Every now and then I write something about the arts in the Upper Valley that is of the "so many options, so little time" variety. Lord knows I tried to schedule my time wisely this evening when I registered for a writing workshop at the Hood Downtown, featuring the photography of Julie Blackmon. As a result, here is where I won't be this evening. Alas. If you don't have plans, or if you do but want to know what else is out there in the arts-rich Upper Valley, read on.
The actual dedication of the new sculptural arts building at the AVA Gallery and Arts Center in Lebanon NH begins at 5:30 p.m. People have been referring to it as "the Bente building" for some months now, but this evening it will officially become the Bente Torjusen West Sculptural Studies Building and the Kelsey Stone Carving Studio. Torjusen was the long-time director of the AVA Gallery who recently retired after 30 years of service. More info can be found on AVA's website. For my recent profile of Bente, please click here.
The Aidron Duckworth museum is sponsoring the The Asbury Shorts Film Festival again this year. Short films, long on interest and complexity. Some are award-winning, others are waiting to be. Here is the skinny.
A reception for Norwich VT's photographer Steve Gorman (featured photo, above) with a viewing of his work from his travels to the Arctic and other seemingly cold climes will take place at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center today beginning at 5:30 p.m. Steve brings back stories of indigenous people and their interactions with their environment, and has tales of his own encounters with grizzly bears. You can read more about it here.
The Upper Valley--a Thursday night's embarrassment of riches.
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Susan B. Apel, writer, ArtfulEdge