Community ArtReach

AVA’s ArtReach program invites you to join artists LIVE via Zoom each week.

Get a glimpse into the creative minds of experienced artists as they take you through the art-making process – from beginning with a blank canvas or raw materials, through decisions about themes, materials, media, colors, techniques, and other aspects of their practice. Flyers for new ArtReach sessions are emailed every Monday. To get on the e-mail list for current and future ArtReach sessions, or have any questions about the program, please email

ArtReach airs live via Zoom every Friday at 10:00AM. Click the Zoom Link below to connect:

Meeting ID: 876 8267 2902  Passcode: 628249


UPCOMING: May 20. Rachel Montroy: Growth and Stillness



Rachel Montroy is a NH-based mixed media sculptor. Her ceramic and needle-felted sculptures are syntheses of botanical forms at various stages of maturation. Forms of seeds, bulbs, fruit and succulent are assembled to create engaging works that explore stillness and growth.


The artist exhibits her sculptures regionally and nationally. Rachel is an advocate and pioneer of craft, working as the Education and Community Outreach Coordinator at the League of NH Craftsmen where she is also a juried member. She is a long time educator and adjunct professor at Saint Anselm College and the New Hampshire Technical Institute and a faculty member at the Currier Museum Art Center. In 2006, Rachel received a Bachelor of Art in Studio Arts with a concentration in Ceramics from the University of New Hampshire. In 2008, she received a Master of Fine Arts in Ceramic Sculpture from the School for American Crafts at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York.


Rachel will demonstrate needle felting with merino wool and the variety of tools that she uses along with how she combines ceramic forms and found objects with the wool. While she works, she will also share her process for generating ideas and how her work evolves.



ArtReach is generously funded by the Mt. Roeschmore Foundation and the Mascoma Bank Foundation.

Mascoma Bank Foundation