ART UP FRONT STREET studios and gallery believes creativity and community are 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.

Are you on Instagram? Great! We post lots of pictures there.

Monday, September 23, 2019

TripAdvisor.... yes, we have a small spot in the Exeter, NH universe

It has been a great 3 years here exploring..... art, artists, community, business, and so many other things and avenues that always take us to other "places".... places and conversations we never would have guessed we would have experienced. From the programs we have started running to the art-making to the minutia of doing dishes after a show here.

We always love knowing how people find us.... We have a killer spot here on Front Street (which, thanks to google you can see from space 😊), we have a great community of area artists and designers in town and beyond, we have visitors and clients.

One effort we have made (in addition to the many in marketing) is exploring TripAdvisor. Don't know why this makes us feel this way, but we feel really lucky when we hear from visitors that they have come here because they saw us on TripAdvisor. It is like we have an "in".... almost like feeling we have been invited to a fancy dinner or something at a posh club. Ha! What we are saying is ...some things take time ....and many conversations ...face-to-face with many people. It is gratifying. And it is a GOOD thing.... it keeps us more human in an era of instant gratification and high volume social media.

If you would like to see what we look like on TripAdvisor... and what a few other places in Exeter, look like, click the link. Thanks for reading (and connecting with us.) We love that you are a part of our circle. And thank you, TripAdvisor.

 https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g46084-Activities-Exeter_New_Hampshire.html


Sunday, September 22, 2019

"Demystifying ABSTRACT Art" Opening &Talk by Ree Katrak OCT 4

Ree Hall Katrak
has been a professional artist since 1987 showing at various venues throughout the Northeast and Washington State. She began using watercolors, than moved toward print-making and most recently she is working in acrylics and mixed media. The themes are always abstract in nature with lots of color and gestural marks.

Opening Reception • October 4, 5pm-8pm
Artist Discussion entitled, Demystifying Abstract Art, 6pm
Exhibit through October 31






Relax and give the image a chance to strut its stuff—relax, stop wondering what it is all 'about'—like many strange and familiar things, Life included, art isn't 'about,' it simply is. . . . Don't try to enjoy it, let it try to enjoy you. DON'T TRY TO UNDERSTAND IT, LET IT TRY TO UNDERSTAND – e. e. cummings writing about his play, HIM.

.... exhibit runs through October 31.
120 Front Street... Exeter, NH

Inspirations: ART UP FRONT STREET Open Studios Nov 2&3

Wow are we excited! 
Thank you for being a part of our energy circle .... and thank you for sharing this little spot in the universe with your friends.
November 2&3, join us for our THIRD fall open studios. 
All of our studios are filled with artists and art... 
with more art to come. 
Just to highlight a little of what is in store: original art, prints, cards, mixed media, story dolls, watercolor, pyrography, industrial quilts, adornments, paintings, hand-made prints, assemblages. Music, yes, music.... to be announced later. Treats and greeters. A glass of something cool. A cup of something warm. FREE art give-aways. 
Loveliness to give as gifts ...or ... loveliness to warm your home. 

Be sure and bring a friend!
Saturday & Sunday, November 2+3, 10-4 each day. 

More Amazing News! WOW
We are partnering that weekend with 11 other studios and galleries in the Exeter area for the annual
 FINE ART & SUGAR TOUR. 

Here is a preview of the map. There are 12 locations open to the public. 
We are #7. (Locations added THIS YEAR are #5, #10, #11, and #12)
Details to come, but mark your calendar. This will be a HUGE art touring weekend. 
Tour Stops:
1. Willow Road Watercolors ……......…137 Willow Rd. EastKingston
2. Willow Creek Sugarhouse ..……......137 Willow Rd, EastKingston
3. Pickpocket Arts ………………..............166 Pickpocket Rd.Brentwood
4. Bruce Jones Fine Art ……………........….…...28 Dogtown Rd. Exeter
5. Marissa Vitolo Pottery .............................1 Rockingham St. Exeter

5. Dani Lee Pottery ........................................1 Rockingham St. Exeter
6. Roosting Place Art & Decor.............................152 Front St. Exeter
7. Art Up Front StreetStudios & Gallery ….....120 Front St. Exeter
8. The Seacoast Artist Association ……….......…130 Water St.Exeter
9. Town Exeter Arts Music...111R (on the riverside) Water St. Exeter
10. Exeter Fine Crafts…………....…...........................61 Water St. Exeter
11. Waterstone Art Studio ….....8 Clifford St. (Over the Moon) Exeter
12. The Maker’s Post ....................................14 Main St. East Kingston

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Art Up Front Street: Thank you for coming to Natasha Stoppel's new exhibit!

It was wonderful to see you... thank you all for coming and supporting artists making art. 
Natasha's view of the world is based in her travels and experiences.... and then translated into her art. Her Black and white images from this exhibit, "Other Worlds of Now & Then" are crisp and fun. We are thrilled to have had this lovely evening celebrating her creativity... and we are thrilled you are all a part of it. 
Enjoy a few pics here then be sure to hop over to Natasha's Instagram Page  https://www.instagram.com/artistexplores_travelstories/ for more of her whimsy. 
Also, take a look at her Etsy shop! https://www.etsy.com/shop/artistexplores
Other Worlds of Now and Then exhibit runs thru September 28. Art Up Front Street opens Tues-Sat at 10am.
We are located at 120 Front Street in Uptown Exeter, NH.








 

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Workshop Tuesday.... Let the Messy Fun Soar

 
Sign up for Tuesday, September 17th, 5:30 to 8 pm, 
with Corrine Gilman at Art Up Front
Street.
Paint, stamp, stencil and draw with markers to make a whimsical arty apron.
No rules... except to have fun.
Experiment and be playful! Beginners welcome.

~ Learn simple techniques for stamping and mono-printing using things from around the house.
~ Make your own foam stamps to use and take home.
~ ALL MATERIALS (and apron) INCLUDED.

What to bring:
Wear old clothes and bring rubber gloves to protect your hands from
paints and ink.
Cost:
$50.00

Sign up:
Adults
Please, sign up by email to artupfrontstreet@gmail.com.
Limited to 8 students.

About the instructor:
Corrine Gilman is a mixed media textile artist with a studio at Art Up Front Street.
She uses recycled materials in her work whenever possible and
incorporates fabric dyeing, printing, painting, and abstract stitching.