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  1. June 29, 2012 Second Gallery Walk

    Friday, the thirteenth is your lucky day! The second Gallery Walk of the season will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Join Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery, The Sandwich Home Industries, Surroundings Art Gallery and the Corner House Inn for an evening of conversation, culture, music and, as always, fine dining. Visit all three galleries and receive a discount on dinner at the Corner House Inn. Surroundings Art Gallery is located at 12 Main Street, Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery is located at 69 Maple Street, The Sandwich Home Industries is located at 32 Main Street and, finally, the Corner House Inn is on the corner of Maple and Main (22 Main Street).
    For more information, please call 284-7728.

    At Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery two exhibits are on view: Upstairs; Eastern Influences in Western Art explores the art of four New England artists whose work has been greatly influenced by travel to the Far East or by study of Chinese customs during different Dynasties. Downstairs: Art that Tells a Story is a charming exhibit about camps on Squam Lake (Frances Hamilton), a residency and collaboration in Nova Scotia (artist and Anne Garland and author Joanne Cleary), and a train ride from Paris to Lyon by Mark Stewart. For more information about us visit http://www.patricialaddcarega.com.

    Surroundings Art Gallery displays original artwork in a variety of mediums that focus on New Hampshire landscapes. In addition, the gallery has a variety of folk art, wood carvings and a small but beautiful collection of stained glass panels. The gallery has over 20 artists displaying their art work all of whom have a connection to the area. Celia Judge, Cam Sinclair, Paula Kuehn and Elizabeth Pease, just to name a few, have delivered some great new work for this year. On Wednesday evenings Surroundings has recitals which are informal events that allow those in the area to hear some really good “locally connected talent”. The recitals begin on July 11th and continue through August.
    Check out the summer schedule for all the activities at our website http://www.surroundingsart.com.

    The Sandwich Home Industries exhibits a wide variety of traditional and contemporary craft in many media, all made by juried members of the League of NH Craftsmen. Pottery, glass, prints, wood, jewelry, metal, stone and basketry are all on view. The Industries are dedicated to education. Workshops, demonstrations and classes are offered throughout the summer. Among workshops offered this summer are Traditional Rug Hooking with Linda Spear, Light and Lacy Beaded Cuff with Deb Fairchild, and Handcrafting Rings and Bracelets with Paulette Werger. Paulette will also be doing a free demonstration making silver jewelry in the gallery on Sunday July 15 from noon to 2:00 pm. For a list of all the events and workshops going on at the Sandwich Home Industries, pick up a brochure at any of our galleries or visit http://www.nhcrafts.org/center-sandwich.

    Having toured all the galleries you are now ready for an evening at the Corner House Inn.
    A stroll around Center Sandwich can work up the appetite and Don Brown’s menu does not disappoint. On Friday the 13th enjoy Sta’s charismatic acoustic rock in the pub. Open daily, lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and dinner in both the restaurant and pub is served from 2:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
    For the summer schedule and CHI events visit http://www.cornerhouseinn.com.

    We hope you will join us with friends and family, make a party and enjoy an evening of an Art Experience in Center Sandwich!

  2. June 25, 2012 Art that Tells a Story


    ART THAT TELLS A STORY: OPENING DOWNSTAIRS AT PATRICIA LADD CAREGA GALLERY ON JULY 11.

    This summer Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery is having exhibits simultaneously upstairs and downstairs in the barn. On July 11 “Art that Tells a Story” will open in the galleries downstairs. Boston artist, Frances Hamilton’s paintings tell the story of summers on Squam at a family camp. New Hampshire artist, Anne Garland’s work recounts the story of her residency in Nova Scotia while collaborating on a possible book with author, Joanne Cleary. Texas artist, Mark Stewart has documented the French countryside in watercolor from a train window while traveling from Paris to Lyon. We have loved these personal and intimate stories which will now be hung as an exhibit. The opening reception to meet the artists will be On July 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. at 69 Maple Street in Center Sandwich. Gallery hours are from 10 to 5 Monday through Saturday and from 12 to 5 on Sunday. For more information please visit our website at http://www.patricialaddcarega.com or call 284 7728.

    On Saturday, July 14th at 11:00 a.m. Artist Anne Garland and author Joanne Cleary will discuss their collaborative experiences during a residency in Baie Stainte Marie, Nova Scotia last summer. Inspired by sea life tossed onto the beaches by the tide, Joanne will read from her work and Anne’s paintings will be on exhibit. It will be an interesting discussion by two artists with different processes and different products.

    Sandwich artist, CC white has developed a 4-session workshop to introduce participants to the creative process. Using a few basic tools and techniques, incuding drawing, writing, and music, CC will present simple exercises that are
    designed to help you discover your own creative potential. This will be a fun, hands-on, interactive experience. Sessions will be July 26, Aug 2, Aug 9 and Aug. 16. at 9:00 a.m. For more information please call the gallery at 284 7728. Places are limited.

    We look forward to seeing you at the gallery this summer.

  3. June 14, 2012 Eastern Influences in Western Art

    : Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery presents the second exhibit of the season with a global theme. Eastern Influences in Western art will open on Saturday, June 30 with a reception to meet the artists from 5 to 7 p.m. Artists Mary Lou Lipkin, Blair Folts, Lise Lemeland and Andrew Tavarelli share a fascination with the Far East that has greatly influenced their work. All New England residents, the artists travel with sketchbooks and watercolors far and wide. This exhibit joins Dunia Moja – One World in an effort to bring new perspectives in art to the the Lakes Region. Join us for a fun and interesting evening of conversation and learning at 69 Maple Street, Center Sandwich. Gallery hours are 10 to 5 Monday through Saturday and 12 to 5 on Sunday. For more information visit our website at http://www.patricialaddcarega.com or call 284 7728.

    Artist Mary Lou Lipkin is multi talented. She is a print maker who often branches out into other media to create three dimensional work.. Her interest in Eastern art began in a museum in Canada where she was studying oriental embroidery and textiles. She came across a pair of tiny “lotus slippers”. The exquisite slippers led her to research on the Chinese custom of binding the foot…a very painful tradition for women in China. What followed was a “multi dimensional series entitled, Exquisite Torture. which focuses on woman’s culture and tradition during the great Tang Dynasty of China (610 – 907)”. The images in this exhibit endeavor to show the great strength of women as they suffered at the hands of society. The reward for their pain was to be able to slip on an exquisite shoe.


    Andrew Tavarelli is a modern day itinerant painter whose travels have taken him to the Far East, the Philippines and Mexico. The series on view at the gallery is inspired by Japanese Kabuki players and Geishas. The exquisite costumes and immaculate hair of the Geisha are expertly rendered. The color of each piece is vibrant. The Eastern figure is contrasted with a Western counterpart. Female vs. male, East vs. West, the paintings are about contrasting cultures. Bold and energetic this series of work invites us into the exotic worlds traveled by Tavarelli. Oils on canvas, water colors and prints will all be a part of the exhibit. Tavarelli’s work is found in private and public collections. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at Boston College.

    Blair Folts is inspired by landscape. Originally a White Mountain painter, Folts has traveled to distant and remote lands in search of the” ancient power of landscapeness and how people move and live in that space.” The work on view at the gallery is done in Mongolia and influenced by the nomadic culture of the people there. A sketchbook ever present on her travels jog her memories when she returns to the studio in New Hampshire. Influenced by the natural layers of landscape, Folts layers her work. Whether oil on canvas, monotype or mixed media, Folts uses her print making ability to add depth and strength to the message she is trying o convey.

    Lise Lemeland is “captivated by the worlds of color and pattern revealed in the decorative arts from other cultures”. Her work is intricate and a marvel of precision. She turns to India, Turkey and Japan to source her imagery. Japanese Kimonos are, European lace and repetitive motifs provide subject matter for her paintings. In the series on view at the gallery exquisite dragons are painted onto a fabric background. The dragon is very powerful as a symbol. “Dragons of the West are with few exceptions evil, hideous creatures symbolic of spiritual desolation and the dark side. Eastern Dragons are….benevolent, elegant, revered demi-gods symbolic of the spiritual …and often the immortal. In China, the Dragon originates from a matriarchal society…. In both eastern and western cultures it (the dragon) is tied to knowledge and wisdom. It is this duality that Lemeland’s paintings address”.

    This Exhibit will continue through July 23rd.
    Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery

  4. June 05, 2012 Landscape: A Fresh Perspective

    Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery “Upstairs” is happy to present an exhibit of landscapes. The exhibit endeavers to give a new twist to a favorite theme in art. Also new to the gallery are the participating artists. This show provides a “fresh perspective” in more ways than one. The opening reception will be held on June 9th from 5 – 7 p.m. The gallery is located at 69 Maple Street.
    For more information visit our website at http://www.patricialaddcarega.com or call 284 7728. Gallery Hours are from 10 to 5 Monday through Saturday and from 12 to 5 on Sunday.

    Among the artists is Jeanne O’Toole Hayman from Maine. Her land and city scapes are richly textured. Color is alternatively “foggy” or bright depending on the weather the day of her inspiration. Attractive and alluring, Hayman’s work is impressionistic.

    Chris Benneman is a master of pastel. Upon close inspection of a piece of her work, it is still hard to determine the medium. Soft and reflective, these quiet landscapes speak to the beauty of New England.

    Alston Conley uses collage and color to depict different hours of the day along the coast. His intricate cut outs of the woods and trees are set against backgrounds of color either intense or subtle depending on whether the piece was inspired by a brilliant sunset or a softer dawn.

    Finally, James Kao, was the first White Mountain National Forest artist in residence last summer. A Chicago artist, Kao lived at Mead base in Sandwich from where he painted the forest from his perspective. The paintings were shown at the end of last summer to a very small audience. We therefore wanted to include them again in this exhibit. Kao’s work is playful and quiet. His paintings are about the animals and vistas that became home for the time he was in Sandwich.

    As we begin our tenth year of business in Sandwich, we look forward to a summer of interesting and exciting exhibits.

  5. June 05, 2012 Dunia Moja - One World


    Patricia Ladd Carega gallery is delighted to present Dunia Moja / One World, This exhibit is the result of a print making exchange between artists from the Peregrine Press in Portland, ME and artists from Women Networking in Zanzibar, Tanzania. Each group of artists created a base print. The Peregrine artists sent their base prints to the artists in Zanzibar and vice versa. Each group then added to the original print they had received. The result is a colorful and engaging body of monoprints combining the talents and cultures of artists who live and work in two entirely different environments. Join us for the opening reception on June 9th from 5 to 7 p.m. , 69 Maple Street. For more information visit our website at http://www.patricialaddcarega.com or call 284- 7728. Gallery hours are from 10 to 5 Monday through Saturday and from 12 to 5 on Suncay. The gallery opens for the summer on Memorial Day Weekend.

    This exhibit was simultaneously opened in Portland, Maine and Stone Town, Zanzibar last year. Best described by members of the Peregrine Press: “This Unique print exchange was conceived by Alice Spencer, a founding member of the Peregrine Press, after visiting Zanzibar in early 2010 and teaching the fundamentals of stenciling and block printing to 12 professional Muslim henna artisits.,,”

    “Responding Intuitively and imaginatively to the base print as a background – there were no rules! – the second artist then added another layer of gestures, imagery, or manipulations to finish the prints.

    “The two resulting matched sets of collaborative prints are unique, showcasing the deep similarities and mysterious differences, between kindred spirits working “together” across a distance of 6,000 miles.”

    The Zanzibar Henna project began in Stone Town, Tanzania. A small group of women who had dedicated themselves to perfecting the art of henna body painting decided to take their skills to further ends by beginning to work on canvas. The prints are a further step in making their work available to a broader audience. “The Zanzibar Henna artists preserve the traditional henna motifs such as bold floral patterns (customary at Swahili weddings and religious festivals) while also employing modern techniques, stunning colors and personal creativity….”

    Founded in 1991, the Peregrine Press is a non-profit, fine arts printmaking cooperative in Portland, Maine. The Mission of the Peregrine Press is “to provide a well-equipped studio for a diverse group of artist members: To celebrate the art of printmaking as an innovative, dynamic and evolving art form, To encourage a synergy of ideas, sharing of techniques and mutual support: to educate ourselves and the general public in the art of printmaking through lectures, workshops and exhibits: to mentor the next generation of printmakers by offering membership each year to a graduating print major through a scholarship in memory of Kate Mahoney and Marcie Carner. “

    We are happy to bring this creative and educational exhibit to Center Sandwich and the Lakes Region. We hope that you will enjoy the exhibit as much as we do and that all ages will benefit from this exchange of art, culture and friendship.