Thursday, November 11, 2010

Art Party No. Five

Pictures from last years party

Tanya Lacourse has created a great way for us artsy people to get together!

"Please come out to our next Art Party at this incredible studio in the mills. Bring your artsy friends, your portfolios, and your own beer or wine. We will be showing large mixed media works by local artist Ryan Lefebvre, spinning soulful music, and providing some nibbles."

For more information on the Manchester Art Party, visit the Facebook page

Wednesday, November 17 · 6:30pm - 10:00pm

Althea Haropulos Studio at Langer Place
55 South Commercial Street, 2nd Floor
Manchester, NH

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Hippie Chick Bakery

The Hippie Chick Bakery located in Kensington, NH was established in 2001 and is proudly owned by Amy Mastronardi and Carl Neunaber.

"At Hippie Chick Bakery, we make Wedding and Special Occasion Cakes using only the freshest and finest quality ingredients, locally grown and organic whenever possible. All our eggs come from our own flock of free range rescued shelter chickens, fed vegetarian organic feed. Many of the fruits and all of our edible flowers come from our own organic gardens or one of the local farms we work with. We take the enviroment into account with every decision we make in the bakery, from organic ingredients in recyclable packaging, to enviromentally friendly cleaning products, and products produced with fair trade practices. That is why we truly are "Quality with a conscience"™!"

"In our Peanut and Tree Nut-free facility, we also produce beautiful cakes that are dairy-free, egg-free, and/or gluten-free, as well as being able to accomodate a myriad of other dietary needs!"

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Zoomed local [ new hampshire ]

Came across this by accident on Flickr. This was posted on in the zoomed local section.

digital print by Jenn Ski
cherry and rosewood jewelry box by KRT Woodworking
flower print by Jen Murray
handwoven table napkins by Nutfield Weaver
handknit wool scarf by Beaded Wire
wallet by L & B Accessories

Friday, September 24, 2010

Thrifty hot spots: OPUS

In my travels living in NH, I have come across some cool consignment shops, thrift stores, and flea markets. Today I'm posting about OPUS: Other People's Unique Stuff. Tanya Lacourse (another NH native) just did a post about it over Apartment Therapy:

OPUS (Other People's Unique Stuff) opened its doors a few years ago on Manchester's West Side in the run down strip between South Main and Granite Streets. The consignment shop has been steadily growing a following and the waiting list to consign is now over 6 months long. They operate a separate studio where they re-paint much of the furniture they sell. One of their specialty seems to be painting occasional tables milky blue or milky verdant green.

Click here to read more.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Local Artist: Liane Tyrell

Handmade Portraits: Enhabiten

Liane Tyrell, a.k.a. enhabiten, is interested in handmade marks. Whether they're in paintings, drawings or the stitches she makes on her unique housewares, the patterns and textures of a surface entice her. Liane specializes in pillows using vintage fabrics but has been known to make other domestic wares such as table runners, soft sculptures and embroidered wall hangings. Her rustic pillows are functional, but they also serve as tactile works of art.

Take a look at Design*Sponge's Sneak Peek of Liane's rustic New Hampshire farmhouse!

SNOB (Somewhat North Of Boston) Film Festival

The Somewhat North of Boston (SNOB) Film Festival is a grassroots effort to showcase and support independent filmmaking. It strives to bring films to the area that local audiences might not otherwise see. Proceeds from the SNOB Film Festival will be used to support the arts.

The SNOB (Somewhat North of Boston) Film Festival began in 2002 and has taken place in Concord NH in varying forms every year (except for last year's hiatus) since then.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Concord Arts Market: Fall is here!

The award-winning Concord Arts Market is a juried weekly, outdoor artisan and fine arts market. Guest artists from the New England region also join us, to bring shoppers the best variety of handmade goods our region has to offer. Admission is FREE, all are welcome--come out and support local artists. The new space at Eagle Square is up and running every and Saturday from 9AM to 3PM, rain or shine!