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Photo of Sandwich Village by Joe Janis
3 Day Tickets for the Sandwich Fair are available in the Sandwich Fair Office (7 Wentworth Hill Road) until the end of September (Thursday, 9/30). Daily tickets to the Fair are $12 for ages 12 and over. Children under 12 are free. The three-day ticket is $24 which gives you three days of fair fun for the price of 2 days.
As the saying goes, "it takes a village." Can you donate 3 hours of your valuable time (or longer) as a building monitor or ticket taker? A 3-day fair pass is available in lieu of payment. Come be a part of our fair family during the 2021 Sandwich Fair, Oct. 9-11. Please call, email or stop into the office to learn more!
Also, if you have a drawer full of unwanted pens (that work)? The Fair can use them! Please feel free to drop off all you extras. Come on into the Fair Office Building and say hello, or leave them in the black mailbox out front. Thanks for helping us recycle/reuse!
The newly renovated Sandwich Fair Association Office is now open and staffed Tues - Fri from approx. 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Phone: 603 284 7062; email: email@example.com . The Fair will take place October 9, 10, and 11. Fair program books and flyers are available at the Sandwich Fair Office, the Library and many other locations around town. For more information: Kim Weeks, The Sandwich Fair Association, 7 Wentworth Hill Road / POB 161, Sandwich, NH 03227; Tel: 603 284-7062; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fair is making hand sanitizers and hand-washing stations accessible throughout the fairgrounds. The Fair is adhering to current local/state/federal guidelines in their effort to present a safe and successful Fair. Attendance at the Fair constitutes your understanding of the risks of contracting COVID-19. You voluntarily assume full-risk related to the possible exposure to the virus. You are responsible for practicing COVID- 19 best practices to protect yourself and your family--masking, hand-washing/sanitizing, social distancing, etc. The Sandwich Fair, its board of directors and employees cannot be held liable if you contract COVID-19.
The membership of the Sandwich Fair Association, Inc. will have a Fair wrap-up meeting and election of offices on Tuesday, October 19, at 7:00 pm in the Benz Center. The Sandwich Fair is always looking for dedicated members, please contact the Fair Office for more information on becoming a member.
Martha Nichols writes: For one special day during August, over 25 New Hampshire craftspeople will gather together at the beautiful Sandwich, NH town green in front of the League of NH Craftsmen gallery for the annual craft demonstration and sale day, called Artisans on the Green. This year the event will be held on Thursday, August 12, when the Main Street of Center Sandwich will once again become a center of craft celebration and fun for the entire family.
This year’s Artisans on the Green, held during the annual town-wide Sandwich Old Home Week, promises to have something for everyone: craft demonstrations, access to artists, beautiful crafts for sale, animals to pet, and delicious food by the Sandwich Woman’s Club. The Center Sandwich Fine Craft Gallery organizes this remarkable day and is also the sponsor. The entire event is free: there is no admission charge and there is plentiful parking at marked locations in the historic and beautiful town of Center Sandwich. The event is held in rain or shine from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
There are many favorite artists returning this year, such as Diane Johnson of Soft Touch Farm needle felting, Marion Federspiel digital paintings of landscapes, Zee Hayford sterling silver jewelry, Marcy Greene canvas bags, Dick Devens architectural watercolors, Jennifer Libby soaps and pottery, and Hog Hill Pottery. New this year are Sandwich potters Suzanne Weil and Rachel Bartlett, Anne Richards and Donna Carlucci fiber artists, Martha Spaulding mosaics, and Ralph Watson Fiber art.
Always popular demonstrations on the green and hands-on activities will be available for kids. In addition, many artisans will show you examples of pottery making, needle felting, digital painting, and watercolors in their individual tent locations throughout the day. Every craftsperson on the green is eager and ready to answer questions while encouraging visitors to learn about the skills, materials, and production steps necessary to “do it yourself.” Everyone is encouraged to wander on the green, learn, have fun, and find unique crafts to own or gift.
A founding member of the League of NH Craftsmen, Center Sandwich Fine Craft Gallery continues to support craftspeople from all regions of New Hampshire and to educate children and adults through its programs. The gallery of fine crafts is open daily from May through October. For a list of craft courses available during the 2021 season, see: https://centersandwich.nhcrafts.org/classesworkshops/
League of NH Craftsmen Center Sandwich Fine Craft Gallery
10-5 Monday - Saturday
Please join us for an exhibit that bursts in color and joy from the palette of Margery Thomas Mueller. Large and small blooms painted in watercolor on Yupo paper will adorn the gallery walls beginning Saturday, July 24th with a reception to meet the artist from 5 to 7. Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery is located at 69 Maple Street in Center Sandwich. Visit our website for more gallery information.
Margery Thomas Mueller lives and works in Alton, NH. Her large multi media paintings were first exhibited at Patricia Ladd Carega gallery in 2015 and at the Red Dot Gallery at Mueller’s studio. Drawn in India ink and gesso on Yupo paper, an unforgiving industrial plastic, these paintings talked of troubled souls moving through the thickets of life. The travails of others dominated Mueller’s work at the time. As we continued to soldier through Covid, Mueller added decoupage birds to her branches, a symbol of freedom and flight.
In her latest series of work on view at the gallery, India ink and gesso have given way to intense color. Fascinated by the effects of watercolor on Yupo, this new series of work shimmers with the happiness of a garden in spring. In Mueller’s words: “Liminal space…the world in between – between a world I live in and a world I listen to, that has always been what has driven my imagery.”
Like all of Mueller’s work, the flower paintings are strong and energetic. Though color impacts the first view, a second glance reveals how delicate this work is. We welcome you to spend some time with Color Awakens. Does it awaken a reaction in you?
Patricia Ladd Carega gallery is open from 10 to 5 Tuesday through Saturday and from 12 to 5 on Sunday. We are closed on Monday but if the barn door is open, come on in. 603 284 7728.
Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery
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