Thursday, November 19, 2020
Monday, November 2, 2020
Art Up Front Street Studios and Gallery in Exeter welcomes the work of two guests this weekend for OPEN STUDIOS!
We are so excited. The weather looks great for this weekend (even though we had SNOW this morning!). In the 60's .... which is perfect.
The artists at Art Up Front Street have worked through this year's uncertainty with passion. Each kept art-making in front of them. This weekend, we want to share it with you (masked, of course).
And we are super excited to have the work of two returning guest artists with us.... Dale Atkins vessels and Jeff Whittum Metal.
If there is one thing we each know to our core, it is that art and creativity provide a "place" for us to settle, to solve, to breathe and to mend.
Has it been easy? No! Sometimes, we all have to be reminded to do things like take a walk, watch a funny movie, help someone, support a cause, and drink lots of water.
But we are here, now. And we know winter is in front of us.
We hope you can join us for a little lightness and festivity in our art community this November 7+8.
Monday, October 19, 2020
~ Masks required for all visitors & artists
~ Open windows (button up!)
~ Outside exhibit tents in the back lot. (we are S-T-R-E-T-C-H-I-N-G out this year to make more "people" space). Wear your long johns!
~ Limit of 12 inside guests at a time inside our huge 2500 sq. ft. space.
~ Front-porch covered entry + outside reception area.
It has been an interesting few months to say the least, but we are so grateful for the support we have received from community friends AND from new acquaintances who are just finding us for the first time.
We have had a recent surge in art being appreciated and sold. Some are buying as a gift, some are buying for their homes. No doubt there is a little nesting going!
These wonderful pieces are by Ree Katrak and were sold at her recent opening with Anne Marie Kenny this past Saturday. Enjoy!
Holidays are just around the corner.
Friday, October 2, 2020
We are so excited! Our next art exhibit will offer private tours for one week after the opening event. We are doing this so you can count on covid safety procedures being in place when you come.
collection of emotional processings during a time of unresolve. Her
mixed media works on raised wood panels consist of strong bold marks
and large movements of color and texture.
thoughts and feelings. Since March of 2020 I have developed this body
of work which reflects my personal journey during the height of
Covid-19 — a time in world history that has been fraught with
suffering and confusion. But also with the possibility of seeing
beyond the despair into moments of connection and joy."
and technology both aesthetically and conceptually. The methods and
materials I use in my quilts are nontraditional. The repetitive format
and industrial materials are used for their standardized, manufactured
appearance. The Amoskeag Textile Mill history in New Hampshire and
the "mill girls" continue to inspire my work."
Kenny can be found at firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.industrialquilts.com/
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Thank you for coming to "Of the Wood" art exhibit by Deb Wheeler-Bean & Natasha Stoppel in Exeter, NH
woo hoo... look out... fun ahead.
+ Masks Required
+ Roller Skates or Roller Blades - Please No Skateboards
+ No unaccompanied minors
+ Helmets, pads, etc. are required for minors
+ Signed waiver by legal guardian is required at event
Saturday, September 5, 2020
Uptown Exeter is changing - new businesses are opening! We love our spot here on Front Street and we are excited to see businesses moving in. Of, course, we were always "walkable" and bike-able" here, but lately it seems we have a little more kick to the community.
All within a 1/3 mile area.
I know I will risk leaving someone out, but I wanted to do a little shout out to some of the previous and some of the new businesses that bring our uptown neighborhood an arts and culture flavor.
Exeter Bowling Lanes is an icon of mid-century here in town. A haven for candlepin bowling plus a hub for music, fun and an outdoor beer garden.
Cam's Antiques is huge and sells used furniture, oddities, and vintage treasures.
Architectural Salvage. If you are renovating, this is THE place for those stunning old house needs.
Enna Chocolate is well, pure heaven for the dark chocolate lover.
Exeter Pilates is the only Pilates studio in uptown and so easy to find right on Front Street.
Sunday, August 30, 2020
I am of the wood: searching out the story in its grain & the treasures on its pathways. Wood is both my material and my inspiration. Walking the woods fills my pockets with its artifacts. Examining the wood shows me its history, its beginnings & endings.
This is a social distancing friendly event. It is hosted outside in the Walnut Street neighborhood of Exeter, NH in Wheeler-Bean's large wrap around backyard with one-way entrance and one-way exit. Visitors are asked to maintain social distancing or wear masks. Please, park respectfully as this is a neighborhood of families. Light refreshments will be provided.
Friday September 18th, 4 - 7pm
Saturday September 19th, 11 - 4pm
One of our favorite things to do...and now the weather is a little cooler. Sign-ups by email are necessary.
Reservations needed. 10 people maximum.
We will be in the back garden with safely distanced tables, chairs, umbrellas and a canopy.
Some people sketch, some paint, some write.
No instruction, just a simple time to gather and create.
~ Bathrooms, water, tea.
~ $10 each day.
~ pick one or all days.
~ please, bring your mask for entering the studio.
are required. See you soon.