The Monkey Show: Abstract Art at Mountain Top Music Center

Abstract painting by Candace Maher, which inspired The Monkey Show.

Mountain Top Music Center will be hosting "The Monkey Show," a show of abstract art inspired by a comment by Bill Marvel, local author and columnist. Last summer, local artist Candace Maher presented a group of paintings at Mountain Top Music Center (along with Rose Mahanor and Glynis Knox) expressing different aspects of music. In front of a particularly abstract painting Bill remarked, “Aw, monkeys could do that.” Bill Marvel’s comment inspired "The Monkey Show," an opportunity for all to explore abstract art.

Though abstract art is not easily understood, the process of looking, with the hope of truly seeing, is a process worth experiencing. Nichole Maher-Whiteside of Wonalancet says of abstract art, “It’s art that draws you in, captures your imagination and releases you onto your own path.” So we hope you will walk into Mountain Top Music Center and share you ideas and experiences with the art we present.

To meet the artists Candace Maher, Nicole Maher-Whiteside, Jean Hurley, Lucy Gatchell, CC White, Jennifer Van Cort and Stephen Kull, please come to Mountain Top Music Center, located at 111 Main Street, Conway Village, NH on Saturday, June 27th from 11:00am to 3:00pm. There will be music at 2:00pm and refreshments all day. The art show is happening in conjunction with the annual Conway Village festival in Pequawket Park.

The show will remain on display until August 28th and can be viewed Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. All of the art will be for sale and a portion of all the sales will be donated to Mountain Top Music Center. Come support a great organization and feed body and soul with great paintings.