Past Exhibits: 2020
In the Quick Change Gallery
Through June 27, 2020:
Movement, Momentum and Narrative:
New Hampshire 2020 Primary
A collection of photographs by Josh Kuckens exploring candidate events, voters, and the political spectacle leading up to primary day in New Hampshire.
The race has changed drastically since votes were cast in the Granite State. These pictures now serve as a time capsule of sorts, when the field was crowded, and early political narratives that have since shifted were still in place.
The Quick Change gallery is a mini art venue created from an up-cycled phone booth located on the second floor of Studio Place Arts.
January 21 – March 7, 2020
Reception: Sat., Jan. 25 from 3-5pm
Main Floor Gallery:
The gallery turns into a botanical refuge with a lavish display of color involving works that depict the plant, insect and animal worlds.
Heidi Albright; Tom Batey; Caitlin Bingham; Pria Cambio; Krista Cheney; Ginger Cloud; Jeffrey Cooper; Alice Dodge; Martha Elmes; Elizabeth Fram; James Frase-White; Emiko Sawaragi Gilbert; Michele Johnsen; Margaret Kannenstine; Lynda Knisley; Nikolas Kotovich; Meryl Lebotwitz; Michelle Lesnak; Jillian Lauren Lisitano; Sue Millar Graves; Rob Millard Mendez; Elizabeth Nelson; Lynn Ocone; Julia Pavone; Michael Ridge; Leslie Roth; Susan Sawyer; Marcie Scudder; Jayne Shoup; Fern Strong; Nancy Tomczak; Catrine Turrillon; Ellen Urman; Janet Van Fleet; Gail Yanowitch; Arthur Zorn
In the Second Floor Gallery:
Making My Mark: Recent Monoprints by Lois Beatty
“Beatty’s pieces are at once playful and elegant, layering colors and lines into soft, dreamlike, configurations. Loosely tangled strands of color weave in and out of the foreground. The strands wax and wane in thickness, producing a sense of languid, graceful movement, slowed perhaps, as if under water…. She creates a visual archaeology of the layers that have gone into the print by burying shapes so deep in the background that they appear only as floating, pastel-colored, marks, while letting darker, more intense shapes and hues loom large. This lends a three-dimensional feel to a flat surface that tells the story of its own creation, even as the tangled strands of color—a recurring feature in Beatty’s pieces—disrupt this sense of chronology.”
— Emma Jean Holley, The Valley News
In the Third Floor Gallery:
20 Years of SPA!
A celebratory exhibit including highlights from shows that took place in each of the years since 2000, when SPA first opened its doors.
2000: Emiko Sawaragi Gilbert; 2001: Pria Cambio; 2002: Robert W. Brunelle, Jr.; 2003: W. David Powell; 2004: Carolyn Shapiro; 2005: Meg Miller; 2006: Cully Renwick; 2007: John Douglas; 2008: Larry Bowling; 2009: Ruth Hamilton; 2010: Kita Yoshiaki; 2011: Robert Chapla; 2012: Rob Millard Mendez: 2013: Beth Robinson; 2014: Jeneane Lunn; 2015: Kristin Schuyler; 2016: Chris Jeffrey; 2017: Paul Calter; 2018: Jack Rowell; 2019: Anne Leeds; and featured Lifetime Retrospective Shows: Giuliano Cecchinelli; Rebecca Merrilees.
Main Floor Gallery: Botanical Blitz
Second Floor Gallery: Making My Mark by Lois Beatty
Third Floor Gallery: 20 Years of SPA!
In the Quick Change Gallery (2nd Floor)
Found wood sculptures by Janet Van Fleet
February 6 – March 7, 2020
Janet Van Fleet is a mixed-media artist who lives and works in Vermont. Van Fleet’s work often makes reference to political, environmental, and social issues. For more info on Van Fleet: