OPENING THURSDAY January 24th 5 to 7:30. Savanna is a NH artist who received her education at Maine College of Art in Portland, ME. Her work is mainly conceptual and portrait or figure based. She focuses on research and the art-making process as a way to look at identity through myths and trauma.
The Missing People Project is portraits of individuals isolated in time, outside the context of imagined trauma. The process of layering materials and repeatedly erasing with destructive solvent, imitates the individual's condition of existing in limbo.
Make this Valentine's Day a special event at ARGH! Thursday, February 14th from 5 to 7:30 not only will we have works of art by local artists themed on love and Valentines but we will have an authentic LOVE Greenpeace limited edition and signed print by Robert Indiana. Indiana's prints and other works are world renowned and if you're a collector you won't want to miss the opportunity of making an addition of this piece. There will also be two sets of professional cabaret style music sung and played by PJ Cooke and Walt Sayre. With wine and chocolate!
Walt Sayre has been a professional musician for over forty years. Originally from the New York area, Walt graduated from Manhattan School of Music and eventually moved to New Hampshire in 1980. Walt was the Fine Arts Coordinator for the Fall Mountain Regional School System, and is currently the Music Director at St. James Episcopal Church in Keene. Walt has accompanied and has been a soloist with many groups including the Raylynmor Opera, Keene Chorale, Keene Pops Choir, Keene Chamber Singers, and the Keene State College Jazz Ensemble. He also performs extensively with his own Walt Sayre Orchestra
SJ Knoy, owner of the Indiana print that will be on display. She was the Director of the Chicago regional offices of Greenpeace in the 90's when Robert Indiana did a run of 160 prints to benefit the organization and Knoy was gifted this piece. Currently valued at $5,000 ARGH and Knoy are happy to be exhibitors of this famous work.
Robert Indiana, world renowned artist unfortunately passed away in Vindalhaven, ME last year at the age of 89. Robert Indiana (born Robert Clark; September 13, 1928 – May 19, 2018) was an American artist associated with the pop artmovement. His "LOVE" print, first created for the Museum of Modern Art's Christmas card in 1965, was the basis for his 1970 Lovesculpture and the widely distributed 1973 United States Postal Service "LOVE" stamp.
By ARGH owner/artist Kevin J Kintner, another image of love that will be displayed on February 14th.