New Exhibit: Turning Points: Art for Survivors

Sept. 10-Oct. 13
Featuring artists from the Women's Caucus for Art/NH

Artists from the WCA/NH are exhibiting works in all mediums that speak to the trauma of, and recovery from, domestic and sexual violence. The exploitation of power and control are the hallmark of abuse. Works depict the physical, emotional and spiritual wounds of violation as well as the courage and empowerment of surviving it.

Sponsored by: LaValley Building Supply and the Dorr Mill Store

GoG Call for Entries

Call for Artisans: Gallery of Gifts

Handmade for the Holidays
Nov. 5 – Dec. 23

Our highly-anticipated holiday exhibit, brimming with great gifts for holiday gifting is right around the corner!   The Library Arts Center is always looking for talented new local artists and crafters (both professional & amateur) to participate. Find out more at the link.  Second and final application deadline is EXTENDED to Tuesday, 9/27.
GoG Call for Entries

New Watercolor Workshop

Watercolor “Failures” to Fantastics!
Instructor: Becky Bense
Saturday, November 5th, 2022, 10am-2pm

If you are a watercolor artist you probably have a stack of unfinished paintings. You may even have a few you consider failures. Instructor Becky Bense has found several ways to salvage those stacks into works of art! This workshop will explore some tradition ways to resolve our work and some more radical ways to use them as jumping off points. 

Art for Differently-Abled Adults

Friday mornings starting September 9th, 9:00am-12:00 noon
Library Arts Center Studio
$6 per session for each team of student and caregiver. Includes materials.

This inclusive group meets in the studio for inspired art projects with artist and instructor Becky Bense. This class is designed to engage differently-abled adults as well as their caregivers in fun, creative art projects! Class themes change weekly.

Basket-making Workshop with Artisan Ray Lagasse

Upcoming Classes:
Saturday, Oct. 15th    OR
Saturday, Dec. 3rd

In this one-day workshop students will create an artisan, heirloom-quality basket from start to finish! The baskets will be woven using reed with a hardwood base, rails, and rim. All materials are created and prepared by instructor Ray Lagasse–a juried member of the League of NH Craftsmen.

Preserving Newport's Heritage Mural

We are beyond excited that the Library Arts Center is helping to spearhead the heritage mural reproduction in downtown Newport.  Join us for the unveiling of the new Mural on Sat. October 8th!

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The Library Arts Center is generously supported in part by:

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