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ArtStop Online!

Join Karl Neubauer for ArtStop Online,  AVA’s middle school art making program. For more information email Karl Neubauer .

ArtStop students, with instructor Karl Neubauer, pose proudly before their painted  Fountain Cover Public Art Project in Lebanon, NH. The project was a collaboration with the City’s Recreation and Parks Department.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Mudzoom Online – April 16,2020

Watch AVA’s first online Mudroom (now Mudzoom) – originally performed on April 16, 202o

AVA Gallery’s quarterly story-telling series, The MudZoom, is looking for storytellers who can tell a good story related to ever-changing themes. The next event will be held the evening of Thursday, June 11, 2020 via Zoom.  Breaking News: April 16’s MudZoom reached over 180 households around the Upper Valley and as far away as Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, California, Illinois, and Florida.

Click here for complete information about the next Mudzoom

Please spread the word!  Many thanks!

The Mudroom Team


ArtLab Online

Art Lab is an imaginative visual art program serving adults with special needs, and is run in conjunction with AVA’s Art Lab partner, the Special Needs Support CenterIn-person Art Lab is currently on hold, but please watch AVA’s Art Lab Instructor Lea Wells first online Art Lab lesson below. And check back next week for more Art Lab videos!

More information about ArtLab


CAOS Online!

For the time being we can’t hold CAOS (Community Art Open Studio) at AVA, but that doesn’t mean the art making has to stop! Watch below as CAOS Instructor, Allison Zito,demonstrates some great homemade art projects, and while you are visiting, subscribe to AVA’s YouTube Channel.

 

 

 


AVA Video Tutorials on YouTube 

Please take a look at AVA’s instructional tutorials on YouTube. Nowadays, stay at home orders are restricting normal socializing, children are home due to school closures, and families are looking for fulfilling activities to entertain, stimulate, and strengthen their family bonds.

Make your own hand-forged, heirloom, barbecue skewers at home! Barbecue season is just around the corner. This 15 minute video demonstrates how to forge safely, your own skewers using some simple tools that you may already have in your basement.

Barbecue Skewers One Can Make At Home

During open houses at AVA Gallery and Art Center, parents and their children have taken turns using a hand-held propane torch to twist and bend decorative patterns in eighth inch square stock, so why not take it to the next level. Make something elegant and lasting! You could also apply this knowledge to making decorative hooks for your kitchen or fireplace.

Help support AVA, its teachers, and staff in continuing to provide excellence in programing. Please click on this link to arrive at the Here To There Fund webpage.

 

 

 

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How to create a Doodling Coloring Book:

This enjoyable activity is fun for all ages. Parents and their children, grandparents, too, will have fun making this a family activity.

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Make Your Own Doodling Coloring Book Today!

Doodling allows ones mind to wander and be creative with no expectations at all. The joy of doodling is yours to discover! Share your doodles with AVA and your friends. Let’s build connection, community and encourage others to join in the fun. Send your doodle to <roger@avagallery.org>

Help support AVA, its teachers, and staff in continuing to provide excellence in programing, click Here To There Fund today!

 

 

 

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AVA Artist Images and Videos on Facebook

Have a look on Facebook at what AVA’s artists and artist/teachers are creating during this period of social distancing and transitioning to online resources.

 

This photo of Karl Neubauer is a link and also educational to the AVA audience because he is describing the process of organizing the basement of the AVA Gallery and Art Center

Karl Neubauer describes the new storage locker: Abbe’s Annex

Meet Karl Neubauer in this brief YouTube video, Part I: The Basement Tapes. Karl is AVA Gallery and Art Center’s ArtStop Online instructor and jack-of all-trades-at-AVA. In between his weekly AVA teaching gig, Karl has spearheaded three basement projects. The first was cleaning the basement with the help of Hypertherm volunteers. The second phase was to organize the materials for AVA’s classrooms and build shelves to house them. And lastly, Karl is building a file storage locker that he has named, Abbe’s Annex, in honor of Abbe, AVA’s long-time, part-time bookkeeper).

Help support AVA, its teachers, and staff in continuing to provide excellence in programing. Please click on this link to arrive at the Here To There Fund webpage. Please consider being a sustaining member making a monthly donation of five dollars. Please remember, no donation is too small.

 

 

 

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This photo of Karl Neubauer is a link and also educational to the AVA audience because he is describing the process of organizing the basement of the AVA Gallery and Art Center

Karl Neubauer builds the new storage locker: Abbe’s Annex

You have met AVA’s Karl Neubauer in the preceding video, Part I: The Basement Tapes, so now let Karl take you on a brief basement tour in Part II: The Basement Tapes, where he shows off the newly organized environment for tools, materials and equipment.

AVA Gallery and Art Center does accept donations of art supplies and other material. If you wish to make a donation you may contact Sheryl (sheryl@avagallery.org) or Karl (karl@avagallery.org). We thank you in advance for your generosity.

Please consider being a sustaining member making a monthly donation of five dollars. Please remember, no donation is too small.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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taught by Karin Rothwell
hand-built student ceramic artwork

Hand-building with Clay– Student Work

An 8 minute video presentation of Karin Rothwell’s Student’s Work from her Hand-building with Clay class,  Spring 2020. Many of these students have never worked with clay before. By unanimous decision her students requested that she continue her class with no end date. Well, COVID-19 put a temporary hiccup in that plan…

Help support AVA, its teachers, and staff in continuing to provide excellence in programing. Please click on this link to arrive at the Here To There Fund webpage.

 

 

 

 

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Progress report from mosaic artist, Rachel Goldenberg – Dance of the River Shards

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Debbie is a plein air painter who lives in Sunapee, NH. Lake Sunapee her sister Mt. Sunapee are her muse. In Debbies words: As a landscape painter I am fortunate to live in the inspiring Lake Sunapee Region of New Hampshire. I love painting outside and find unlimited inspiration from the beauty in nature. What makes plein air painting so exciting and energetic is the press of time and the desire to capture the ever-changing light. I love observing light as it dances  and reflects on the beauty of nature that is all around us. Water is one of my favorite subjects. I paint only in oil because of the richness of color and the flexibility of this medium.
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AVA’s Virtual Exhibitions

AVA's High School Exhibition 2020.

The idea for Our First Virtual Exhibitions started when we asked artists a simple question: How have you been spending you time these days? They responded as we hoped they would, with art! Their expressive responses can now be viewed in AVA’s virtual galleries in an exhibition entitled “What Have You Been Up To? At Home with Art.” Some of the work is “still in progress” and will be updated as it nears completion. New work will be added to the exhibition on a weekly basis, so be sure to check coming back. Please be safe and take care. We hope to see you soon.

 

 

 

 


Off the Wall: Art for Sale

AVA’s galleries may be closed for now, but you can still find inspiring artwork to brighten your life. Artwork purchased from AVA supports AVA’s mission, the artists who create the artwork, and your local economy. Visit our Off the Wall: Art for Sale galleries now and call 603-448-3117 or email info@avagallery.org with questions or requests for pricing and sizes.

 

 

 

 


Fiber Art Open Studio

Mondays at 9:30am

RISD graduate and long-time AVA instructor, Meredith Smith , hosts this online open studio for artists working in any fiber medium: sewing, knitting, crochet, weaving, collage, felting, spinning, you name it. If you are interested in joining the Fiber Arts Open Studio on Mondays from 9:30 – 10:30 am (free and open to the public), please email Education Manager Nick Gaffney for the secure link.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Senior Art Open Studio

Thursdays at 10am

Despite the public health crisis, Senior Art Open Studio continues to meet virtually every Thursday, from 10 AM-Noon. Core Studio Instructor Maggie Kundtz-Joseph is your host and guide. There’s lots of great artwork being created, home art-making tips being traded, and laughter being shared! If you are interested in joining the fun (free and open to the public), please email Education Manager Nick Gaffney for the secure link.

More FREE online content is coming soon!  Check back for prompts for art projects, how-to videos, links to our Art Stop and CAOS online sessions. We want to keep you close to art!