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That Special Spark: Makerspaces

What is a Makerspace? A space that is open for people to learn and create in, typically through membership or classes, while having access to equipment, tools, knowledge, and resources to make with. These spaces allow artists, inventors, and entrepreneurs to dream up big ideas and have a shared space to execute them in, without […]

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Champions of Art: The Governor’s Arts Awards

New Hampshire has an abundance of talented and enthusiastic artists and makers. Thanks to the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the Governor’s Office, a collection of those artists are recognized each year for their outstanding dedication to the arts in the Granite State. I had the opportunity to attend this year’s Governor’s […]

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Art for Change

The artists who lived in Portsmouth in the 1970s can’t afford to live here anymore. Russ Grazier, Co-Founder and CEO of Portsmouth Music & Arts Center, went on to elaborate on this cyclical phenomenon: artists are attracted to depressed areas they can afford; they invest in these communities through their art; the communities become attractive […]

The Rochester Performance & Arts Center (32 North Main Street) during an exhibit which included four of Andy Warhol’s iconic Marilyn screenprint series.

The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts: An Example of Awesomeness

Moving away from the traditional brick and mortar museum buildings and into a philosophy which allows an art museum to exist in multiple places has made art more accessible to a larger audience. The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts (RMFA) is a prime example of this new kind of thinking. This community art initiative, located […]

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Brunch Full of Color

Throughout the state, New Hampshire has some pretty amazing museums! Whether you’re checking out the Currier Museum of Art or the Millyard Museum in Manchester, the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center (and planetarium!) in Concord, the Robert Frost Farm in Derry, the Fells Estate in Newbury, the Franklin Pierce homes in Concord or Hillsboro, Strawbery Banke in […]

Photo by Pavan Gupta.

Upcoming Multicultural Happenings

Differences Make Us Better It isn’t a secret that New Hampshire’s makeup is a predominantly white population, so I think it is especially important to embrace and celebrate the cultural diversity that we do have. We need to cherish this diversity and nurture it to grow. Because our cultures are what shape us as humans, […]

Creative Guts Podcast

Let’s Talk About Guts

No, I’m not referencing the latest episode of the Walking Dead, (though I’m guessing it did have guts in it). I’m talking about what it takes to pursue your creativity: guts. And that is exactly what’s discussed on the New Hampshire-based podcast Creative Guts. This interview-style podcast explores the roots of creativity, dives into the […]