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.

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

 

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

Click here to download the press release for AVA and Pompanoosuc Mills: A Celebration of Upper Valley Artists

Aug
22
Mon
2016
AVA’s Downstairs Galleries Are Closed for Installation.
Aug 22 @ 8:00 am – Sep 8 @ 5:00 pm

AVA Gallery, Lebanon, NH

Our next show—Werger, Waterman and Kesseler, Adams, Yunger—opens on Saturday, September 9, 2016.

 

Sep
9
Fri
2016
Werger, Waterman and Kesseler, Adams, Yunger
Sep 9 @ 11:00 am – Oct 12 @ 5:00 pm

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Paulette Werger – Animal, Vegetable, Mineral

Gallery Talk: Thursday, September 22, 6:00pm

Rebecca Lawrence Gallery Entry

Click here to download the press release for Paulette Werger – Animal, Vegetable, Mineral

 

Gar Waterman and Rob Kesseler – Nature Revisioned

Gallery Talk: Thursday, October 6, 6:00pm

Clifford B. West Gallery

Click here to download the press release for Gar Waterman and Rob Kesseler – Nature Revisioned

 

Gina Adams – Its Honor is Here Pledged

Gallery Talk: Friday, September 9, 4:00pm

E.N. Wennberg Gallery and Elizabeth Rowland Mayor Gallery

Click here to download the press release for Gina Adams – Its Honor is Here Pledged

 

Joshua Yunger – A B C

Johnson Sisters Library (Second Floor)

Click here to download the press release for Joshua Yunger – A B C

Gallery Talk :: Gina Adams
Sep 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Opening Reception :: Werger, Waterman and Kesseler, Adams, Yunger
Sep 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sep
22
Thu
2016
Gallery Talk :: Paulette Werger
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Mudroom :: Creation Stories
Sep 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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Click here for complete information.

Click here to purchase your $5 AVA member or $7.50 non-member admission in advance.

Oct
6
Thu
2016
Gallery Talk :: Gar Waterman and Rob Kesseler
Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Sponsored in part by a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities.

Oct
15
Sat
2016
Kyudo: The Way of the Bow
Oct 15 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 16 @ 4:00 pm

Chin Kyudo First Shot

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Kyudo: The Way of the Bow

Free Kyudo Demonstration

Friday, October 14, 6-7:30 pm

“First Shot” Workshop

Saturday, October 15, 9am-4pm–$90

Kyudo means “the way of the bow” and is an ancient form of Japanese archery. It is also a meditation practice, often referred to as “Zen archery.” Practicing kyudo involves focusing one’s attention and calming one’s mind for the precise drawing of the bow and release of the arrow. It is a path to opening one’s heart and mind to the natural dignity of being human, beyond the obstacles of ambition, doubt, and loneliness. Hitting the target is not considered important. “You do not practice kyudo to polish your form. You practice kyudo to polish your heart.”—Kanjuro Sendai

Those interested in learning kyudo can sign up for the “First Shot” Workshop, a daylong practice to be held on Saturday, October 15, 9am-4pm. “First Shot” gives the beginner an opportunity to practice the Seven Coordinations (Shichido), the basic form of kyudo as meditation. Prooceeds from the “First Shot” Workshop will go to the Aya Itagaki Scholarship Fund at AVA. Adults and older teenagers are welcome to participate.

A Kyudo demonstration to introduce the “First Shot” Workshop will be offered on Friday, October 14, from 6-7:30pm. We will also discuss how Kyudo as a martial art became a meditation practice. The Kyudo demonstration is free and open to the public.

Instructors: Ray Chin, Grace DiNapoli, and Tom Kyle teach kyudo in Thetford, Barre, and Barnett, VT, respectively. All are students of Kanjuro Shibata Sensei XXI, a bow maker and kyudo master whose lineage spanned 21 generations of master bow makers.

Click here to enroll in the Saturday, October 15 First Shot Workshop.