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  • 'Flying Machines to Time Machines’ —Gauthier’s exhibit for July at the Levy Gallery

    PORTSMOUTH – New Hampshire Art Association artist Philip Gauthier will have an exhibit titled, “Flying Machines to Time Machines,” at the Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery for the month of July.
     
    Gauthier’s lifetime of interest in the arts have ranged from photography and wood-working to music and pottery, but he is most at home combining many objects into one, generating something new and as-yet unseen. 
     
    Born in Portsmouth, Gauthier grew up in nearby Eliot, Maine, where he spent much of his free time exploring the forests, streams, ponds and nearby coastlines. These peaceful places instilled in him a deep appreciation for nature and its beauty, and led him to pursue photography at the New England School of Photography in Boston, Massachusetts. 
     
    Other artistic explorations included basketry, pottery, drawing, carving, wood burning and finally led to the building of “assemblages” of driftwood and found items.
     
    Working now with copper, wood, glass, found items, brass and sometimes stone, Gauthier creates award-winning works of art that are as unique as they are thought provoking. 
     
    Using sculpted wood, torch painted copper, antique brass and glass, his work is a collection and assemblage of objects whereby the sum of the parts is far greater than the intended purpose of any individual piece.
     
    NHAA is following the city of Portsmouth's guidelines that masks are not required for those who have been vaccinated, however if visitors are more comfortable setting up a time to view by appointment outside of gallery hours, they can call 603-431-4230 to set up a time.


    Go & Do
    “Flying Machines to Time Machines,” Exhibition and Sale
    Where: NH Art Association, Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery
                136 State Street, Portsmouth NH, and online at www.nhartassociation.org
    When: June 30 through Aug. 1. Opening reception at the Levy Gallery, Friday, July 2, from 5 to 8 p.m.
    Gallery hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sundays from 12 to 5 p.m.