Nominations For Arts Awards Open, Yankee Flyer Diner Painting To Be Raffled, Sixth Annual Psychic Fair

Nominations are now open for the 2016 Meri Goyette Arts Award in three categories – individual, small business, and large company/organization. The award recognizes those that help contribute to a vibrant arts community in greater Nashua at the annual luncheon and auction. To nominate in any of the categories download the nomination Guidelines and Form. Get your nomination in before the deadline, March 15. 

Save The Date for the Meri Goyette Arts Award Champagne Luncheon and Auction on Sunday, April 17 at 11:00 am at Sky Meadow Country Club. It is Nashua’s annual event that celebrates all the arts and artists, entertains you with fabulous local talent during a three course luncheon, and where you can score great buys on items from our silent and live auction. We have a special auction treat this year – James and Beth Aponovich have donated a garden tour and lunch for four in their Peterborough home. You will find Reservations and More Information on the awards luncheon overview page.

The raffle of James Aponovich’s painting of the Yankee Flyer Diner is set for February 20, generously hosted by Surf Restaurant on Main Street in downtown Nashua. You can still purchase a print of the painting to be eligible for the drawing. You can Buy a Print On-Line Here with a credit card, or go to PRG Rugs on Main Street in Nashua to purchase with a check. You have until February 19 to purchase a print in order to be invited to the drawing.

The Psychic Fair at the Hunt Memorial Building is scheduled for Sunday, March 6 from 11:30 am to 4:00 pm. You don’t have to be a believer – just come for the fun of it at Nashua’s iconic High Gothic landmark. The area’s favorite psychics are available for readers, we will offer aura interpretations, and have a variety of interesting merchandise for sale. Proceeds will benefit the restoration of “Margaret’s View of Nashua,” a beautiful fresco mural in the theater lobby at 14 Court Street, painted by renowned muralist Lucienne Block. Reading start at $25; cash, checks and credit cards accepted.

Yankee Flyer Diner Mural Dedication

Come join us! The dedication of the Yankee Flyer Diner mural is 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

Buy a Print On-Line                                    Mail-In Donation/Print Ordering

Donate on-line to Yankee Flyer Mural

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:

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.