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Oct 2015 News


(from Ron St. Jean)

We are very pleased to announce the NHSPA fall photographic artist presentation by fine art photographer Bear Kirkpatrick will take place at the Discover Portsmouth Center, 10 Middle Street, Portsmouth, NH, on Saturday, November 7, from 10:30 to 12:00. 

The program entitled “Bears That Dance, Bears That Don’t: A Case for Play” will show how Bear creates his complex, layered psychological portraits. Bear also expects to discuss his childhood deafness, how he came back to photography after twenty years away, and how he gets his work seen. You may see some of Bear’s work at www.bearkirkpatrick.com, and at the current show at the Drift Gallery in Portsmouth. 

PLEASE RSVP to ron@ronstjeanphotography.com if you plan to attend.

Following Bear’s presentation, we will have the opportunity to tour Jay Goldsmith’s show of portraits of local artists in the Discover Portsmouth Center’s gallery. Here is Jay’s statement about his show: "19th Century prints in the 21st Century, Jay Goldsmith's platinum/palladium prints continue a photographic printmaking tradition noted for permanence, a long tonal scale, and the surface quality of the paper chosen. The thirty-two portraits in this exhibit of local artists are printed on a hand-made japanese gampi paper. The portraits are accompanied by a piece from each artist."



Different Roots, Common Dreams: New Hampshire's Cultural Diversity
by photographer Becky Field
Exhibit: October 2015, Portsmouth Public Library, 175 Parrot Ave, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Reception: Sunday October 4, 2-4 pm

The Portsmouth Public Library is pleased to host an exhibit from photographer Becky Field. For the last three years, Field has documented the lives of New Hampshire's foreign-born residents. Her photographs raise awareness about the strength and vitality of ethnic, cultural, and religious diversity in New Hampshire, while also honoring and celebrating the families. The images illustrate the contributions of New Hampshire's immigrants and refugees, and educate the general public about the paths to resettlement. Her work has been compiled in a book titled "Different Roots, Commons Dreams: New Hampshire's Cultural Diversity," released this September through Peter E. Randall Publisher. 

See differentrootsnh.com for more info or, contact Becky at FieldWorkPhotos@gmail.com or 603-568-3174.



(from Sarah Flause)

March 14-Nov 8
Herb Ritts, “a leading American fashion photographer of the 1980s and 1990s.”
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA. www.mfa.org

March 29-Dec 27
6:30 am, Robert Weingarten, “In January 2003, at 6:30 am, Robert Weingarten launched his photographic odyssey. Over the course of the year, he made daily exposures at precisely 6:30 am, maintaining an identical combination of camera, 350-millimeter lens, slow-speed film and viewpoint overlooking Santa Monica Bay. Five of his large-scale, luminous photographs of Malibu capture what the artist calls ‘the fleeting nature of a particular confluence of light, and conditions that render a moment dramatic and singular’.” Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA. www.pem.org

April 24-Jan 3, 2016
The Maine Photo Project – Rose Marasco: index, Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland, ME. www.portlandmuseum.org

July 11-Jan 21, 2016
Unfinished Stories: Snapshots from the Peter J. Cohen Collection, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA. “Spanning the 20th century, the almost 300 found photographs in “Unfinished Stories” depict a century of image-making by private photographers.” www.mfa.org

Photography Exhibitions at the Griffin Museum in Winchester, MA and Satellite Locations see website for other upcoming events soon to be posted and for more details: 
Dead 50 Years, “Herb Greene photographed the rock musicians and other members of San Francisco’s cultural milieu during the height of its creative productivity.” September 21 – October 9, opening October 1st 6-8pm, The Griffin Museum at Digital Silver Imaging.
Layers of Illusion – Carol Isaak, Aug-27 – Nov-5, 2015, reception is September 3rd, 6:30-8:30pm, Stoneham Theater.
Nourish - Lynn Karlin ,David Lancaster, Amy Rindskopf, David Weinberg and Francine Zaslow, Sep 11 – Jan 3, 2016, Lafayette City Center Passageway Gallery.
Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road, Winchester, MA. www.griffinmuseum.org

Sep 4-Nov 20
An Open Juried Show, “includes the unordinary, non-traditional, and installation,” reception Sep 4, 5-7pm, Gallery at 100 Market St, Portsmouth, NH.

Sep 8-Oct 17
The Narrative Impulse: Portraits and Their Stories, works by Keliy Anderson-Staley, Kate Fridley, Nancy Grace Horton, W. Case Jernigan, Diane Sullivan, Itay Ziv, opening reception Sep 11th, 5-7pm, gallery talk Sep 12th, 10am. Lamont Gallery, Phillips Exeter Academy, 11 Tan Lane, Exeter. www.exeter.edu/arts/9140.aspx

Sep 10-Oct 10
Life, interrupted, “A photographic exhibition about capturing life-changing moments, presented by Main Street Art and The Seacoast Photographers Association,” Main Street Art, 75 Main Street, Newfields, NH, www.mainstreetart.org

Sep 10-Oct 17
Wild Thing – Neal Rantoul with Atamara Al-Mashouk and Mark-Anthony Kenney, “Rantoul’s “Monsters” collection is printed larger than life featuring the familiar….Dorothy, Barbie and Beetlejuice, in a parade of shocking and in some cases alluring masks, mannequins and wigs.” 555 Gallery, 555 E 2nd Street, Boston, MA, www.555gallery.com

Sep 10-Dec 1
Think Small – A Juried Photography Exhibition, “works of art from all over New England” including photography by some NHAA members, opening reception Sep 19th 5:30-7:30pm, Panopticon Gallery, 502c Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA. www.panopticongallery.com.

Sep 11-Dec 14
Witness to History: James Nachtwey – Afghanistan, Ground Zero, Iraq, “On September 11, 2001, award-winning photojournalist James Nachtwey stood with his camera a short distance from New York City's crumbling Twin Towers. His photographs are among the most iconic and compelling visual accounts we have of that day. Many of those images, along with pictures taken in Afghanistan before and after 9/11 and in Iraq afterward are the focus of Witness to History,” Currier Museum of Art, 150 Ash Street, Manchester, NH. www.currier.org.

Sep 19-Oct 24
Human Nature – Bear Kirkpatrick, Christopher Gowell, Amy Gross, Kent Maxwell. Artist Reception: September 19th, 5-8pm. Drift Contemporary Art Gallery @ The Wentworth-Coolidge Center for the Arts, 375 Little Harbor Rd., Portsmouth, NH. www.drift-gallery.com

Oct 2-Oct 31
Michael Alpert: Architectonica chipolana, “Michael Alpert photographs ancient fossils as objects of beauty, evaluating the relationship between science and art. This exhibition is part of.” Exhibition is part of the Maine Photo Project. Ogunquit Museum of American Art, 543 Shore Road, Ogunquit, ME. www.ogunquitmuseum.org

Oct 8-Jan 3,2016
You Can’t Get There From Here: The Portland Museum of Art Biennial, “this year’s Biennial provides a comprehensive overview of the many facets of Maine’s contemporary art scene,” Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland, ME. www.portlandmuseum.org

Oct 8-Dec, 2015
Photographic Artwork of David Booth, Lobby for the Arts, The Provident Bank, 95 Portsmouth Ave, Exeter, NH. www.theprovidentbank.com

Oct 14-Nov 7
Cheryle St. Onge – Natural Findings, “The photographs from Natural Findings explore the curiosity and awe of our early grasp of nature… in the realm of both science and curiosity… moments of photographs made slowly and carefully with an 8x10 view camera,” Opening October 14th, 5-7pm, artist talk October 25, 2pm, PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washing Avenue, Portland, ME, www.phopagallery.org

Oct 14-Nov 25
Talking New Orleans Exhibit, celebrating “the excitement, color and cultural diversity of contemporary New Orleans music in forty photographs made over two years by Gary Samson,” reception October 28, 5-7pm, New Hampshire Institute of Art, 148 Concord Street, Manchester, NH, www.nhia.edu

Thru 2015
Close to the Edge, photographs by David Olken. “Close to the Edge” is now available as a free digital download at davidolkenphotography.com. It was shot from 2000 to 2011 and includes 58 images from places along the Gulf of Maine. I hope you will take a few moments to download the interactive PDF file. I am offering to send one free 8x11 print on handsome Hahnemuhle rag paper to anyone who would like one, as part of my goal of sharing these images with an many people as I can.” Request via email to dolken@comcast.net. 



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