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.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Art you probably missed at the show?

How could that be? Well maybe because of the swirling taking place last weekend. Now today, we walk around the gallery, having cleaned up from the fun. The setting sunlight changes the interior... and we SEE a few more things we really love... and didn't want you to miss them. Enjoy.
Deb Wheeler-Beans lines of poetry.... little wooden blocks with an endless abstract lure....we can't stop staring....
Scott Kuckler "Flesh and Bones"... we can't stop wondering...

Deb Wheeler-Bean's installation "Stoning  with Language".... we can't stop processing...

Anne Kenny "Industrial Quilts"... maybe you figured out what the elements are?... but we think you need a closer look

Jeff Whittum's metal... yes, the heron IS smelling these flowers.... we can't stop imagining this in our summer gardens

Gaby Grossman's brush.... so free... we want to touch these

Elly Labranche's insight.... what goes on beneath the soil?
All of these can be revisited with a cup of tea in your hands. Our holiday hours are listed to the left.... or you can call us. We welcome people seeking a calm moment.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

And the winners are....

These lovelies are going to new homes. Congratulations to Lori McClure, Roxanne Juliano, Michelle McCarthy, Carla Ranks, Britt Soucy! Thank you for coming to the Open Studios. Enjoy!
We gave away five tiny paintings at the OPEN STUDIOS November 4 and 5. 
We have five more ready for a few lucky winners. A great stocking stuffer or a gift with tea.
Stop by the studio anytime and drop your name in the hat. No purchase necessary. Drawing to be held December 10th.
Happy Holidays ...from Art Up Front Street.

Thank you for coming...

It was so great to see all of you at our fall OPEN STUDIOS. Thank you for coming and supporting local art and artists. We had so much positive feedback... and we are thrilled to be filling this space in our community. 
Moving forward as we celebrate the completion of our first year, we will have special HOLIDAY hours now through December 22. Drop in.... low key, no hub bub. The tea is on, coffee is hot, the music is easy and there are a few treats.... breathe and take in some color. We want to be a place where friends can come and be inspired. You know where we are... and we would love for you to use us as a little break from "the busy" of your day. 
There may be an artist or two here working. In addition to the resident artists, all of our guest artists from the OPEN STUDIOS will still have their work here. 
Thank you again. Be sure and tell a friend who loves color about us. We love our community.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

See you today 10-4....













Beautiful fall day, good friends, great art, conversations, a beverage or two. We are READY for DAY 2. All a part of our open studios during the FINE ART AND SUGAR TOUR. We are celebrating this weekend-long event sponsored by NH OPEN DOORS.... a great way to see artist studios and local NH small businesses. Thank you for supporting hand-made, home-grown, all-local. Pick up a map and take the tour to all the 14 area locations. Open today 10-6.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Art that comes in trucks is cool.... Jeff Whittum metal

Really no other way to say it. It's cool. Jeff Whittum, recycled metal, garden treasures, herons, pitchforks, at ART UP FRONT STREET OPEN STUDIOS need we say more? At the last show in May, Jeff sold a huge heron garden sculpture. Beautiful. This time he also brought something that makes an awesome sound... hmmmmm.... stop by Saturday and Sunday 10-4. Weekend event... with 13 other locations (for the FINE ART and SUGAR TOUR) in the Exeter area plus 3 neighbor towns. Pick up a map and go.

Sarah Koff gives back.... Special... Puerto Rico Lighthouse print. 100% of proceeds to benefit relief


Sarah Koff writes: 

"Ever since the storms hit Puerto Rico, I've been struggling with not knowing how to help. Our family took a vacation there this March and fell in love with it. My daughter wants a map of Puerto Rico on her next birthday cake! So, I decided to make something. We loved El Faro lighthouse in Rincon. We have so many lighthouses at home in New England, but this one was just so gorgeously Puerto Rican. I made it into a print and will donate all proceeds to a fund to benefit Puerto Rico recovery. Come see it in person this weekend at Art up front street studios and gallery from 10-4! Print measures 8X10". #puertorico #rincon #theystillreallyneedourhelp #lighthouselove#linocut"

Fine Art and Sugar Tour.... November 4&5, 10-4

Art Up Front Street OPEN STUDIOS is participating in the "Fine Art and Sugar Tour" for New Hampshire Open Doors weekend. Visitors can take a peek inside studios not normally open to the public. There are 14 locations on the "Fine Art and Sugar Tour". Print these pages out and plan your weekend!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Deb Wheeler-Bean... poetry


Deb... beautiful assemblage. We love these little abstracts. Each one wants to be in your hands. Deb's love of making things is right up there with her love of poetry. To her each one of these morsels is a line of poetry.... and she has about 60 lines.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Scott Kuckler, guest photographer, "Flesh and Bones"

Local artist. Visual explorer. Whatever we might say about Scott's work would not do it justice. Evolving, mysterious, secretive. Do we like it because of the subject matter? Do we like it for the texture, the process? Can't quite put a finger on the reasons, but we know we like it.
Open Studios this Saturday and Sunday 10-4 at ART UP FRONT STREET studios and gallery. 

Friday, October 27, 2017

Rose Bryant Original Paintings....

Exploring blues this year for the open studio.... See Rose's work Saturday and Sunday along with the work of the entire collective plus guest artists. 10 makers at one place..... sure to be a colorful weekend :-).

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Anne Kenny has a thing for geometric shapes....


We love watching people come in the gallery ...and try to figure out what is going on with Anne's art. On first glance, one sees grid shapes, squares, rectangles, then with the next step closer.... wires, mesh, metal thread, and then.... "are these computer chips... circuitry?". Yes. "I've never seen them used in art." But Anne has ... and for years. She has sold her work at McGowan Fine Art in Concord, sold her work in NY and to large companies with lobbies and large modern spaces. See Anne's studio and her "Industrial Quilts" November 4 and 5, you will have a hard time leaving....