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Emma Blood French 100th Anniversary Exhibition

French Building Gallery

Dec 5, 2016 - Dec 17, 2016

Local philanthropist Emma Blood French donated the first building to the school now known as the New Hampshire Institute of Art in 1916. A century later, this exhibition in the building bearing her name gives viewers a glimpse of French's life. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturdays.

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Mount Washington: The Crown of New England

The Currier Museum of Art

Dec 5, 2016 - Jan 16, 2017

New Hampshire's tallest peak has inspired artists for hundreds of years, but, until now, there has never been a museum exhibit dedicated to the art depicting the Mount Washington region. This show changes that, with a selection of pieces ranging from paintings by Winslow Homer and Albert Bierstadt to illustrated guidebooks from the nineteenth century. Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m....

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A five-time summer artist-in-residence at Cornish's Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, the late Nowlan was commissioned to create a number of major figurative sculptures across the US and Europe in his nearly two-decade career. This exhibition explores his work. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.

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Vintage Christmas


Dec 5, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016

With events all over the city all month long, Portsmouth's annual holiday extravaganza offers something for every budget — including "free." For free fun, check out the competitors in the gingerbread house competition, take in the tree lighting and illuminated holiday parade (12/3), or just do some window shopping at Portsmouth's varied and exciting downtown boutiques....

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A Wonderful Life

Seacoast Repertory Theatre

Dec 5, 2016 - Dec 23, 2016

Based on the Frank Capra film "It's a Wonderful Life," this musical uses the beloved story of George Bailey to remind audiences of the goodness and love that the holidays are all about.

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Jingle Bell Chocolate Tour

Nestlenook Estate & Resort

Dec 5, 2016 - Dec 17, 2016

Horse-drawn sleigh rides are fun. Chocolate tastings are fun. But the two combined? That's unmissable. Bundle up in your Austrian-style carriage and enjoy being chauffeured around Jackson Village, where local businesses such as Eagle Mountain House and the Wentworth wait around every corner to deliver chocolates to your sleigh.

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What Artists Look Like — 2016

Discover Portsmouth

Dec 5, 2016 - Dec 23, 2016

For this exhibition, photographer Jay Goldsmith eschewed digital photography and inkjet printers in favor of black-and-white images hand-printed in the darkroom. As the name suggests, portraits of artists (including the Seacoast's Ken Fellows and Maureen Mills) form the focus of the show. Gallery hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

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Small Works for Giving

Seacoast Artist Association

Dec 5, 2016 - Dec 27, 2016

It's never too early to start your holiday shopping. This themed show is designed with just that in mind: Pieces are all sized at 11x14 or smaller and priced at $100 or less. As the organizers put it, this art is "produced locally, has zero calories, zero fat, zero carbs [and] is gluten free." You can't find a gift much better than that. Gallery hours are Tuesday to...

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2016, A State of Mind: Boston Printmakers Members Show

Lamont Gallery

Dec 6, 2016 - Dec 10, 2016 @ 9:00 AM

This event occurs weekly, on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Energy conservation, wealth opportunity, LGBTQ rights, global warming, national security, immigration, animal rights, voter suppression, and privacy are some of the challenges facing us today. More than 140 artist members from the Boston Printmakers, working in a variety of techniques and styles, will tackle these issues in "2016, A State of Mind." Boston Printmakers, a nonprofit...

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Merrimack Motivators

Merrimack Town Hall

Dec 6, 2016 - Dec 27, 2016 @ 5:00 PM

This event occurs weekly, on Tuesday.

Your best ideas deserve your best words. By learning to effectively formulate, express and sell your ideas to others, you open a whole new world of career possibilities. You’ll be more persuasive and confident when giving presentations. You’ll even improve your one on-one interactions with others. Want to be better at negotiating your salary with your boss? Networking...

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