Juried Regional Exhibit 2019

Exhibit Dates:  Feb. 9 - Mar. 21

Opening Reception:  Fri. Feb. 15th, 5-7pm
A juried exhibit of recent works by New Hampshire and Vermont artists in all mediums.
In the West Gallery:  Text & Textiles: A Traveling Exhibit of Artwork and Poetry  Featuring textiles by artists in the Women's Caucus for Art - NH Chapter and NH Poets selected by Alice B. Fogel, NH State Poet Laureate

In the West Gallery: Text & Textiles

Exhibit Dates:  Feb. 9 - Mar. 21

Opening Reception:  Fri. Feb. 15th, 5-7pm  |  A collaborative exhibit of artworks and poetry that reference textiles in some way, created by artists from the Women’s Caucus for Art-NH Chapter and NH poets selected by Alice B. Fogel, NH State Poet Laureate.

Background image: Debra Claffey, Entreaty (cross section), monotype, oil, encaustic, graphite collage on panel

PEEPS DIORAMA CONTEST 2019

The 8th Annual – New Hampshire’s Original Peeps Competition!

Come one, come all!  We want YOU to be part of the Peeps Diorama Contest–a fun, springtime tradition!  The Library Arts Center is pleased to host this light-hearted, creative contest using the iconic Easter Candies: PEEPS! to Newport and surrounding communities once again in 2019.  Community members of all ages, businesses, school classrooms, groups & organizations are all encouraged to enter.

ENTRY DEADLINE:  Apr. 18th - 4:00pm

JAZZ NIGHT with the Bill Rosen Quartet

featuring special guest vocalist Nancy Tripp!
Thurs. March 21st |  7:00pm

Join us for a fabulous night of Jazz Standards and Improvisations with these outstanding musicians.  This event is an annual favorite, and all proceeds benefit the Library Arts Center.  Get advance tickets online now.

Call for Entries: ROY G BIV: All the Colors of the Rainbow

A Juried Community Art Exhibit
Exhibit Dates:  May 4 – July 25, 2019 with an opening reception Fri. May 3rd, 5-7pm
Entry Deadline:  Thurs. Mar. 28th at 11:59pm

Work in this show needs to include all the colors in the rainbow/spectrum (ROY G. BIV // Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet). All media will be considered including painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, fiber, collage etc.

NEW! Felting Classes at our 15 Main St. Location

The Arts Center is pleased to announce a new series of needle-felting classes with Jennifer Boyd.  Classes and open studio options for both beginning and seasoned felters.  Tons of new classes just a announced!

Introducing the NEW Letterpress Studio

The Library Arts Center has exciting news to share—we have installed a Letterpress Studio to boost our creative offerings and studio programming, with help from Newport artist and former LAC board member Ann St. Martin Stout.  Find out more about how this endeavor came about and more about opportunities to use the Studio's presses.

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Jazz Night with the Bill Rosen Quartet

with special Guest Vocalist Nancy Tripp!
Thursday, March 21st – 7:00pm
Tickets $15 advance/$20 at the door
Join us for a fabulous night of jazz standards and improvisations with the Bill Rosen Quartet!  Dessert and Coffee Bar included.  Click HERE to find out more and to purchase tickets.

Open Studio at the Library Arts Center

Spring Vacation Art Camp for KIDS! "From Trash to Treasure"

Monday – Friday, April 22nd -26th, 1:00 – 4:00pm each day
Ages:  7-12
This art camp will be packed with projects that are made with recycled materials. Curiosity, fun and an inventive spirit will lead the way as campers make creative treasure out of what others may have considered “trash” had they looked without an artistic eye.  Find out more.
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CALL for ENTRIES: ROY G BIV: All the Colors of the Rainbow

A Juried Community Art Exhibit
Exhibit Dates:  May 4 – July 25, 2019 with an opening reception Fri. May 3rd, 5-7pm
Entry Deadline:  Thurs. Mar. 28th at 11:59pm
Work in this show needs to include all the colors in the rainbow/spectrum (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet–Roy G. Biv). All media will be considered including painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, fiber, collage etc.
Click here to find out more or to ENTER ONLINE NOW.

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NEW! Letterpress Sessions in the New LAC Letterpress Studio

See the link below for session times and details.
For the first time classes are being offered in the recently established LAC Letterpress Studio at the main Library Arts Center location.  In a two-hour class, students will learn the basics of setting type, locking it into the press, and printing on an 1870s manually-operated tabletop platen press.  Students will go home with note cards printed with a quote or sentiment of their choosing, including a picture from an antique printing plate, if desired.  Click HERE for more details.
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NEW! Felting Classes at our 15 Main St. Location

The Arts Center is pleased to announce a new series of needle-felting classes with Jennifer Boyd.  Classes and open studio options for both beginning and seasoned felters.  Tons of new classes just a announced!  Find out more and/or REGISTER ONLINE.

Open Studio at the Library Arts Center

After School Art Fridays!

March:  All about Owls! 
Fridays, March 8-29 – 3:30pm to 5pm
for Ages 8 – 12
April Session (Theme: Foxes!) – (four weeks) APRIL 5 – MAY 3  May Session (Theme: Bears!) – (four weeks) MAY 10- 31
Join us for weekly after school art fun!  Register your child by the month.  Click HERE to find out more and to register online.

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Music with Friends for Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers

Friday Mornings |  10:00-10:45am
Experience making music with your children & friends in this class designed for young children and their caregivers. Music will come to life as everyone Sings, Dances, Drums & Claps for Fun, experimenting with voices, instruments & movement.  Find out more.

It's MEMBERSHIP Time! Our Annual Membership Drive.

We invite you to partner with us and show your support by renewing your membership or becoming a new member of the Library Arts Center.  Each and every gift makes an impact, allowing us to offer exceptional art programs, classes, performances and exhibits ensuring that art opportunities are available for all in our community and the greater region.  We are grateful for your support!

Our 50th Anniversary ENDOWMENT Campaign

Help us reach our goal of $500,000 so we can secure a strong future for the Library Arts Center!   Find out more about the generous $200,000 matching challenge from the Roy Malool Family Foundation.

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Endowment Campaign GOAL: $500,000

Support the 50th Anniversary Endowment Campaign

The Roy Malool Family Foundation has offered an exceptionally generous matching opportunity for this campaign.  Donations and pledges made this year will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $200,000!  Your donation will be DOUBLED to sustain the Library Arts Center in the next 50 years!

Lake Sunapee Bank Makes 3-Year Pledge to LAC Endowment Campaign

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Announces 3-Year Pledge to Library Arts Center Endowment Campaign

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust (formerly Lake Sunapee Bank) announced in early January its commitment to support the Library Arts Center Gallery and Studio with a three-year pledge to the Library Arts Centers endowment fund.  Learn more.

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