Exhibitions

Jun
10
Fri
2016
Kira’s Garden Sculpture Exhibition
Jun 10 2016 @ 5:00 pm – Apr 30 2017 @ 6:00 pm

Kiras Garden Split

Kira’s Garden, a sculpture garden dedicated to the memory of Kira Fournier Schore (1950-2002) and her contribution to the arts community of the Upper Valley and located on the east side of AVA’s Carter-Kelsey building, was given by her husband, Benjamin Schore in 2008.

Sculptures by fourteen artists will be featured for the 2016-2017 installation:

  • Bill Martin of Grantham, NH
  • Herb Ferris of Windsor, VT
  • Liz Sibley Fletcher of Mason, NH
  • Scott Gordon of Norwich, VT
  • Fitzhugh Karol of Brooklyn, NY
  • Michael Kraatz and Susan Russell of Canaan, NH
  • John Kemp Lee of White River Junction, VT
  • Phil Lonergan of Campton, NH
  • John Matusz of Waitsfield, VT
  • Lynn Newcomb of Worcester, VT
  • Abraham Oort of Hartland, VT
  • Teresa Taylor of Barnstead, NH
  • Jamie Townsend of Springfield, VT

Click here to download the press release for AVA’s 2016 Installation in Kira’s Garden.

This exhibition is generously sponsored by Four Seasons Southeby’s International Realty.

Four Seasons Southebys International Realty logo

Jul
22
Fri
2016
2015 Juried Show Award Winners :: Bartlett, Granott Fox, Hufschmid, Pollock
Jul 22 @ 11:00 am – Aug 19 @ 5:00 pm

2016 AVA July Web

Barbara Bartlett

Nira Granott Fox

Erick Hufschmid

Jessie Pollock

Click here to download the press release for 2015 Juried Show Award Winners :: Bartlett, Granott Fox, Hufschmid, Pollock

This exhibition is generously sponsored by Ledyard National Bank.

Ledyard Bank Logo

Take Another Look: Aging with Dignity, A United Valley Interfaith Project
Jul 22 @ 11:00 am – Aug 19 @ 5:00 pm
Aug
7
Sun
2016
Sunday Soup — Community, Food and Arts Funding in One!
Aug 7 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sunday Soup

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, August 7, 3:00pm

$5 in Advance; $8 at the Door

Click here to purchase your $5 admission in advance.

AVA is excited to announce that we will be hosting quarterly Sunday Soup gatherings, beginning on Sunday, August 7 at 3:00pm. Initiated and led by Randall Szott, Head Chef at The Prosper Valley School in Pomfret, VT, these playful engagements promise great food, creative community and newly funded art projects!

What is Sunday Soup*?

Sunday Soup is a grassroots model for funding small-to-medium sized creative projects through community meals. Basically, community members are invited to share in a meal of soup prepared by Szott, accompanied by Red Hen bread, for a nominal fee. The proceeds will be pooled as a grant, and at the conclusion of the gathering, will be awarded to support a developing, local art project. Artists seeking funding for their work should bring a printed, one-page description of their goal, with accompanying images, to the Sunday Soup event. All proposals will be tacked to the wall for participants to review. Every diner gets to vote. At the conclusion of the event, the proposal with the most votes receives the collected monies – no strings attached.

Why do it?

Sunday Soup is worth engaging with because it generates independent funding for the arts, sparks dialogue among local creatives, cultivates how we think about collaboration and community, and gives artists of all ages and abilities the opportunity to propose projects they might not otherwise be able to complete. For applying artists, the proposal process is more streamlined and fun than traditional grant application packages. For participating diners, the decision-making process is quick and democratic, and the outcome will reflect our local priorities. Sunday Soup is platform that gives everyone the opportunity to discuss ongoing projects with new audiences, meet new collaborators, and share ways of working.

* Program descriptions adapted from the Sunday Soup website.

Click here to purchase your $5 admission in advance.

Aug
13
Sat
2016
AVA and Pompanoosuc Mills: A Celebration of Upper Valley Artists
Aug 13 @ 4:00 pm – Sep 24 @ 5:00 pm

The exhibition AVA and Pompanoosuc Mills: A Celebration of Upper Valley Artists
is being held at Pompanoosuc Mills in Thetford, VT.

 

Opening Reception :: AVA and Pompanoosuc Mills
Aug 13 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The opening reception for AVA and Pompanoosuc Mills: A Celebration of Upper Valley Artists
is being held at Pompanoosuc Mills in Thetford, VT.