All Things Important Monthly Newsletter - September 2022
September 14, 2022

Lawrence Barn
28 Depot Rd
Hollis, NH

This meeting will be a "Member Share" format meeting which means YOU get to bring in something to share with US!
Obviously we are looking for art related topics, but you could bring in a piece you are currently working on and looking for feedback, you could bring in the latest and greatest tool / app / colored marker you have been using non-stop for the rest of us to learn about, you could share an experience, a marketing tip, anything that you are inspired by right now.

We are stronger as a whole and 2 heads are most often better than one, and this is one way for you to look to your fellow artists for support and encouragement.

We are looking forward to seeing you on Sept 14th and learning more about all of our Members. We are grateful you are a part of Hollis Arts Society.

Gallery on West Pearl
Hollis Arts Society presents a new offering at our Gallery on West Pearl called “Two Sides to Every Story” with the beautiful and creative works of art by Carolyn Maul, Chris Bower, and Ron Weiss.
The show Opening is tonight ~ September 9th from 5-8pm. All three artists will be present and we are offering light refreshments, wine, and sparkling water.

Associated with the show, there are also thought-provoking questions and conversation starters about relationships and how in every relationship there are, indeed, always two sides to every story. How often have you and your partner, friend, relative, etc. experienced the same thing but have two totally different recollections? 
Can you imagine that there are 7 billion people on this planet at this moment and no two of us are seeing the same thing from the same angle and with the same vocabulary and cultural norms? Considering this, it’s a wonder we all get along as well as we do! And sometimes, we don't. The deepest layer of Two Sides to Every Story is the story that often doesn't get told...the story of domestic abuse and one woman's way out.

Carolyn Maul, this Gallery show’s Featured Artist has an extensive background in Life Coaching and a passion for people and all their bizarre quirks and facets. She has put her kaleidoscopic Ecoprint art alongside dialogues that she hopes will help others respect and revere the lives of others as well as help create communication breakthroughs in relationships.

Chris Bower is a skilled photographer who uses his digital photography expertise to produce creative and artistic images. Many of his works have originated from his travels to the National Parks in New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, and the California Sierras, along with photography journeys to Africa and Iceland. His work has been published in Smithsonian magazines and book covers by a South African Book Publisher. Chris is also a long-standing member of the Hollis Art Society. 

Ron Weiss is a watercolor artist disguised as a practicing Physicist. His creative life revolves around science, art, and the beauty of Outer Cape Cod. Ron and his wife Marcia are both long standing members of the Hollis Art Society and share their time with fellow HAS artists of what may be the “best kept secret” of Southern New Hampshire. 

Show Hours every week after the Opening are Fridays from 4:00PM to 7:00PM and Saturdays from 11:00 to 2:00PM. Additional Show openings and times will be posted on our Website, ( ) and our Facebook page ( ).

The Hollis Arts Society’s “Gallery on West Pearl” is located in the GNMH Building at 100 W Pearl St, Nashua, NH 03060.

Pastel Painting with Grace McGinnis

Pastel Workshop

September 24, 2022
The Lawrence Barn- 28 Depot Rd, Hollis

What is pastel artwork?
What types are there? Why is one better than another?

In this workshop you will learn about strokes, blending, basic layout, surfaces, fixative, framing, storing unframed, and transporting your work.

The finished project will be a landscape replicated from the photos you bring.
Taught by Grace McGinnis and Laureen Luszcz
$80-Members.     $100 Non-Members
Please mail in a completed Registration Form with a Check made payable to Hollis Arts Society NH.
Please mail check to Hollis Arts Society, Attn: Grace McGinnis Box 102, Hollis NH 03049

To pay by credit card contact Wendy Walter. 603-400-5171

Click here for the HAS Pastel Workshop Supply List

About Grace McGinnis: 
Grace grew up in the Mount Hope Bay region of southern MA, on a dairy farm. During high school, she was fortunate to be selected to attend a Saturday semester-long program at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Grace received a B.S. from Drexel University in clothing design and pattern. She was employed in the industry until the birth of three children and then
volunteering kept her busy.
Later Grace was employed in social services until retirement. Aboutthe year 2000, art called again. She studied with various local artists and has shown her work in NH. MA. and R.I.
She taught at the Rise Program at Rivier University and teaches private lessons to individuals with cognitive disorders.

About Laureen Luszcz: 
Since her first introduction to the pastel medium, Laureen has enthusiastically pursued her passion for creating colorful and peaceful landscapes. Although her favorite subjects are coastal and natural scenes, she has expanded her interests to include still life, buildings, abstracts, drawing from life and portraits.
She is taking a new look at her art and experimenting with blending many different mediums to create new exciting art. She starts with something familiar and then adds shadow, light, colors, etc. expressing her visions in her art.
Laureen has exhibited her artwork at the MCC Student Art and Design Juried Show, at the Lowell Telecommunications Corp.- (LTC); The Wakefield Fine Art Show, 100th Anniversary- Wakefield Civic Center, Wakefield Cooperative Bank, sponsored by the Wakefield Chamber of Commerce; First Congregational Church, sponsored by the Reading Art Association, the Nashua and Nevins Memorial Libraries, and the Hollis Art Society.
Laureen has been awarded special recognition in several juried art show in New Hampshire and Massachusetts

Are you ready to be a part of HAS?
Hollis Arts Society Mission
Support a creative arts and performance environment for emerging and producing Artists that focuses upon professional development, access to economic opportunities and social interaction among other artists and art patrons resulting in the cultural betterment of the larger Hollis, Southern New Hampshire and Northern Massachusetts community. 
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