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    October 24, 2017
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    What Artists Look Like 2017

    Portraits of local artists + their work
    Friday November 3 - Saturday December 23, 2017
    Discover Portsmouth

    Public Opening: Art ‘Round Town Friday November 3, 2017 5-8pm

    Photographer Jay Goldsmith is teaming up with Portsmouth Historical Society for the third year to host this popular exhibition. Portraits of selected artists will be on display at the Academy Gallery at Discover Portsmouth with one or two works of art accompanying each portrait.
     
    Portsmouth Historical Society Presents
    What Artists Look Like 2017
    Portraits of local artists & their work
    Friday November 3 - Saturday December 23, 2017
    Academy Gallery at Discover Portsmouth
    Public Opening - Art ‘Round Town Friday November 3 5-8pm
     
    Free All Ages Programming
    …discussions with artists, sketching in the gallery…
     
    “Discover Portsmouth is the ideal venue for Jay Goldsmith's exhibition that employs vintage techniques.
    The historic 1813-era Academy Building once housed the studio of Samuel P. Long.
    In 1839 Long produced the city's first photographs on this very spot. It all started here."

    – Richard Candee, architectural historian
     
     
    Portsmouth, New Hampshire…Photographer Jay Goldsmith could not have worked harder. In an age of instant digital photography and high-speed inkjet printers, he missed his old darkroom. Goldsmith's exhibition, “What Artists Look Like," is an homage to the days of crisp black and white images and hand-made prints. The free exhibition features unique portraits of Seacoast artists, and runs from Friday November 3 to Saturday December 23 at Discover Portsmouth, when the institution closed for the winter.
     
    A wedding and family portrait photographer by trade, Goldsmith has created
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    beautiful and deeply rewarding images of Seacoast painters and sculptors.
     
    Experimenting over many months, Goldsmith has photographed local artists in their studios including Julia Barrett ~Hannah Cole Dahar~Jane Copp~Brienne Cosman~Jodi Edwards~Chloe Feldman Emison~Christine Erickson~Sarah Flause~Marina Forbes~Ree Katrak~Wendy Kaye~John Lecours~Kimberly Massaro~Jane McDonnell~Elaine Miller~William Mitchell~Jill Nooney~Tori Rasche~Janet Robbins~Anne Scheer~Francesca Schwab~Diane Stradling~Kathleen Studebaker~Robert Thorensen~David Zebra.
     
    In three decades as a commercial photographer with partner Julia Russell, Goldsmith has won several awards for his natural-light family and children’s portraits. His portraiture relies to a great extent on a sense of place. "What Artists Look Like" comes from that same environmental tradition. The exhibition will also include one to two creative works by each of the artists depicted.
     
    Exhibition chair and historian Richard Candee points out that Discover Portsmouth is the ideal venue for Jay Goldsmith's exhibition that employs vintage techniques. The historic 1813-era Academy Building once housed the studio of Samuel P. Long. In 1839 Long produced the city's first photographs on this very spot. "It all started here," Candee says.  
     
    A special Opening Reception will be held Friday, November 3, from 5-8 pm during Art 'Round Town.
     
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    Free All Ages Programming!
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    For three Saturday mornings during the Goldsmith exhibition, we’ll be holding all ages programming free to the public. Artists young and old are welcome to grab a pencil and paper and sketch in our beautiful upstairs gallery at Discover Portsmouth.  Use the inspiration of local artists to create your own masterpiece. Meet artist, Jane Copp on Saturday, November 11 and Kim Massaro on Saturday December 2nd!
     
    Saturday, November 11, 2017
    10am-12pm
    Sketching in the gallery and discussion with local artist Jane Copp
     
    Saturday, November 25
    10am-12pm
    Sketching in the gallery
     
    Saturday, December 2
    10am-12pm
    Sketching in the Gallery
    10am-11am
    Discussion with local artist Kim Massaro
     
    Exhibition Sponsors 
    All of our exhibitions and publications are made possible through the support of our membership and trustees.  Many generous sponsors also helped underwrite this effort.  We are most grateful to The Fuller Foundation, Inc., and Hoefle, Phoenix, Gormley & Roberts, PA.
     
    Portsmouth Historical Society, founded in 1917, is a nonprofit devoted to championing the history, arts, and culture of the Portsmouth region through acquisitions, preservation, museum exhibitions, programs, and publications. It operates two facilities, the John Paul Jones House and Garden and Discover Portsmouth. 
     
    Discover Portsmouth is a cultural gateway that houses a museum of exhibitions and programs (on site and in elementary schools) devoted to Portsmouth history; a welcome center for residents and visitors interested in the city’s history, arts and culture; a museum shop of unique Portsmouth gifts and books, including those offered by its in-house publishing division, and Historic Tours. A gathering place for Portsmouth nonprofits, it is a popular location for event rentals. Discover Portsmouth, located at 10 Middle Street, Portsmouth, NH is open April – December daily from 9:30-5pm, and remains open until 8pm for Art Round Town, the first Friday of each month. For further information please call 603-436-8433 or visit PortsmouthHistory.org.
    Contact:
    Kathleen Soldati, Executive Director
    kathleen@portsmouthhistory.org, (603) 436-8433