January ART Happenings
January First Friday - POSTPONED
First Friday - "Stars of Tomorrow"
This event with the scholarship recipients of 2022 has been postponed to a later date.

January 15 at 7pm
Abraham and Mary Lincoln
"The Long and the Short of It" Historical actors Steve and Sharon Wood portray Abraham and
Mary Todd Lincoln in this theatrical presentation focusing on the challenges the first family faced during a turbulent time in our country's history. The production begins with Mary Todd Lincoln mourning her husband's death. President Lincoln then appears, visible to the audience but only heard by Mary as if in a memory recalled, and they begin a dialogue about their lives.
Tickets are $15 for CFA Members and $18 for Non-Members and can be purchased at Morgan Hill, Tatewell Gallery and online on the CFA website! Event will be at Whipple Hall, New London. Covid protocols will include required masks, distancing of seating at a first come basis. Tickets available at the Door $20
Please check our homepage for Covid updates and cancellations.
January 18 at 5:30pm
Tapestry Tuesdays - Dianalee Velie
A Life Between the Lines: A Half-Century of my Poetic Journey
Join Literary Arts Guild's member Dianalee Velie for the evening as she reads excerpts from her six books of poetry written at different periods of her life. The most recent book will take you on a poetic journey through Italy with poems about her experiences teaching poetry in Cortona, Cannero Riviera on Lago Maggiore, and in Santa Croce di Camerina, Sicily while visiting her cousins. She hopes you’ll fall in love with the sights and sounds of these poems and develop a yearning to read more poetry and also to write poems about your own life experiences whether near or far.
Second Annual Teen Writers Competition!
Teen Writers Project - Extended to January 15th!
The Center for the Arts-Lake Sunapee Region is pleased to announce the second Annual Teen Writers Competition! Winners of the competitions in each genre will receive prizes from local business, publication in the Teen Writers Journal and a spot in the next session of the Teen Writers Workshop!
Entries will be judged by local author and Colby Sawyer professor, Megan Baxter. Megan will lead the workshop that follows the competition.
Open to all writers between the ages of 12 and 18 and who live in Andover, Bradford, Danbury, Grantham, New London, Newbury, Newport, Springfield, Sunapee, Sutton, Warner, or Wilmot.
Submissions Deadline Extended to January 15th!. CONTEST GUIDELINES
Thru January 2
The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe at Northern Stage
STUDENT PRODUCTION FOR THE HOLIDAYS. The White Witch has trapped Narnia in a perpetual state of winter with no hope of Christmas. But all that changes when four siblings venture through an old wardrobe and enter a land of talking animals and ferocious monsters. With the help of Aslan the Great Lion, the children courageously battle the forces of evil and discover that Love is the deepest magic of all. One of the greatest stories of courage and resilience ever written, C.S. Lewis’ epic will be professionally produced and performed by Northern Stage student actors. This highly theatrical, actor-driven adventure is a unique opportunity to shine the spotlight on our talented young performers, bringing us all together for the holidays.
January 15 @ 7pm
Les Bella Masquerade Ball at The Common Man Claremont
Les Bella Photography is raising awareness and collecting donations for TLC Family Resource Center by hosting a charity ball - MASQUERADE STYLE - to celebrate the festivities and support the wellness of our community. Saturday January 15th, 7-11pm, enjoy a Live DJ, amazing food, raffles, a festive photo booth, all while helping our ever growing community and all that it supports. All for only $75 per person when tickets are purchased as a pair! So grab your friends and your mask, dust off your dancing shoes & head down to The Common Man for an amazing time - there's no better way to bring in the new year!
January 22 @ 7pm & January 23 @ 2pm— &
KCPA Presents The Nutcracker
Please join us for this incredible production. We were the first to bring our totally fresh and unique version of THE NUTCRACKER to our area! This incredible production combines all the performing arts. A charming Victorian family reads the original story, vocalists sing and traveling carolers bring to life this Christmas classic, revealing an in-depth understanding of the ballet. The choreography is also unique, including all of the dance arts such as tap, acro, jazz, hip hop and of course, beautiful ballet! Tickets: Adults $20, Children and Students $15
January 27 - February 13
Lungs at Shaker Bridge Theatre
The world is getting hotter, there’s unrest overseas - the seas themselves aren’t very calm - and one couple is thinking about having a child. Lungs is a smart and funny drama that follows a couple through the surprising lifecycle of their relationship, as they grapple with questions of family and change, hope, betrayal, happenstance, and the terrible pain that you can only cause the people you love.
January 27 @ 8 PM
Patrick Ross with Doug Perkins at The Flying Goose
A fifth generation fiddler since age 5, Patrick Ross knows what it means to be a music-loving kid. As one of Vermont's busiest acoustic roots musicians, he has brought traditional music to audiences of all ages, always giving it a fresh, captivating feel. $20/ticket
January 28 & 29 @ 7pm
Dancing with the Newport Stars
The Opera House stage sparkles with Newport’s finest dancing contestants, each vying for the winner’s trophy! A winning couple will be chosen each night so be sure to vote for your favorites!
Save the Date - Friday, February 4th
Gallery Stroll Plus Meet Richard Haynes
Join us for the opening receptions for the new exhibits at The New London Inn, Bar Harbor Bank and Trust, Blue Loon Bakery, and Whipple Hall on Main Street and the Tatewell Gallery on Newport Road, all in New London, plus Prospect Hill Gallery in Sunapee.
Plus come and meet Richard Haynes in a special CFA Opening Reception at Colby-Sawyer College. An American visual storyteller, Richard Haynes uses his art not only to make society aware of the invisible in this world but also to inspire unity. He is a painter, photographer, educator, mentor, and powerful advocate for social justice who currently serves as the Associate Director of Admissions for Diversity at the University of New Hampshire.
Eat, Sip, Stroll and Enjoy the Art!  All exhibits are open during regular business hours as well.
Please check our homepage for Covid updates and cancellations.
Basket Weaving at The Library Arts Center
In this one-day workshop students will create an artisan, heirloom-quality basket from start to finish! The baskets will be woven using reed with a hardwood base, rails, and rim. All materials are created and prepared by instructor Ray Lagasse–a juried member of the League of NH Craftsmen. Each participant will be asked to choose which basket he or she will be making upon registration. Masks Required.
Wednesday Open Art Studio
Bring your own art supplies and work on your current projects alongside a delightful and supportive group of artists. Facilitator Heidi Lorenz will paint alongside all, but is available for light guidance and instruction if desired. This welcoming and friendly drop -in style group is available to artists of all styles and abilities! You can register and pay online in advance, or if needed Heidi can collect cash or check for the class upon arrival. Drop-ins are welcome.
Master Class: Mood 2.0
Mood is the first response people have when viewing a painting. It’s also what will keep them looking. In this class we will develop the ability to consciously create mood and atmosphere through colour. We will delve into the mysteries of colour and learn to be able to use it to our ends in creating a mood. We will get past seeing things in their utilitarian local colour and we’ll do this by developing the ability to use colour for harmony and unity in our pictures. We’ll paint the light. These are all new lessons. I haven’t taught this before now. These are profound and eminently practical. If you haven’t yet been a part of one of Peter’s master classes this would be an exciting time to join.
Tomie dePaola Exhibit at the Currier Museum of Art
Tomie dePaola (1934–2020) wrote and illustrated some 270 children’s books over his 50-year career, including picture books, folk tales, nursery rhymes, and chapter books. A longtime resident of New Hampshire, he has received numerous awards and accolades.
The Currier Museum of Art’s collection holds more than 100 works by Tomie dePaola. This exhibition celebrates the artist’s life and legacy through a selection of these illustrations.
Online Writing Classes
Megan Baxter will be offering three writing classes/lessons - Writing the College Essay; Creative Writing Lessons for Ages 12-18; and Nonfiction Writing Workshop. Megan has won national awards in nonfiction and poetry. She has an MFA in Creative Nonfiction and a BFA in Poetry. For more info visit or to sign up email
Digital Art Projects for Kids and Families
Library Arts Center offers a variety of online art projects. View all of these great art projects on our YouTube Channel. New projects are released each week!
Painting Group at Chapin Senior Center Tuesdays 1pm
Informal group would love to have you join them. Call COA to register.
Needlework Craft Group at Chapin Senior Center Wednesdays 1pm
Informal group would love to have you join them. Call COA to register.
Center For the Arts Online Events
First Fridays, Special Events, Authors, Students, and School Programs

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Artists, Writers, Performers, Students, Teachers
Call to Artists
Exhibit in the CFA MicroGalleries
Applications accepted on a rolling basis and available at
Teacher Grants
Teacher Grants available now for 2021-2022 school year!
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