The March exhibit at the Conway Public Library features photographs by 9 well-established, area artists. Winter is the theme and the pieces vary widely. Some are printed on traditional paper, while others employ more unorthodox processes and materials such as cotton rag paper, metal, and canvas, creating a varied display. The exhibit offers an opportunity to applaud winter’s beauty when Mother Nature strains our appreciation for this season. The exhibiting artists include Peter Abate, Peggy Brewster, Valerie Schurer Christle, Rick Fink, Jr., Joe Klementovich, Tom Lavoie, Matthew Muise, Mikel Ann O’Brien, and Daniel Spendolini.
Michelle Delucia of Sunshine Daydream Farm and Landscaping tells us all about seeds. This is the first of three programs on gardening practices and techniques. Free, all welcome.
This program looks at how dog sledding developed in New Hampshire and how the Chinook played a major role in this story. Explaining how man and his relationship with dogs won out over machines on several famous polar expeditions, Bob Cottrell covers the history of Arthur Walden and his Chinooks, the State Dog of New Hampshire. The presentation spans the globe and covers the story of the original Great Chinook, from his birth in Wonalancet, New Hampshire, to his mysterious disappearance near the South Pole, to the rescue of the Chinook breed and its recent renaissance. Cotrell will be accompanied by his own Chinook sled dog, the appropriately named Tug, who will demonstrate how sled dogs are harnessed in exchange for ear scratches.