Join us for a weeklong residency with hip-hop poet and playwright Aaron Jafferis. It all starts this Sunday, January 8th at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Eastern Slopes, and culminates in a final performance of Aaron's recent work, Smooth Criminal, featuring beatboxer Chris Celiz at the Tamworth Lyceum on Friday, January 13. And don't miss our Wednesday night community workshop at Cook Memorial Library!
This wonderful multilingual South African singer and songwriter will perform TWICE in Tamworth!
Art Works Gallery is proud to sponsor a regional Summer Art Show & Sale at Runnells Hall in Chocorua, NH, featuring many of the talented artists and craftspeople of the area, July 29-31.
Join us from 6:00 to 8:00 for the opening reception of the 2016 Summer Art Show & Sale. Music, refreshments, friends, art!
Time to sign up to show your work at the Annual Summer Art Show!
Arts Council of Tamworth invites you to its Benefit Auction on Saturday, June 18 at Runnells Hall, Chocorua, NH, with auctioneers Tom Troon & Sons. Live auction begins at 7:00 PM; viewing, light refreshments and wines at 6:00 PM. Auction proceeds support school & community-wide artist residencies, free creative workshops for people of all ages and unique Choose Your Own Ticket Price performances, and this year also support the Tamworth 250th Mosaic Project.
This year’s auction is special. In addition to wonderful local items—from gift certificates to local restaurants and shops to greeting cards and locally handmade gifts—and passes to places and events farther afield (four Disney World One-Day Park-Hopper tickets!), the auction will also include over 20 oil and watercolor paintings donated by the late Stephen M. Spalding with values ranging from $50 to $2000. Stephen Spalding was an avid art collector and traveler. Born in Honolulu, his collection reflects the many landscapes he inhabited from the distant tropics to quaint New England scenes. Mr. Spalding often visited Tamworth to see his aunt, Joan Cave, and desired for his collection to give back to the community she loved. Read more about the collection here.
Charity auctions are win, win, win. Businesses get exposure and connect to new customers, patrons can find bargains on special items or bid on goods and services they would buy anyway, and the nonprofit gets invaluable support for its work. Proceeds from this auction help support all Arts Council of Tamworth’s diverse and affordable arts programming, so the whole community wins! Please invite your friends.
Big thanks to season sponsor The Other Store, to sponsor Cooper Cargill Chant, and to Media Sponsors The Conway Daily Sun, The Mountain Ear, and 93.5 WMWV | Magic 104FM.
Join us for a joyful, colorful concert with award-winning singer and dancer Verónica Robles, performing with her mariachi band. You won't be able to sit still in your seats! Choose Your Own Ticket Price: Adults, $5-$30, Kids to 18, $0-$5. Ticket revenues help support artist residencies in the school and free community workshops. Tickets purchased in advance will be held at the door. More...
Join us for a fun and exciting evening of Mexican and Latin American dance and costumes with award-winning Mexican singer and dancer Verónica Robles. Verónica will demonstrate dances from several Latin cultures, and then participants will have an opportunity to try the dances themselves. Workshop is free; donations welcome. No experience necessary. More...
Design elements can be in the form of actual drawings made by you, which will be incorporated more or less as is into the mosaic template, or inspiration for the artist in the form of old or new photographs, stories, poems, sayings, and ideas about what you would like to see included in the mosaic. More...
Please join Arts Council of Tamworth and mural artist David Fichter on Thursday, December 17, 6:30 PM at Cook Memorial Library in Tamworth for the kickoff event for the Tamworth’s 250th Mosaic Mural Project. (Any of you planning to attend the Sandwich Singers' always wonderful concert at St. Andrew's at 7:30 is welcome to come to the first part of the presentation on your way to the concert. Art! Music! Community!)
What is the Mosaic Mural Project? In honor of Tamworth’s 250th anniversary, Arts Council of Tamworth will bring mural artist David Fichter to work with Brett students and area residents (you don’t have to live in Tamworth!) on the creation of two large glass mosaics celebrating the attributes—historical, cultural, ecological—that make Tamworth special to those of us who live and spend time here. Students and community members will design and contribute elements that Fichter will incorporate into a mural template. Community members and Brett students will work together to build the mural in March 2016 and we will also provide opportunities for families, high school students and area residents to work on the mosaics outside of school hours. We want everyone to place at least one symbolic tile on the mosaic! The murals will be installed on the left-hand front of the Brett School, a town-owned building and a location that will be visible to everyone who drives by. More info here.
The kickoff event is an opportunity to learn more about the project and begin the communal work of designing it. Fichter will show images of similar projects and explain the process, and then participants will have an opportunity to brainstorm design elements. Questions to get you thinking: What do you love about Tamworth? What are important parts of its history you believe should be included in the mosaic? What resources do you know of—historical images, sayings, poems, places—that would be helpful to the artist? Participants are also invited to bring images such as old photos that Fichter might be able to incorporate into the design. If you're not able to attend, you still have until January 28 to contribute design elements.
Artist David Fichter has been creating community murals and mosaics for over 30 years, working all over the United States and in other countries, including Armenia, Georgia, and Nicaragua. He has worked with youth of all ages on over 200 permanent murals, in addition to another 70 commissioned projects.
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Please join us for our annual Benefit Auction at Sunny Villa Restaurant in Ossipee. Come eat a delicious breakfast or brunch and enjoy a silent auction, 50/50 raffle and a LIVE auction at 10:00 AM. All proceeds support artists-in-residence at the Brett School and elsewhere, free creative workshops for everyone, and diverse Choose Your Own Ticket Price performances. This year proceeds also support our Tamworth's 250th mosaic mural project. Sunny Villa will also donate 10% of their profits that morning to Arts Council of Tamworth—thank you, Sunny Villa! Bring your friends and make a leisurely Sunday morning party of it. Please consider donating a product or service, and if you'd like to volunteer to help solicit auction items, let us know. Check out an ever-growing list of auction items here.
Arts Council of Tamworth is excited to bring Japanese storyteller and mime Motoko to Tamworth for five days of school and community workshops and to entertain and delight us with her storytelling in a performance on Friday, November 6 at 7:30 PM at Tamworth Congregational Church in Tamworth. Tickets on sale online at artstamworth.org and at the door. Choose Your Own Ticket Price, $5 to $30 for adults, $0 to $5 for youth to 18. Ticket revenues help support free workshops and performances in school and community—please invite your friends! Lots more info here.
On Wednesday, November 4, come to a Storytelling Lab with Motoko at Cook Memorial Library in Tamworth, 6:30-8:30 PM. People preparing stories for Tamworth’s 250th and everyone else are welcome to come learn skills for telling a riveting story—no experience necessary. Bring refreshments to share if you wish. Both workshops are free; donations welcome. More info here.
On Tuesday, November 3, join us for a professional development workshop, “Storytelling, Movement and Creativity,” for teachers in all grades and subjects and other interested parties, 3:30-5:00 PM at the K. A. Brett School in Tamworth, NH. Refreshments at 3:30, workshop at 3:45. Please RSVP if you are able: firstname.lastname@example.org. More info here.
Arts Council of Tamworth presents The Appleseed Collective, all the way from Ann Arbor, Michigan! Americana UK calls their music “dashed with Dixie ragtime, bluegrass, gypsy folks, and swing blues”—Americana rooted in traditions form all over the world and every decade. Lots more info and video here. Choose Your Own Ticket Price: Adults, $5-$30, Kids to 18, $0-$5. Tickets purchased online will be held at the door. Proceeds support workshops and diverse performances in school & community. Make an evening of it with hot tunes and local food and drink: Enjoy a local foods supper at The Other Store in Tamworth before the show (call 323-8872 for reservations) and sample the fine locally-produced spirits at Tamworth Distilling from 5-7:30—they’ll donate 10% of sales during that time to Arts Council of Tamworth. Hooray!
Please join Arts Council of Tamworth for the Opening and Artists’ Reception for the 2015 Art Works Summer Art Show & Sale on Friday, July 24, from 6:00-8:00 PM. Enjoy live music by Siena Kaplan-Thompson, Shana Eisenberg & Gale Johnsen, refreshments, a chance to meet the artists, the company of friends and neighbors, and a first glimpse of this year’s beautiful artwork in many media.
We look forward to seeing you on the 24th.