Opening Reception: Friday, September 8, 5-7pm
China Marks: Gods and Men
Rebecca Lawrence Gallery Entry & Clifford B. West Gallery
Gallery Talk: Friday, September 8, 4pm
Janet Hulings Bleicken: When I Grow Up I’ll Be a Painter Too
Gallery Talk: Saturday, September 30, 3pm
Leah Woods: Recent Works
Gallery Talk: Saturday, September 23, 3pm
AVA Gallery and Art Center, located at 11 Bank Street in Lebanon, NH, is pleased to present the exhibition When I Grow Up I’ll Be a Painter Too by Janet Hulings Bleicken, on display from September 8, 2017 through October 6, 2017 in the E. N. Wennberg Gallery. A reception, free and open to the public, will take place on Friday, September 8 from 5 to 7pm.
Janet Hulings Bleicken, of Hancock, NH, received her BA from Pennsylvania State University and studied at Rhode Island School of Design. Recent exhibitions include shows at the Copley Society in Boston, MA; Hood Museum of Art in Hanover, NH; and the Sharon Arts Center in Sharon, NH. Bleicken’s work is in numerous public collections including at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, NH and the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery in Keene, NH. For her exhibition at AVA, Bleicken will show a series of narrative paintings titled When I Grow Up I’ll Be a Painter Too. From a very early age, Bleicken was interested in studying art and art history. Her family was always very supportive and she states: “This show, is a journey through my childhood memory of the painters who allowed me to believe I could become a painter too.”
Janet Hulings Bleicken will give a gallery talk on Saturday, September 30 at 3:00pm. The talk is free and open to the public.
Hi everyone – We hope you will help us remember Aya on the afternoon of Sat 10/7 at the Okinawan Karate Dojo and raise funds for the scholarship fund started in 2014. The fund has supported arts for Seniors at AVA Gallery and karate students at the dojo.
Details to come but we wanted to include events that we know she would enjoy including:
-Karate kick-a-thon (in the morning) and demonstration in the afternoon
-Kyudo (Japanese archery) ceremony by Aya’s friend and teacher Ray Chin,
-Raffle of original art work by Aya and her friends
-Pot luck featuring Itagaki gyoza (potstickers) because Aya always enjoyed a good meal
Hope to see you there! Sachi for the Itagaki Family
Opening Reception: Friday, October 13, 5 – 7pm
Doors & Windows: Open and Closed
A Curated Exhibition by Rebecca L. Lawrence former New Hampshire State Arts Council Director
Rebecca Lawrence Gallery Entry
Clifford B. West Gallery
Gallery Talk: Thursday, November 2, 5:30pm
E.N. Wennberg Gallery
Gallery Talk: Friday, October 13, 4pm
Elizabeth Rowland Mayor Gallery
Gallery Talk: Friday, October 13, 4pm
AVA Gallery and Art Center, located at 11 Bank Street in Lebanon, NH, is pleased to present the exhibition Close to Home: Encaustic Paintings by Stephanie Gordon, on display from September 8, 2017 through November 10, 2017 in the Johnson Sisters Library (Second Floor). A reception, free and open to the public, will take place on Friday, September 8 from 5 to 7pm.
Stephanie Gordon, of Piermont, NH, studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts at the Université d’Aix-Marseille in France and received her BFA from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Gordon has taught a range of ages and she has received numerous awards and grants both for her work as an artist as well as an art teacher. Residencies include programs at the Camden-Frontier School in MI and the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT. Recent exhibitions include shows at the Ledyard Gallery in the Howe Library in Hanover, NH; Studio Place Arts in Barre, VT; and South Shore Arts Center in Weymouth, MA.
For her exhibition at AVA, Gordon will show mixed-media encaustic paintings. She states: “My enthusiasm for encaustic painting began when I saw the Fayum mummy portraits done in encaustic at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2008. I was captivated by the medium and trained in the use of encaustics at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. I am intrigued by the depth and luminosity that can be created with encaustics and I enjoy the opportunity to integrate other materials into the work. The qualities of depth and light created by the use of layers of semi transparent wax are well suited for painting the landscapes of the natural and pastoral New England that I love. Throughout my career as an artist, I have returned to the landscape as my subject. The inspiration for the work here is the Upper Valley. These paintings show the places here that I enjoy and that I see every day during walks, hikes and drives.”
Stephanie Gordon will give a gallery talk on Thursday, October 26 at 5:30pm. The talk is free and open to the public.
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 2, 5-7pm
Every year, our Holiday Show is the place to find unique gifts. Our member artists offer a range of beautiful and fun items from artwork in all media to handmade ornaments and fine jewelry. We have hand-dyed shibori scarves, uncycled mittens, and cool snow globes that make great gifts for the holidays. Our galleries are the perfect place to shop or take a break from the holiday madness!