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Peterborough First Friday

Every month, Downtown Peterborough will celebrate First Friday.  This month: First Friday in Downtown Peterborough is on January 3rd, from 5PM - 7PM and later.



1). Peterborough Players Downtown —— Be sure to join the Players as they return to First Friday in downtown Peterborough at the Mariposa Museum.  Bridget Beirne will perform a few Patsy Cline numbers, and be joined by director Tom Frey to discuss their process and collaboration to bring Patsy to life. The event is FREE and open to the public, doors open at 5:30pm and the program begins at 6:00pm.  Always...Patsy Cline is full of down-home laughs and 27 of Patsy’s hit songs (including Crazy, Walking After Midnight, I Fall to Pieces, Sweet Dreams, and more). In 1961, Patsy Cline was one of the biggest stars in country music. A chance encounter before a concert began the true-to-life, long-time friendship between Patsy and her great fan, Louise Seger. Over beers and bacon-and-eggs, fan and idol became confidants, supporting each other through letters until Patsy’s untimely death at age 30. This rich, heartfelt, toe-tapping musical brings audiences on a journey through one of country music’s greatest friendships.


 2). Candlelight Open House in the historic Phoenix Mill House at the Monadnock Center

The Prescott Family invites you to ring in the New Year and celebrate First Friday in the Phoenix Mill House at the Monadnock Center. The mill house will be open on Friday, January 3 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy warm cider and a shadow puppet play presented by the Prescott children. See how people lived and kept their homes aglow during the dark days of winter’s past. This is an open house program- visit for a few minutes or stay longer to enjoy the fire and the shadow puppet performance.

Samuel and Nancy Prescott lived in the Phoenix Mill House when Samuel was an overseer at the Phoenix Mill in the 1830s. The Phoenix Mill was a large textile mill that once stood at the corner of Grove and Main Streets in Peterborough. The house is located directly behind the Monadnock Center’s main building at 19 Grove Street in downtown Peterborough.

Free admission, donations gratefully accepted. For directions and information about the Monadnock Center’s programs, visit MonadnockCenter.org.


3). THREE GALLERIES, SEVERAL ART EXHIBITS ---- The Gallery (third floor), Offices at Depot Square, Opening Exhibit for “Reclaimed, Recycled……Reimagined!" featuring 7 Diverse, Dynamic group of Artists.  Their incredible work of various mediums explore the environment and create work that brings attention through use of reused/repurposed material.  Each artist has a unique voice that translates to a powerful statement of their imagination.  The genre of art is mixed with printmaking, wood pallet, fabric, watercolor and oil. Each artist views the world around them with such unique perspective!  Influenced by the natural world around them and and the “chaos” of consumption.  Come, See and Hear from this group of artists and visionaries.  Laura Blackmer, Jaclyn Clark, Chad Creighton, Josh Dannin, Danielle O’Hanlon, Jason Reimers and Barbara Trachtenberg. ----- Live Music & Complimentary Refreshments available.
                                
Fry Fine Art, manager and curator, Mindy Taylor invites you to the Exhibit of 21 VIEWS at First Friday, 5pm to 7pm.  An exhibit inspired by the Monadnock Region, featuring Edith Tuttle and Cathleen Calmer.  Also exhibiting, Carolyn Edwards, Kim Schilling, Phil Bean, Chris Reid and Monique Sakellarios. 

Don’t Miss the Annual Small Show!  Meet the artists, Featuring artists such as Mary Iselin, Craig Altobello, Penelope Arms, Joan Tierney, John Petersen, Barbara Mahar, Byron Carr, Monique Sakellarios, Alicia Drakiotes, Andrea Scheidler and more!

Also on view is the DISCOVER NEW ENGLAND SHOW, through January 2020.   From the picturesque vistas of Mount Washington to the sweeping dunes of Provincetown, artists have painted these peaceful scenes for centuries. In this collection of antique paintings, Morris Hall Pancoast, Alfred Thompson Bricher, Guy Wiggins, and others present their perspective, and with the stroke of a brush were able to Discover New England.

At the Mariposa Museum, Democracy in Action: Celebrating the Women of the 116th Congress, through January 5th 2020.  The ancient Japanese stencil-dyeing art of katazome meets present day politics in this extraordinary exhibit by textile artist Cheryl Lawrence. All 131 women serving in the 116th U.S. Congress — the largest representation of women in any U.S. Congress — are honored with portraits created on prayer flags crafted by Lawrence and 19 other women from her community on Whidbey Island, Washington.  The art is a collection of portraits designed to celebrate and honor each congresswoman, their values, and the multitude of issues they are contending with.  Each portrait is based on the official congressional photograph of the congresswoman. The photographs were used to produce stencils which were then transfixed to silk organza fabric, layered with other hand-dyed fabrics, and stitched and embellished with multi-color threads, buttons, and beads.

4). NEW GALLERY IN TOWN, Grove Street —— Local Artist Gary Shepard is bringing his art studio and exhibit gallery to Downtown!  You will find him working at his latest oil and/or watercolor piece at his new studio (old location of the Nest and prior to that Hobbs Jewelers).  Gary began his professional art career it the early 70's as a watercolorist.  He has become one of New England's most collected artists with a style that has developed more impressionistic and abstract while maintaining a realistic look.  He is especially attracted to light and atmosphere which creates an emotional celebration. His subject matter range from mostly landscapes and street scenes with occasional still lifes and figures, whatever captures his eye.  Check out all the talent that makes Gary one of our local “treasures”.  Stop in for his Open House, and enjoy conversation with light refreshments. 


5). "Pop-Up Crafts at Depot Square”  (above Sharon Arts Gallery old location) will be open the Saturday after Thanksgiving at the 3rd floor Gallery in the Offices at Depot Square.   
11-4 Saturdays Nov. 30-Dec. 21, 11-4 Sundays Dec. 1 and 8 5-7 pm Friday Dec. 6 and Jan. 3
3 featured artisans, offering high-quality craft perfect for holiday gifting or personal collecting. 
Porcelain artist Genevieve Groesbeck will be featuring jewelry fashioned from her lampwork glass beads and incorporated into some of her stunning porcelain."Genevieve Groesbeck has been a Potter since 1986.  She was juried into the League of NH Craftsmen in 1988. Her work has changed over the years from production to mostly one of a kind. In the past few years she has added lampworking to her repertoire, incorporating them together to create unique creations.Pushing the limits with both porcelain and glass, and letting her imagination go is how she is working these days. Her inspiration comes from her year of travels and life experiences. Genevieve finds that her mind and memory absorbs things she doesn't even realize until she stands back and looks at her work.”

Alan Melad,  Woodworker/furniture designer and Monadnock Art Tour member/participant will be offering smaller pieces of furniture and many other small accessories, such as cutting boards, vases etc. "Alan began his design career working in professional theatre in New York, Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco, constructing and designing stage scenery and properties and designing stage lighting.  Alan Melad Design Associates was established in 1984 as a full-service interior design practice offering furniture design, lighting design, residential and commercial interior design and decorating, space planning, and materials, finishes, and resources. Design projects have included residences--from kitchen design to whole house interior design; commercial spaces--including banks, legal offices, medical facilities, and restaurants and hotels; and furniture design for residential, educational and corporate clients. Alan has taught at New Hampshire Institute of Art , Wentworth Institute of Technology and the Boston Architectural College.”

Wendy Parker, Art Quilter"Art Quilter Wendy Parker is a mixed media fiber artist. Her images are created by layering textile paint, colored pencils, crayons and archival inks onto her unique hand dyed and marbleized fabrics. Using a domestic sewing machine she free-motion quilts and thread sketches using her needle like a pen to outline, highlight and add detail to her quilts with a variety of thread. Her intention is to create work that draws people in and invites them to experience the vivid color, texture and patterns within.  In addition to her wall hangings, she will have some unusual ice-dyed and tie-dyed shirts, polymer jewelry, beautiful fabric pocket books and more”.       

6). NEW OWNER IN TOWN……Vicuna Chocolates, Main Street.  Drop in and meet the new owner, Pierre Fabre who has moved to Peterborough with his son.  Although Pierre’s time at the “helm” has been short, he is very excited with the opportunities for 2020.  Winter is the perfect time to sit in the warmth of the Vicuna Cafe, with a hot chocolate and delicious homemade cookies.  Taste the variety of chocolate flavors made on premise and check out the shop where the chocolate is made, behind the large picture window!  www.vicunachocolate.com
                                                                                                   
                                       
                                       
                                       
First Friday in Downtown Peterborough December 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 any day to enjoy on the covered porch!

BodyWorks, Depot Square, Depot Street, A Mind Body Studio offering exceptional instruction, treatment & 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!
 
Fry Fine Art, Grove Street, Manager and curator, Mindy Taylor invites you to the Annual Small Show!  Meet the artists, Featuring artists such as Mary Iselin, Craig Altobello, Penelope Arms, Joan Tierney, John Petersen, Barbara Mahar, Byron Carr, Monique Sakellarios, Alicia Drakiotes, Andrea Scheidler and more!
 Still time to see the Exhibit of 21 VIEWS,  An exhibit inspired by the Monadnock Region, featuring Edith Tuttle and Cathleen Calmer.  Also exhibiting, Carolyn Edwards, Kim Schilling, Phil Bean, Chris Reid and Monique Sakellarios, which runs through January 2020.
Also on view is the DISCOVER NEW ENGLAND show, through January 2020.   From the picturesque vistas of Mount Washington to the sweeping dunes of Provincetown, artists have painted these peaceful scenes for centuries. In this collection of antique paintings, Morris Hall Pancoast, Alfred Thompson Bricher, Guy Wiggins, and others present their perspective, and with the stroke of a brush were able to Discover New England.
   
Gallery Walk, Offices at Depot Square (3rd Floor, elevator access, next to Hobbs) Open House for Exhibit
 “Reclaimed, Recycled……Reimagined!" featuring 7 Diverse, Dynamic group of Artists.  Their incredible work of various mediums explore the environment and create work that brings attention through use of reused/repurposed material.  Come, See and Hear from this group of artists and visionaries.  Laura Blackmer, Jaclyn Clark, Chad Creighton, Josh Dannin, Danielle O’Hanlon, Jason Reimers and Barbara Trachtenberg
Live Music & Complimentary Refreshments available.

NEW BUSINESS, GARY SHEPARD ART, Grove Street —— Local Artist Gary Shepard is bringing his art studio and exhibit gallery to Downtown!  You will find him working at his latest oil and/or watercolor piece at his new studio (old location of the Nest and prior to that Grove & Main). 
Check out all the talent that makes Gary one of our local “treasures”. 
Stop in, watch Gary paint and enjoy conversation. 

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, Main Street,  Special after the holiday 20% off entire stock
Great new pieces of European & American Antique furniture and accessories
Keep Shopping local!
                   
Knitty Gritty Yarn Shop, Depot Square, Special offer for First Friday, free drop in knitting lessons, all levels welcome
Also, come in for "sip n’ stitch", discover healthy benefits of knitting & crocheting
Beautiful locally made yarn with so many colors, you will have a hard time just choosing one! 
       
Mariposa Museum, Main Street, New Exhibit Democracy in Action: Celebrating the Women of the 116th Congress, through January 5th 2020.  The ancient Japanese stencil-dyeing art of katazome meets present day politics in this extraordinary exhibit by textile artist Cheryl Lawrence. All 131 women serving in the 116th U.S. Congress — the largest representation of women in any U.S. Congress — are honored with portraits created on prayer flags crafted by Lawrence and 19 other women from her community on Whidbey Island, Washington. 
 Meander through the gift shop of treasures featuring clothing, jewelry, and gifts from around the world.

MONADNOCK CENTER FOR HISTORY AND CULTURE, Grove Street, Candlelight Open House historic Phoenix Mill House
The Prescott Family invites you to ring in the New Year and celebrate First Friday.  The Mill House will be open from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy warm cider and a shadow puppet play presented by the Prescott children. See how people lived and kept their homes aglow during the dark days of winter’s past. Visit for a few minutes or stay longer to enjoy the fire.  Free admission, donations gratefully accepted.
 
Peterborough Art Academy & Supplies, Depot Square, New Year resolution to be more creative? 
Find all you will need to create you next masterpiece!
  Art supplies, classes, summer art camps.  One stop shopping for Art!

Peterborough Players Downtown, 2nd floor, Hosted at Mariposa Museum, Main Street —— Join the Peterborough Players for a glimpse of the upcoming show.  Bridget Beirne will perform a few Patsy Cline numbers, and be joined by director Tom Frey to discuss their process and collaboration to bring Patsy to life. 
Always...Patsy Cline is full of down-home laughs and 27 of Patsy’s hit songs (including Crazy, Walking After Midnight, I Fall to Pieces, Sweet Dreams, and more).
Doors open at the Mariposa Museum at 5:30pm, admission is free. The program runs from 6-7pm.

"Pop-Up Crafts at Depot Square”  (above Sharon Arts Gallery old location) 3rd floor Gallery in the Offices at Depot Square.    There will be 3 featured artisans, offering high-quality craft perfect for holiday gifting or personal collecting. 
Porcelain artist Genevieve Groesbeck will be featuring jewelry from lampwork glass beads and stunning porcelain.
Alan Melad,  Woodworker/furniture designer offering smaller pieces of furniture and accessories
Wendy Parker, Art Quilter, will have ice-dyed and tie-dyed shirts, polymer jewelry, beautiful fabric pocket books.
       
Toadstool Bookshop, Depot Square, Independent book store with tons of awesome books!

Tribal Rugs by Hand, Depot Square, Enjoy exploring the many varieties of World Rugs. Pillows, rugs, runners, so much to choose from and a great addition to your home! 

Underneath It All, Depot Square, January starts the Bra Sale, 50% off selected bras,
 Wacoal, Chantelle, Natori and Skarlett Blue.
Come shop for clothing, lingerie, jewelry, gifts, cards and accessories.
…..Perfect for New Year Shopping with a Bonus!

NEW OWNER……Vicuna Chocolates, Main Street.  Drop in and meet the new owner, Pierre Fabre.  Winter is the perfect time to sit in the warmth of Vicuna Cafe, with hot chocolate & delicious homemade cookies.  Taste the variety of chocolate flavors made on premise and peek in the shop where chocolate is made, behind the large picture window! 
   
NEW BUSINESS — Wisteria Cottage, School St, Owner of Twin Elm Farm Antiques, has a new shop in Downtown.
“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.”
Perfect to start planning your summer porch decor………..

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!  New releases of another 17 whiskeys for 2020, so over 200 WHISKEYS on the List!
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.
          

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