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Art Notes: Dartmouth library to receive Saint-Gaudens Medal

  • Visitors take a closer look at the unveiled bronze cast of Saint-Gaudens' sculpture "Abraham Lincoln: The Man" at the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, N.H., on June 26, 2016. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.



Valley News Staff Writer
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

The Saint-Gaudens Memorial, which partners with and supports the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, plans to recognize the Darmouth College library for its work in conserving the papers of the site’s namesake artist, Augustus Saint-Gaudens.

Established in 1988, the Saint-Gaudens Medal is awarded irregularly to people who have “made a significant contribution to the arts in America in the tradition of Augustus Saint-Gaudens,” the memorial said in a news release. The medal has been presented 10 times, most recently in 2016 to author David McCullough, whose 2011 book The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris was based on research in the Saint-Gaudens papers.

An awards ceremony is scheduled for June 21 at Dartmouth’s Rauner Special Collections Library.

From the sublime to the ridiculous: Submissions are due Thursday for annual Peeps Diorama Contest at the Library Arts Center in Newport, N.H. Submissions will be accepted from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The opening Peeps Party is planned for 5 to 6:30 on Friday evening, and the show will be open through April 25. A “Peeps and Pints” closing party, for the over-21 crowd only, is planned for 5 to 7 that night.

Of note

Two Rivers Printmaking Studio is holding a series of workshops led by Upper Valley printmakers through the spring. The next, pronto plate lithography with Mary Mead, is scheduled for May 4 and 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. For more information, go to tworiversprintmaking.org.

Ongoing

Betty Grant Gallery, Converse Free Library, Lyme. Paintings by Liliana Paradiso. Through June.

BigTown Gallery, Rochester, Vt. “Bringing the Bull Home,” work on paper and in ceramics and painted shoes by Rick Skogsberg, and “Figures in the Landscape,” recent paintings by Burlington artist Peter Fried. Through May 4.

Chelsea Public Library. “Promises of Spring,” watercolors by Brookfield, Vt., artist Marcia Hammond. Through April.

Chew & Co. Design, Hanover. Pastels by former Upper Valley resident Phyllis Orem. Through June 1.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon. Spring exhibitions, including work by painter Collin Leech, photographers Joan Crimlisk and John Lehet, watercolorists Nick Mayer and Marion Blodgett, multi-media artist Stacy Harshman, and the hospital’s employees and volunteers.

Kilton Public Library, West Lebanon. Artwork by students at Hanover Street School. Through May.

Ledyard Gallery, Howe Library, Hanover. “Color Sculptures,” paintings by Alison Palizzolo, is on view through May 1.

Library Arts Center, Newport, N.H. Annual Student Art Show, featuring artwork from students in Newport’s public schools. Through April 25.

Long River Gallery, White River Junction. “Through the Trees,” pastels by White River Junction artist Kathryn Detzer.

Main Street Museum, White River Junction. “Jack Rowell, Cultural Documentarian: Portraits of Vermont People and Other Wildlife.”

North Common Arts, Chelsea. “Glass Onions,” painted glass objects by Chelsea artist Nick De Friez, through April.

Scavenger Gallery, White River Junction. “Flower Portraits,” Claremont artist Sue Lawrence’s oil paintings of floral blossoms.

Steven Thomas, Inc. Fine Arts & Antiques, White River Junction. Work by Upper Valley “vintage” artists, such as Alice Standish Buell, John Semple and Horace Brown.

Tunbridge Public Library. Woodburning and painting by tattoo artist Tom Ball. Through May 3.

Two Rivers Printmaking Studio, White River Junction. Retrospective of prints by Norwich artist Penelope Bennett. Through April.

Zollikofer Gallery, White River Junction. Paintings and tourism posters by Burlington painter Kevin Ruelle. Through June 26.

Alex Hanson can be reached at ahanson@vnews.com or 603-727-3207.