February 2021 ARTS Calendar
SING          DANCE          CREATE          PERFORM          STROLL          ENJOY
February 5     5:30pm
First Fridays! ZOOM with the Artists! 
Tour the MicroGallery Exhibits online at your convenience, then join us on ZOOM.The New London Inn features CFA Photography Cafe,
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust features CFA Art Cafe, Blue Loon Bakery features Vicki and John Koron and Tatewell Gallery features Mary Borowski and Jill Hacking
Calling All Poets
Call for Submissions to LAG Poetry Contest 
Theme: "Native American Diversity Is Beautiful." All ages. Submissions should be mailed by March 20th, to Dianalee Velie, PO Box 290, Newbury, NH 03255, (603) 938-2734, dianaleevelie@aol.com.
Attention Students: Virtual Arts 2021
Contests...all ages...all arts!
For students in the Lake Sunapee Region.  Send us your Art, Poetry, Writings, and Performance videos!  
Awards will be given in ALL categories. 
Beginning February 1
Artist Books 101 at AVA Gallery 
Online: Mondays, Feb 1-22, 10 am-12 pm. You'll have the opportunity to develop a simple book project from concept to finished mock-up. Learn more at www.avagallery.org/education 
Beginning February 2
Introduction to Adobe Illustrator at AVA Gallery 
Online: Tuesdays, Feb 2-April 6, 6:30-8 pm (new dates)
This introductory Adobe Illustrator workshop will cover the essential features in Illustrator and techniques for creating illustrations, drawings, graphic images and artwork using a Mac or a Windows computer. Held via Zoom
Beginning February 3
Introduction to Digital Photography at AVA Gallery 
Online: Wednesdays, Feb 3-March 3, 6-8 pm (new dates) Gain command of your digital camera and use that knowledge to create photos for discussion and critique. www.avagallery.org/education 
Beginning February 4
Introduction to Adobe Photoshop at AVA Gallery 
Online: Thursdays, Feb 4-April 8, 6:30-8 pm (new dates)
This introductory Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud workshop will cover the critical features and techniques in Photoshop for creating composite images in layers, collages, illustrations or artwork. This class will be held online via Zoom. 
February 5-21
New Auction for Keasarge Indian Museum
Auction will run from February 5th until February 21st! You can get a sneak peak of all the items by Clicking Here 
February 13   6:30pm
Cuddle up with love stories from Simon Brooks 
Wilmot Community Association (WCA) will be presenting local storyteller Simon Brooks on Zoom. You'll enjoy a romantic evening cuddling with your sweetheart and listening to wonderful love stories for Valentine's Day. The Zoom link will be posted on the website a few days before the program. www.WilmotWCA.org 
Valentines Day is February 14
Looking for that Special Valentine's Gift?

Visual Verse: Snapshots in Time
Literary Arts Guild Presents "Snapshots in Time
Photos and poems recapture and reimagine many dimensions of life in this region of New Hampshire during the 1800's and early twentieth century. Available for $15 at Morgan Hill Bookstore, New London; Main Street Bookends in Warner; and Gibson's Bookstore, Concord; through participating historical societies: or online. www.centerfortheartsnh.org 
Jewelry Sale at Kearsarge Indian Museum
Check out all the jewelry marked down 20% off until February 14th.Great selection from Turquoise to Rhodochrosite to White Buffalo and more! 
 Shop on Line at MKIM Jewelry Store  
Send Your Valentine A Video-Gram From The Barn Playhouse!
Order a Video-Gram from some of your favorite Barn Playhouse alums to send to your Valentine on February 14th!
Place your orders through our website www.nlbarn.
Give the Gift of Poetry...Italian Lesson
While Dianalee Velie was teaching poetry in Italy, she composed these poems to reflect her love of the country.  This book celebrates the sights and sounds of Italy-explorations of the local food & drink, sightseeing expeditions, and the lively spirit of the Italian people as they welcomed and shared their way of life. Come along on her Italian journey and you too will fall in love.
More Information and to order 
Give the Gift of Music
Beginning February 15
New London Barn Master Monthly Class Series
Classes will cover Playwriting, Musical Theater History, and Shakespeare. Masterclasses will take place on the third Monday of each month on Zoom. Sign up for one or for all three! Our kickoff Playwriting Masterclass will take place on Monday, February 15th from 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Eastern. www.nlbarn.org  
Beginning February 15
Ava Gallery February Vacation Camps for ages 6-14  
In-Person + Online Camps: Monday-Friday, Feb 15-19
Online Camps: Monday-Friday, Feb 22-26
Join us for morning and afternoon camps in pottery, digital animation, painting, mixed media, and much more! More Information
Beginning February 22
The Currier Museum Virtual February Vacation Art Camp  
The Currier Museum of Art offers two different virtual February Art Camps.
Imaginary Worlds (online): Creatures and Characters (ages 6 to 12)
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, February 22, 24, 26, 9:30 am to noon 
Comics: Creatures and Characters (online): teens
Tuesday February 23 and Thursday February 25, 2 to 4:30 pm
February 27   1pm
Peyote Stitch Keychain Zoom Workshop
Director, Andy Bullock, will guide you through the steps to make a colorful and fun keychain using a special beading technique. $30 for members and $35 for non-members and includes all material. Keychain Workshop Registration 
Artist Opportunity this summer
2021 Sunapee Farmers Market in Sunapee Harbor 
Held weekly on Saturday mornings this summer, one vendor spot will be reserved at each market for an artist to display and sell their products. All market information can be found at: sunapeefarmersmarket.com/ 
Get Creative with The Creation Place   
Try our Pottery-To-Go Kits, paint with provided brushes and glazes In the comfort & safety of your own home. Then bring your masterpiece back to the studio for firing! Also limited table reservations for in-studio painting. Check our website
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 meganbaxterwriting.com or to sign up email meganlbaxter@gmail.com

Virtual Watercolor    10am
Weekly Online Watercolor Classes  
Each week is a stand-alone lesson, so sign up for one session or plan on attending each week to build your skills. The lessons will help beginners learn the basics, while engaging intermediate painters in ways that will develop their skills. Instructor Becky Bense has created a warm and welcoming class environment where all her students feel encouraged.  $10 per session, or $35 for a four-class pass

Tuesdays, 10:00am-12:00pm, online via Zoom
Find out more at libraryartscenter.org   
March 5     7pm
First Fridays! Art In Motion will perform "Passion Prevails Pandemic"  
KCPA Zoom Performance and Q&A with the Dancers  
Shop Local! Support Local!
We have many creative businesses and local artists as well as the many businesses that support the ARTS so please remember to support all of our local businesses. Shop Local! Support Local! Buy Local Art! 
CFA Volunteer Opportunities  
Help CFA "enrich lives and build community through the arts"!
Contact us today to be part of this growing organization at info@centerfortheartsnh.org
or visit www.CenterForTheArtsNH.org/volunteer
for more information. 
Visit the CFA YouTube Channel for these virtual programs   
OngoingOngoing Events  
Thru April 2021
CFA MicroGallery Exhibits 
New London Inn: Photography Café
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust: CFA 10 x 10 Silent Auction exhibit and the CFA Art Café, Leaves of Grass 
Blue Loon Bakery:Vicki Koron and John Koron
Tatewell Gallery: Mary Borowski, Jill Hacking and Mel Shaw 
Fridays 4pm
Story Time at Abbott Library  
We will have craft kits available for pickup at the library, and will share a Zoom link with you once you register.  Please register ahead of time via our family resources page  
Tuesdays and Fridays
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Socially Distanced Yoga with LAC 
Indoor, socially distanced yoga classes will be moving to Dance Arts Academy in Sunapee, NH for the fall and Winter! Instructor: Brianna Renner, All levels welcomeCost: $40 for a four-class pass or $12 per session, for single session 
Find out more at libraryartscenter.org/yoga   
Tuesdays 1pm
Painting Group at Chapin Senior Center  
Informal group would love to have you join them. Call COA to register.
Wednesdays   1pm
Needlework Craft Group at Chapin Senior Center  
Informal group would love to have you join them. Call COA to register.
LAC Arts Online
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!
CovidAvailable Financial Resources for Artists
For those of you who might be in need, we hope the information below is helpful.
The Center for the Arts-Artist Emergency Relief Fund
The Guidelines and Application can be found here
New Hampshire Council on the Arts Emergency Fund
Please click this link below for more information
ResourcesResources for Adults & Kids
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The Center for the Arts is supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.