Green Buildling App

Download AVA’s Green Building Tour App!

As of December 9, 2011, AVA Gallery and Art Center has what is believed to be the very first application—or “app”— focusing on a “green”  building project, namely the initiatives that were taken in 2006-2007 to make the renovation of AVA’s Carter-Kelsey Building a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold-Certified project.

We proudly invite you to click here and download the Free AVA LEED App to your iTouch, iPhone or iPad.

Special thanks go to Barbara Jones and Eric Richardson for their conceptual and technical development of this project; to Patrick Luteran, 2010 AVA intern and an architecture student, for developing part of the verbiage used in this app; to C. Stuart White, Jr., AIA, for all his professional advice and for the writing of specific segments; to Brandy Zarle and Tim Rush, New York City-based actors who, while performing this fall at Shaker Bridge Theatre in Enfield, New Hampshire, donated their time and expertise to record voice-over for part of the app’s audio; and to the Highfield Foundation for funding this project.

Thanks to the support of Systems Plus Computers, curious visitors can also take the AVA LEED tour on iPods that are available, and can be signed out for loan, from the AVA office.

AVA Wins 2 Owlies!

AVA Awarded Two Owlies!

AVA’s board and staff are please to announce that we were honored with two 2011 Owl Awards: Best Art Gallery and Best Art Education! 

We want to let everyone know how much we appreciate the opportunity to serve the Upper Valley and that we will continue to work as hard as we can for you. 

 We also wish to thank The Complete Hoot for all they do for the arts in our community!

Hurricane Irene

While we at AVA are thrilled to announce a number of new fall classes, exhibitions, and special programs, we are saddened to learn about the severe destruction that was caused by Irene, the tropical storm that recently raged through our region. We were among the fortunate, as our AVA building remained unharmed, but we are acutely aware that a number of our artists, members, and supporters have suffered damage to their spaces and properties. 

AVA’s fall program of classes begin the week of September 19. Therefore, during the first couple of weeks in September, several of our teaching studios are used less frequently than normally is the case. If your workspace has been affected by the recent storm, and you need a temporary place to work, or to meet, please contact us here at AVA, and we will do our utmost to provide a measure of relief  while repairs to the storm damage is being done.

Being able to engage in art experiences, whether through expressing yourself through the creative process, or to engage in the viewing of our exhibitions, may be particularly rewarding experiences during times of distress.

We welcome you to AVA!

Link to CERF (Craft Emergency Relief Fund and Artists’ Emergency Resources)