Saturday. April 1, 2-17 10am-1pm
Celebrate the Museum of Art’s collection of Japanese Prints.
Join us at the Museum of Art for hands-on activities and more!
Make your own Origami
Learn about the Museum’s collection
Color postcards inspired by out Japanese prints
Learn about the process of Japanese printmaking
Learn how to write your name in Japanese
Contribute and color our over-sized Japanese prints
All ages welcome. Families are encouraged to drop in! Free and open to the public.
Image credit: Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Japanese, 1798-1861, Kabuki scene, 1847, Woodblock print (diptych), Collection of the Museum of Art, University of New Hampshire, 1975.14 a,b
Saturday, April 9, 2016 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
DrawOn! will take place in the Museum of Art and will feature visiting artist Stacey Durand. Draw On! is designed for children of all ages and their families to explore the creative process of drawing. This community activity is a celebration of drawing which aims to offer creative and social engagement. Participants will be encouraged to express their creativity through site-specific, artist-led projects. The event is free, supplies will be provided, and all levels are encouraged to participate.
Visiting artist, Stacey Durand received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in printmaking and art education from Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA and a Masters of Art in Teaching Art from Salem State College, Salem, MA. Durand work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions such as the Paul M. Scott Library, Montserrat College of Art, Nahcotta Gallery, Portsmouth, NH, Flatrocks Gallery, Gloucester, MA, Rockport Arts Association, Rockport, MA, 13Forest Gallery, Arlington, MA, Lamont Gallery, Exeter, NH. In 2011, Durand was nominated for Spotlight Award for Outstanding Representational Artist. She currently works as gallery manager at the Lamont Gallery, Phillips Exeter Academy, in Exeter, NH.
Working from observation and photographs, Durand says “My work has been very much influenced by the places I have lived and the communities I have called home. Over the years I have explored many seacoast and mill towns in New England and find myself drawn to the regional character of these coastal communities. These overlapping homes and quirky neighborhoods have been the subjects of my work as I am drawn to the layers and connections that these environments create. I work from photographs of actual communities; I explore the streets looking for interesting compositions and try to find overly exaggerated examples of the types of buildings and neighborhoods that I find compelling.”
Image credit: Stacey Durand, South Street and Cox, 2016, mixed media
Summer Art Camp
JULY 18-22 & JULY 25-29, 2016
School and Group Visits
From pre-school to post graduate, classes with varied interests benefit from free guided exhibition tours given by the Museum of Art's core of trained volunteers. Please contact the Museum's Education Department at least two weeks in advance to schedule your personalized group tour.
Educators or event organizers are also welcome to lead their class or program attendees through the museum independently.
For any questions, or to discuss any special requests, call (603) 862-3712.