“Downstream Harrisville Design” by Alicia Drakiotes
All Around Monadnock
June 1-September 7, 2018
The Monadnock Region means many things to many people. It is recognized for its natural beauty. It is known as the “Currier & Ives Corner” of New Hamp-shire because of its remarkably intact early New England historical record and built environment. It is known for its quintessential New England festivals and cultural events. And it is known for its people, from old-time New England characters to those who have come to love the region’s heritage, culture and landscape. Our region illustrates the story of New England history, culture and natural environment.
What does the Monadnock Re-gion mean to you? The Historical Society of Cheshire County and the region’s artists are collaborat-ing on an exhibit that will allow the artists to answer this question. The people, places, heritage, and culture of the Monadnock area will be recognized and celebrated in this collaborative exhibit. Art-ists are encouraged to create works that illustrate what the re-gion means to them and how it impacts their own lives.
The 40 towns of the Monadnock Region are recognized for their natural beauty and cultural heritage. This exhibit is paying homage to those characteristics of “our” region.
Monadnock’s four seasons, wildlife, lakes, forests, fields, historical structures, people, and cultural events offer an endless variety of artistic opportunities. In the jurying process we will consider artistic excellence and variety as part of the selection process. Location, subject, medium, and style will all be taken into consideration.
Several lectures and programs will be scheduled by the Historical Society in con-junction with this exhibition. These will focus on the region’s character and herit-age in a historical, cultural and environ-mental context, thereby giving additional exposure to our special region