It may have seemed quiet over here at the Arts Center, but behind the scenes we have been working away. Our Summer Concert Series Schedule will be announced soon (the webpage sidebar already includes a sample), and we have some other exciting events coming up.
Beginner Harp Workshop: Join us for an introduction to the lever harp on April 29th! Don’t miss this rare opportunity to try out the harp, participate in a group lesson, and discover just how fun and easy it can be. Instructor Angela Biggs, soprano and harper, performs and teaches in Claremont and the wider area. In this class you will be able to get a basic introduction, as well as having the option of continuing on through private instruction, or with group workshops through WCCMA. If you decide to continue with the harp Angela will teach you to find your way around the harp, how to read music, harp hand position, basic techniques such as cross-overs and cross-unders, fundamental building blocks like intervals and arpeggios, harmonics and other fun effects.
RSVPs are required by April 26th for more info click: HERE
Call for Artists; Call for Broken Instruments
Opus Arts project is seeking artists for a special public art tour. The theme is “music” and is intended to represent a meeting point or collision of visual arts and musical instruments. Artists will have the option of being provided with a broken musical instrument that they incorporate into their artwork in any way they like (this is not required).
The art will be sponsored by businesses around the city as part of an art and business tour of Claremont. It will remain on display between July and November with information about the artists. All art submitted is a donation to WCCMA, and will be auctioned off at a celebration and fundraiser in November. Professional and amateur artists are encouraged to apply, all ages are welcome (under 18 requires a parent’s permission). For more details or to apply: firstname.lastname@example.org
Click HERE for more info
Instrument donations are also still needed! Donate broken, functioning, or parts from instruments. Working instruments will be loaned to students in need, broken ones will be turned into art.
Claremont 250th Committee: Call for logo contest entries
The Claremont 250th Celebration Committee has released the details of a LOGO contest for Claremont’s 250th Anniversary. Interested entrants are encouraged to visit the city website at www.claremontnh.com
to download the entry form and information. The 250th Celebration Committee has been meeting weekly to develop a framework of events that will start in the fall of this year and go through the anniversary next October. Stay on the lookout for more information !
City of Claremont’s 250th Community Celebration Logo Contest
Rules and Submission Requirements
The City of Claremont’s 250th Community Celebration Committee is conducting a logo contest! The contest is open to any individual, including, but not limited to, Claremont residents. Entries will be judged by the members of the City of Claremont’s 250th Celebration Committee and the Opus Arts Group. The 250th Committee will select top designs and winning themes/ideas to use as the official Claremont 250th Community Celebration logo. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Rules and Submission Requirements:
The contest is open to any individual of any age.
All entries will be judged on the artwork’s creative interpretation, practical usability, and artistic merit in capturing the essence of Claremont NH’s 250th Celebration.
No group projects are allowed
Artists may submit more than one entry but must complete an entry form for each.
The Claremont 250th Community Celebration reserves the right to extend all deadlines associated with this contest to ensure that a sufficient number of entries are received.
Each design must lend itself to different formats, including publications, signage, website, promotional items, and other printed material. It must reproduce well in different sizes – in both color and printed in black and white. Limit designs to five colors or less.
All submitted designs and source images must be the original work of the artist. No third- party artwork or images, including clipart, or copyrighted graphics may be used.
The final design chosen as the contest winner may not necessarily be used as the City’s 250th official logo, or may be chosen in whole or in part as the official City 250th logo.
Artwork that has been previously published or exhibited is not permitted.
By submitting an entry, the artist agrees that the Claremont 250th Community Celebration, on behalf of the City of Claremont, will become the rightful owner of the the artwork submitted, regardless of format, and including any print or image, and any copy or likeness of the print or image, and the Claremont 250th Community Celebration may alter and reproduce the print or image in any manner at its discretion.
Electronic entries should be EPS, JPG, or PDF format. All formats, including drawings, sketches, or paintings are eligible and may be submitted by mail.
Print submissions should be no larger than 8.5” X 11”.
Incomplete information will disqualify the entry.
Claremont’s 250th Celebration Committee and the Opus Arts Group will judge all entries and may choose from three to five finalist designs to submit for final voting.
While not required, participants are encouraged to provide a brief written explanation of their chosen logo design (100 words or less please).
Judging decisions are final and may not be appealed.
The deadline for entries is Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Entries received after the deadline will not be accepted.