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Whipple Hall Gallery hosts ‘Landscapes’ exhibit

August 02. 2017 12:19PM
“Blue Moon” by self-taught artist Amy Fortier will be among the works on display in “Landscapes of the Sunapee Region.” 

NEW LONDON — The Center for the Arts — Lake Sunapee Region’s Micro Gallery at Whipple Hall Gallery, 25 Seamans Road — will present “Landscapes of the Sunapee Region” from Friday through Oct. 28.

There will be an opening reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Whipple Gallery.

Amy Fortier is a self-taught artist living in Enfield. She has been drawing and painting since she could hold a crayon but her public art career began when she painted Rosie the Pig, a 4-foot tall fiberglass pig, for Hanover’s 250th anniversary in 2011. The next year, Fortier participated in the Dartmouth College Hopkins Center’s Hands on Piano project. Her piano, Musical Medina, was located on the Green in Lebanon.

Fortier primarily works in acrylic paint on canvas and with found objects. She explores mosaics but prefers creating “faux-zaics” — paintings that look like mosaics without the mess and weight of using tile. Henna tattoos, stained glass, Moorish design, Moroccan tiles and natural images are her inspiration.

Fortier will give an artist’s talk at 6 p.m. followed by a question-and-answer period. Student Sam Herrick will play keyboard from 5:30 to 6 p.m.

For more information, call 526-4444 or visit www.CenterForTheArtsNH.org.


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