions that are pretty much a few-dimensional.  Desrosiers says, “I appreciate colour and texture and the expression that I am capable to get with them.”

The “Iconic Ireland” show operates now to April 2 at the Lane Property Arts Centre.  The exhibit is open Wednesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment

LHAC is found in downtown Hampton, in the historic Lane Household, at 380 Lafayette Highway.  For extra facts, call LHAC via email at [email protected] or by calling 603-926-1111 or stop by the site at

Brick Retail outlet Museum seems to be at ‘Perspectives of History’

KENNEBUNK, Maine – Brick Store Museum is web hosting a virtual springtime lecture series referred to as “Expanded Views of Background,” supported by the Maine Humanities Council. The series will be delivered through Zoom every two months commencing on March 10. On these devoted Thursdays at 2 p.m., the Museum will existing a going to digital lecturer to talk on distinct views of the record we know. Registration is cost-free, and places can be reserved on

To kick-off the collection, on Thursday, March 10, Professor Matthew Bahar of Oberlin College or university will discuss on his current e-book, “Storm of the Sea: Indians and Empires in the Atlantic’s Age of Sail.” On March 31, certified genealogist Pam Eagleson will present “Uncovering the Struggles & Stories of Our Ancestors” April 14 will deliver Professor Paul Kelton of Stony Brook School to communicate on “Germs and Colonialism,” and May possibly 5 will see Professor David Jones of Harvard University focus on “COVID-19 By way of the Lens of Epidemic Record.” Finally, the series will deliver Kennebunk’s very own record into target, with City Historian Kathy Ostrander Roberts talking on the town’s historical past of Freed Enslaved People and Kennebunk’s Very poor Farm on Thursday, Could 26, How News Today.

Participation in these lectures is cost-free and open to the community thanks to the generous guidance of the Maine Humanities Council, but you should sign-up on the web at or contact the Museum at 207-985-4802. Lectures will be recorded and designed accessible to registrants and Museum Associates via the Member Portal immediately after the dwell displays.

Bread & Puppet returns to the Millspace with ‘Finished Waiting’

Bread & Puppet Theater is an internationally celebrated company that champions a visually rich, street-theater brand of performance art filled with music, dance and slapstick. Its shows are political and spectacular, with huge puppets made of paper maché and cardboard.
Bread & Puppet Theater is an internationally celebrated company that champions a visually rich, street-theater brand of performance art filled with music, dance and slapstick. Its shows are political and spectacular, with huge puppets made of paper maché and cardboard.
Bread & Puppet Theater is an internationally celebrated company that champions a visually rich, street-theater brand of performance art filled with music, dance and slapstick. Its shows are political and spectacular, with huge puppets made of paper maché and cardboard.

NEWMARKET — Bread & Puppet returns to the Millspace at 55 Main St., in Newmarket, on Saturday, April 2, at 6 p.m., with Completed Ready, a new exhibit established this wintertime by B&P director, Peter Schumann and the storied Vermont troupe of puppeteers, carpenters, bus motorists, musicians, dancers, agitators and bread-bakers, quite a few of whom do all of the earlier mentioned in the course of action of inventing Bread & Puppet’s aesthetically legendary and politically plainspoken exhibits and bringing them to audiences considerably and broad.

Completed Waiting around is a show for this instant of political, social, ecological and epidemiological rupture and uncertainty, a instant in which quite a few come to feel the seduction of a stance of waiting around ready for the pandemic to be over, for improved leaders to be elected, for steps to be taken by the highly effective to answer to ecological catastrophe, for people to be reunited or seemingly everlasting wars to stop, How News Today.

Following the performance Bread & Puppet will provide its free sourdough rye bread with aioli, and Bread & Puppet’s “Cheap Art” – books, posters, postcards, pamphlets and banners from the Bread & Puppet Push – will be for sale.

Tickets are $10 to $25 suggested sliding scale at the door.

Racial Unity Staff hosts Art and Poetry Obstacle for New Hampshire people of all ages

Racial Unity Team hosts Art and Poetry Challenge for New Hampshire residents of all ages.

The Art and Poetry Obstacle, the living, breathing proof of the power of the arts, is an annual problem hosted by the Racial Unity Group. Up to $6,000 in prize dollars will be awarded to winners in elementary, middle faculty, high school and grownup categories in both of those art and poetry.

Each New Hampshire resident is invited to post an primary poem or visible function of art encouraged by this year’s concept of “Equity,” which usually means offering folks what they require to reach their complete opportunity.

The deadline for submissions is April 15, and winners will be introduced in late June. Submissions will be exhibited in town halls, neighborhood libraries, and on the Racial Unity Workforce site. For problem regulations and methods stop by:

Instructors are inspired to evaluation the available resources on the topic of equity and to really encourage their students to participate. This obstacle is built feasible by our sponsors Nellie Mae Schooling Basis and Kennebunk Financial savings. For further more information and facts, make sure you call 603-263-6511.

“Sunflowers for Ukraine” at the Seacoast Artist Association

Ceramic sculpture "Dark Skies Ahead" by internationally known sculptor and native of Kyiv, Ukraine, SAA member Natasha Dikareva. About this work Natasha says, "The siren sings to calm herself during a tumultuous storm. Uncertainty and panic swirl around her but she keeps her eyes covered and lets the bird with the seeing eye be her vision. She stays calm and believes that this difficult time will provide new opportunities for spiritual growth. Guided by the bird and her own strong voice, she rises above and drapes herself in cloud."
SAA Artist and show organizer Lynn Krumholz shows her mixed media triptych "Solidarity for Ukraine" made with all handmade imported Nepalese lokta paper. Lynn was inspired by the strength of the people of Ukraine to create these pieces.

EXETER — The artists at the Seacoast Artist Association needed a way to convey their discomfort and hope about what is happening in the Ukraine, the homeland of their fellow artist member, sculptor Natasha Dikareva of Newmarket, N.H.  Beginning Wednesday, March 9 they will have authentic is effective on sale showcasing the country’s nationwide flower, the sunflower, and the blue and yellow colours of their countrywide flag.  The artists are donating all proceeds from these revenue to the Environment Central Kitchen area, where by chef José Andrés is feeding individuals fleeing the war on Ukraine.

The clearly show will be up until finally Wednesday, April 5.  Please sign up for them for a safe and sound Next Friday reception on March 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. Masks are demanded, and there will be no refreshments served this month.  The gallery is at 130 Drinking water St., in downtown Exeter.  Parking is free. The gallery is open up Wednesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.  See far more at and observe them on Facebook, How News Today.

Seacoast Wind Ensemble accepts apps for College student New music Scholarship

Former SWE Conductor, Paul M. Erwin (1966-2014)

KITTERY, Maine — The Seacoast Wind Ensemble is currently accepting programs from higher faculty instrumental musicians for the Paul M. Erwin Music Scholarship. Programs will be acknowledged from now by Saturday, March 26.

Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded this year. The money can be made use of to assistance musical endeavors, which includes: music camps, new instruments/tools, classes, tuition, etc. Winners will be invited to conduct with SWE at a single of their summer time live shows, the place the scholarships will be introduced. Students have to reside in York County, Maine, Rockingham or Strafford County, N.H., Essex County, Mass., or Rutland County, Vt. To study additional or utilize for the scholarship, go to: Questions might also be sent to [email protected].

Seacoast Wind Ensemble performs “Music of the Americas” Live performance

The Seacoast Wind Ensemble will perform a concert of "Music of the Americas" on Saturday, March 12, at 7 p.m. at the Star Theater in Kittery, Maine.

KITTERY, Maine — The Seacoast Wind Ensemble will accomplish a concert of “Audio of the Americas” on Saturday, March 12, at 7 p.m. at the Star Theater in Kittery, Maine.

The concert will aspect songs from Newfoundland to Colombia, such as “The Banking companies of Newfoundland” by Howard Cable, “American Riversongs” by Pierre LaPlante, and “Tambien Es Colombia” by Alfredo Mejía Vallejo. The concert is totally free and open up to the public. Donations are welcome at the doorway.

To master additional, be sure to go to their web site,, or take a look at them on  Facebook. Interested parties can incorporate their name to an email listing to be notified about approaching concert events so that they really do not miss a beat.

Seacoast Wind Ensemble searching for new musicians

KITTERY, Maine — The Seacoast Wind Ensemble is looking for new wind and percussion players. If you are an seasoned musician, be sure to look at becoming a member of the ensemble! Rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings at the Shapleigh Middle School in Kittery, Maine. To discover much more, remember to check out our internet site:

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