Arts

SALON 2022 at Kimball Jenkins
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A Community Exhibition of Small Works

      CONCORD – Kimball Jenkins will host the second annual open format SALON exhibition aimed at highlighting intersections of New Hampshire’s diverse and rich artistic community. Hung floor-to-ceiling, salon-style, Kimball Jenkins encourages experimental and off-beat work to be displayed. With more than 150 artists participating from 64 towns and cities, all works are under 10 x 10 inches, with an array of 2D and 3D submissions. The exhibition leads viewers through the landscape of art making in the region from poetry to welding, photography, painting, printmaking, sculpture and more. SALON celebrates the variety of makers in New Hampshire from professional to small scale entrepreneurs to hobbyists.  All 386 works of art will be arranged by guest curators, Mike Howat and Fallon Rae in the Carolyn Jenkins Gallery. 

      The exhibition this year will run from November 6, 2022 through December 17, 2022, allowing artwork to be purchased in time for holiday gift giving. Several events are planned including a public reception on November 19, 2022 from 6:00 -8:00 PM featuring live music. A final holiday sale of artwork will be held December 17, 2022 at Kimball Jenkins, 266 N. Main St. Concord, NH,  from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. 

      In addition to the main gallery, young people and teachers from local schools have been encouraged to participate. A special youth gallery will allow for a community display of creative talent with opportunities for youth to attend the reception and meet with the curators. 

      A complementary second exhibition, Concordia, will be held in the Jill C. Wilson Gallery, curated by guest gallerist Katzman Contemporary Projects from Dover, New Hampshire. The show will feature contemporary artists from New Hampshire in the Victorian 1882 mansion. Artists in the Mansion will include Lauren Karjala, Jessica Parker Foley, Michael Andrew Phillips, Trevor Toney and Kevin Xiques. 

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NHAC To Host Annual Holiday Open House 

November 25–November 27 (Friday–Sunday), 10AM – 5PM

       MILFORD –  New Hampshire Antique Co-op invites everyone to their annual Holiday Open House, held the weekend of November 25–27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors will enjoy delicious refreshments and sweet treats, a gift card contest, a scavenger hunt with prizes, a food pantry donation drive, as well as special savings throughout the shop. The shop will be festively decorated for the holiday season, and NHAC’s dealers stock their booths with unique antique gift ideas and nostalgic items of yesteryear.

       “Join us for a festive old-fashioned outing the weekend after Thanksgiving. It’s a great way to entertain your family and visiting guests,” said co-owner Jason Hackler, who together with his father, Sam Hackler, has owned and operated New Hampshire Antique Co-op for nearly four decades. “We’re a family business and we welcome all ages to enjoy our annual Holiday Open House. You’ll have fun hunting for those unique antique and vintage gifts, and we’ll have tasty treats and holiday cheer. This year is extra-special because we had to put this event on hold for the past couple of years due to the pandemic, so we’re really looking forward to seeing everyone once again this holiday season.”

       The Holiday Open House kicks off on Friday, November 25 at 10 a.m. with a weekend-long storewide sale. Visitors can stroll the charming Main Street shops of New Hampshire Antique Co-op and discover unique items sure to please the antique enthusiasts on their gift lists. Take a chance on guessing how many candy canes are in a jar—the closest guess wins a $50 New Hampshire Antique Co-op gift card. Test your scouting skills with an antique-themed scavenger hunt to win prizes.

       Next is Small Business Saturday, a nationwide endeavor to inspire patrons to shift their shopping. Remember to shop small and shop local throughout this holiday season—your local family-owned businesses truly appreciate your support.

       Don’t miss SHARE Sunday, when everyone is encouraged to bring in donations of non-perishables and dollars to benefit SHARE, a local food pantry based in Milford, New Hampshire. SHARE donations will gladly be accepted all weekend long. Look for the donation box in the front plaza at NHAC. 

       All are welcome to NHAC’s family-friendly traditions at the annual Holiday Open House. Drop in for some old-fashioned cheer! Shop local and treat yourself to a weekend of antiquing—it’s the perfect solution to enjoying the busy holiday season.

       New Hampshire Antique Co-op, now celebrating 39 years, is a destination shop for fine art, period furniture, porcelain, silver, collectibles and jewelry. NHAC is one of the largest group antique shops in the state. Established in 1983, the shop features more than 200 dealers and was named "Best of New England" by Yankee Magazine. New Hampshire Antique Co-op is located 1.5 miles west of the Milford Oval at 323 Elm Street in Milford, New Hampshire. For more information, please call (603) 673-8499 or visit online at www.nhantiquecoop.com or www.facebook.com/nhantiquecoop. The shop is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.