NH Club Notes: Strafford Garden Club’s plant sale set for May 26

May 16. 2018 9:59PM
The Manchester Artists Association’s Artists of the Month for April are, from left sitting, Judy Gelinas, Bill Earnshaw, Noella Breault and Therese DesRosiers; and standing, Jim O’Donnell, Howard Muscott, Rolland Rousselle and Beverly Descoteaux. (COURTESY)

STRAFFORD — Strafford Garden Club will host a plant and garden accent sale from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 26, at Bow Lake Grange Hall, 569 Province Road.

The sale will feature locally grown plants, herbs and heirloom vegetables. A raffle will offer a choice of prizes donated by local businesses. Proceeds will help the club beautify the town gardens and also provide a college scholarship.

For more information, call Bev Nemetz, 664-2552.

Pet portrait painter speaks to artists association

MANCHESTER — Artist Gloria Najecki was the speaker at the Manchester Artists Association’s May meeting at New Hampshire Institute of Art’s French Hall.

Najecki, whose specialty is painting dogs, has been commissioned to paint pets from all over the country. Her work has appeared in newspapers, magazines and on the cover of the Journal of the American Veterinarian Association. She discussed how her relationship with the dogs she has loved has transformed her into a sought-after artist. She also spoke about how to balance a passion for art with the business end of an art career.

At each meeting, artists also bring in work for Artist of the Month consideration. Those present vote to select eight artists, whose work is then displayed for a month at one of eight Manchester-area locations.

The artists chosen and the places displaying their work are: Noella Breault, People’s United Bank; Beverly Descoteaux, Manchester Downtown Hotel, the former Radisson; Therese DesRosiers, Day’s Jewelers; Bill Earnshaw, Bentley Commons; Judy Gelinas, St. Mary’s Bank; Howard Muscott, Bedford Public Library; Jim O’Donnell, Triangle Credit Union; and Rolland Rousselle, E.W. Poore.

The association’s next gathering will be its annual banquet at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at the Currier Museum of Art. For more information, go to www.manchesterartists.com.

The association’s regular meetings with speakers and demonstrations are held at French Hall from September through May. Meetings are on the first Monday of the month except in September due to Labor Day. The banquet replaces the meeting in June.

Matthew Thornton DAR to meet Saturday

NASHUA — The Matthew Thornton Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at The First Church, 1 Concord St.

Elsie Kapetanakis will present the program, a film by Barry Frechette, “Paper Lanterns.” This documentary tells the story of Normand Brissette of Lowell, Mass., and other American POW victims of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima. It shows one man’s efforts to bring peace and closure to their families. For more about the film, go to www.paperlanternfilm.com.

The meeting is open to the public. To attend or to learn more about the DAR, visit http://matthewthornton.nhsodar.org or www.dar.org.

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