New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan to Deliver NHIA Commencement Address on May 17
Hassan to Also Receive Honorary Doctorate
We are excited to announce the 2015 commencement speaker is NH Governor Maggie Hassan, a longtime advocate for expanding educational opportunities and the potential for the creative economy to have a transformative effect on the Granite State.

This year's commencement is especially significant as this will be the first time in the college's 117-year history that the New Hampshire Institute of Art confers graduate degrees with students from the Institute's new Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) and Master of Art in Art Education (M.A.A.E.) in addition to Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) students. Read more.

Hear From Visiting Writer Nicholson Baker on April 16
Don't miss Wrapping Words Around Things

Thursday, April 16 | 6 p.m.
French Building Auditorium, 148 Concord Street

Fiction and nonfiction writer Nicholson Baker is the author of
The Anthologist, A Box of Matches, Vox, and others. Read more via New Hampshire Magazine.

Free and open to all

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Anagama Kiln to be Unloaded Saturday, April 18
Celebrate Kiln Opening at Sharon Arts Center

The Anagama Wood Kiln on the Sharon Arts Campus finished the fourth of four days of non-stop firing this week and all are invited to see the beautiful results and observe as the kiln is unloaded.

Saturday, April 18 | 10 a.m.
457 Route 123 South, Sharon

Ceramic work by NHIA B.F.A. students, NHIA C.E. students, Sharon Arts CE students and community members as well as faculty all contributed their energy to make this happen.

NHIA Art Educator Candidates Lead Art Lessons for Manchester Students for Upcoming Exhibit
Seeing Me at Millyard Museum on April 23 to May 19

Manchester students from nearly 20 different countries expressed their creativity with help from NHIA's art educator candidates, who designed and facilitated art lessons in a program in partnership with Granite United Way's BRING IT!!!! (Bringing Refugees, Immigrants and Neighbors Gently Into Tomorrow) and the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Manchester with support from Lincoln Financial. Much of the work is autobiographical with students using visual language to 'talk about' their heritage, interests and dreams for the future.

Seeing Me Opening Reception
Thursday, April 23 | 5-7 p.m.
Millyard Museum, 200 Bedford Street, No. 103
Free and open to all

NHIA Planning New Website
Manchester Web Agency SilverTech to Develop Online Experience

"As the Institute has added undergraduate and graduate programs in the visual arts, design, and creative writing in recent years, increasingly our students come from beyond New England," said NHIA president Kent Devereaux, "and the primary way those new students discover NHIA is through our website. That's why selecting the right partner to help us develop our digital strategy has been so important."


Stay tuned for more news as this exciting project continues in the coming months.


Last Chance to See Practice What you Teach
Exhibition Closes April 10 
French Building Gallery, 148 Concord Street, Manchester


All artists in the exhibition are currently teaching in the K-12 grades in the state of New Hampshire. 


Participating Artists: Alexandra Nichols, Ava Lyn Lane, Belinda Bodnar, Claire Provencher, Cynthia Robinson, Debi Rapson, Earl Schofield, Eleanor LaBranche, Erin Fitzgerald, Hannah Cole Dahar, Jane Grant Tentas, Janet Robbins, Joan M. Cross, John C. Hatab, June August, June McLeavey, Katy O'Gorman, Keith Martin, Kim Emerson, Kimberly J.B. Smith, Lynne Ouellette, Marcia Bryce Connors, Marcy Pope, Martha Rives, Meghan Ezen, Melanie McBrian, Michael Stasiuk, Michele Johnsen, Rebecca Hanson, Richella Simard, Rocco Caradonna, and Stephanie Gordon

Open House for M.F.A. and B.F.A. Programs April 24
Admissions staff and current students will guide you through a morning tour of our academic buildings, studios, and residence halls. Optional portfolio reviews will be conducted in the morning and afternoon. Free afternoon passes to Manchester's Currier Museum of Art will be available for our guests.


Friday, April 24 | M.F.A program is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; B.F.A. program is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

French Building, 148 Concord Street, Manchester


Register and learn more.



ARTISTS' BOOKS: From A to Zine
Exhibition Open Now Through April 29
Amherst Street Gallery, 77 Amherst Street, Manchester

With the continued growth of this tiny and wonderful arm of the art world, the growing interest in the Intro to Book Arts class at NHIA, and the growing Special Collections and resources at NHIA's Teti Library, it seems apropos to have an exhibit of artists' books!

This exhibit consists of a broad range of artists' books, from the traditional and fine press world as well as the conceptual and sculptural world.


Save the Date for the 2015 Preview Party on May 16
artwork by Catherine Graffam
Tickets Now Available

2015 Preview Party

Saturday, May 16 | 6 - 9 p.m.

New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester

Tickets $40/one; $60/two


All proceeds from ticket sales support scholarships for deserving students in need. Students receive 100% profit from artwork sales.


New Hampshire Audubon and NHIA Exhibition Open  Through May 22
Artwork: Eagle & Snake by Nick Schmid
Eagle & Snake by Nick Schmid
Massabesic Audubon Center, 26 Audubon Way, Auburn 


Education is an important component of achieving New Hampshire Audubon's mission, to protect New Hampshire's natural environment for wildlife and for people. NHIA illustration students eagerly embraced the mission by researching the endangered animals of New Hampshire and bringing them to life on canvas.

The exhibit also includes nature, flora and fauna artwork by fine arts and photography students. Their unique and beautiful work will provoke thought and discussion for naturalists and visitors. Learn more.



NHIA Students and Faculty Work Featured in Winter to Spring '15 Exhibit at The Gallery at 100 Market
Rowing Towards the Inferno
See 36 Diverse Examples of the Region's Finest Art


Exhibition open through May 22

The Gallery at 100 Market

100 Market Street, Portsmouth

Free and open to all

The show not only offers a range in styles, but a wide range in the experience of those exhibiting. It runs the gamut, from the mature, professional with the likes of Wendy Turner, Christopher W. A. Pothier, and Christopher Gowell, renowned regional artists, to students, many currently studying at NHIA. 


What makes our low-residency MFA unique?

Hear from MFA Visual Arts Director Craig Stockwell

From his studio in Keene, NH, NHIA's MFA Visual Arts Director Craig Stockwell talks about why this low-residency program is unique: how the two-year program deepens one's understanding of why they create what they create, how the NHIA network supports inquiry and experimenting with materials, and how the studio-focus of this MFA program is different from others.  

Questions? Email or call 603.836.2508
  The Left Bank Artists 15th Anniversary Exhibition at Sharon Arts Center

The Left Bank Artists is a group of eight Monadnock Region painters, printmakers and sculptors who have been exhibiting together since December 2000. The group's name was inspired by their first exhibition venue, a temporarily vacant bank building near the banks of the Nubanusit River in Peterborough.

Now through April 25

Sharon Arts Center Members Gallery, 30 Grove Street, Peterborough


Exhibiting Artists: Sue Callihan, Kim Cunningham, Scott Cunningham, Christine Destrempes, David Dodge, Evelien Bachrach, John Sirois, and Daniel Thibault.


Learn more 

The Spring 2015 Sharon Arts Center Campus  Highlights Newsletter Now Available

Read about updates in community education, how learning to weave may unlock your creativity, meet the new artists featured in the Center's store, and read about the upcoming exhibitions this spring and summer.


Don't miss the full lineup of great community education offerings - from interior design to painting - which are also available in the newsletter.


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