Lakes Region Art Association Website
Art and libraries are a natural pairing as both are directed toward the development of the mind. Proof of this is now on display as eleven Lakes Region Art Association members artists have their fine art paintings and photographs on display at the Meredith Public Library for the month of June. Fourteen different works of art in oils, acrylics, watercolors and photography demonstrate, as much as any writing does, that each piece is a ‘short story’ that’s been imagined and ‘authored’ using a paint brush or a camera. The Meredith Library is open daily Tuesday thru Saturday.
Lakes Region Art Association Website
My name is Acacia Rogers, a long time New Hampshire resident, and I possibly may never leave. I love this State! In fact, the beautiful scenery, the lakes, the mountains, the trees, and the wildlife here have all been an incredible inspiration for my work throughout the years. I have been an avid painter for about the last decade, but have been drawing and creating all types of art my entire life. It was almost an impulse from the moment i could grasp a pencil.
Being an indiscriminate animal lover, I started feeling out a potential artist career some years back by painting pet portraits for coworkers, friends, and family. The positive response and my growing passion kept me going. I have now expanded my artistic vocabulary to include still life, landscape, wildlife, and portraiture as well. My mediums of choice are Acrylic, Watercolor, and Oils. Though Oils have become a serious favorite.
Since my late teens, the idea of being a self sustaining artist full time has never left my mind. In truth, I love painting so much that time spent focusing most of my energy on anything else makes me feel empty, sad, and like I'm not spending my time properly. I cant stay away. Now I am painting full time with full determination to make this passion work as a career, one way or another.
Visit Acacia's website.
The Meredith Oral History Project is live! You can now listen to all of the interviews that we have conducted thus far and read the full transcripts!
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If you would like to participate in the Meredith Oral History Project and do an interview with us, please call the Meredith Library at (603) 279-4303 and ask for Matthew or Linda.
As Meredith residents, we have established the independent 501(c)(3) Meredith Library Fund. Our mission is to obtain tax-deductible donations, pledges and grants to
provide a philanthropic opportunity to help equip, renovate and expand the Meredith Public Library and reduce taxpayers’ cost for the project.
The campaign launched on February 1, 2019. We are pleased to report pledges are already at $60,000, jump starting our fundraising efforts. We are setting a goal of $1,125,000 for the capital campaign, based on the positive
feedback received from the recent Library Trustees Fundraising Study.
The Meredith Library Fund has received our 501(c)(3) designation letter from the Internal Revenue Service which can be viewed on our website. To learn more about Meredith Library Fund and the different ways to donate, pledge or volunteer, visit our website at www.meredithlibraryfund.org .
Questions regarding the fund should be directed to Meredith Library Fund
president Jim McFarlin at 603-393-0863 or email@example.com .
Many thanks in advance for your support.
James McFarlin – President
Jaime Laurent – Vice President
Steven Geer – Treasurer
Amy LaFavre – Secretary
Jeff Reilly – Director at Large
"Wonderland Forever" celebrates Alice in Wonderland and its creator Lewis Carroll. The multi-artist display features as small sculpture of Lewis Carroll created by the artist Valery Mahuchy who also sculpted the Archie statue in town! The exhibit will be on display for the months of March and April.
Stay tuned for a special Alice in Wonderland themed tea party in the children's room in April! Details coming soon.
A big thanks to Robert Rae for coordinating the exhibit.
Wonderland Forever began in January 2015 in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the publication of Lewis Carroll's classic Alice in Wonderland and has been on exhibit ever since at libraries, cafes, and other venues. A Wonderland Coat of Arms was created (by artist Trissa Tilson) and bronze bas relief by sculptor Valery Mahuchy. Other paintings (about 20) were made by Robert Rae who owns the exhibit. Come visit the library and enjoy the unusual characters of "Alice's Adventures Underground" with some new ideas about what "garden of Live flowers" could be. - Robert MacRae
Thank you Elihu, Kaya, and Olivet for sharing what they love about the Meredith Library for Library Lovers Month.
If you would like to participate in a video like this one, stop by the children's room on February 28 @ 3:30pm! Ms. Karen will have snacks and parent release forms!
LIGHT FROM THE NIGHT: Behind the camera
My interest in nighttime photography is a combination of my engineering background and scientific curiosity. A high school photography class, taught by Bill Lane, introduced me to the science behind photographic images. I learned that rather than requiring the artistic skills of a painter, the art of photography revolved around the understanding and control of exposure, depth of field, composure, and other technical variables associated with the camera, film and developing process. This understand inspired my curiosity and imagination.
Shortly after gaining a basic understanding of the art, I experimented with the NikoMat FT 35mm film camera photographing in low light conditions using black and white film. these early photos were not exceptional, but they were successful enough to inspire further experimentation in the future.
In 2001, over a decade later, I picked up the camera again. I was eager to attempt to capture the motion of the stars in the night sky. After experimenting on two different nights in Meredith, NH, the results from that role of film amazed and inspired me to continue shooting. Since then, the camera has traveled with me on numerous business and pleasure trips to locations around the World.
At this time, I consider myself a nighttime photography hobbyist and these images are successful results from numerous experiments; part science and part art in how the events are exposed on the film.
Originally, the photos were captured using the fully manual Nikomat FT camera, which my father purchased prior to my birth. Being entirely manual, long exposures are shot with the “bulb” setting and a locking shutter release. Most of the photos were captured with a 28mm lens. typically I used Fuji Superior 400 ISO Film. The film images were transferred with a high resolution scanner by a local camera shop that has since closed down (Cameras Inc). I still use this camera for exposures lasting longer than 10 minutes, but admit it takes months to go through a roll of 24 shots.
Since late 2007, a majority of the images have captured digitally by a Nikon D80 and more recently a Nikon D7000. Though I have embraced digital photographic technology, I introduce very minimal enhancements of the digital images.
The Librarians and Library Aides of the Meredith Public library: Erin, Chris, Matthew, Karen, John, Cherie, Joyce, Jessica, and Linda. Please check out our Staff page for more information.