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    August 20, 2018
    Children’s Museum of New Hampshire
    Contact: Neva Cole, Communications Director
    6 Washington Street
    Dover, NH 03820
    (603) 742-2002
    Children’s Museum of NH Welcomes New Gallery Curator
    Dover, NH – (August 17, 2018) Did you know that the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire has an art gallery inside? Gallery 6 runs along the ramp from the first to the second floor of the hands-on museum. “Having artists heavily involved in the Children’s Museum goes back 35 years to our inception,” shared Neva Cole, CMNH Communications Director. “It was always a big priority of our founding members to make sure that quality art works and art experiences were available to kids and families the minute they stepped through our doors.” This summer, as the museum celebrates its 35th birthday, it also welcomes a new Gallery 6 Curator.
    Julia Kirchmer is excited to inspire and educate visitors with art exhibitions as the Curator for the Museum's Gallery 6. Previously, Julia was the Program Director for Gallery 263, in Cambridge, MA. She is also an independent curator who has organized exhibitions across New England and New York City. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Fine Art and Art History, with a minor in Art Management from The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. In 2018, she completed a professional development program in Curatorial Studies at Otis College of Art and Design, in Los Angeles, CA. Julia is invested in empowering youth, emerging artists, and marginalized individuals through the visual arts.
    Gallery 6 has a current art exhibition on view that was organized by the museum’s former curator Tess Feltes and celebrates the museum’s 35thbirthday. “35 Friends: 35 Years of Art & Creativity” will be on view through September 29, 2018, and features art from 35 artists from around New England who have helped inspire and shape the museum with their creativity. Most of the works of art on view have been donated to an art raffle, and guests can buy raffle tickets and then go around and bid on their favorites. A sheet of 20 raffle tickets only costs $5, or you can get 5 sheets for $20. “As you walk through the gallery picking your favorites, it’s a great opportunity to take a stroll down memory lane, but to also talk about art,” shared Cole.
    Raffle winners will be pulled on Sunday, September 30 at 2pm at the museum. Raffle tickets can only be purchased at the front desk of the museum. All proceeds raised will fund new and enhanced exhibits. Visit www.childrens-museum.org to learn more. Gallery 6 is supported by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, Georgia-Pacific, and the Fuller Foundation.
    About the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire
    The not-for-profit Children’s Museum of New Hampshire is located at 6 Washington Street in Dover and offers two levels of hands-on, interactive exhibits for children from newborn to middle school. Children can explore a wide range of subjects, from dinosaurs, music and aeronautics to world cultures, art and natural history. Open year-round, the Silver LEED-certified museum specializes in creating memorable family learning experiences and works closely with schools, social service agencies and educators. The museum also hosts a variety of live performances, workshops, classes and special events for families. For more information, please call the museum at (603) 742-2002 or visit www.childrens-museum.org
    Neva Cole, Communications Director
    (603) 742-2002