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Rochester downtown For "Rochester Creates: Home Sweet Home," hundreds of individual wood panels created by schools, community groups and Art Espirit members will be integrated into a sculpture in Central Square (learn more at artespirit.org)

Thru 10/19
Dover
Adelle's Coffeehouse Todd Shaffer, plein air landscape paintings.

10/01–10/31
Artstream Studios "After You," an ekphrastic art and poetry exhibition pairing three poets and three artists working from each other's work to create new work, featuring S Stephanie, Mimi White, Jessica Purdy, Susan Schwake, Kate Knox, Wayne Atherton.

Thru 10/31
Dover Public Library Pete Dixon, a largely self-taught artist who credits the library for aiding his education with the many art books in its collection and encourages Baby Boomers like himself who have artistic or creative urges to "Act on them!"

Thru 9/30
Gallery 6 at Children's Museum of NH With the launch of the redesigned Yellow Submarine exhibit this fall, "Wet!" features creative and provocative interpretations of water by a variety of photographers and painters.

Thru 11/14
Exeter
Exeter Fine Crafts Peter Ridabock of Ridabock Glass is the artist of the month, showing tumblers, bowls, vases and sculptural pieces inspired by the ocean, a variety of technique, and the complexity of color.

Thru 9/30
Exeter Public Library Pastels by Lisa Mitchell, a member of Monadnock Area Artists Association, The Pastel Society of New Hampshire and the Saxton's River Art Guild.

Thru 10/31
Lamont Gallery In "Self Made," artists explore self-presentation, identity, and how viewers' own backgrounds frame their relationship to images in photography, metalwork, and printmaking by Cybele Clark-Mendes, Caleb Cole, Lauren Kalman, and Tara Misenheimer.

Thru 10/18
Seacoast Artists Association Gallery "Abandoned," group show explores reflections inspired by the change of seasons.

Thru 11/01
Kittery
Buoy "Digital Prince," video and digital prints by Andy Heck Boyd.

Thru 9/30
Buoy "Prototype," work by Vermont artist Angus Mccullough transposing ancient forms with manufactured materials through weaving, carving, hammering and arranging to create "artifacts of the present" and find a chink in the armor of Progress.

Thru 10/31
Just Us Chickens Andrea Williams, a fiber artist whose background as school psychologist, computer system analyst, architecture enthusiast and art collector inform her pillows, scarves, wall art, woven cards and much more.

Thru 9/30
Kittery Art Association "Igniting the Muse," group show by Seacoast Moderns

Thru 10/19
Manchester
Currier Museum of Art Focus exhibit: "A Naval Officer's Albums: Travel Photography in the 19th century," from the journeys of Navy Rear Admiral Joseph Murdock in Japan, Egypt, Scotland and Venice.

Thru 10/20
Currier Museum of Art "M.C. Escher: Reality and Illusion," one of the largest and most comprehensive retrospectives ever offered in the United States, with his best-known works of art, early family portraits, original preparatory sketches and more.

Thru 1/05
Currier Museum of Art "M.C. Escher: Reality and Illusion," one of the largest and most comprehensive Escher retrospectives ever offered in the United States contains his best-known works of art, early family portraits, original preparatory sketches and more.

Thru 1/05
Newfields
Main Street Art "Life Is Good," Seacoast Photographers annual exhibit.

Thru 10/11
Ogunquit
Barn Gallery "200 for $200," plus "OAA Expressions; Katy Baucke Memorial Exhibition; Beverly Hallam Memorial Exhibition; showcases by Tom Hibschman (painting and photograpy) and Evelyne Harper Neill (painting); and invited New England sculptors.

Thru 10/13
Ogunquit Museum of American Art Large pastoral works by the museum founder are featured in "Henry Strater: Arizona Winters"

Thru 10/31
Ogunquit Museum of American Art "Andrew Wyeth: The Linda L. Bean Collection," showing for the first time

Thru 10/31
Ogunquit Museum of American Art "Tradition and Excellence: The OMAA Permanent Collection" in the Barn Gallery Associates Wing

Thru 10/31
Ogunquit Museum of American Art "A Modernist Menagerie: Works from the Permanent Collection" in diverse mediums by various artists, including Carl Walters, Frances Lamont, Bernard Karfiol, Dahlov Ipcar, Bernard Langlais, and others.

Thru 10/31
Ogunquit Museum of American Art "Amy Stacey Curtis: Drawings," an exhibition of 30 drawings in conjunction with the large-scale exhibition "Matter," one of the artist's nine solo-biennial exhibitions between 2000 and 2016.

Thru 10/31
Portsmouth
Discover Portsmouth Center "Bold & Brash: The Art of John Haley Bellamy" features his wood carvings, including the collectible American eagle carvings.

Thru 10/03
Drift Gallery at Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion "Confluence," paintings by Kate Doyle and Kenneth Joseph Bini, sculpture by Sumner Winebaum. The Loft: Meg Birnbaum's "Corn Dogs and Blue Ribbons" and paintings by Toby Gordon. Kolb Gallery: "Small Island, Big Picture" by Alexandra de Steiguer.

Thru 10/13
Gallery at 100 Market Street "Summer of 2014," featuring more than 100 works by 20 artists from New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts, including the new "Shades of the Past" photography series by Monica Bushor and Matt Lavigne.

Thru 11/07
Gateway Gallery at Great Bay Community College "Elizabeth Patterson: Life and Color," colored pencil drawings in rich layers of color and glowing hues, brightly lit and in cast shadow.

Thru 11/15
Governor John Langdon House "Drawing Toward Home: Designs for Domestic Architecture" uses original drawings from Historic New England properties to trace the development of the architectural profession as well as styles from Federal to Arts and Crafts to Modern

Thru 10/12
Nahcotta Salon show, works by gallery artists.

10/03–10/31
Portsmouth Athenaeum "Norma Bernstein Smith: Talented Artist, Adventuresome Spirit," an exhibit of paintings by the Paris-trained portraitist and founding member of the New Hampshire Art Association.

Thru 11/26
Strawbery Banke Museum "Finding Home: Stories from a Neighborhood of Newcomers" tells the story of 300+ years of American history through the people and places of one waterfront Portsmouth neighborhood.

Thru 10/31
Rochester
Rochester Public Library Artists of the Berwick Art Association, in all media.

Thru 9/30
Rochester Public Library Jeannie Griffin-Peterka, paintings, drawings and both, layered on canvas, in conjunction with the Rochester Museum of Fine Arts.

10/04–11/29
South Berwick
Emporium Framing and Art Gallery "Fleur's Rabbit World," color and tone predominate Fleur Palau's surreal theme of painting rabbits in the landscape, while the dynamic tension reflects a world of magic realism, where states of being and emotion are explored.

Thru 11/07
Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum Inspired by a quote from writer Sarah Orne Jewett, "Here by the Sea: Contemporary Art of the Piscataqua" features 29 local artists working in varied media for the inaugural exhibition at the new visitor center

Thru 10/15
York
Chase's Garage Artist Studios & Gallery "Plate to Paper," the non-toxic printmaking processes of Zea Mays Printmaking in Florence, Mass., a group show of more than a dozen artists.

Thru 10/05
Chase's Garage Artist Studios & Gallery "Weathered," work by James Chase, Jean Lincoln, Jeremy Miranda, Allison May Kiphuth, Alyssa Grenning, Dylan Haigh, Cait Giunta, Ned Roche and more.

10/11–11/02
George Marshall Store Gallery New contemporary art exhibits: photographer Nancy Grace Horton's "Ms. Behavior," painter Amy Brnger's "Life Observed," painter Richard Brown Lethem's "Having Too Much Fun" and sculpture by Cabot Lyford.

Thru 10/05
George Marshall Store Gallery "Visions and Inventions," the art of Donald Saaf, Michael Stasiuk & Jan ter Weele in the main gallery. "Form and Texture," the art of Boyan Moskov, in the dock-level gallery.

10/11–11/16
York Art Association Fall Members Exhibit, including the Susan Maull Memorial Watercolor award.

10/05–11/08
York Art Association Opening reception for Fall Members Exhibit, 2:00 to 4:00pm.

10/05–11/08
York Public Library Works from the "Jacket Project" by conceptual artist Lauren Gillette, combining biography and history. Also on display are photos from her "Wish/Regret" series, where she tries to chronicle "something emotive and intimate about each subject."

10/03–10/30



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