Annual Meeting - January 21, 2015

We at City Arts Nashua wish a happy New Year to all our friends, colleagues, and valued volunteers. We  anticipate another exciting year for the arts in this, our 10th anniversary, year.

Our annual meeting was held on Wednesday, January 21, at the Hunt Memorial Building, 6 Main Street, at 7 pm. A brief program reviewing the achievements of 2014 and looking forward to plans for 2015 was followed by a question and answer period, election of officers, and cookies and cider.

Here is our Annual Report for 2014.

A Big Thank You!

Artwalk Thankyou

We at City Arts Nashua want to express our appreciation and thanks to all the wonderful artists, entertainers, businesses that opened their doors to host artists, restaurants, and individuals and organizations that donated items for the silent auction. You all made the 10th Anniversary of ArtWalk a success.

Special thanks goes to all the ArtWalk volunteers that helped with the float, walked the parade, distributed signs and balloons, served as greeters and trolley guides, and all the other many tasks involved behind the scenes. All of you made ArtWalk Weekend happen and run smoothly.

And, we are especially grateful to our sponsors: R. J. Finlay/30 Temple Street, our presenting sponsor; the Nashua Telegraph as media sponsor; BAE Systems for printing the ArtWalk program/maps; Great American Downtown; the Nash Foundation; the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce; and Fancy Friday Fundraiser sponsors Studio Mark Emile, M&C Clothing and Gifts, Artistic Tile, Anthony Grassetti Photography, Persian Rug Gallery and Industrial Solutions.

Thank you again for participating in Nashua’s premier arts festival – and helping expand Nashua’s vibrant arts scene.

Mark Your Calendars for Early May 2014 Events

With Spring in full force, the arts scene in Nashua is blossoming in early May with several events you will not want to miss.

Saturday, May 3, 1:30 PM until 5 PM
Nashua International Sculpture Symposium’s 2014 Iron Pour Workshop
Ultima NIMCO
1 Pine Street Extension in the Nashua Millyard, Downtown Nashua, NH

Create your own design in sand forms, then watch as the iron is poured into your form to bring your own creation to life as you watch.  All materials provided.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Space is limited and pre-registration is required.  $35 per person.  For more information or to register click here

Sunday, May 4, Noon to 5 PM
Artists on Review – Art for the Garden, the Home, the Office
30 Temple Street Plaza – one block east of Main Street, Downtown Nashua

Meet the NH sculptors and artists that will gather to show and sell their work at this outdoor exhibition.  Plan on making an afternoon to support NH artists, tour the nearby Nashua International Sculpture Symposium’s five sculptures, visit the arts and media department at the Nashua Public Library next door.  In case of inclement weather the exhibition will move indoors.  Stop in the Seedling Café for something to eat – it is open until 2 pm.  The Nashua Area Artists Association is planning to open their facility at 30 Temple Street during the event.  For more information call 882-1613.

Thursday, May 8, 6 PM to 8 PM
2014 Nashua International Sculpture Symposium “Dare to Create” Opening Reception
Ultima NIMCO
1 Pine Street Extension in the Nashua Millyard, Downtown Nashua

Three international sculptors will participate in the 2014 Symposium, a three week event through the end of May where each will create an original sculpture and donate it to the City of Nashua.  Meet and greet sculptors Amgalan Tsevegmid from Mongolia, Lasha Khidasheli from the Republic of Georgia and Kim Sunjin from Korea.  To register for the opening click here.  With a $10 donation you will receive tickets for two complimentary beverages.

Saturday, May 10, 11:00AM
Dedication of Path of Truth
Rotary Common Park
315 Main Street, Downtown Nashua

The public is invited to celebrate the sponsorship of Path of Truth by Garry and Joanna Clarke-Pounder. Path of Truth was created in 2009 by Sarah Mae Wasserstrum from Israel. Sarah describes her sculpture when she says, “I imagine humanity as comprised of layers.  Some layers are thicker, some more modest, all piled from the past to the future. This sculpture is but a segment of this image. It starts from within the earth holding our ancestors layers within. Some are here now. The future is to be imagined climbing to the sky.”

Saturday, May 10, 1:00 PM
Dedication of the Gallery at the Wall
Rotary Common Park
315 Main Street, Downtown Nashua

Two years after inception of the idea, the Gallery at the Wall at Nashua’s Rotary Common Park will become a reality. Mayor Donnalee Lozeau will preside at the dedication ceremony for the 180-foot wall gallery that Celebrates Nashua’s Past and Present through Art, featuring the art work of local photographer Yusuf Abudi. The park is also home to Nashua’s Reflection Garden and Labyrinth, three of the Nashua International Sculpture Symposium’s works, called Path of Truth, Steps to Respect, and Encounter, and the Nashua Holocaust Memorial. For more information contact Yvonne Dunetz at 603-886-4200.

7th Annual Sculpture Symposium

The 7th annual Nashua Sculpture Symposium titled "Dare to Create" will take place May 8 - May 31, 2014 at Ultima NIMCO in the Millyard (1 Pine Street Ext). Three international sculptors have been selected to participate in the three week event.

Sculptors Amgalan Tsevegmid, from Mongolia, and Lasha Khidasheli, from Republic of Georgia, along with sculptress Kim Sunjin, from Korea, have all agreed to participate. Check back for more updates soon!

The OPENING is Thursday, May 8 from 6pm - 8pm at Ultima NIMCO in the Millyard. To register for the event, please make a $10 donation and receive two complementary beverages. Click here to register.

The Iron Pour Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, May 3 at 1:30pm at Ultima NIMCO in the Millyard. Create your own design to be cast in iron as you watch. $35 per person, all materials included. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited! For more information or to register, click here.

The CLOSING is Saturday, May 31 at 1pm, location TBD.

We have cookbooks and yearbooks for sale. Help support Nashua Sculpture Symposium! To learn more, click here.

Check back for more updates soon!