PORTSMOUTH – The New Hampshire Art Association’s annual Sheafe Warehouse Exhibit in Portsmouth’s Prescott Park opens Friday, June 28, with an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m.
Paintings, photographs, small sculpture and notecards created by 50 artist members of the NHAA will be displayed in the historic waterfront building. All works will be for sale.
“We asked the artists to submit smaller works to make it easier for people visiting the exhibit to be able to take their purchases with them,” said Renee Giffroy, president of the association’s board of directors. “Many visitors will most likely be tourists and those attending shows and concerts at Prescott Park.”
The arts have long been an element of Prescott Park. Prescott Park personnel included arts advocate Grace Casey, who served as executive director of NHAA for 16 years before retiring in 1982.
NHAA celebrates its 79th year of existence and honors Casey’s legacy by continuing the Sheafe Warehouse Exhibit.
Demonstrations of artistic techniques in all media will be scheduled on Sunday afternoons and hands-on children and family art activities will be offered free of charge on Saturday afternoons.
for specific dates and times for the demonstrations and children’s activities. The exhibit continues through Aug 25.
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New Hampshire Art Association’s Annual Sheafe Warehouse Summer Exhibit
Where: Prescott Park, 105-123 Marcy Street, Portsmouth, NH
When: June 28 through Aug. 25. Opening reception on June 28 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Hours: Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12 to 5 p.m.; Fridays, from 12 to 7 p.m.; Saturdays from 11 to 7 p.m.; and Sundays from 12 to 5 p.m. It is closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
More: Small works in all media for sale by 50 NHAA members, art demos and children/family activities. Visit www.nhartassociation.org
for a list of times and activities.
“Goldie”, a photograph by NHAA member Dave Therrien
“Ceres Street Bakery”, a photograph by NHAA member Suzanne Laurent