Saturday, May 14, 2016

Sharon Art Center Reopening

There were more people than works of art, It is spacious but with so many people it was impossible to have a conversation over the din without shouting

I attended the reopening of the Sharon Art Center Gallery in Depot Park in Peterborough along with what seemed the entire population of the town. The event was announced on their website as follows:

May 13, 5-7pm
Featuring an exhibition curated by The Glass Museum titled Contemporary Works In, On, and Around Music and the music of American bassist, Nat Baldwin. Refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.
The New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) is pleased to announce the grand opening of their remodeled Sharon Arts Center Gallery in Peterborough, NH. A reception will be held May 13, 2016, 4-7pm, 30 Grove St, Peterborough, NH to celebrate the remodel that will enhance this deeply treasured community asset. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Slated for completion in early May by local architect Dennis Mires and builder Hutter Construction, the new gallery features a highly professional space with new walls and floors, better flow and museum quality lighting. The reopening reception on May 13th features an exhibition curated by The Glass Museum titled Contemporary Works In, On, and Around Music. This exhibit highlights artists who have supplied their work as backdrops for musical performances, photographers, videographers, and other visual artists as part of The Thing in the Spring, a nationally recognized series of concerts and art events in Peterborough, NH.  Artists include: Shaina Gates, Anna Von Mertens, Rachelle Beaudoin, Paul Flaherty, Luke Ramsey, Elisabeth Fuchsia Parker, Mary Goldthwaite-Gagne.
The reception will also host American bassist and singer, Nat Baldwin. After studying avant-garde jazz and improvisation with jazz legend Anthony Braxton, Baldwin started writing songs featuring double bass and vocals. In 2005 he joined Dirty Projectors. In addition to his work with Dirty Projectors, he has performed on Grizzly Bear's Shields, Vampire Weekend's Contra, and Department of Eagles' In Ear Park. In between touring and recording with Dirty Projectors, Nat made time to record his 2011 album People Changes, an album that led Pitchfork to say "…whether Baldwin is singing with his throat or his bow, there's a thrilling felling of freedom to it all."
These candles are too nice to burn

Food and wine galore, a staple of gallery openings

No sign of bassist Nat Baldwin, but it would have been impossible to hear him

This was an interesting piece

The three pigs. In the background a chicken wearing boots. This is art

A Rainbow

Interesting work with beach stones

My favorite works were the stained glass with copper trees


Another tree

A study of shadows


One wall of old postcards

The other wall of old postcards