ARGH opened it's doors on a very rainy June 28th, 2018 and it has been a wonderful adventure since. I have always been devoted to art and when I saw Kelley-Stelling and Jupiter Hall come into existence I was inspired to open another place where new and provocative art could be brought to the public in our city. One of the best parts of having this space has been meeting many of you for the first time and hearing the myriad ideas that artistic people have for developing the gallery – readings, music, classes and much more but always with the foundation being the visual art. Left only to myself I will not be able to continue the gallery past the next few months. One person can do much but with others involved this space could be so much more than what I alone am capable of generating. This could be the home base or the launching pad for artists from the Manchester area.
Twenty-five different artists have exhibited their works in 11 shows from the first opening in June 2018 through the current exhibit “Gray Shade,” a solo showing by Segun Olorunfemi. The location is good right in the heart of the growing Manchester, NH cultural district. Surrounded by other artistic venues such as Jupiter Hall, Studioverne, the Kelley Stelling Gallery, Diane Crespo Fine Art, New Hampshire Institute of Art, the Palace Theater and the soon to be Rex Theater, ARGH is also steps away from great restaurants like Hooked Seafood, Consuelo’s, the Crown Tavern and many more.
I am looking for a way to keep the art thriving in downtown. I am putting out this “call to artists” to gauge the interest in a cooperative venture continuing the already existing exhibition space of Argh Gallery. If you are interested in helping to figure out a way to invest yourself with other like-minded creative people, please come to a meeting at the gallery on Tuesday, August 20th, 6 pm at the gallery, 416 Chestnut St. Manchester.
Bring your ideas for how to proceed, how to fund, what kind of events and exhibits could be displayed, what kind of hours we each might be able to put into this and be prepared to make a decision.
Over the past two months a lot has happened in and around ARGH Gallery. Thanks first to the Rochester Museum of Fine Art for displaying 2 of Kevin Kintner's pieces in the current exhibit "Seeing Human." (both are depicted below.) this exhibit runs through August 30th.
Next, thank you to the folks that hosted the annual "Art in the Park," in North Conway NH. Over 100 artists displayed their works, each submitting one piece for judging. They were kind enough to invite Kevin to be one of the 3 judges of the show. It was a great experience made difficult because there was so much good work.
And thank you to the William B. Cashin Senior Activity Center in Manchester NH. the painting class at the Center was able to show their works at ARGH Gallery the week of June 6th. we had a great time and were delighted to exhibit their work and encourage all people to continue to create art!
An older piece by Kevin conveying the restrictive feeling of trying to communicate emotion from a two dimensional surface is now on display at the Rochester Museum of Fine Art
This piece, a self-portrait by Kevin is also on display in Rochester in the "Seeing Human," exhibit.
The Museum is located at 150 Wakefield St. in Rochester, NH and the show runs until August 30. So Go.