Oct
22
3:00pm 3:00pm

Ernesto Montenegro - Artist's Talk

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Pluralism: The Vitruvian Jellyfish

A talk with sculptor Ernesto Montenegro

Please join us for an Artist's Talk with Ernesto Montenegro, of Claremont, NH. Following the talk there will be a light reception and an opportunity to ask questions. Admission is FREE and our building is handicap accessible.

“We are “meaning machines”, we see shapes in clouds, man in the moon, gods in the stars. By putting together boxes in random shapes, I found unexpected figures doing unexpected things; anti-allegorically they guided themselves into seeking a meaning… boxes in search of a figure or actors in search of a play. Meaning is a form of hope, a healthy delusion, the price we pay for our self-consciousness. Meaning must outstrip the facts… “Colleges of Unreason”.

— Ernesto Montenegro

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Oct
18
5:30pm 5:30pm

DINNER AT THE MUSEUM

DINNER AT THE MUSEUM

BENEFIT FOR THE AIDRON DUCKWORTH ART MUSEUM

Guest Speaker Steve Taylor

In Three Quarters of a Century, How Plainfield Changed

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

5:30pm

Dinner at the Museum, an annual benefit event for the Aidron Duckworth Art Museum, welcomes Guest Speaker Steve Taylor. Taylor is an independent scholar, farmer, journalist, and longtime public official. With his sons, Taylor operates a dairy, maple syrup, and cheese making enterprise in Meriden Village, known as Taylor Brothers Farm. He has been a newspaper reporter and editor, and served for 25 years as New Hampshire’s commissioner of agriculture. Taylor was the founding Executive Director of the New Hampshire Humanities Council and considers himself a lifelong student of New Hampshire’s rural culture.

In an interview with New Hampshire Public Radio, Steve Taylor shared that the Plainfield – Meriden – Cornish community is his favorite part of New Hampshire. “It has a wonderfully diverse mix of people who are committed to maintaining local institutions, traditions, culture; it’s a safe place, a friendly place, and it’s where my roots are” said Taylor.

This special evening at the Aidron Duckworth Art Museum, with Taylor presenting “In Three Quarters of a Century, How Plainfield Changed”, will benefit the museum. A buffet supper and live music will follow the talk, catered generously by the Duckworth Museum Trustees and Advisors.

 

For Tickets CLICK HERE

(603) 469-3444 or info@aidronduckworthmuseum.org

 

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Sep
16
3:00pm 3:00pm

Art Reception: Tracy Spadafora

Tracy Spadafora has long worked with themes exploring the relationship of man & nature. Everything Underlying, an exhibit opening on September 16, 2017, is no exception. This show will include paintings and assemblage from both her DNA and Evolve Series and address critical issues of environmental concern: climate change and genetic food modification. In the DNA Series Spadafora uses DNA sequences to provide visual patterning and symbolic reference which are then layered on top of images that offer the viewer an open narrative.  The Evolve Series departs from the more cognitive aspects of her work and employs the organic and playful nature of wax as a medium, resulting in dramatic, mysterious and meditative landscapes.  Spadafora states, "my work suggests a dubious relationship between humanity and the environment - systems that are continually in flux as they create, destroy and reassert themselves".

Tracy Spadafora lives and works in Westborough, MA.  She has exhibited her work throughout the United States.  Her artwork has been included in numerous publications and in private and corporate collections, including the Danforth Museum, Harvard University, and Bank of America.

Everything Underlying will be on view at the Duckworth through October 29th.

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Jun
25
10:00am10:00am

Yoga with Live Music!

Join Angie and Josh for an unforgettable yoga experience! Practice yoga to the soothing sounds of live classical guitar music. Angie will guide you through a basic hatha yoga flow, exploring basic yoga postures and breathing with supportive instruction and space to honor your own body's individual needs. Josh provides the perfect background music to help you calm your mind and settle deeply into the postures. Any level of yoga experience is welcome. Please discuss injuries or body concerns with the instructor before class.

This slow flow class is open to all levels and ages 11+.

$10 to register or $15 for drop ins Order ONLINE call 603.469.3444 or email info@aidronduckworthmuseum.org

Instructor Descriptions:

Angie Follensbee-Hall

Mother, wife, artist, and Kirtan singer, and Yogin, Angie Follensbee-Hall, is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher at the 500 hour level.  She has been a dedicated Yoga Practitioner for over 16 years. Angie holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, Summa Cum Laude, and continues to create and exhibit her Fine Hand Made Paper Creations.

Angie’s teaching artfully combines the wisdom of Ayurveda with both classical philosophical study and modern anatomical discovery.  Angie is most interested in connecting you to your deep inner core body and helping you to move with fluidity, where you will discover your yoga practice as a living organic expression.” Yoga is artistic expression in the physical body, the creative union of heart, soma, and soul.”

Explore Angie's website: www.powerfulwomanyoga.com

Joshua Hall

Father, husband, musician, record producer, and Kirtan artist.  Josh began his journey with the guitar a quarter century ago. His relationship with music has found him embracing, composing, and performing in an unusually wide variety of musical styles. Classically trained, he earned his bachelors degree in music education from Ithaca College.

Performing live music in yoga classes has lead Josh to creating solo guitar compositions that ebb and flow with the breath. By practicing yoga to live music with Josh, you are invited into a deeper level of relaxation and spiritual connection as you flow through an asana sequence.

Explore Josh’s website shavasanakitty.com

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Jun
22
7:00pm 7:00pm

Asbury Short Film Concert

Back by popular demand, the Asbury Short Film Concert brings to New Hampshire another expertly curated selection of short films. Based in New York, Asbury Shorts is NYC’s longest running short film event that brings an action packed selection of short films from around the world and from the past and present! This benefit event for the Duckworth Museum is unlike any other in the Upper Valley.

The highly entertaining evening features the best in comedy, drama and outstanding animation. Highlights of the June 22nd screening include:

“Reaching Home” a new drama from Connecticut based filmmaker Kenneth Murphy. Emmy & Tony Award winner Debra Monk stars as a recent widow who has to make tough decisions with her family while dealing with grief. 

The Lunch Date returns to The Asbury Short Film Concert after many years. A former Academy Award Winner for Best Live Action Short Film directed by Adam Davidson, who is now a prolific television director on such series as “Fear The Walking Dead” and “Hell on Wheels.”

Early Bird Tickets $12 (available through May 31st)

Regular Tickets $15

Recommended for ages 16+

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Art Reception: Laura Moriarty
Jun
10
3:00pm 3:00pm

Art Reception: Laura Moriarty

Moriarty is bringing vibrant sculptural paintings, as well as, works on paper to the Duckworth this summer. She creates process-driven work “whose forms, colors, textures and patterns result from the same processes that shape and reshape the earth: heating and cooling, erosion, subduction, friction, enfolding, weathering, slippage.” Down into the Deep will be on view at the Duckworth through July 23rd.

Artist's Statement:

Taking poetic license with geology, I compare processes of the studio with processes of the earth. Layers of color form the strata of a methodology in which the immediacy of the hand can translate a sense of deep time. Working and reworking molten, righly pigmented beeswax, I build each object through a slow, simple yet strenuous physical engagement, which often becomes a metaphor for the ephemerality of live and civilization.

I will be presenting a body of sculptural paintings and works on paper that were created following a residency at the Baer Art Center in North Iceland last summer. The works were inspired by both the dramatic landforms that were observed there, as well as the culture they exist in. 'Down into the Deep' is excerpted from the poem, Öxnadalur, by Iceland's most celebrated poet, Jonas Hallgrimsson.

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Jun
10
3:00pm 3:00pm

Art Reception: Ernesto Montenegro

Montenegro is bringing to the Duckworth Museum his body of work titled flatmensquared. On the scenic grounds you will find large scale prints of this dynamic series as well as several sculptures inside the museum. On view at the Duckworth through October 29, 2017.

"Montenegro's work is a gritty meditation on the function of art as a mediation between what is felt and what is arranged. Art, even the most emotionally driven, establishes and structures visibility. This structuring in figurative imaging can trigger conditions of recognition of who and what human beings are." David Raymond, Art new England

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Season Opening Reception
Apr
29
3:00pm 3:00pm

Season Opening Reception

Opening this 2017 season at the Duckworth Museum are two exciting new exhibitions.

We are delighted to welcome artist Gerald Auten of Norwich, VT to exhibit: geraldautenpower. In this exhibition, Auten will share with us "recent and past drawings and projects that scrutinaize the notion of power". Auten is a Senior Lecturer in Studio Art at Dartmouth College as well as the Director of the Studio Art Exhibition Program at Dartmouth. Don't miss this stunning body of work, on display at the Duckworth Museum through Sunday, June 4th.

We will also be opening Healing Arts: Painting & Poetry, by Aidron Duckworth. This exhibition pairs work from the museum's collection with poetry that explores the themes of wellness, illness, and self-care.

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Opening Reception
Jul
30
3:00pm 3:00pm

Opening Reception

Please join us in welcoming photographer Ann Barlow to the Aidron Duckworth Art Museum! We will also be opening the Developing Dimension exhibition which includes a variety of masterful works by Duckworth as he created impossible dimensions on a two dimensional surface.

Ann's work will be up through September 11th.

Ann Barlow

Ann Barlow

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Opening Reception
Jun
11
3:00pm 3:00pm

Opening Reception

Join us in welcoming Guest Artist Steven Ford and his exquisite linocut, collagraph and collage works! We are also delighted to have sculptor Terry Lund and his Amazing Roots on our museum grounds. 

Steven's work will be up through July 24 and Terry's sculptures will be on the museum grounds through October.

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