Pride of Plainfield
July 29, 2017 - October 29, 2017
The Aidron Duckworth Art Museum is thrilled to announce the opening of "pride of Plainfield", a community exhibition celebrating local agriculture in Plainfield, NH. Fruits, vegetables, berries, flowers, Christmas trees, cheeses, smoked meats, beef, maple syrup, milk, and honey can be found within the 53 square miles that make up this picturesque town. This exhibit aims to showcase the bounty of exceptional local produce, products, and the families that work to feed the Upper Valley and beyond.
This exhibition includes Edgewater Farm, McNamara Dairy, Riverview Farm, Hall Apiaries, Taylor Brothers Farm, Garfield's Smokehouse, and Noda Farm. Along with photographs and articles, this exhibition features audio from interviews with many of Plainfield's farmers which was collected and edited by Allan Reetz in collaboration with the museum.
Bartelli Murals Remembered
July 29, 2017 - September 10, 2017
In 1988 Aidron Duckworth was commissioned by Bill Deckelbaum to paint a mural inside Bartelli’s Restaurant on Route 120 in Lebanon, NH, the site of the former long-time Lander’s Restaurant and currently the site of the Days Inn. At an impressive 30 feet long and 6 feet in height, this mural depicted scenes from Italy in the major dining area of the restaurant. Artists Barbara Kaufman and Gertrude Mertens, students and friends of Duckworth, organized a reception at Bartelli’s with 200 guests to celebrate Duckworth’s 30 years of work as a sculptor and painter in 1990. Unfortunately, in 1995 Bartelli’s was demolished to make room for a new motel.
Bartelli Murals Remembered is an exhibition that gives us a chance to revisit a place that is now only in our memory and records.
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