Saturday, April 27, 2013

Anthony Williams

Anthony Williams has been an artist in New Hampshire for many years, and has painted murals all over Manchester and one in Nashua at the Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter. In Manchester, he's worked with inner city youth through a program called Eagle Eyes, graffiti artists painting negative graffiti to change their mindset and do some murals together in approved spaces to show that they can do work for positive reasons. The hope is to curtail vandalism while giving young people a constructive way to express themselves.
He has placed 20+ 'movable' murals in public areas in the city. He painted and oversaw the development of several murals covering the walls in an area of town referred to as Cat Alley  among many other projects. 

He recently finished the Mural on the Homestead Restaurant's Silo in Merrimack. 
Anthony is both a commercial painter and also a fine artist working in both watercolors and acrylics. He is the inspiration for bringing together artists and those interested in art to form “Friends of Art Manchester”.  We hope to have more art downtown and involve more children with art.
Friends of Art is currently partnering with LibertyHarbor Academy and Anthony for a fall project (possibly two). Anthony will be working with the students on creating a mural for their cafeteria space.
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013


Welcome to the new blog for Friends of Art Manchester.  We are a new organization in Manchester, New Hampshire.  We completed our first project in January of this year working with the students at the Henry J. McLaughlin Middle School and the 21st Century Learning Center. Intown Manchester graciously donated their display case for the artwork created by the students.

We are founding this organization to link artists within the community with the goal of educating children and promoting art in the Manchester area.  We would like to make art more visible in our city.  We have already contacted artists who are willing to work with children to make murals and we have commitment for space on Elm Street for the fall.  While many artists are willing to donate their time, there are always costs associated with art projects for materials and space.

In May of this year, we hope to put up posters in the windows of Liberty Harbor Academy on Elm Street.  Four of our artists have agreed to provide some interesting art. The Academy has interior wall space for both murals and exhibits and we will be working with them in the fall.

If you would like more information, please feel free to contact me at  If you would like to join the group, our next meeting will be on Wednesday evening May 15th at 7:00 p.m.  I would like to invite other artists to submit appropriate blog posts.  I will try to post weekly and will need to review your post to make sure it is relevant to our purpose.  Since we have the goal of working with children, all art submitted will have to be age appropriate (I apologize to my artist friends in advance who like to do more figurative art, sorry.)