Public Art :: 200 Pizza Boxes, July 2013

For this 2013 project, participants in an AVA linoleum cut class taught by Josh Yunger (and in which I was delighted to moonlight for a couple sessions!!!) printed 100 12″ x 12″ pizza boxes given by Cantore’s Pizza and 100 12″ x 12″ pizza boxes given by Ziggy’s Pizza.

Some of the 200 pizza boxes are displayed above.

Both restaurants delivered people’s pies in these boxes — bringing the hand-printed works directly to people’s homes.

Public Art :: Advance Transit, February 2013

In a delightful reprise of AVA and Advance Transit’s previous Public Art Project, the two community-oriented nonprofits have come together again to install 60 more original drawings, painting, and prints in the interior headliners of the Upper Valley’s buses, adding art to riders’ experiences as they move throughout our region.

Public Art :: Lantern Making Workshop

Working with artist Gowri Savoor, learn how to make your own enchanting lantern from willow bows and tissue paper. The unique workshop will include a brief slideshow to introduce you to the process and the materials.

No previous experience is necessary, and all tools and materials are provided. All ages are welcome to create their own light (children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.)

Space is limited to 12 participants. A $25 registration fee is requested. Scholarships are available.

Illuminations, sponsor of this community arts program, has been providing lighting to the Upper Valley for over a quarter century.

Paper Lantern-Making is now full. Please give us a call at (603) 448-3117 if you would like to be put on the waitlist. Thank you!

Public Art: Sculptural Visions, 2008-2012


Sculptural Visions is Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site’s annual celebration of sculpture in all its forms.  For a five year run between 2008 and and 2012, AVA offered a free assemblage workshop to participants of all ages and abilities. The program, where community members could spend the afternoon making sculptures from the curious and wonderful materials provided, resulted in over 500 sculptures being playfully produced, photographed, and ultimately taken home.

This Public Art Project was funded, in part, by a grant from the James Tasker Covered Bridges Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation — Upper Valley Region. Thank you.