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Peterborough First Friday

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


1).  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.

2). 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. 

3). Radical Self Care,  20 Grove Street, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm—— self care, peace and healthy lifestyle! Take some time for yourself this season. Join healers from around the Monadnock region for an evening of Radical Self Care During the Holidays. Treat yourself to chair massage, reiki, yoga, nutrition, pampering, and more with some mindful holiday shopping.
Angela Ramsden: Financial planning for peace of mind
Cassandra Sullivan: Restorative yoga
Deb Mills: Reiki & tuning
Debbi Conan: Essential oils
Elena Swan: Angel card readings & Reiki
Ellen Smith: Skin care & Beauty Counter
Jocelyn Brown: Reiki & reiki-infused jewelry
Kate Treshinsky: Massage
Mary Burnett: Cabi
Marybeth Hallinan: Sound healing
Nanette Perotte: CBD oil
Ruth Clark: Nutrition for inflammation & hormone balance...and more

4). Peterborough Town Library has double the fun for First Friday!   Corinne Chronopoulos, Library Director is pleased to host two events for the whole family!  Starting at 6pm it is the Holiday Family Movie Night with popcorn.  Showing two holiday movies appropriate for all ages.  Then at 6:30pm, the launch of the first quarterly print edition of The Monadnock Underground! The new literary journal, founded by Christopher DiLoreto and ZoĆ« Wroten-Heinzmann, both of Peterborough, is an online publication with plans to issue quarterly print issues. Featuring fifteen original creative pieces from ten authors, along with a stunning cover from local artist Hannah Ellingwood, the collectible edition represents the culmination of more than six months of publication.  There will be readings from the edition and time to meet & greet with the writers and editors.  Light refreshments will be served and copies will be available for sale.  The public is encouraged to attend and support this regional artistic milestone together!  Read the journal at https://medium.com/monadnock-underground.

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”.                                                                                                            
                                        
                                        
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 a Holiday 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!

Cultural Cocoon Shop, Main Street, Featuring demonstration of Kashmir embroidery by visiting artisan!  Meander 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…….. Come inside for a glass of Holiday Punch!

Dogs on Depot, Depot Square, have Holiday Photos taken for the pets in your family.  $30 sitting fee, with BLM Photography from 12 to 7pm.  All furry friends and family are welcome!! Need a specific time? 
Simply call and reserve your appointment time…Don't forget to take advantage of 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!!!! 

Radical Self Care, 20 Grove St.  Join Incredible Women combining their expertise to promote
self care, peace and healthy lifestyle!  Relax, experience everything from chair massage, reiki, yoga, nutrition, pampering and more, with some mindful holiday shopping!
A fun thing to do with a friend, your mother or just do it for Yourself…….
 
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 for his Open House, and enjoy conversation with light refreshments. 

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 holiday gifts and decor
with a focus on small collaborative women’s groups worldwide.
Great new pieces of European & American Antique furniture and accessories
Holiday refreshments. Shop local!
                            
Joseph's Coat, Grove Street, Special for one night only
 TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE STAR ! Find a STAR on an item and get 20% OFF
Its getting chilly, check out our gorgeous new sweaters from IRELAND
Great transitional clothing from FAT HAT — GIFTS GALORE….Always something new and tons of great finds!

Knitty Gritty Yarn Shop, Depot Square, Special offer for First Friday, 20% off your purchases!
Drop 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. 
 Free admission for ONE night only to the exhibit,  Meander through our gift shop of treasures featuring clothing, jewelry, and gifts from around the world.
 
Peterborough Art Academy & Supplies, Depot Square, Find all you will need to create you next master piece!
 Art supplies, classes, summer art camps.  Check it out for the Holidays!

"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.
        
Shakti Healing Arts, Depot Square, 2nd floor, next to Twelve Pine ----  Join us for an Elixir/Tea Bar!  Nourish your body~support your immune system~relax in a beautiful setting while sipping on yummy beverages.
Healing Gift Certificates will be available for local holiday shopping.
Come support this female-owned and operates collective right here in Our Town!
 
        Steele's Stationary, Main Street, Gifts, Stationery, Office Supplies, Seasonal Decor and FineCigars.  
Just in, New HOLIDAY Items!  Steele's always has what you need and more……

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 perfect for gift giving!  While supplies last…...

Underneath It All, Depot Square, Come shop for clothing, lingerie, jewelry, gifts, cards and accessories.
Anyone who shops on December 6th will be entered to win a $25.00 gift certificate.
…..Perfect for Holiday Shopping with a Bonus!


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 for that person on your list that has everything………..

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.
          

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