art up front street

Art Up Front Street believes creativity and community are at the essence of happiness and personal growth. When we work together to share ideas, build our businesses, or teach others, we create a TON of good energy.... and art. Do you have a question? We would love to hear from you.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

art up front street.... what a party

Thank you for coming to our first open studios EVER at Art Up Front Street. It was our trial run and it can only get better. We had so many well wishes and great conversations... AND art was sold.... which keeps the wheels turning here. If you missed the show, there is a little time left to visit all the art (including the guest artists work). This Friday pm, the guest artists will be recovering their work... so if you had your eye on a piece at the show, come back this Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday 10-4. A studio attendant will be here... and we have wrapping for safe carrying. Thank you again! See you soon.
Dawn Amey Design, jewelry and adornments (resident artist at Art Up Front Street)
Susan Drinker (L) and Kim Hankin (R) with Deb McLarnon Photographer (center, guest artist)

Sarah Koff Printmaker (guest artist) filmed by Miles of EXTV

Gaby Grossman Paintings (resident artist at Art Up Front Street)

Dawn Amey Design

Laura Maccarone, Gaby Grossman (resident artist), Scott Kuckler Photographer (guest artist), Holly Stavrou, Rose Bryant (resident artist)

Nicole Couillard.... greeter and great human of Art Up Front Street

Stopping in for a visit... Ellin and Alistair McHarg

Back gallery at Art Up Front Street

Front Gallery at Art Up Front Street

Maizie Argondizza, Mary Conlan, Laurie Drogue with guest photographer Deb McLarnon

Caroline Piper, Heather Warr, Lisa Burke McCoy with Wo Schiffman (resident artist at Art Up Front Street)

Oliver and Gaby Grossman in her studio with visiting Chris Donovan

Darienne and Anna McGuiness

Rose Bryant, Gabu Grossman, Scott Kuckler

Thank you to Val England for filling our pots with beautiful flowers for the event!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

art up front street.... today 10-4... Mother's Day art gifts

Yes, There's more today and we can't wait to see you. The rundown again of artist's work... we have: Anne Kenny, Gaby Grossman, Deb Wheeler-Bean, Wo Schiffman, Dawn Amey, Scot Kuckler, Deb McLarnon, Jeff Whittum, Sarah Koff, Dale Atkins. We have sweet little "Optimisms" by Lenny Willis to benefit Womenade. We have treats and a DIY wrapping table. AND best of all you can find a Mother's Day art gift for someone dear.... or for yourself :-). Paintings, prints, cards, photography, earrings, outdoor metal sculpture... beauty that ranges from the thought provoking and meditative to the high energy of color. All hand-made and all local.  See you soon at 120 Front Street, Exeter, from 10 to 4 today. Don't think twice.... just be in it.














Thursday, May 11, 2017

art up front street..... THE decorating committee - Nicole Couillard

Every little step forward is monumental when organizing something "new". When you can finally get to the finishing touches, the feelings of accomplishment are wonderful. Dawn Amey figured a glitch with technology... and now she is on the home stretch with her designs for this weekend. Wo Schiffman has culled and handpicked her favorite pieces to show. Gaby Grossman has the "home team" in good hands.... so she is in the studio with her "heart" and her "smile" doing last set-up details. Of course, there's more. And .... then when you see the outside ... street side ... flowing with flowers and ribbons, it feels like the dreams are near. Thank you, Nicole... THE decorating committee. :-)
See you all soon. Friday 1-7. Saturday 10-4. Happy Mother's Day....

Monday, May 8, 2017

art up front street.... our good friend, BRUCE JONES

is having his open studio this weekend, too.... just a little west of us. Don't miss it! We love Bruce's "stuff".

Saturday, May 6, 2017

art up front street.... Sarah Koff Studio comes to town...

... and we are so happy. Sarah Koff creates hand-carved. hand printed block prints in her small studio in Exeter, NH. How lucky for us that she is a guest artist this Friday and Saturday, May 12 and 13, at Art Up Front Street. Sweet little things hung on a line to dry.... a perfect Mother's Day gift. Visit her website to learn more about her.... then come and meet her in person. Bring some questions.... especially ones about that HUGE project she is working on soon to be exhibited at 3S Artspace.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

art up front street.... Deb Wheeler-Bean abstract and assemblage

Deb's eye for finding design and beauty is evident in everything she touches. Whether it's abstract, pen and ink, a simple pencil sketch, or found objects that will eventually become her next work of art. Sometimes she finds "it"... and sometimes "it" finds her. Whatever way it happens, we are always pulled in.

art up front street.... Dale Atkins' soft sculptural vessels .....

Dale has had a lifetime of making art... she can make anything. Her attention to detail and sincerity of purpose shows in her work. These hand built coil pieces show her connection with nature, her love of avian shapes, and her intense process-oriented style. Both of these earthy shapes are formed by working the clay into coils, then building and pressing, sculpting along the way, firing, then adding a thin layer of glaze to allow the texture to be evident, and then a final firing. Dale's art will be at At Up Front Street Open Studios Friday and Saturday, May 12 and 13.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

art up front street.... It just wouldn't be spring without ...

Deb McLarnon's butterflies. Beautiful specimens of nature and happiness. Someone should follow Deb around sometime and take photos of her taking photos of butterflies. Does she chase them? Is she silent? Does she ever swear if they fly away before she gets "the shot"? We don't think so, really... who can swear while watching a butterfly. The process is fleeting .... but one thing not so fleeting - Deb's love for this moment of beauty. You can find Deb's work this May 12 and 13 at Art Up Front Street Open Studios. Tell a friend.

Friday, April 28, 2017

art up front street... Nicole Couillard assembles prints

Today is a beautiful sunny day.... a nice day to celebrate Nicole Couillard. We should cast a bronze statue in honor of her.... she has been here since DAY ONE in the snow and in the rain.... filtering, processing, hauling, painting, baking (yes... she brings treats :-)), making decisions, yard saling, sharing and keeping us smiling especially when she brings her Corgy, Ellie. Today she's putting prints together for the show in two weeks. You will get to meet her on Saturday of the show. That day she will be greeting, pouring a beverage or two, and directing guests to studios. Get her autograph. Super nice people should always sign autographs.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

art up front street.... Anne Kenny resident artist

When people first see Anne's work, they are not quite sure what they are actually seeing... the pieces, the wire, the color.... what is it? On closer examination, copper mesh is realized, a blue patina, shavings, wire, circuitry? All elements fit together ... and then your brain asks you "do I process this on my left side... or my right?"

Anne Kenny, hand stitched Industrial Quilts

Monday, April 24, 2017

art up front street.... we speak color here.

This is just a friendly art "warning" ... If you in ANY way have reservations about .... or anxiety over swimming in bold color... then we would recommend you stay far, far, away this May 12 and 13 :-). Gaby Grossman has originals and prints on the way in, Wo Schiffman has blues and circles, and somewhere, some how we are sure you will find GREEN. It's spring thank goodness....


Saturday, April 22, 2017

art up front street.... new guest ... metal artist Jeff Whittum

Look for spectacular flying things on the porch of the studios Friday and Saturday, May 12 and 13. Jeff Whittum's new metal. Here is a sneak peek. Thanks for sharing, Jeff!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

To benefit Womenade of Greater Squamscott

These little gems by Lenny Willis are going to be for sale at Art Up Front Street May 12 and 13. Beautiful photography abstracts titled "Optimism". $10 each with $5 going to Womenade of Greater Squamscott. They are crisp little prints each trimmed and mounted on white foamcore.... perfect "gift thought" for someone special. Who doesn't need a little "Optimism"? :-) Thank you, Lenny! — with Lenny Willis and Womenade of Greater Squamscott