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Peterborough First Friday

Every month, Downtown Peterborough will celebrate First Friday.  This month: First Friday in Downtown Peterborough is on September 6th, from 5PM - 7PM and later.



1). Peterborough Players Comes Downtown to Mariposa Museum —— Join the Peterborough Players at the Mariposa Museum for First Fridays. A discussion with Costume Designer Bethany Mullins and Managing Director Keith Stevens on theatrical design process, from inception through production. This event offers a rare “look behind the curtain” at what audiences don’t see – the process, inspiration, collaboration, and finally creation that goes behind design elements that come together on a given show.  What an audience experiences at a performance is the culmination of countless hours of design and direction work that result in an overall cohesive look, feel, sound, or flow of a production.


Bethany Mullins is both the Costume Shop Manager and Resident Costume Designer at the Players. She is a New York City based costume designer and technician. This summer, her design work was featured in the Players’ productions of Mahida’s Extra Key to Heaven and Gertrude Stein and a Companion, and will be seen in A Doll’s House, Part 2, and Rose. She has worked in New York and around the country as a designer, wardrobe supervisor, or stitcher. Bethany has contributed her talents to touring productions like The Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables.


This year, Keith Stevens marks his 25th summer season as Managing Director of the Peterborough Players. Prior to coming to Peterborough, Keith worked as the General Manager of the Merrimack Repertory Theatre in Lowell, MA.  He currently teaches as a lecturer in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Keene State College.  This season, he directs A Doll’s House, Part 2 at the Players.
Be sure to bring your questions and thoughts to this unique event.   Admission is free, doors open at 5:30pm and the program begins at 6pm.

2). MACDOWELL COLONY DOWNTOWN at Bass Hall, at the Monadnock Center —— Another double-bill evening featuring 
Janice Duncan and Sophia Nahli Allison both are experimental documentary filmmakers, currently working on a joint project
about Afro-diasporic dance and flight as spiritual tools of liberation.  Doors open at 7pm, light refreshments will be served.

3)   FIVE GALLERIES, SEVERAL ART EXHIBITS ----- The Gallery (third floor), Offices at Depot Square,
 “ART ……A Family Affair!" featuring 5 Diverse, Dynamic Family of Artists, who are at various stages of age, life and their talent.  From newly developed to multi faceted to well established with nonstop attitude for creating!  Each family has a story to tell and art is intertwined in the telling.  The youngest member of the artist's group is 12 years old and ages spanning through to “retirement”.  Each family group has multi generations of artists. The genre of art is mixed with photography, watercolor, oil. Each artist views the world around them with such unique perspective!  Influenced by their family history, by the natural world around them and still others by the “chaos” of our life styles.  Come, See and Hear from this group of artists and storytellers. Erin Sweeney’s family, Ella, Winthrop and Kevin, the Laughner family, Linda Claff and David Rheubottom, (husband and wife), James Varnum and his late father Harold, and the Sieswerda family, John and Elias, Father and Son ----- Live Music & Complimentary Refreshments available.
                                
Fry Fine Art, manager and curator, Mindy Taylor invites you to view Evelien Bachrach, prints and paintings in the Pelletier Studio through October 27th.  Ms. Bachrach born and educated in the Netherlands, and has lived in NH since the 1980’s.  A teacher, an artist and an instructor, she has taught all around the world.  She works in various media ranging from oils and watercolors to drawing and monotype printing in styles reminiscent of the classical ways of using the brush to the more impressionistic.  Her inspiration is Landscape and Still Life, focussing on the timeless beauty found in these subjects, each reflects powerful elements of both her adopted-and her native country.  Join the Opening Reception at First Friday from 5pm to 7pm.

In addition and on display is The Life and Work of Shirley and Numael Pulido, showing till September 29th.  Numael and Shirley Pulido are a husband and wife team painting in the style of the Old Masters. Numael has exhibited at the Royal Academy in London and his portraiture is represented by the Vose Galleries in Boston, MA. Shirley is a graduate of Syracuse University, The University of Rochester, The Brooklyn Museum Art School and Cooper Union, and has established a career as an oil painter and pastel artist. Together they have a studio in Hancock, NH where they paint and teach.

At the Mariposa Museum, Fountain of Trabazon is an exhibit of 30 original paintings that formed the basis of artist Julie Pepper’s popular oracle deck. The collection uses imagery from many cultures and Raja-Hatha Yoga to guide people to tap into their inner knowing and personal mythology in order to gain understanding and move through challenges.  Fountain of Trabazon traces Pepper’s 20 year journey from physical injury to healing as she drew on art, family history, and her experiences as an arts and yoga therapist with people experiencing cancer to create a visual resource for herself and others. This unique exhibit creates opportunities for, in Pepper’s words, “illuminating new possibilities to see ourselves as holy vessels with deep intrinsic understanding and knowledge, helping us all feel the spiritual possibilities in life.”


Also on display, A Youth Program is being featured at the Mariposa Museum with the The GAME Initiative: Global Alliance of Muslims for Equality!  Under the guidance of International peacemaker, Padraig O'Malley, 48 young Muslim men and women from cities across Europe gathered in Glencree, Ireland.  Their purpose: to set about collectively charting a course of action to affirm their rights as citizens, their belief in Islam as a religion of peace, and plans for addressing prejudice and perceptions of Muslims across Europe.  And so the GAME Initiative was born……. Visit Mariposa for a glimpse into the world of GAME and theses young peacemakers in the raw.  MORE FOR THE YOUNG, Hello, Dear Enemy! On exhibit until September 15th, Featuring Picture Books for Peace and Humanity, a family-friendly interactive exhibit from the International Youth Library in Munich, Germany.

Announcing the newest acquisition for the New England Art Exchange in Depot Square; a very fine Vermont Landscape painting by American artist Aldro T Hibbard.  This painting created circa 1950's is identified as: ""Painted at Welles River, N.H. Mt Moosilauke in the distance".  It was originally purchased directly from the artist by the former owner.  
Additionally on show, an original oil on canvas landscape painting by well known Dublin Artist, Albert Quigley.  This could very well be one of Quigley’s best work.

4)  NEW SHOP IN TOWN

Louise York, owner of Twin Elm Farm Antiques in Peterborough, has set up a new shop in Downtown.  Wisteria Cottage has just opened up!   “A quaint cottage on School Street (behind Alice Blue) filled with one-of-a-kind items for your home and garden. Featuring antiques, watercolors, jewelry, and small furniture. New items added daily. 10% off anything except jewelry and watercolors!  Open until 8pm First Friday.”

5). IN MEMORY OF SHARON ARTS

Do you want to share the LOVE for a wonderful institution that graced the Monadnock Region for over 70 years?  Here is your chance to make your mark!  Arts Alive! with a group of Artists and Friends of Sharon Arts will be gathered in front of the Sharon Arts store in Depot Square starting at 5pm.  Make a “LOVE TRIANGLE”!  At the end of First Friday, all the triangles will be strung together and hung along the tree lined pathway.  All materials will be provided free of charge.  No need to be an artist, EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

First Friday in Downtown Peterborough September 6th,  From 5PM - 7PM and Later …
Here are some of the merchants that invite you to join them:

Ava Marie's Chocolates and Ice Cream, Grove Street, Wonderfully locally, handcrafted chocolates and delicious ice cream
perfect on a Fall day to enjoy on the covered porch!

BodyWorks at Depot Square, Depot Street,------ A Mind Body Studio offering exceptional instruction, treatment and well being. 
$5 offer for a Vinyasa Flow Yoga class from 5:30pm to 6:30pm.   
Take advantage for the first time or return visit you will be healthier for it!

Bowerbird & friends, Depot Square, HOT BOOTS AND COOL FLOWERS.  Find the perfect flower arrangement and discover  Sauvage hand decorated boots, comfortable, fun to wear and complimentary to every style……try on a pair!

Cultural Cocoon Shop, Main Street,  Meander through for a World Shopping Experience, with one-of-a-kind handmade crafts from Asia, Africa and Latin America!   Along with textiles, jewelry, pottery, home decor and so much more……..

Dogs on Depot, Depot Square, Back to School Bash!,Come in for Free Hugs, Free Puppy Love, and Free Prizes! 
Book a grooming service and receive $5 off…..
Take advantage of the Scrub & Grub Loyalty Program! 
After 5 groomings, you get $25 gift card to a choice of Downtown Peterborough Restaurants. What a Deal! 
Do not forget to bring your PET!!!! 

European Esthetics, Depot Square, European Esthetics will be offering Gua Sha Class, learn techniques to improve your skin, help the texture and fitness of your face.  Sign up for $20 per person and you get your own Jade Goa Sha Stone!
A fun thing to do with a friend, your mother or just do it for Yourself…….
 All welcome.  Reserve your spot! RSVP at 924-9123

Fry Fine Art, Grove Street, Manager and curator, Mindy Taylor invites you to view Evelien Bachrach, prints and paintings in the Pelletier Studio through October 27th.  Ms. Bachrach born and educated in the Netherlands, and has lived in NH since the 1980’s.  A teacher, an artist and an instructor, she has taught all around the world. 
        In addition and on display is The Life and Work of Shirley and Numael Pulido, showing till September 29th.
Meander through the fine antiques, exquisite Chinese screens, handwoven Rugs and more. 

Gaia’s Blessings, Summer Street, The quaint shop is full of Spiritual Treasures, Crystals , Incense, Smudge, Gemstone Pendants & selection of Local Artist Jewelry. Ear piercings, custom jewelry, jewelry repairs, and SO MUCH MORE!
 For First Friday, Gaia’s is having a Mineral and Gemstone Tent Sale in the parking lot.


Gallery Walk, Offices at Depot Square (3rd Floor, elevator access, next to Hobbs) Open House for Exhibit
ART…..A FAMILY AFFAIR! , featuring 5 Diverse and Dynamic Families of artists from the Monadnock Region —
 Live Music and Complimentary Refreshments
The Sweeney Family, The Laughner Family, The Sieswerda Family, The Varnum Family and The Claff/Rheubottom Family

Granite Block Art and Antiques, Main Street, Featuring Antiques, Contemporary Art Jewelry and much more!
 Easy to find a gift for yourself or the special someone in your life!

Grove & Main Antiques, Grove Street,  Lots of Sales and Seasonal Refreshments….Wonder the shop for wonderful gift ideas and unique selection of antiques.  Easy to find something for anyone in your family!

Sharon Arts, Depot Square, Arts Alive! and a group of Artists & Friends of Sharon Arts will be gathered to
Make a “LOVE TRIANGLE”!  the triangles will be strung and hung along the tree lined pathway. 
All materials provided free of charge.  No need to be an artist, EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
                            
Joseph's Coat, Grove Street, GIFTS GALORE…….Always something new and tons of great finds!

NEW BUSINESS Kate Treshinsky, PTA, LMT, CLT, 44 Main St ----OUTDOOR CHAIR MASSAGES! (On second floor if rain).  Relaxation, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage and Lymphatic Drainage.  Therapist since 2008, brings her physical therapy background into her practice to provide therapeutic results with every treatment. 
First Friday, Open House Special, offering 15 minute chair massage for $20

Knitty Gritty Yarn Shop, Depot Square, Offering 20% off “Christmas is Coming!” Sale
Drop in for "sip n’ stitch", discover the healthy benefits of knitting and crocheting
Beautiful locally made yarn with so many colors, you will have a hard time just choosing one! 
        
Mariposa Museum, Main Street, New Exhibit Fountain of Trabazon  30 original paintings that formed the basis of artist Julie Pepper’s popular oracle deck. The collection uses imagery from many cultures and Raja-Hatha Yoga and traces Pepper’s 20 year journey from physical injury to healing as she drew on art, family history, and her experiences as an arts and yoga therapist  In Pepper’s words, “illuminating new possibilities to see ourselves as holy vessels with deep intrinsic understanding and knowledge, helping us all feel the spiritual possibilities in life.” 
Also on view, The GAME Initiative: Global Alliance of Muslims for Equality. 
Offering a glimpse of the young people in peacemaking in the raw! 

MacDowell Downtown, Bass Hall, at the Monadnock Center, Grove Street, Another double-bill evening.  Janice Duncan and Sophia Nahli Allison both are experimental documentary filmmakers, currently working on a joint project
about Afro-diasporic dance and flight as spiritual tools of liberation. 
 Doors open at 7pm, light refreshments will be served.


 Monadnock Humane Society, 3rd floor, 20 Depot Square, Enter to WIN a Kayak! 
Stop by and get your tickets ($10/each, $25/three) & information how to participate in the Walk for Animals on Sept. 21st!

New England Art Exchange, Depot Square, Owner, Ken Spector is showing off a recent acquisition, a very fine Vermont Landscape painting by American artist Aldro T Hibbard.  This painting created circa 1950's is identified as: ""Painted at Welles River, N.H. Mt Moosilauke in the distance".  
Additionally on show, an original oil on canvas landscape painting by well known Dublin Artist, Albert Quigley. 

Peterborough Players Downtown, 2nd floor, Hosted at Mariposa Museum, Main Street —— The Players are bringing designer Bethany Mullins and Managing Director Keith Stevens to discuss the theatrical design process from inception through to production.  “A rare look behind the Curtain” at what audiences do not see.  Be sure to bring your questions!
 Admission is free, doors open at 5:30pm and the program begins at 6pm.

ReMarkable Shop, Main Street, Featuring antiques, gifts, clothing, home decor……everything is SO Remarkable!

                Steele's Stationary, Main Street, Gifts, Stationery, Office Supplies and Fine Cigars.  
Just in, New Fall Items!  Steele's always has what you need and more……

Toadstool Bookshop, Depot Square, Independent book store with tons of awesome books! 

Underneath It All, Depot Square, Help Tammy Woodard, owner of the shop, contribute to “I SUPPORT THE GIRLS”
Bring in your Old Retired BRAS and receive 10% off a new bra purchase.
Check out the new Jeans—— 10% off any jean purchase

NEW BUSINESS — Wisteria Cottage, School Street, Louise York, owner of Twin Elm Farm Antiques in Peterborough, has set up a new shop in Downtown. Wisteria Cottage has just opened up! 
 “A quaint cottage on School Street (behind Alice Blue) filled with one-of-a-kind items for your home and garden. Featuring antiques, watercolors, jewelry, and small furniture. New items added daily.  10% off anything except jewelry and watercolors!  Open until 8pm First Friday.”

First Friday Food & Drink In and Around The Square
After visiting the merchants, Enjoy a Bite!

Cooper's Hill Public House, School Street Open from 4pm - 1AM
With Food available until 1am!  Over 180 different Whiskeys, Largest Whiskey Selection in NH!”


Harlow's Pub, Grove Street

Post & Beam Brewing, Grove Street

Thai Cafe, Grove Street

Twelve Pine, School Street, Depot Square

Waterhouse Restaurant and Bar, Depot Square

Ample free parking. For more information check www.shoppeterboroughnh.com.

Want to join the FIRST FRIDAY MERCHANTS?

Please contact Pelagia Vincent, pelagiavincent@earthlink.net.
          

Keene First Friday Art Hop


Keene First Friday Art Hop will turn our Main Street sidewalks and other public spaces into a celebration of art and culture. Enjoy indoor and outdoor cultural offerings and family activities.

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Interested in bringing First Friday Art Hop back? 

Please contact Carolyn Sweet, cpsweet@gmail.com.

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