Yankee Flyer Diner Mural Dedication

Come join us! The dedication of the Yankee Flyer Diner mural is this Saturday, November 28th at 4:30pm at the mural site, next to Citizen’s Bank, with James and Beth Aponovich, Mayor Lozeau, Ginnie Lupi – Director of the NH State Council on the Arts, and any of the invited donors, local and state politicians who are able to attend. The public is welcome.

Help Restore Yankee Flyer Diner Mural

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City Arts Nashua is working to raise funds to restore the Yankee Flyer Diner Mural on Main Street across from Nashua’s City Hall before winter sets in to avoid further deterioration. 

We are looking for your help in restoring this NH art treasure, painted by NH Artist Laureate and Nashua native James Aponovich. There are two ways you can help:

Make a Match Donation - The Burbank Fund of the Nashua Public Library has donated $5,000 to the project. If we can raise an additional $5,000, they will match it dollar for dollar.  This means your tax deductible donation will be doubled.

Buy a Print of the Yankee Flyer Diner - James Aponovich has generously donated the concept painting of the Yankee Flyer Diner he painted for the mural contest, a 10 x 25 inch oil on canvas valued at $15,000, to help fund the restoration. A limited edition of 100 signed, artist quality Giclee prints are available for $250 each; the 100 numbers will go in a raffle and the owner of the print with the lucky number will win the original painting.

Just click on either of the above links to pay by check or credit card (with a processing fee). For an on-line donation, just use the DONATE TO YANKEE FLYER button directly above.

Thank you for your support if restoring this important piece of public art – the only public mural of a classic American diner anywhere in the United States.

For any questions, contact:  Judith.carlson@cityartsnashua.org

Great Jazz to Help Restore Yankee Flyer Mural - May 31, 2015

Seasoned jazz performers Pam Purvis and Bob Ackerman are returning to Nashua for their second benefit performance, at Riverwalk Café and Music Bar on Sunday, May 31 at 7pm. Their music is sophisticated, soulful and swinging, uniquely interpreting standards from the American songbook, jazz classics and original material, with Purvis on vocals and keyboard, Ackerman on the saxophone, clarinet and flute.

Purvis and Ackerman played in 2013 to rave reviews at the Nashua Community Music School, helping to fund “Vivian’s Dream,” the massive historic mural on the wall behind TD Bank on Main Street.

“Pam and Bob are amazing multi-talented musicians and performers who know how to draw in an audience. When Pam had the entire audience scatting, it was magic.”
Marjorie Bollinger Hogan, Music Director, Merrimack Valley Flute Choir

“Purvis and Ackerman emanate harmonic style reminiscent of Lester Young and Billie Holiday.  Purvis’s voice follows Ackerman’s full-bodied horn with authoritative harmony and absolute charm.”
Rosalind L. Picou – Jazz Now

 “…such a refreshingly direct, unaffected way of singing that she reminds me of Cleo Laine or Ella Fitzgerald in her younger days.”
Nancy Bishop – Dallas Morning News

“The strength and variety of her voice comes across on her recordings, but she’s especially charming in front of a live audience. …the most facile voice with the widest range of any jazz vocalist I’ve had the pleasure to hear in several decades.”
Dr. Duane Martin – Texas Ragg, The Music Magazine

Presented by City Arts Nashua, proceeds will be used to help restore the Yankee Flyer Diner mural painted by NH Artist Laureate and Nashua native James Aponovich, located on Main Street next to Citizen’s bank.  Tickets are available on-line until May 30 for $12 plus $1.50 processing fee. Tickets at the door are $15.

Join us for an evening of great jazz, in Nashua’s Riverwalk Café, and support the restoration of our landmark mural at the same time.

Reflections on the River - May 7, 2015

The International Sculpture Symposium's opening reception, Reflections on the River, is taking place at NIMCO in the Millyard, 1 Pine Street, Nashua, Thursday, May 7th, 2015, 6-8 p.m. 

Please join us to welcome this year's international sculptors:
Ana Duncan, Ireland
Petre Petrov, Bulgaria
Ennica Mukomberonwa, Zimbabwe

Register to attend on-line or pay $10 at the door.

And bring a picture of the Nashua river to add to our Reflections on the River collage.

Sculptors on Review - May 3, 2015

Sunday, May 3, 2015, Noon to 4 PM
Sculptors on Review – Art for the Garden, the Home, the Office
30 Temple Street Plaza – One block east of Main Street, Downtown Nashua

Meet over a dozen New Hampshire sculptors and artists that will gather to show and sell their work at this annual spring exhibition and sale.  Plan on making an afternoon to visit with and support the artists, tour the Nashua International Sculpture Symposium’s five sculptures nearby, and visit the arts and media department at the Nashua Public Library next door.  Bring the children along – there will be a special mural painting opportunity for kids ages 5 to 17.  Admission is free.  For more information call 882-1613.