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Marek Bennett

NH-based cartoonist, musician, and educator Marek Bennett leads discovery-based Comics Workshops for all ages throughout New England and the world beyond!  His comics work includes the graphic novel series, The Civil War Diary of Freeman Colby, the local history webcomic LIVE FREE AND DRAW!, and travel memoirs like SLOVAKIA: Fall in the Heart of Europe(2013) and Sharjah Sketchbook (2020).  He plays Civil War folk … Continue reading Marek Bennett

Aleksandre Roderick-Lorenz

Venezuelan violist, conductor, and pedagogue Aleksandre Roderick-Lorenz hails from Caracas where his musical foundation began under the auspices of the famed “El Sistema” organisation. His musical journey later continued in Miami under the tutelage of María Antonieta Salas. A versatile musician, Roderick-Lorenz enjoys a dynamic career as a soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. He performs a wide range of musical genres … Continue reading Aleksandre Roderick-Lorenz

Maureen Cavanagh

Maureen Cavanagh is the author of “If You Love Me: A Mother’s Journey through Her Daughter’s Addiction and Recovery,” published by Henry Holt, a national public speaker on the opioid crisis and its’ impact on the family, co-host of the podcast, “Collateral Damage, and the founder of Magnolia New Beginnings, a national nonprofit peer-support group … Continue reading Maureen Cavanagh

Tom McLaughlin

Tom McLaughlin is the current host of National Public Television’s “Classic Woodworking” produced by WGBH Boston. Beginning with a rare apprenticeship alongside master craftsman P.A. “Pug” Moore in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, Tom has enjoyed making and designing commissioned custom furniture since 1990.  Upon returning to his native New England in 1998, Tom was juried … Continue reading Tom McLaughlin

Pamela Stohrer

Pamela Stohrer is a cum laude graduate of the University of New Hampshire, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Music Education. For 42 years she was a  public school music educator, teaching General Music, Chorus, Drama, keyboard, guitar and recorder. She also maintained a private piano studio in her home. She is a graduate … Continue reading Pamela Stohrer

Patrice Pinette

Patrice Pinette is inspired by alchemy between the arts in her own practice and in collaboration with other artists, writers, and musicians in workshops, readings and exhibits. She brings the love of literature and writing to Antioch University New England’s MEd in Waldorf Education, Transdisciplinary Focus on Healing Education, Center for Anthroposophy’s Renewal Courses, and … Continue reading Patrice Pinette

Aaron Slater

Aaron Slater is a self-taught glass artist, he has been working glass since 2001.  Growing up Aaron spent much of his time in the woods of New Hampshire, an amateur naturalist of sorts, observing nature through his trusty magnifying glass and sometimes setting it on fire.  But, it was his first snorkeling trip to the … Continue reading Aaron Slater

Hawk Henries

Hawk Henries is a member of the Chaubunagungamaug band of Nipmuck, a people indigenous to what is now southern New England. He has been composing original flute music and making flutes using only hand tools and fire for 30 years. Hawk is committed to music as a traditional art form and as a vehicle for … Continue reading Hawk Henries

Morris Norvin

Morris Norvin began to study art at the age of eight, attending various classes at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. At ten years of age, he enrolled in Ralph Rosenthal’s sculpture class there, continuing until the age of eighteen. He then enrolled in the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, receiving a diploma … Continue reading Morris Norvin

Sonya Larson

Sonya Larson’s short fiction and essays have appeared in Best American Short Stories, Ploughshares, American Short Fiction, American Literary Review, Poets & Writers, Writer’s Chronicle, Amazon Originals, Audible.com, West Branch, Salamander, Memorious, The Harvard Advocate, Pangyrus, Solstice Magazine, Del Sol Review, Red Mountain Review, The Hub, and more. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment … Continue reading Sonya Larson

Thatcher Harrison

Thatcher Harrison is a guitarist and composer. As a guitarist, he plays everything from classical guitar to jazz guitar, to fingerstyle guitar, to popular/rock guitar. As a composer, he deftly combines influences from many genres of music to create pieces that satisfy both the heart and the mind.  An accomplished competitor, Thatcher Harrison has won … Continue reading Thatcher Harrison

David Daniel

David Daniel is the author of more than a dozen books, including White Rabbit, a novel set in San Francisco in the Summer of Love, and four entries in the prize-winning Alex Rasmussen Lowell-based mystery series. His story collections include Coffin Dust, Six Off 66, and, most recently, Inflections & Innuendos. A new collection The Apparatus of the Dark will be … Continue reading David Daniel

Victoria Voner

For Painter Victoria Voner, the feeling of being encompassed by a wooded forest or a calming ocean affects her emotional well being in a way nothing else does. Creating work that presents how she experiences nature emotionally, with vivid colors, bold brush strokes, and intentional design, gives the viewer a new appreciation of our world … Continue reading Victoria Voner

Alice Fogel

Poet Alice Fogel – Alice B Fogel is the previous New Hampshire poet laureate (2014-2019). She is the author of 5 poetry collections, including Interval: Poems Based on Bach’s “Goldberg Variations”which won the N. Schaffner Award for Music in Literature and the NH Literary Award. Another poetry book, Nothing But: a series of indirect considerations on art … Continue reading Alice Fogel

Elizabeth Chladil

Pianist Elizabeth Chladil encourages her audiences and students to embrace a lifelong participation in music through her work as a performer, teaching artist, and piano instructor. She has performed in the United States and internationally including recitals in Poland, France, and Japan. She regularly performs on the Multiverse Concert Series, which presents multidisciplinary events combining … Continue reading Elizabeth Chladil

Weronika Balewski

Weronika Balewski is a flutist, Dalcroze educator, and arts leader. She is dedicated to creating engaging musical experiences that connect us to ourselves and to each other. She is the Flutist and Co-Founder of Marvento Duo and performs on both modern and Baroque flutes in various chamber, orchestra, and educational projects. She is Director of … Continue reading Weronika Balewski

Marvento Duo

Weronika Balewski, flute, and Elizabeth Chladil, piano, are Boston-based musicians who value the conversations between performers, audiences, and students. Active as chamber musicians and instrumental teachers, they founded Marvento Duo in 2013 to collaborate as both performers and teaching artists.  Weronika and Elizabeth were artists in residence at Avaloch Farm Music Institute and have collaborated … Continue reading Marvento Duo

Tricia Deck

Quilter Tricia Deck – Ever since I can remember I have loved to create! My journey has taken me from sewing to a degree in fine art photography to my own commercial graphic screen printing company and for the past 21 years, to Art Quilts. Art quilting has become my passion and profession. With studio … Continue reading Tricia Deck

Tanya Prather

Tanya Prather

Fiber Artist and Potter Tanya Prather is deeply influenced by nature, and specifically the patterns and texture that occur within it. She began her explorations with ecoprints over 20 years ago while living in Virginia. Her home base is now New Hampshire, but she enjoys the opportunity to travel and work with different “palettes” of … Continue reading Tanya Prather

Maureen Stanton

Maureen Stanton is the author of Body Leaping Backward: Memoir of a Delinquent Girlhood (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019), which was a People Magazine “Best New Books” pick, and Killer Stuff and Tons of Money: An Insider’s Look at the World of Flea Markets, Antiques, and Collecting (Penguin 2012), winner of a Massachusetts Book Award. Her … Continue reading Maureen Stanton

Tom Briere

Tom Briere

Tom Briere is a Massachusetts-based photographer who has been passionate about photography for over 40 years. His subject interests include discovering the artistic forms and simplicity in found objects under natural light. He was trained as a classical portrait and wedding photographer but in recent years has been focused on landscape, architecture and, most recently, … Continue reading Tom Briere

Claire Gagnon

Claire Gagnon

Painter Claire Gagnon  is an an acrylic painter with an impressionistic/realistic style.  Dynamic and award-winning, she has more than 20 years’ experience painting with acrylics.  She started painting in 1996 in Montreal, Quebec.  Studying for four years with Micheline Raymond, an award winning artist, and founder of the Creativ’Art Gallery and School in Montreal. She gets her … Continue reading Claire Gagnon

Matt W Miller

Matt W Miller was born and raised in Lowell, Massachusetts. He is the author of The Wounded for the Water (Salmon Poetry), Club Icarus (University of North Texas Press), selected by Major Jackson as the 2012 Vassar Miller Poetry Prize winner, and Cameo Diner: Poems (Loom). He has published work previously in Slate, Harvard Review, Notre Dame Review, Southwest Review, Southeast Review, … Continue reading Matt W Miller

Cindy Veach

Cindy Veach

Cindy Veach is the author of Gloved Against Blood (CavanKerry Press), named a 2018 Paterson Poetry Prize finalist. Her poems have appeared in The Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day, AGNI, Chicago Review, Prairie Schooner, Sugar House Review, Poet Lore, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Journal, North American Review, Verse Daily, Salamander and elsewhere. Her sonnet crown, “Witch Kitsch,” was … Continue reading Cindy Veach

JessicaToupin

Jessica Toupin

Jessica Toupin, a young lyric soprano, is a recent graduate from UMass Amherst with dual degrees in Vocal Performance and Mathematics. She spent this past summer as a Resident Artist with Opera North covering the role of Antonia in Tales of Hoffmann . In 2018 at UMass Amherst, she made her debut in the role … Continue reading Jessica Toupin

Zackary Gentile

Zackary Gentile, baritone, recent graduate from Saint Anselm College with a degree in biology. He earned a scholarship to play lacrosse in college and played for three years at the division two level. Zackary is searching for a position as a research associate for a pharmaceutical company. He sang off and on for ten years … Continue reading Zackary Gentile

Kristen Flanagan

Kristen Flanagan

Pianist Kristen Flanagan is an experienced performer, teacher, and arts administrator. She recently attended Brevard Music Festival, Eastern Music Festival, and Green Lake Chamber Music Festival. Passionate about both solo and collaborative repertoire, she frequently performs with instrumentalists and vocalists. She has performed in masterclasses with members of the Parker, Dover, Borromeo and Shanghai quartets. … Continue reading Kristen Flanagan

Ingeborg Seaboyer

Ingeborg Seaboyer

Ingeborg Seaboyer is a lifelong resident of Derry, New Hampshire. Her art education has stretched from Pinkerton Academy to the University of New Hampshire to the Manchester Institute of Arts & Sciences (now the New Hampshire Institute of Art) where she began to explore pen and ink drawing in 1993. A forester with the State … Continue reading Ingeborg Seaboyer

Jane Brox

Jane Brox

Author Jane Brox‘s fifth book, Silence, will be published in January 2019. Her most recent book, Brilliant: The Evolution of Artificial Light, was named one of the top ten nonfiction books of 2010 by Time magazine. She is also the author of Clearing Land: Legacies of the American Farm; Five Thousand Days Like This One, which was a finalist for … Continue reading Jane Brox

Ken Fiery

Ken Fiery

Painting for Ken Fiery is a deeply emotional and joyful experience.  His painting is a record of his experience. Most of his work begins on site, en plein air, and is then later completed in his studio.  As he begins a painting it is always an adventure that he hopes will express the emotional experience … Continue reading Ken Fiery

Amy Roberts

Amy Roberts

Painter Amy Roberts grew up in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains in Connecticut and began lessons with oils when she was nine. Now her chosen medium is acrylics because they work well in her traveling lifestyle. Her path has offered the opportunity to live in several states, the Carolinas, California, Virginia, Texas, Hawaii, Kansas, … Continue reading Amy Roberts

Robert Bekkers

Robert Bekkers

Classical Guitarist Robert Bekkers earned his Doctorate in Musical Arts (DMA) in classical guitar at the New England Conservatory under Eliot Fisk in May 2018. He is active in the community as conductor of the Boston Guitar Orchestra and guitar instructor at Gordon College, South Shore Conservatory, and Yamaha Music School. Dr. Bekkers is a resident artist at the Walter Baker Artist Lofts in Historic Lower Mills … Continue reading Robert Bekkers

Carolyn Enger

Carolyn Enger

Pianist Carolyn Enger has gained critical acclaim for her lyrical and dynamic playing, and her deeply felt interpretations of works from the Classical period to the present. In addition to an active performance schedule, Ms. Enger has enjoyed remarkable success as a recording artist, particularly with her 2013 release of piano music by Ned Rorem, Piano … Continue reading Carolyn Enger

John Muratore

John Muratore

Guitarist John Muratore. He has performed as guitar soloist and chamber musician throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and Russia. He has performed with numerous ensembles including Emmanuel Music, Alea III, the Spectrum Singers, the Mastersingers, Counterpoint, and Alma Antigua, a mixed genre trio with jazz saxophonist Marco Pignataro and Naseem Alatrash, cello. As a concerto … Continue reading John Muratore

Ed Ting

Ed Ting

Astrophotographer Ed Ting is a well-known amateur astronomer.  His works have appeared in Sky & Telescope, Night Sky, Amateur Astronomy, and Popular Mechanics magazines.  His writings have been translated into several languages, and he speaks frequently on the topics of astronomy and astrophotography.  He has been on New Hampshire Public Radio, and on the Manchester, NH based TV … Continue reading Ed Ting

Julie Wu

Julie Wu

Julie Wu’s debut novel, “The Third Son” (Algonquin Books) was listed as one of 10 riveting reads of May 2013 by O, The Oprah Magazine. Kirkus Reviews calls “The Third Son” an “alluring story that hits all the right emotional buttons and maintains readers’ empathy from the first page to the last.” The Taipei Times … Continue reading Julie Wu

Grace Talusan

Grace Talusan was born in the Philippines and raised in New England. A graduate of Tufts University and the MFA Program in Writing at UC Irvine, she is the recipient of a U.S. Fulbright Fellowship to the Philippines and an Artist Fellowship Award from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Talusan teaches the Essay Incubator at GrubStreet … Continue reading Grace Talusan

Dale T Phillips

Dale T Phillips

Dale T Phillips is a New England writer, spent his formative years in Maine, and has lived and worked in a number of different places. Dale has published novels, story collections, non-fiction, and over 70 short stories. Stephen King was Dale’s college writing teacher, and since that time, Dale has found time to appear on … Continue reading Dale T Phillips

Donna Berger

Donna Berger

Art has always been a driving force in my life, whether it’s creating for myself, work, for print or publishing clients or fine art commission. My favorite subjects are people, pets, nature, and historical themes, which I paint in an expressive realistic style. Fortunately, I have a knack for capturing likenesses, a great skill for … Continue reading Donna Berger

The Flower Pistols

The Flower Pistils

Emma Gies and Micah Huang have been creating music together since meeting in Los Angeles in 2010. Their unique brand of Folk draws on a startlingly diverse pool of influences, weaving them together until ethnic and cultural delineations give way to joyful, unified music as vibrant and colorful as America Itself. They have toured throughout … Continue reading The Flower Pistils

Eve Costarelli

Eve Costarelli

Eve Costarelli (Eva Lorca) flamenco artistThrough her exploration of flamenco and its connection to the subtle body, Eve Costarelli’s dancing personifies the power and stillness held within the music of Spanish gypsies. Ms. Costarelli is the creator of Always Be Dancing: Yoga and Flamenco for EveryBody. She brings yoga and flamenco wherever it is needed! AlwaysBeDancing.com … Continue reading Eve Costarelli

Jerry Thornton

Jerry Thornton

Author Jerry Thornton writes daily for Barstool Sports and creator of their NFL podcast Laces Out.  He’s a stand up comic working clubs all over the northeast and is author of Darkness to Dynasty: The First 40 Years of the New England Patriots. Jerry is the former co-host of WEEI sports radio’s “Dale and Holley with Thornton,” … Continue reading Jerry Thornton

Judy Krassowski

Judy Krassowski

Judy Krassowski is a teaching artist and STEAM facilitator at Trinity High School in Manchester, NH.  As an artist, she can frequently be found along the NH and MA seacoast, photographing and painting marine and community life. As an emerging technologies engineer, Judy explores robotics, prosthetics and assistive technology with the goal of increasing quality … Continue reading Judy Krassowski

Clara Sandler

Clara Sandler

Clara Sandler, mezzo-soprano, a native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, feels at home in a wide range of styles, from opera, oratorio and recitals, to zarzuela and tango. Clara Sandler was the featured soloist at the Boston premiere of Górecki’s “Symphony of Sorrowful Songs” with the Boston Chamber Ensemble. With this orchestra she also performed Wagner’s … Continue reading Clara Sandler

Linda Papatopoli

Linda Papatopoli

Pianist Linda Papatopoli is a classical pianist who performs extensively in the Boston area as well as having given performances in Europe, Japan, and Carnegie Recital Hall.   In recent years Ms. Papatopoli’s repertoire has expanded to include her passion for the classical music of Spain, and her interest in literature and culture has led her … Continue reading Linda Papatopoli

Peter da Silva

Peter da Silva was born and raised in the Boston area and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Jazz and African American Music Studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Through his studies, he is comfortable in both conventional jazz and classical aesthetics, from interpreting the work of Bach to early swing music to contemporary chamber … Continue reading Peter da Silva

Cheryl Suchors

Cheryl began writing at age six, when she wrote a play starring her sister and herself. She continued to write poetry until she took a detour through the business world for twenty years. She holds degrees from Harvard Business School and Smith College. Her memoir, 48 PEAKS, Hiking and Healing in the White Mountains, was published by … Continue reading Cheryl Suchors

Trisha Craig

Flutist Trisha Craig specializes in 20th Century and contemporary repertoire and performs in solo, chamber, and large ensemble settings throughout the region. She has been a featured soloist in the Macroom, Ireland, International Music Festival as well as several New England arts festivals. Her training includes the BM from Ithaca College and the MM in … Continue reading Trisha Craig

Corrine Dodge

I live in Derry, N.H. Working with children with multiple and severe disabilities has been my lifelong career. My teaching career began in the P.E.A.C.H Program in the Derry School District and I later developed the A.P.P.L.E. Program at the Rochester Middle School.  Currently I work as a massage therapist, providing therapy for teenagers with autism at … Continue reading Corrine Dodge

Cindy Loranger

Cindy Loranger is known for always thinking outside of the box, creator of new ideas, motivator, inspirer and is full of passion about what she believes in. As an abstract artist, Cindy has evolved from realism to abstract expressionism, primarily inspired by music – mostly jazz and street music. The infusion of two contradictory styles … Continue reading Cindy Loranger

Bruce Robert Coffin

Bruce Robert Coffin is the bestselling author of the Detective Byron mystery series. A former detective sergeant with more than twenty-seven years in law enforcement, he supervised all homicide and violent crime investigations for Maine’s largest city. Following the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, Bruce spent four years investigating counter-terrorism cases for the FBI, earning … Continue reading Bruce Robert Coffin

Sara Schechner

As a young child, Sara Schechner learned painting and needlework from her grandmother. By day, the two traipsed around the Jersey shore with sketchbook and paints, setting up their easels side-by-side in marinas, on beaches, and by historic buildings. At night, she joined her in embroidery, needlepoint, and other needle arts. Sewing with a machine … Continue reading Sara Schechner

Dan Szczesny

Dan Szczesny

Dan Szczesny is a long-time journalist, author, and speaker living in New Hampshire. He’s written several books of travel memoir (The Adventures of Buffalo and Tough Cookie, Mosquito Rain), fiction (Sing and Other Stories) and poetry (Invincible One, Poems).  His book, The Nepal Chronicles, about a month-long trek to Everest Base Camp and marriage in … Continue reading Dan Szczesny

The Lotus Sound

“The lotus flower is a natural symbol of a beautiful creature that grows strong and pure even though it grows in mud. I wanted to give this idea a sound, and here we are!”   – Paola Munda (founder and director of The Lotus Sound) The Lotus Sound is an experimental circle singing group based in … Continue reading The Lotus Sound

Lucilda Dassardo-Cooper

Lucilda Dassardo-Cooper paints, designs and exhibits her art in the United States, the Caribbean, India, and places that traverse the cultural and geographic boundaries of her origin and ancestry. Her layered style of painting reflects her own background as an immigrant whose consciousness retains images of her birthplace alongside those of her adopted country. This … Continue reading Lucilda Dassardo-Cooper