Thursday, March 20, 2014

Spring Projects

Can you picture this wall with a mural? We can. This is a building on the west side that will have a mural with a salmon on it.  Anthony Williams and John Mitchell will be meeting with the city next week to discuss further plans for this mural.  This is a project being run by Eagle Eyes (link:, but will be coordinated with Friends of Art Manchester.  More information will be available in a future post.

We have received a donation from the owner of the building at 720 Union Street and will be designing a mural to be painted by our artists.  The actual cleanup of the wall will be started at the end of April or beginning of May.  We will be doing some fundraising at that time and already have some pledges.  Our members are working on the design and a theme for the wall which will be sectioned off so that artists can work on a section at a time (Similar to the wall on Mechanic Street by the YMCA).

Plein Air Painting:  We have a group that will meet in the spring and decide on a location in Manchester.  Most are novices and have not done this before, so you might want to consider joining us.  We will have a few seasoned painters to guide us as well.  We’ll post a date and place for our initial meeting (which will be an organizational one) once the weather improves.

Next Eagle Eyes meeting to discuss spring projects will be held next Wednesday, March 26th, 7:00 p.m. at the Valley Street police station. All welcome.

Next FOA meeting is Wednesday, April 23rd. Contact our Treasurer if you would like more information.

If you are interested in some projects outside of Manchester, the Nashua Area Artists Association posts calls for artists on its site:

Monday, March 10, 2014

Libraries and Spring Projects

Three of our members have works displayed at the Derry (NH) Public Library for the month of March. The exhibit is free and open to the public during library hours.

Rabbi Y'Shia by Linda Feinberg
acrylic, 8" X 10"

Mount Washington by Deb Funk, Watercolor

Red Leaves by John Mitchell

Two landscape paintings by Linda Feinberg

Good news for spring projects:
We have a commitment (and a donation) for a mural on a building on Union Street.  The mural area of the wall is 30’ long  X 3’ high. We are accepting donations for this project at this time.  Anthony Williams will be in charge of the design and supervision of the painters.  We will be starting the design work this month and hope to do the cleaning up and priming of the wall in the spring.  The actual painting of the mural will probably be done in the late spring or early summer.  We have several artists who will be painting as well as two charter schools and their students who will be helping out.  Please consider making a donation with Paypal or by check to cover the costs of supplies for this project. Thank you.

Our winter project for Families in Transition has been completed and all the paintings were delivered to them for their men’s residence.  They will be having a reception for us when they have completed some interior work in the residence and have our paintings on the walls.