The walls of the Weston Gallery, will be covered for the month of September with artwork created by 20 Hampton Arts Network members. Many different subjects and art mediums, plus three-dimensional work will be on display. The public is invited to visit the Weston Gallery and vote for the "Peoples Choice" award. The HAN group show is part of their 8th annual Art Walk in Hampton. Scheduled events includes art classes, demos, raffle and a kids arts and craft night for kids 8 years old and up on Sept 21st at the Lane Library, 2 Academy Ave from 5:30-7:30. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
A documentary film by Beyond Reality Video Productions.
Presented by @James House Association ann Spirit Chasers Paranormal NH.
The James House, located in Hampton, NH, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of Hampton's oldest homes. Seven generations of one family lived in the home and worked the land until 1931. Skip Webb, president of the James House Association, will be on hand to share his wealth of information.
Find out about the spirits of some of the family members that linger to this day. The team of Spirit Chasers Paranormal has been investigating the home for almost 3 years and has uncovered evidence of paranormal activity which has been backed up by historical documentation.
Suggested donation of $12. All funds go to the James House Association.
The "All About Paper" photography group presents an exhibit of black-and-white photographs in the downstairs Weston Gallery during the month of August, 2017. The group will be on hand to answer questions and talk to prospective members at a reception on Tuesday, August 8th at 6:30 PM. All are welcome to attend!
In January 2012 Catherine Pagano began the All About Paper's Photo Enthusiasts Group for the purpose of bringing like-minded, amateur photographers together. We challenge ourselves to learn more about what our cameras can do for us, in a non-competitive environment. There are no experts in our group; most of us have basic "point and click" cameras. All of us enjoy challenging ourselves to take pictures out of our comfort zones.
Each month Catherine gives a specific challenge to the members. Sometimes the challenge is to utilize a specific technique or function on their cameras; other times the challenge is for a specific subject matter, etc. Then each member is asked to edit their own work and bring their best 3 shots for that month's challenge to the monthly meeting. We share these pictures with all the tips, tricks and techniques about how we obtained these shots. We talk about problems and outside challenges that presented themselves during our picture taking. We help each other find functions on our cameras that we did not know how to effectively use before. It's an environment of sharing and learning.
There is no special requirement to join our group except to have a camera and the enthusiasm to experiment with photography, learn more about your camera and challenge yourself to take better and more interesting pictures beyond your comfort zone.
For the month of July, 2017 the Weston Gallery welcomes local watercolor artist Geraldine Bresnahan with her exhibit Seacoast Towns and Beyond. Patrons are welcome to meet Geraldine and learn more about her work at a reception on Tuesday, July 18th at 6:30 PM.
From the artist:
A Speech and Language Pathologist by profession, I took up photography when I was a Traveling Therapist. When I settled in Newmarket, NH in 1997, my sisters and I began taking watercolor classes through the Seacoast Artist Association as a Wednesday night get-together. My sisters are no longer as active in painting, but I was hooked. Through the years, I've taken Life Drawing and watercolor painting classes at the NH Art Institute in Manchester, watercolor workshops at Mohegan Island, St. Suliac, France and Lesbos Island, Greece with Doris Rice. I've taken workshops and classes with Dustin Knight, Frank Webb and Mel Stabin. Each class has helped me hone in my skills in the area of watercolor.
I continue to depend on my camera at home and while traveling to capture people, places and events to use in future paintingsThere is so much to learn about in every medium that makes it so enjoyable. The beauty of art is not just the beauty of art, but the reminder of when, where and how it was created. I continue to be a member of the Seacoast Artist Association, Chair of the Scholarship Committee. When we contribute to our youth, we are securing a continuation of the arts for the future.
We are pleased to present this month an exhibit of black and white photographs of New England barns by Dover artist Carol Van Loon. She will be here on Monday evening, June 19th at 6:30 PM to talk about her work and meet with those who would like to learn more about her craft. All are welcome, with light refreshments provided.
Carol started photographing on a farm in western New York state while in high school. She received a degree in photography from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. A project manager for a retail design company in Portsmouth she also manages the photography galleries at Camera Commons in Dover.
Moving to the seacoast in 1988 from Colorado she is very involved with the arts scene in the area. She is a member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, New Hampshire Art Association and New Hampshire Society of Photographic Artists. She is a past president of the New Hampshire Art Association and Exeter Fine Arts boards.
Some notes on her current exhibit:
"My family farm is gone. As a child I learned how to see there: wheat swaying in the breeze, the many textures of the vegetable garden, a cow’s long eye lashes, aged wood fences, trees and lots of rocks.
I stopped photographing after the death of my mother and a dear friend, months apart. Deep in grief and ungrounded, I feared I wouldn’t create any new images for a long time. Then, unplanned, I took a journey back to my roots, the landscape of my youth. I began photographing barns.
It all started with a snowy barn I seen so many times before but never photographed. I stopped and made an image. Many more images of barns were to follow as I wandered through the farmlands of western New York, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine. Driving along back roads and breathing in the familiar smells of my childhood I began to remember my stories, stories I rarely told. It slowly came to me that as much as I had strayed from my beginnings, the sensibilities that were formed there could lead me to the next chapter of my life.
I present these images as a homage to the gifts my parents gave me, the farm I grew up on and the vanishing landscape of my childhood."
Teen Finale will be held at Family Fun Center Arcade @ Hampton Beach Casino!
The Teen Department will hold a separate Finale at the Family Fun Center Arcade at the Hampton Beach Casino. August 10th, 12:00-2:00 PM. The final 5th Incentive will earn teens $10 in tokens.Learn how to earn your Incentives here. Teens can still attend the Children's Room Finale, either for fun or as volunteers to earn more tickets!
What's Going On This Summer? Not sure where to start? Check out our Calendar. Signing Up For Summer Reading: Teens can sign-up any time! Teens will get a Summer ID, the number they'll use each time they submit their reading logs for summer reading. Check with the Library after for signing up for your Summer ID number.
Lane Memorial Library Summer Reading is generously sponsored by The Friends of Lane Memorial Library.
Wondering why your photos don't turn out exactly as you planned? Want to be a better "family photographer"? Looking to explore the capablilties of your 'phone camera or shiny new DSLR? Look no further. Local photographer Matt Parker will present a 2 hour workshop titled Making Photos Work 101 on Tuesday, May 30th from 6 - 8 PM in the downstairs Lane Room. The workshop is free of charge, and those who attend will learn about:
Types of Photography
Computer / Software
Matt Parker Is a part-time freelance sports and event photographer from the Seacoast area. When not working as an Applications Engineer at QA Technology in Hampton he is covering events for Friends and Family along with Seacoast Media Groups local papers and web site seacoastonline. Examples of his work can be found at www.mattparkerphotos.com.
Matt and his wife Lisa have 4 children and reside in Hampton, NH.
Matt was exposed to photography thru his Mother who was a freelance reporter for the Goffstown News in the 70’s and his Father and Grandfather(s) who had a camera in-hand for every occasion. Going to High School in the late 70's-early 80's sparked a renewed interest in photography from a Graphic Arts class that included basic camera instruction and film developing.
His current photography phase started when cameras went digital and his children became involved in local sporting events.
"Every time classical guitarist Peter Fletcher appears at Carnegie Hall, he has a packed house. Whether audience members are hearing him for the first time or were so enraptured by his technical skill and poised delivery that they’ve become diehard fans, Fletcher understands how to put together a repertoire that keeps audiences wanting more. And that is his genius." -- William Gooch, Fashion Reverie
On Friday, April 28th at 6:30 PM classical guitarist Peter Fletcher will return to the Lane Memorial Library for a concert celebrating his upcoming appearance at Carnegie Hall, presenting a program filled with music by Bach, Albéniz, Satie and other composers who wrote or have been transcribed for 6-string guitar. The concert will be in the lower Lane Room, and is free and open to all.
Peter has been giving over 100 concerts a year since 2003, and currently is on a nationwide tour. Peter loves giving concerts and feels that people should hear the natural acoustics of the instrument. He also feels that with concerts, sometimes a connection can be made between performer and audiences which is impossible with recorded music. He balances well known works, such as Simple Gifts and Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring, with standard classical guitar music, and with his new transcriptions which in many cases have never been performed on classical guitar before. Peter Fletcher began guitar study at the age of seven under classical guitar instructor, John Sutherland. In 1980 maestro José Tomás, Andrés Segovia’s teaching assistant in Spain, held a week long Master Class in Atlanta, GA. Peter Fletcher was the youngest student to perform in the class, playing music by Bach and Carcassi.
In December, 1983, he made his formal debut under the auspices of The Brasstown Concert Association in North Carolina. Wrote the critic of The Cherokee Scout, “He has technical facility but what one remembers about his playing is the nuances, the poetical phrasing, dynamic and tonal changes, his harmonics, his cadences.”
Fletcher furthered his studies in Master Classes with David Leisner, David Russell, Oscar Ghiglia and Pepe Romero. As a performer in the Christopher Parkening Master Class in 1988, he was broadcast on National Public Radio (NPR). In 1990, the Music Teacher’s National Association (MTNA) awarded Fletcher a prize at its National Level Competition, and in 1995 he received the Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music under Nicholas Goluses, and was twice the recipient of an Eastman Graduate Award.
On Saturday, April 15 from 1 pm to 4 pm, artist Marina Forbes will present her workshop Faberge Eggs: From Fine Art to Fine Craft in the downstairs Lane Room. This unique program combines a beautifully illustrated presentation on the life and remarkable work of Russian master jeweled egg artist, Peter Carl Faberge, with a hands-on workshop where participants will learn how to render a variety of delightful images on wooden eggs. This workshop is open to adults, teens, and families with children 6 and up. Participants will be inspired by a spectacular photo-tour of the Faberge collections at the Faberge Museum at the Shuvalov Palace in St. Petersburg, the Kremlin Armory Museum in Moscow. The program is free to attend and there is a materials fee of $5. per egg for anyone participating in the hands-on component of the program. This fee covers the cost of the wooden egg and stand as well as the paints and brushes for the workshop.
Presenter Marina Forbes is a lecturer, historian and award-winning artist, Master Iconographer (2013, 2014 and 2015 awards for Artistic Excellence granted by The National Endowment for the Arts and The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts) who has lectured extensively on Russian traditional arts, history and the rich tapestry of Russian culture. She is a speaker on Russian Arts, History, and Culture with the NH Humanities Council. Each year, Marina leads cultural tours to Russia where she regularly updates her scholarship.
Attendance will be limited to 30 participants, so please pre-register at the Lane Memorial Library Children's Room or call (603) 926-3368 and ask for the Children's Desk
Introducing the Friends' Spring Book Sale! Thousands of books on every topic and in every genre, at unbeatable bargain prices. Books are well-sorted for shopping convenience and have not been "picked over" before the sale.