City Arts Nashua presents
17th annual ArtWeek & KidsWeek
in virtual format
Due to the ongoing pandemic, City Arts Nashua is again featuring a virtual ArtWeek and KidsWeek.
With a variety of quality arts-related programming, the weeklong celebration of the arts helps Nashua’s creative community reach an even larger audience, via social media connections and shared programming to be offered from Saturday, Oct. 16 through Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. In this way, City Arts Nashua hopes to engage a broad audience in a format that allows people to tune in from anywhere, at their comfort level.
ArtWeek kicks off by exploring the art scene in the Nashua area, letting you meet local artists and performers via video footage. These segments, which will be televised and shown on various online platforms, have been professionally filmed by Access Nashua Community Television, who generously helped create and broadcast this excellent programming.
How to View ArtWeek:
Throughout the week and throughout each day – on Access Nashua Community Television, City Arts Nashua’s website and social media – there will be profiles of artists and their works, posts about each artist will be displayed on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, along with Twitter and LinkedIn. Events and programming televised on Access Nashua Community Television Channel 96 can be also found on accessnashua.org.
- 10 am Saturday, Oct. 16: Artist Eric Escobar will hold a live artmaking performance at 30 Temple St. and create an ArtWeek installation piece, as he has done for the last several years.
- Any time during ArtWeek and beyond: Take a self-guided public art tour of the works of the Nashua International Sculpture Symposium and murals by Positive Street Art. Sculpture maps are available at Picker Artists Studios at 3 Pine St., or by using the free downloadable Distrx app created by Great American Downtown.
How to participate in KidsWalk!
The popular scavenger hunt is back and even better this year! This year there are even more mini art kits and fun content for our young artist friends to enjoy! With a little help from Access Nashua Community Television and Nashua-based photographer Sid Ceaser, Woz Watts and Sid the puppet are going undercover as superheroes, hiding new, fun art kits to find at various public sculpture locations throughout Nashua!
Five of these kits will contain a very rare, very exclusive CREATIVITY STONE, which will grant the artist that discovers it unlimited creative power! During ArtWeek, 50 mini art kits, containing paint, sewing or sculpture projects will be hidden at various Nashua International Sculpture Symposium site locations. Hints will be revealed through City Arts Nashua social media, and maps of sculpture site locations will be available at The Picker Artists Studios, at 3 Pine St. Be sure to watch for Woz and Sid on Access Nashua Community Television and City Arts Nashua’s social media! Join in the fun, and find your creativity superpowers!
Participating ArtWeek artists and performers:
- Eric Escobar live artmaking performance
- Tim Foley paintings and drawings in many styles, media, genres
- Positive Street Art urban arts, including murals, delivered in a productive and interdisciplinary way, building stronger communities through a variety of workshops, events
- Damien Rigden interdisciplinary artist creating books, songs, art, and photography
- Robert Lembree fine art photographer with a love of travel, landscape and human interest
- Nancy Goodwin/UpbeatNH Youth Orchestra
- Carol Lake live special events painter, plein air art, fine art, portraiture, sculpture; travels globally for special event painting
- Ruth Boland/League of NH Craftsmen basketmaker who also wants to highlight the League of NH Craftsmen and its galleries celebrating N.H. artisans
- Sumeet + Gracelynn Mehta/myllyynnis food photography Mother – daughter team
- Teresa Moler Watercolor artist and puppeteer performing since childhood
- Madeleine LaRose creates local landscapes in pastels and acrylics
- Bonnie Guercio creates mixed-media collages
- Lisa Culpa landscape photographer focused on New England scenery, nature and textures
- Karina Mitchell/Membit interactive art created by pairing traditional mediums with emerging technology; collaboration, remixing and using public domain assets are central to these works
- Nona Angelini painting/sketching; mixed media figure drawing, small sketches, brings awareness to current social issues
- Lindsay Rinaldi of Nashua Community Music School will highlight musical work in the community; one children’s video will appear in partnership with Nashua Public Library
- Leslie Pasternack/Lemon Punch Theatre Lab a theatre artist who teaches scene study, physical comedy, more to adults
- Ricardo Cortez work ranges from dark abstract to soft whimsical photography
- Douglas Huntley abstract mixed media artist working currently on “splatter paintings” as a new technique to apply colors onto textured canvas surface
- Janice Donnelly paints bright, colorful and happy landscapes in oils focusing on untouched areas of New Hampshire
- Olivia Powell immersive, performative, and imaginative writing from a circus of stories
- Loretta Hubley re-composes scenery she has experienced through etching and painting to inspire contemplation of the spiritual messages embodied in nature
- Marjorie Hogan/Quint-Essential Winds flautist
- Brenda McDougald landscape photography
- Bitter Pill father + daughter and more rhythm and bluegrass band from New Hampshire
- Joseph Bryant pyrography, custom wooden plaques canes/walking sticks, wood carving
- Nonda’s Gallery a multimedia enigma, a visionary fairy tale