Larger than life

Art

It’s not apparent, at first, that the artist walked on the painting or that he encouraged people to throw things at it. The first thing...

On the mark

Art

Portsmouth is a city of dichotomies. Art-Speak board member Duncan Craig recently described it as follows: “One of the great things about Portsmouth is this...

One on one

Art

Back in 2003, Seacoast photographer Roger Goun began taking photos at presidential campaign events. It was standard stuff, Goun says — photos of candidates at...

Making change

Art

Posters are accessible and ubiquitous, more likely seen in a dorm room or alleyway than in an art gallery. But therein lies the potential. An...

Welcome home

Art

Mainers Orson Horchler’s street art is short-lived, but not shortsighted. His latest project, called “Mainers,” is a series of portraits featuring a diverse group of...

Getting crafty

Art

by Beth LaMontagne Hall It was about seven years ago when Portsmouth jewelry maker Megan Stelzer and Dover artist Jocelyn Toffic came up with the...

Area art exhibits

Art

DOVER Gallery 6 “Out of This World” contains fanciful creatures in playful settings and promises to take viewers on journeys to strange worlds, on view...

Find your element

Art

If it’s the thought that counts, then the handmade, local gift has got to count for more, since it considers the whole community. This small...

Found in translation

Art

As a child, Shiao-Ping Wang learned to write hundreds of complicated Chinese characters, each one representing a word, rather than a sound. A native of...

Heart and art

Art

For Anna Nuttall, it takes a community to make art — and arts education — truly effective. It’s an idea Nuttall has put into practice...

Artstream moves to Rollinsford

Art

Artstream is relocating from Dover to a new space in Rollinsford on Oct. 26. “It’s really perfect for what we want to do,” said Susan...

Art exhibits

Art

Above: View from Hosmer Boathouse by Tom Glover, on display at the George Marshall Store Gallery in York, Maine. Art Exhibits DOVER Artstream “Five Friends”...

Uncharted lands

Art

Bear Kirkpatrick defines his imagery as evidence. He looks for proof of the invisible, rejected memories and forgotten histories, nameless inherited traits, even signs of...

Of the moment

Art, Books

Jeremy Miranda is known for paintings that merge views from indoor and out, landscape and architecture, memory and the moment. But recently, he has just...

Less is more

Art

With its relative affordability and accessibility, Nahcotta’s “Enormous Tiny Art” show has turned many art lovers into art collectors over the years. More than 40...

True hand

Art

For some people, it’s the mountains. For Seacoast native Lisa Noonis, it’s the ocean that moves her. “It’s just a vital force for me,” she...

Full of feeling

Art

Christopher Volpe might change how you feel about local landscape paintings. The difference is in really feeling something. His paintings often start outside, en plein...

Back and forth

Art

words and photos by Chloe Kanner The way we move together, through, and around a Kirsten Reynolds installation is a kind of dance. It’s not...

Crayon time

Art

Coloring books for adults aren’t a fad or a new phenomenon (and, despite the name, aren’t raunchy), but they have had a recent surge in...

Carving out time

Art

She was searching for something else in the tangle of technology, when Mary Goldthwaite-Gagne came across an old email from her husband. Before they were married...

Magic in the making

Art

The thrill of working with glowing molten iron lasts as long the sculptures made from it. It’s been more than 10 years since Lauren and...

The fourth dimension

Art

Sculpture is an invitation, according to art consultant Rebecca Reynolds. It wants to share a space, and asks for a response. It demands and rewards...

Casting shadows

Art

Thomas Berger may be the most recognized stone sculptor in the Seacoast. His work has become a part of the landscape at destinations like the...

Looking up

Art

Above: “Sky Grammar V” by Kate Doyle Drift Gallery’s Ali Goodwin finds light in art and life after cancer by Chloe Kanner It’s been five...

First Fridays

Art

This Friday, June 5, there are two opportunities to get overwhelmed by just how much local galleries have to offer. This preview will help you...