May Art Happenings
in the Lake Sunapee Area

           Ongoing Exhibits            Kids Events              
May 1    
Raising money for Arts Scholarships!
Bid for Vacations, Services and Goods from Regional Restaurants, Shops, 
Theaters, and Tickets, Gift Baskets More!  Auction is online May 1st-May 9th
BIdding on unsold items will continue on May 11th at
"Dancing with the Lake Sunapee Stars" Pre-Show Reception 
May 11th beginning at 5:30 Kearsarge Regional HIgh School -North Rd-Sutton, NH 

May 3     9:30am
NEW! Arts and Business Alliance
At Tracy Memorial Library, New London NH. 
Would you like to help make The Lake Sunapee/Kearsarge Region an Arts Destination?  Join the Arts and Business Alliance, as we plan future efforts, regional events, and broader publicity to bring more people to the Lake Sunapee Region for one night or for a lifetime. RSVP to rsvp@centerfortheartsnh.org 
May 3   5:30pm
First Friday - Gallery Night! 
Stroll the CFA MicroGalleries, enjoy some refreshments and meet the artists; The New London Inn features a captivating Group Photography Show, the Blue Loon Bakery features the wonderful watercolors of Mary Belecz andBar Harbor Bank and Trust on Main Street will be showing the outstanding work of Kearsarge Middle and High School students.
Also joining the CFA galleries for May's stroll are Emil Nelson Gallery, Tatewell Gallery and the New London Hospital.  All First Friday events are free and open to the public. www./centerfortheartsnh.org/first-fridays   
May 3   5:30pm
Spring Art Exhibit at New London Hospital
Part of First Friday Gallery Stroll 
5:30-7pm in the Main Lobbyof New London Hospital, featuring artwork from Larry Harper, Loren Howard, Carol Kesier and Alison Vernon. Plus a special piano performance by Isa Rex!

May 3   5pm
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Library Arts Center Opening Reception for Two Shows 
Roy G. Biv:  All the Colors of the Rainbow - A Juried Community Art Exhibit in the Main Gallery and DOLLHOUSES: Obsession on a Small Scale in the West Gallery. Opening Reception Friday, May 3, 5-7 pm. Shows run May 4-July 25,
www.libraryartscenter.org  
May 3   7pm
Sunapee Coffeehouse Presents Rick Ceballos & Daddy Longlegs  
The band features three of Vermont's finest acoustic players. First and foremost is violinist David Gusakov. Located downstairs at the Sunapee Methodist Church, 9 Lower Main Street in Sunapee. www.sunapeecoffeehouse.org 
May 4    4pm
Pillsbury Free Library's Book Nook Theater group presents "School Lunch!"  
A play based on the book by Warner resident True Kelley. It is produced by Children's Librarian Susan Matott and actors are local children. Admission price is a donation of cash or items for the Warner Area Food Pantry. At Warner Town Hall, 5 E Main St, Warner
May 4     7pm
Click & Joanie Horning in Concert 
MainStreet Warner, Inc. presents, New London-based singer, guitarist and composer Click Horning joined by Joanie Horning on bass and rhythm guitar. MainStreet Warner Gallery, Warner. $10 suggested donation at the door. www.mainstreetbookends.com   
 
May 8     1pm
A writers group 
For people who like to write, share their writing, share advice, commit to finishing something, or sell their work! Anyone and everyone is welcome to join this group. All are welcome to attend. At the Newbury Public Library. newburynhlibrary.net/
May 8    8pm
Willy Porter & Tom Pirozzoli at the Flying Goose Brew Pub 
Join us for this special night featuring our very good friend Tom Pirozzoli and renowned performer Willy Porter!.  Reservations required! Please call (603) 526-6899 to reserve your tickets. Seating is assigned by order of reservation www.flyinggoose.com/music/ 
May 10   7pm
Sunapee Coffeehouse Presents Matt & Shannon Heaton
With engaging stage presence and masterfully-crafted music, Boston-based Matt & Shannon Heaton offer well-travelled Irish music from the heart. Located downstairs at the Sunapee Methodist Church, 9 Lower Main Street in Sunapee. www.sunapeecoffeehouse.org 
May 11     5:30pm
Dancing With The Lake Sunapee Stars  
At Kearsarge Regional High School Auditorium
5:30 Reception and Silent Auction
7:00 The Show Begins
This year's "Stars" are; Kearsarge Regional High School physics teacher Brian Kellogg; Bar Harbor Bank Manager, Rob Kier; Fiserv Client Partner, Amber Gest Palumbo; and KRHS graduate Brain Callaghan.A annual benefit event that supports the Center for the Arts Scholarship Fund.   
 
Online Auction Bidding  May 1st -May 9th   Bid Now! 
May 11    5pm
Sunshine Town Social  
Join us for a sensational evening, filled with themed games, cocktails, and so much more, to benefit two outstanding community arts organizations.  The Sunshine Town Social is a vibrant evening of bidding & socializing to benefit & provide critical support for the programs of the Newport Opera House Association & Library Arts Center.   http://libraryartscenter.org/social/  
 
May 12    2pm
Monthly Poetry Workshop with Deborah Brown  
Join former UNH English professor Deborah Brown, author of Walking the Dog's Shadow and the just released The Human Half.  Deborah will be offering a monthly Poetry Workshop. Bring a poem you like, the first Session will include discussion of our format. Free and All Welcome.
https://www.warner.lib.nh.us/warner-links/warner-events-calendar/ 
May 13   7pm
The John Hay Poetry Society Meets
Led by Newbury's Poet Laureate Dianalee Velie, poets share works created each month on a theme- this month's is "The Perfect Stranger".  All are welcome to attend. At the Newbury Public Library. newburynhlibrary.net/
May 17    7pm
Sunapee Coffeehouse Presents Open Mic
The Tradition continues, Stop by to listen or join in. Sign up on site with the host for your 15 min or three songs. Storytellers also welcome! Located downstairs at the Sunapee Methodist Church, 9 Lower Main Street in Sunapee. www.sunapeecoffeehouse.org 
May 17    7pm
Andover Coffee House presents Andrew Finn Magill  
Raised in an Irish musical household in Asheville, North Carolina Andrew "Finn the Fiddler" Magill grew up studying with many of the world's best traditional American and Irish fiddlers at The Swannanoa Gathering music workshops. Located at the intersection of Route 11 and Chase Hill Road in East Andover. The Andover Community Coffeehouse operates under the umbrella of the Andover Community Association (ACA). www.andovercoffeehouse.org
May 18    10am
Spring Into Warner   
Warner's Annual Arts Celebration. Arts & craft demonstrations, music, farmer's market and much more. Spring Into Warner, Spring Into the Arts is an event that highlights. Join us for a quintessential small town Main Street event. 10am-4pm
https://www.warner.lib.nh.us/warner-links/warner-events-calendar/ 
Thru May 19
Northern Stage presents Once
Based on the hit movie and featuring an ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments on stage, Once tells the enchanting story of a Dublin street musician who is about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. For ticket info and times visit https://northernstage.org/  
May 24   7pm
Sunapee Coffeehouse Presents The Hollands!
An internationally touring family band with roots in the US and Australia. They are seasoned performers and are known for engaging audiences and rousing a sing-a-long with their intimate merrymaking. Located downstairs at the Sunapee Methodist Church, 9 Lower Main Street in Sunapee. www.sunapeecoffeehouse.org 
May 30     5:30pm
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Sip n' Paint Fundraiser  
Sip n' paint with friends to benefit Casting for Recovery (CfR), in partnership with The Wellness Connection. $40 per person includes all materials, heavy hors d'ouevres, drink and raffle ticket.
5:30-7:30pm at The Livery in Sunapee Harbor. Call 603.526.5093 or email wellness.connection@newlondonhospital.org to reserve your spot!
May 31    5pm
Spring Into Summer in Sunapee Harbor   
Enjoy a drink dockside on the MV Kearsarge, sample special tasty treats at food establishments, browse the shops, visit the Historical Society Museum's new exhibits and Ping-Pong, popcorn & surprises at the Livery. There will be music, fun, give-aways. www.projectsunapee.com 
 
May 31   7pm
Sunapee Coffeehouse Presents Phoebe Legere 
Her songs are spiced with Cajun, blues, country, folk, jazz, and Native American music. Located downstairs at the Sunapee Methodist Church, 9 Lower Main Street in Sunapee. www.sunapeecoffeehouse.org 
Call for Artists
Art Exhibit At Newbury Old Home Day
We would like to invite you to display your artwork during this event. The exhibit may include paintings, photography, rug braiding, handmade baskets, pottery, woodworking, etc.    
Deadline: Thursday June 13th, 2019   Exhibit Date: Saturday, July 13th 2019, 10am - 5pm
 
Call for Artists
Naturally New England  Regional Juried Show
August 2nd -11th  
at The Livery in Sunapee Harbor
Kids
Kids Events 
Tuesdays Thru May 28
Newbury Public Library Kids Art Club After School Program  
Children will study an artist and through different mediums create a replica. 3:30-5pm
For more information: newburynhlibrary.net/ 
May 4   7pm
The New Hampshire Youth Dance Festival 
Designed to provide dance studios, schools, youth ensembles, and arts programs statewide and beyond with a non-competitive, artistic performance opportunity. The NHYDF Showcase brings dancers of all ages and abilities the opportunity to get on stage and perform!

At Kearsarge Regional High School Auditorium.Tickets Available at the door or in advance starting in April 10th.    http://www.tututix.com/KCPA
May 9
New Session of TEEN ART   
Thursdays after School May 9, 16, 23, 30 Ages: 13 through high school. This series is geared toward emerging young artists who want to expand their art skills. Projects featured will focus on two-dimensional methods of creating including pencil drawing, watercolor painting, collage, and pastels are the materials we will be using. www.libraryartscenter.org  
May 10      3:30pm
After School Art Fridays! at Library Arts Center  
May Session:  All about Bears (and more!)
Fridays, May 10-31  - 3:30pm to 5pm. Join us for weekly after school art fun!  Four-week session
for Ages 8 - 12. . www.libraryartscenter.org  
May 11    1pm
Young at Art 
Show us your creativity. Whatever your favorite medium. Cash prizes for the winners! Drop off your art May 10th and join us the following day to celebrate our talented artists from 1-4 p.m. at Phillips Barn at the Village. Children grades K-12 from the Kearsarge, Sunapee and Upper Valley areas.  
 www.newlondonhistoricalsociety.org/
 
Ongoing
Ongoing Exhibits
Thru August
Spring Art Exhibit at New London Hospital 
In the Main Lobby of New London Hospital, featuring artwork from Larry Harper, Loren Howard, Carol Kesier and Alison Vernon. Plus a special piano performance by Isa Rex! www.newlondonhospital.org/art 
  
Thru July 31
CFA MicroGalleries
The New London Inn features a captivating Group Photography Show, the Blue Loon Bakery features the wonderful watercolors of Mary Belecz andBar Harbor Bank and Trust on Main Street will be showing the outstanding work of Kearsarge Middle and High School students.
www.centerfortheartsnh.org

Thru August
NEW WORKS 2019 Exhibit
Showcasing new work from our wonderful 30+ local artists. At the Gallery at MainStreet BookEnds Warner www.mainstreetbookends.com 
Resources and Events for Artists
Upper Valley Arts Alliance    
The Upper Valley Arts Alliance (UVAA) is a regional organization with focus on the arts in New Hampshire and Vermon t.
To learn more visit www.uvarts.org.
 
Revels North
One Saturday a month, folks gather at Tracy Hall in Norwich for Revels Teens, Revels Singers, and the Band of Fools, followed by a community potluck supper and dance, or Pub Sing. This day-long celebration of music and community is open to all ages and abilities--no experience necessary.http://revelsnorth.org
 
Kearsarge Conservatory Of The Performing Arts
Ongoing classes in Dance, Drama and Music for students of all ages and all levels including excellent Pre-School and Adult Classes. We offer: Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Acting, Acro. www.NHPerformingArts.org
 
 

 Center for the Arts e-Calendar goes out twice a month (near the 15th and the 30th). 

To be included in our arts calendar we must receive your cultural event information by the 15th of the prior month. 

To add your Cultural Event to our e-Calendar send your information, date and photo to   

 

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Center for the Arts | 603-526-4444 | info@centerfortheartsnh.org | http://www.centerfortheartsnh.org
P.O. Box 872
New London, NH 03257
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.