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‘FACES’ at The Art Center

The Art Center
1 Washington St., Suite 106
Dover, NH 03820
United States

The Art Center in Dover, New Hampshire is thrilled to present its first public art opening since the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic have been lifted.  In order to fully embrace this wonderful occasion, Rebecca Proctor, proprietress of The Award-Winning Art Center, decided to throw a fun art-based celebration this Saturday, September 11th from 6 PM to 9 PM.  Guests will enjoy a variety of visual and literary treats from local artists and authors while local musicians Steve Carter and Amanda Dane play for the event.

The Exhibit itself “FACES” is a dynamic show that highlights many different styles and mediums.  The artworks are contemporary in style and bursting with color.  Although some of the artworks portray the ubiquitous masks we all came to know during the pandemic, a surprising number of the pieces are simply well-rendered colorful contemporary portraits.  The overall feeling of the show is one of moving away from the pandemic and forward toward a sense of vibrant normalcy.

Come out on Saturday, September 11th and meet the artists in person!  Several of the artists featured in the “FACES” exhibit will be in attendance.  Ms. Proctor has also invited all of her current Resident Artists of the Art Center- Sean McHugh, Aaron Stanley, Tim Gilbert, Juleen Stacy, Sarah Cassini, Sally Dion, Seth Hamor, Rebecca Klementovich, Julie Shue, Sally Dion and Kyle Nelson to be present to meet guests and show what they have been working on in the past months.  Also invited are impressive visiting artists: Robert Weinstein, Claude P.M. O’Donnell, Michael Lee, Dale Tremblay and David Random.

The Art Center is proud of its new printmaking studio and during Saturday’s event will introduce its capabilities with a series of printmaking demonstrations by the studio’s Resident Instructor, Sally Dion.

The Art Center has a long affiliation with the literary arts.  For this event several authors will be in attendance with their books ready to sign.  Author K.D. Mason, known for his Jack Beale Mystery series, K. M. Doherty, who has won numerous awards for her Thomas Holland magical fantasy trilogy and Elizabeth de Veer from northeast Massachusetts who’s debut novel “The Ocean in Winter” showcases her remarkable new voice in the world of fiction.  Marilynn Carter is a holistic health practitioner, teacher, life coach and author of “No Fret Cooking”, and “Experiencing the Love, Light, Wisdom of Reiki”.  She will also have on hand her just published book of poems “Doorways”.  Thom Hindle brings with him The Thom Hindle Collection, a series of photographs providing a pictorial journey of Dover’s past.  These beautiful prints have been created from the original photographer’s negatives; many from glass plates, acquired over a period of fifty years from the families of local photographers.

The Art Center’s September 11th Event will be held from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM this Saturday at One Washington Street, Suite 1177 Dover NH.  Light refreshments will be served.

Visit “FACES” at https://www.theartcenteronlinegallery.com/, where you can see the artwork up on a virtual wall. Tap the “Next Room” button to see the whole show or click on the artwork to find the name of the artist, pricing, medium and size. If you click in the lower left-hand corner, numbers will come up and you can scroll to the next individual artwork in the show.  The exhibit can also be seen in person by calling (603) 978-6702 to set up an appointment. The Art Center is at One Washington Street, Suite 1177. For more information, visit www.theartcenterdover.com, call (603) 978-6702 or email [email protected]com.  “FACES” will be on exhibition until October 31st.