Member Newsletters

Oct 2017 News

Here is the October 2017 newsletter from NHSPA. 
[Editor’s note: My apologies for not sending out a call for newsletter items last week. I have just returned from a few weeks of travel outside the country, during which I was rarely able to be online].
(from Peter Randall)
Twenty years ago, under the direction of Peter Randall, the NHSPA was formed to conduct a photographer’s weekend retreat on Star Island. In celebration of this anniversary, Star Island Corporation and Discover Portsmouth are hosting an exhibit of photography by NHSPA members who have attended the annual September retreat.
Curated by Peter and edited by Peter and David J. Murray, the exhibit features more than 40 images of Star Island from 20+ photographers who submitted pieces per the call for entries in the May 2017 edition of this newsletter. All images are for sale with a portion of the proceeds supporting Star Island and Discover Portsmouth.
The exhibit opens at Discover Portsmouth October 19 and there will be a free opening reception/social event with light fare on October 20 from 5-7 pm. See http://portsmouthhistory.org for directions and more info.
Discover Portsmouth is open daily and the exhibit culminates on November 18 for the annual Starry Night fundraiser for Star Island. The event, from 5-7, features an open bar and appetizers and a presentation on old Gosport by Peter and Maryellen Burke, co-editors of Gosport Remembered, the last village at the Isles of Shoals. A twentieth anniversary reprint of the books has just been republished and will be available for sale at the event. To purchase tickets for the Starry Night fundraiser go to Starisland.org/events.
(from Sarah Flause) 
Thru Oct 1
Gray Matters, with work by Francie Bishop Good, Sandra Klein, Marina Font, Collen Woolpert, Liz Steketee and J. Fredric May, Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Rd, Winchester, MA. www.griffinmuseum.org
Thru Oct 9
Shadows & Reflections OAA Expressions; Memorial Exhibition: Norman West ; Showcases: Steven Holt – Photography; Shiao-Ping Wang-Painting; Invited New England Sculptors, gala reception Sept.16,  5 - 7:30 p.m. Barn Gallery, Ogunquit Artist Association, Shore Road & Bourne Lane, Ogunquit, Maine. www.barngallery.org
Thru Oct 15
20th Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit This exhibit features many award-winning, international sculptures. Feast your eyes on numerous outdoor sculptures set among perennial gardens and a country setting of fields and a pond. Mill Brook Gallery, 236 Hopkinton Rd, Concord wwww.themillbrookgallery.com
Thru Oct 22
The Summer of Love Photography and Graphic Design In celebration of the Summer of Love’s 50th anniversary, this exhibition explodes with a profusion of more than 120 posters, album covers and photographs from the transformative years around 1967. That summer, fueled by sensational stories in the national media, San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury neighborhood became a mecca for thousands seeking an alternative to the constrictions of postwar American society. Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA. www.mfa.org
Thru Oct 26
Bill Truslow: Mostly Personal, photographs from Bill’s recent travels, personal projects, and select assignment photos, stunning black and white images, brilliant color travel photos and portraits are on display along with some of his favorite industrial photos. PMAC Hass Family Gallery, 973 Islington St., Portsmouth www.pmaconline.org
Thru Oct 31
Cabot Lyford: Truth of Material; Alison Rector: The Value of Thought; Marsden Hartley and His Circle, sculpture by Lyford, paintings of historic public library buildings and an exploration of the works by artists who influenced Marsden Hartley such as Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O’Keeffe. Ogunquit Museum of American Art, 543 Shore Road, Ogunquit, ME, www.ogunquitmuseum.org
Thru Oct 31
At Sea, Panopticon Gallery of photography’s first exhibition under the new ownership of Paul Sneyd and directorship of Kat Kiernan, opening reception September 7th, 6-8pm. Panopticon Gallery, 502c Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, www.panopticongallery.com
Thru Nov 5
Charles Sheeler From Doylestown to Detroit This exhibition celebrates the MFA’s unparalleled holdings of works by Charles Sheeler (1883–1965), presenting 40 photographs from three significant series created during the heyday of his career as a founder of American modernism. Alfred Stieglitz and Modern America, Featuring 36 photographs, the exhibition showcases fine examples of his New York views, portraits and photographs that Stieglitz took at his family’s country home at Lake George. Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA. www.mfa.org 
Thru Nov 11
The Art of the Tintype: Edith Weiler, a 19th century photographic process, Emporium Framing and Gallery, 261 Main St., South Berwick, ME www.emporiumframing.com
Thru Nov 26
Fresh Paint and Pixels, “featuring art by emerging local artisists,” opening is part of Dover art-around-town night, October 6th, 5:30-7:00pm, Gallery 6, Children’s Museum, 6 Washington Street, Dover, NH. www.childrens-museum.org 
Thru Dec 17
Child’s Play – Representations of Adolescence, “take a close look at childhood and the unsteady terrain of adolescence through a selection of 20th century photographs” including works by Aaron Siskind and Lewis Hine. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland, ME, www.portlandmuseum.org
Thru Dec 31
Nan Goldin, Photographer Nan Goldin “captures her world as it unfolds before her, resulting in a diaristic account of her life and the people and places that define it.” Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland, ME, www.portlandmuseum.org
Thru 2017
Making Modern, “A five-gallery exhibition on the third floor of the MFA’s Art of the Americas Wing explores what it meant to be in the vanguard of Modern art in the 20th century. Specific gallery shows include:
Kahlo and Her Circle, “…the work of Frida Kahlo in the context of works by her family and friends in Mexico City. Anchored by the MFA’s recently acquired painting Dos Mujeres by Kahlo, the installation includes photographs by Tina Modotti, Edward Weston, and Imogen Cunningham—including a portrait of Kahlo—works in various media by Diego Rivera, and recently acquired archival material related to the artists, including a wedding portrait of Kahlo and Rivera by Victor Reyes.” Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA. www.mfa.org
Thru 2017
The Lane Collection: O’Keeffe, Sheeler, Dove, “represents five American artists who showed their work in Alfred Stieglitz’s and Edith Halpert’s New York City galleries—Georgia O’Keeffe, Charles Sheeler, Arthur Dove, Marsden Hartley, and Stuart Davis.” Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA. www.mfa.org
Thru Jun 3, 2018
Black and White Japanese Modern Art, “large-scale calligraphy by Inoue Yuichi (1916-1985)…avant-garde works in the monochrome aesthetic shared widely in Japan and beyond…sensibility rooted in Zen Buddhism, which values simplicity and austerity” Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA. www.mfa.org
Thru March 5, 2018
George Kepes Photographs: From Berlin to Chicago, 1930-1946, the first of two exhibitions, explores early work by the Hungarian-born polymath, The show includes photograms, as well as never before seen prints. MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, www.mitmuseum.mit.edu
Oct 4-Nov 11
Jonathan Levitt, Mawooshen – Life and Landscape of the Maritime Archaic, “documents of geography of the Red Paint People – archaic humans of unknown origins that appeared among the insland and coastal moutains of Penobscot Bay five thousand years agao” Opening reception October 5th, 5-7pm. PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Avenue, Portland, ME, www.phopagallery.com
Oct 5-Nov 25
The Inner Landscape, paintings by Diane St. Jean and Pretty Common Things, photographs by Ron St. Jean, opening reception Oct. 7, 1-3 p.m., Epsom Public Library, 1606 Dover Rd., Epsom www.epsomlibrary.com
Oct 6-Dec 22
North Country Studio Workshop Exhibition, an exhibition of multi-media work by artists that have attended the workshops in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Workshop. Public reception, Oct. 6, 5-7 p.m. League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, 49 South Main St., Concord www.nhcraft.org 
Oct 6-Oct 29
Deb Schwedhelm: From the Sea, Opening reception October 6th, 5:30-8:30 pm. Vermont Center for Photography, 49 Flat St., Brattleboro, VT, www.vcphoto.org
Oct 26-Dec 15
Impact, Work by recipients of the prestigious Piscataqua Region Artist Advancement Grant” 
A Photographer’s Embrace: Stephen DiRado, a Worcester area artists whose work over the last 35 years has “evolved from straight photography of people and places to intimate, empathetic images made in collaboration with his subjects.” 
Museum of Art, University of New Hampshire, Paul Arts Center, Durham, NH www.unh.edu 
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