Here is the June 2016 newsletter from NHSPA.
Editor’s note: I’m sending this out early (and probably missing something important that should have been included) because I’ll be traveling for several weeks starting May 24. Rather than skip this month’s newsletter altogether I figured I’d send out what I have now, especially since the notes regarding the Star Island Retreat and the NHIA “Share Your History” event are important. As always, if you have news you’d like to share with the group please forward it to me and I’ll be sure to include it in next month’s newsletter, which will come out near the end of June. My email address is at the bottom of this message.
NHIA REQUEST FOR HISTORIC IMAGES, MEMORABILIA, AND STORIES
(from Jan Sutcliffe and Gary Samson)
The New Hampshire Institute of Art is looking forward to celebrating the 100th anniversary of its Manchester campus centerpiece, the French building, this November. The building was designed by noted Boston architect William Rantoul and built by Mrs. Emma Blood French in 1916 as the first permanent home of the Manchester Institute of Arts & Sciences as it was then known. The Institute has been a cultural gem of the community ever since, offering concerts and lecture series, classes and exhibits to a wide audience through the years, even now as it has evolved to include a fully accredited four-year college of art and design.
An exhibit will be created as part of the 100th anniversary event, and the public’s assistance is requested to add old photos, concert programs or posters, scrapbooks, and personal narratives to the Institute’s archives to help tell the history of one of Manchester’s most cherished institutions.
On Sunday, June 26 from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm, bring your items to the New Hampshire Institute of Art Library in the Fuller Building at the corner of Hanover and Pine Streets. the Director of the Library, Betsy Holmes and Chairperson of the Photography Department, Gary Samson will be at the Teti Library to review items from your personal archives that may be donated, or scanned and returned to you. Even if you only have an anecdote to share, it will be gratefully recorded.
Sunday, June 26, 2016
10:30 am to 1:30 pm
156 Hanover Street
For more info or questions please contact Jan Sutcliffe, firstname.lastname@example.org
STAR ISLAND RETREAT IS FILLING UP
(Editor’s note: Since last month’s report I’ve had several additional people tell me that they have signed up for this year’s Star Island retreat (including your’s truly). If you are considering attending and have not yet signed up, I suggest you do so soon, as the hotel may become completely booked, and Barb may consider closing registration in order to keep the group size manageable. Below is a digest of the info from last month’s newsletter, taken from Barb’s original writeup.)
NHSPA Star Island Retreat: Thursday, September 8 - 11, 2016
As of early May we already have 10 people signed up for Star this year! We have found that a good maximum number of attendees is 18, so if you are interested - don't miss out and please sign up on the Star Island website at: http://starisland.org/program/nhspa-photographers-retreat-shooting-star-photography-retreat/. The cost of the workshop is $85.00 and the cost of room and board will depend on your choice of accommodations. This information is also available on the Star Island website.
Our guest photographer this year is William (Bill) Franson. He is a professor at the New England School of Photography in Boston. Please see Bill's website at: http://www.billfranson.net
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. I am looking forward to another fun, educational, and successful retreat this year!
UNOFFICIAL IMPRESSIONS FROM CRAWFORD NOTCH RETREAT
(from David J. Murray)
The NHSPA Retreat was held last weekend at the AMC Highland Center in Crawford Notch. I was only able to attend from Saturday afternoon through Sunday mid morning, so my impressions are limited. But I can say that the gathering had a wonderful feel to it. When I arrived there seemed to be about 20 people involved in making Cyanotype prints, mixed with casual discussion on many aspects of photography and life. It was very relaxed but definitely “buzzing”, and everyone I spoke with said it had been a great event for them. John and Claudia did a commendable job organizing this event, and deserve our heartfelt thanks. If you missed it this year we hope that you will be able to join us if we are able to do the event again next year.
SHOWS IN THE AREA
(from Sarah Flause)
(Editor’s note: I do not have an updated list from Sarah, so I am repeating last month’s, as most of these shows are still running.)
Dec 12-Aug 14
Hiro Photographs, “Hiro is known for his distinctively conceived and precisely realized images across a range of subjects including fashion, portraiture, and still life…His work was known for its originality and technical innovation, with bold uses of light and color, and an elegant sense of surrealism...” Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA. www.mfa.org
Jan 22-Jun 5
Masterworks on Paper, including “artists such as Chuck Close, Stuart Davis, Edward Hopper, Jasper Johns, Édouard Manet, Andy Warhol, and more,” Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland, ME. www.portlandmuseum.org
Feb 26-May 29
Edward Curtis – Selections From The North American Indian, “From 1907 to 1930, Edward Curtis (United States, 1868–1952) photographed and studied Native Americans for his monumental book project, The North American Indian…the project represents one of the most significant and comprehensive efforts of the early 20th century to document Native Americans and Native American culture.” Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland, ME. www.portlandmuseum.org
Mar 5-May 31
A MOSAIC of Cultures to be Explored at Gallery 6 at the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire. The art on view in MOSAIC will include photographs of immigrants and refugees living in New Hampshire taken by Becky Field from her book “Different Roots, Common Dreams”, which came out in the Fall of 2015. Photographer David Hiley, who traveled to Haiti with a group of Seacoast, NH medical professional volunteers in coordination with the Haitian Health Foundation, will present his series of Haitian “selfies” of children and parents. “My eye was drawn to the tension I saw between wrenching poverty and the vibrancy and dignity of these children,” shared David. “Allowing the children to take selfies captured the curiosity and joy common to children everywhere.” Also on view will be photographs of children from China taken by retired pediatrician Skip Small and a glimpse into the life of a child from Japan curated by Sayaka and Seth Blewitt. Also on view will be selected dolls from the Museum’s collection of dolls from around the world. Gallery 6, 6 Washington St., Dover, NH. www.childrens-museum.org
Apr 2-Jun 5
The Hand-Painted Photographs of Charles Henry Sawyer, “Sawyer (1868-1954) worked as a photographer and photographic painter during the Golden Age of Hand-Painted Photography (1900-1940) using large wooden cameras and glass plate negatives to capture his images.” Opening reception with museum curators on April 2nd, 5-7pm. Keefe House Gallery, Woodman Museum, 15 Summer Street, Dover, NH. www.woodmanmuseum.org
Apr 2-Jun 3
Femme Fatales of the North, Rebecca Klementovich and Kristen Pobatschnig “with a series of abstract oil paintings and photographs highlighting the life and process of abstract painters in the White Mountains.” Rochester Museum of Fine Arts, Carnegie Gallery, Rochester Public Library, 65 South Main St., Rochester, NH. www.rochestermfa.org
Apr 4-May 5
Cambodia through Photographs by Barbara Bickford, “Every time I get off an airplane in Cambodia I am overwhelmed by the foreign sounds, smells, vistas and the oppressive heat. Over the years I have come to love this mysterious, flawed country. These images are an attempt to document Cambodia before modern progress will change it forever.” Opening reception with the artist April 7th 5-7pm, New Hampshire Institute of Art, 77 Amherst St, Manchester, NH. www.nhia.edu
Apr 16-May 31
Diane St. Jean – Small Abstract Paintings, NHSPA member Diane St. Jean is also a very accomplished painter with a show drawn from years of work on an extensive series of small abstracts. The Gallery in the Picker Building, accessed through the Washington Street Mill, third floor, 1 Washington Street, Dover, NH
Apr 17-Jul 3
Talented Women: Cheryle St. Onge, Julee Holcomb, Nancy Grace Horton, Susan Lirakis and Invitational Show: Claudia Rippee, David Hiley, Sarah Flause, artist reception April 17th 1-4pm, The Galleries, Camera Commons, 652 Central Avenue, Dover, NH. www.cameracommons.com
Apr 22-Jun 6
New Hampshire Institute of Art Student Photography Showcase, opening reception April 22nd, 5:30-7:30pm, Panopticon Gallery, 502c Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA. www.panopticongallery.com.
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):
37 Photographers/One Model, Main Gallery, May 5th – June 12th
Molly Lamb – Ghost Stepping, Atelier Gallery, June 9th – June 26th
Rebecca Clark, Griffin Gallery, June 9th – June 26th
Klaus Enrique, At Stoneham Theatre, April 27th – July 7th
[Photo]gogues: New England, including work by Glen Scheffer and Stephen Sheffield, At Lafayette City Center, through September 2016
Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road, Winchester, MA. www.griffinmuseum.org
May 1-May 31
The Eye of the Beholder, “Here the challenge is multi-level. It begins with pairing a photographer and a painter. The photographer captures an image. The painter uses this image as reference for a painted interpretation of what the photographer saw. Both works will be hung together.” Receptions first Friday of the month, 4-7pm, Seacoast Artist Association, Seacoast Artist Association, 225 Water Street, Exeter, NH, www.seacoastartist.org
May 1-Jul 3
Smartphone Photography Show in the new Studio Gallery, reception May 15th 1-4pm, The Galleries, Camera Commons, 652 Central Avenue, Dover, NH. www.cameracommons.com
May 6-Jun 4
2016 19th Annual Regional Juried Show, Newburyport Art Association, 65 Water Street, Newburyport, MA, www.newburyportart.org
May 14-Sep 5
Rodin: Transforming Sculpture, “Whether working in plaster, marble or bronze on an intimate or monumental scale, Auguste Rodin captured the emotional and psychological complexities of human beings in ways that few sculptors before or after him have achieved. He also profoundly changed the language of sculpture by playing with accident and emphasizing the act of creating rather than completing a work of art.” Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA. www.pem.org
May 20-Jul 1
Portrait Photography, Main Street Arts, 75 Main Street, Newfields, NH, www.mainstreetart.org
Photographs by Marianne Pernold, opening reception June 2nd, Lobby for the Arts, Provident Bank, 21 Daniel Street, Portsmouth, NH, www.theprovidentbank.com
ABOUT THIS NEWSLETTER
The purpose of NHSPA's monthly newsletter is to share information of potential interest to our members, in a simple, once-per-month text-only email blast that includes official NHSPA news and brief items submitted by our members regarding their upcoming shows, workshops of interest, and things like that.
The newsletter will usually be sent out around the 29th of each month. If you have info you'd like included, please email it to David J Murray (djm@ClearEyePhoto.com) by the 26th of the month. Please use the items above as a guide for writing yours. We hope there will be many contributions!
Please send comments/suggestions/questions about these newsletters to me (David J. Murray). Your feedback is most welcome!
- David J. Murray