Sunapee, N.H. — “Sunset Over Mt. Sunapee,” a pastel painting by Sunapee artist Susan Parmenter captures the brilliant lavender/blue hues of an early evening sky with the mountain in the distance.
The captivating landscape of an open green field and spectacular sky, as seen from a busy location in New London, brings to mind the old adage: ‘red sky at night, shepherd’s delight.’
“Sunset Over Mt. Sunapee” was juried into It’s Pastel!, a national juried exhibition of the Pastel Society of New Hampshire. The show will be held at the Discover Portsmouth Center Gallery in Portsmouth, N.H., from October 26 through November 30, 2013. The opening reception is October 26, from 4 to 6 p.m.
This is a major juried show with works by pastel artists from New Hampshire and other states.
The event is free and open to the public.
Parmenter, who paints in a realist style with oil or pastel, works from her home studio in Sunapee, where she has lived for nearly 30 years.
“Painting and drawing,” says Parmenter “take me on a journey of expression that I cannot achieve with words….Inspiration comes from anything that truly moves me or sparks emotion: light, shadow, color, mood, shape, movement and story.”
You can view Parmenter’s artwork at Tatewell Gallery, New London; Monadnock Fine Art Gallery, Keene; Vermont Artisan Designs, Brattleboro, Vermont; and at Susan Parmenter Fine Art (www.susanparmenter.com).
The Pastel Society of New Hampshire is a non-profit organization dedicated to the appreciation of soft pastels as a fine art medium. It also promotes the arts in New Hampshire and fosters connections among pastelists of all levels throughout the region and other states. For more information, go to www.pastelsocietynh.com.
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Sunapee, N.H. — The Fourth Annual Haunted Harbor Halloween will be held Saturday, October 26, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m. The community event, sponsored by Project Sunapee, will be held at Sunapee Harbor.
This local Halloween celebration promises some wicked good fun and plenty of treats.
A Rag-a-Muffin Parade starts at the Quack Shack tent at 5 p.m. Awards will go to the Scariest, Funniest, Prettiest, Most Original and Best Group.
There will be Tailgate Trick-or-Treating and all who dare to walk the plank may go aboard the Pirate Ship. Also, you’ll be able to visit the Pumpkin Patch… but watch out for Ghosts Who Just Wanna Dance! Also, tasty morsels will be served up by Rocky Cannoli, ‘Lil Red Baron and Appleseed Catering.
A teller of fortunes, wicked witches coven, sinister graveyard spirits (and ‘things that go bump in the night’) will conjure up a magical, frightful night of fun for all ages! – Haunted Harbor Halloween, Project Sunapee‘s ‘treat’ for the community.
Sunapee, N.H. — Calvin Knickerbocker will present “Wacky Songs That Made Us Laugh” on Monday, October 28 at 1 p.m. at the Sunapee Methodist Church, Lower Main Street. The program, sponsored by the Sunapee Seniors and the New Hampshire Humanities Council, is open to all free of charge.
Knickerbocker is an independent scholar who developed and delivered a dozen courses on American musical history at Rivier University. He has presented programs in retirement communities, senior centers and other venues in New Hampshire and New York.
“Popular songs with humorous lyrics have kept us laughing since Colonial times. We need comic relief and songs provide some of the best (sometimes unintentionally),” the program release says. “Excerpts from hilarious songs help chart the evolution of musical humor from the 1920’s to the 1980’s. Selections poke fun at WW II enemies, diets, television, sex, summer camp, religion, and many other aspects of life.”
The Sunapee Seniors is a non-profit organization, formed in 1982 and open to all senior citizens (55 or over) who live in Sunapee and neighboring communities. Meetings are held twice monthly, with a July and August recess, and usually on the second and fourth Mondays of the month, at 1 p.m. at the Sunapee United Methodist Church.
Nancy Clark is current president of the group and Joe Internicola, program coordinator.
Sunapee, N.H. — Local artisans will show their wares at an arts and crafts exhibit and sale on Sunday, October 13, 2013, from noon to 4 p.m., at the Harbor House Livery in Sunapee Harbor Village.
Stocker Graniteworks also will be attending with their American Bead Collection.
And showing their latest work will be photographer Charlotte Carlson (notes, totes and prints); Eleanor “Ellie” White, who transforms pashmina into wearable art; spinner and weaver Chris Alexander; wood turner Joe Watts; and Sarah Bocko, with silver and bead jewelry.
Project Sunapee is organizing and sponsoring the event, which will include a video display of the building’s history. Docents will be on hand to share information about the circa 1890 landmark.
For more info, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Sunapee, N.H. — The Twangtown Paramours, an acoustic Americana duo from Nashville, will be performing on Friday, October 11 at 7 p.m. at the Sunapee Community Coffeehouse at the Lake Sunapee United Methodist Church, Lower Main Street.
The music of the Twangtown Paramours has been called “Sophisticated Americana,” and is a hybrid of the Nashville and Austin music scenes. The basis of their musical style originates in the country music capital in which they live, but their lyrics are often influenced by poetic Texas songwriters.
The Promise of Friday Night, the latest Twangtown Paramours album, was #2 last July on the Folk DJ Chart, was on two top 10 radio lists for the year in New York City and Chicago, and was #7 on Deep Roots Magazine Top 50 Album list for 2012.
The duo’s songs can be heard on over 70 Americana, Folk, and independent Country radio stations world-wide and previewed at Twangtown Paramours.com.
And it is likely their songs will be in at least one major motion picture in 2014. They’ve been asked by Major Studio Partners (in NYC), which financed films such as Superman II and The Devil Wears Prada, to write music for upcoming films.
Alan “Doc” Rogers will be the Coffeehouse emcee for the evening and will pass the hat for the musicians. Light refreshments will be available.
For the Coffeehouse calendar, visit: sunapeecoffeehouse.org.
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“It was a wonderful day” and the Lake Sunapee Chowder Challenge attracted a “huge turnout,” said Charleen Osborne, co-president of the Sunapee Parent Teacher Organization. “Thank you to everyone who made this event happen!”
Salt Hill Pub, with locations in Newport, Lebanon and Hanover, won the top honors in three categories.
This year’s (2013) winners are:
Judges Choice – Salt Hill Pub
1st Place – Salt Hill Pub
2nd Place – Mountain Edge, Mountain Spirits Tavern
3rd Place – Sanctuary Dairy Farm with Rich Ducharme
1st Place – Salt Hill Pub
2nd Place – Sanctuary Dairy Farm with Rich Ducharme
3rd Place – Mountain Edge, Mountain Spirits Tavern
Best Decorated – Sunapee Cove Assisted Living