Wednesday, August 27, 2014


September Show Nash Gallery at the Gordon-Nash Library
Chuck Rounds

The Gordon-Nash Library is proud to present Chuck Rounds, and the show of his work “Shadowlands” in the Nash Gallery, in the lower level of the library. Please join us for our opening reception for Mr. Rounds on September 9th from 6 to 8 p.m. and for a gallery talk on his shamanic art process, on September 11th from 6 to 8 p.m. as well.

Artist Statement:
“The Shadowlands portfolio is a continuation of a digital project that I have been working on for the past five years. 
This work is an attempt to visualize the territory I traverse during my shamanic journeys; it is created largely in a meditative state, induced by the work itself. It is part of my larger overall project to represent my understanding of the holiness of all landscapes. 
It's the continuation of my project to attempt to create something sacred out of something profane. I am, if you will, quite literally, but metaphorically as well, "queering" the landscape, as these works are sourced from publicly available gay "erotica", and as a 21st century white gay male offering a shamanic perspective of the underworld. 
I was agape and transformed by the experience. I was fascinated by the idea of the sanctum sanctorum being surrounded by the totality of life, like the soul itself at the center of the human experience. I wondered about how different Western culture would have become had we embraced and celebrated sexuality and sexual activity instead of demonizing it. 
This current work was also inspired by the drawings and printmaking of artists who accompanied explorers prior to the invention of photography. The Shadowlands portfolio is meant to document the places I travelled to during my vision quest preparation last year; attempting to re-incorporate, to embrace the shadow aspects (in the Jungian sense) of myself and to retrieve parts of my soul that were torn from me during traumatic experiences, or willingly left behind at various points in my life. 
I consider the work to be spiritual mapping; I hope that I am creating liminal space that the viewer may find to be a meditative portal for their own journeys.
I deconstruct highly sexualized images of the human body to create these landscapes; I'm trying to harness that sexual energy in the resultant abstract landscapes. Through their abstraction, I hope that the viewer of these underworld landscapes of shamanic reality may then look at more "ordinary" reality landscapes with fresh eyes. 
I work in Photoshop distorting the original photographs, manipulating the variables in the program's algorithms, applying filters, and using various drawing and painting tools in the program. It is a very time intensive and layered process and it is all done digitally. 
The seed idea for this work was born from a trip to Khajuraho India during my first semester of graduate school at Goddard in 2004. I was stunned by the friezes and statuary decorating the facades of towering 10th century C.E. temples (some of which are still active today). The artists depicted all aspects of their daily lives, culture, mythology and history, including a very complete kama sutra suite. “

​Chuck Rounds is a Technician of Ecstatic Arts, and Creative Director of Ground Rounds Shamanic Process-based Art-making and Textile Design Gallery, and Arts-based, Spirit-infused, and Eco-Driven Human Potential and Community Development Organization
He works in Digital Media, Painting, Performance, Photography, Poetry Aesthetics, Contemporary Art History, Queer Theory, Comparative Religion, and Cultural Geography.


The Gordon-Nash Library in cooperation with the New Hampton School and the:
New Hampshire Astronomical Society

Welcome you to a Skywatch on September 14th from 6:30 until the Astronomers leave (probably around 9:30). Meet at the Gordon-Nash Library to walk to the viewing site (at the New Hampton School). IF IT RAINS the Skywatch will take place at a Henry Chase’s home on September 19th (call the library for details 744-8061).

”What’s a "Skywatch"?
A "Skywatch" is simply a gathering of amateur astronomers with a focus on outreach and education for a private group or for the public at large. A Skywatch is by definition "beginner-friendly." At a skywatch our focus is on giving you and your group the most enjoyable and educational experience possible!
How does it work?
Our members will arrive before sunset, set up their equipment and choose their celestial targets with public education and outreach in mind. An educational slide presentation may also preceed the skywatch if a suitable venue is available. We try to work with the requesting organization to schedule these events at locations where streetlights are not visible since you can see more deep sky objects like galaxies under these conditions. However, the Moon and planets still make wonderful targets in more light-polluted areas. On nights when the Moon is visible we try to schedule events around the first quarter moon (as opposed to full moon) because the low sun angle on the moon around first quarter allows Lunar craters and mountains to be seen in much more pleasing detail. Solar observing with special filters is also possible during the day, but use caution and never look through any kind of telescope (even a small one) at the sun without proper filters.

Delicate Equipment – Use Care!
The equipment (telescopes and binoculars) through which you will be observing is the property of the member who is operating the equipment. It represents a considerable investment of time and money. The equipment is designed to be sturdy but contains many delicate parts. It will be carefully aligned for you on an interesting celestial target, and small motors may be keeping it pointed squarely at the object. Please don’t push on it, or touch any part of the telescope unless you are specifically encouraged to do so, and never touch anything made of glass (like an eyepiece) or anything having a mirrored surface.
Your time at the telescope
Your observer will give you a quick overview of what you will be seeing, and the telescope’s focus knob will usually be pointed out for you. If it is not, just ask "May I focus this if needed?" Only slight adjustments to the focus are usually necessary, but since everyone’s eyes are different please adjust the focus until you see the best possible image. You may observe with or without glasses, but try it without. The telescope’s focusing mechanism can adapt to most near- and far-sighted people, and with your eye that much closer to the eyepiece you will see a wider field of view. If an observing chair is available, do sit down and make yourself comfortable before placing your eye to the eyepiece. If you observe bent over so your back or neck are giving you pain, you will not be able to relax and enjoy the view. Many celestial objects, while beautiful, are quite dim and it may take some time before you begin to see all the detail. Atmospheric turbulence may also come and go, so you may suddenly experience moments when the view is spectacularly better – watch for them! This is your special time at the telescope so we encourage you to make the most of it. Do ask any questions that come to mind, and if you don’t see anything please say “I don’t see anything!” since objects do sometimes drift out of view.
General Rules for public skywatches
  • Watch your step
Be especially careful of wires on the ground.
  • Park Carefully
Try to park so that your headlights and back-up lights won’t interfere with the observers.
  • No Smoking
Smoke damages telescope optics.
  • Red Flashlights
No white lights. A red light will not ruin your night vision as much as white light will. You can cover the lens of a regular light with red plastic or tail-light repair tape. A dim light will seem bright once your eyes become dark-adapted.
  • No Flash Photography
The bright flash of a camera can wreck everyone's night vision.
  • Stay Warm
Few people realize just how chilly it gets late at night, even in summer, particularly when you are standing still under a clear sky. Bring about twice as much warm clothing as you think you'll need. In summer, a light and heavy jacket, warm shirt, jeans. Winter calls for insulated boots, thermal underwear, corduroy jeans, parka, flannel shirt, gloves, and, very important, a warm knit cap!
NHAS provides skywatches, workshops and public talks free of charge, but we do accept donations. Your contribution will help support our primary mission of educational outreach; and, since we are a registered 503(c) non-profit, it's tax deductible!”

Friday, August 15, 2014

Jessica Fligg! Come see her work! Buy a painting--they are beautiful!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Library Time!

I had fun this morning at the Gordon-Nash Library filling in for Mrs. Hunewell during story time. I much appreciated the help from the Librarian Assistant.  After listening to "Susie's Painting Adventure!" The children did a wonderful job working on their art projects!  Here are a few pictures.      

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Coming Up This Weekend! Saturday August 16th!

Look for me at the "White Mountain Art and Artisan Festival" this weekend! I will be attending this event on Saturday with my paintings and photography.  This Festival is located in the heart of the white mountains in Jackson NH.  Follow the link below for more information!

Hope to see you there!

"Crawford Notch From Mt. Avalon"  Oils on Canvas

Monday, August 11, 2014

Update on Show Happenings!

The opening to my solo show "New England Landscape"  At the Gordon-Nash Library went very well last week!  Thank to every one that has shown their support!  This past Saturday I spent the morning plein air painting from the Library.  I enjoyed speaking with a few people who stopped by.  Here are a few more pictures of the show and also one from plein air painting.  Remember "New England Landscape" will be on display for the whole month of August so be sure to stop in when you can! 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Solo Show Opening! August 7th!

Come Join me for the opening reception of my sole show at the Gordon-Nash Library on 69 Main Street New Hampton, NH.  The opening reception will be August 7th from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm.  Light refreshments will be served.  Hope to see you there!

Here is a sneak peek of the show!

The gallery hours after the opening will be:
Monday Closed
Tuesday - Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday Closed

This show will be up for the month of August so if you can't join me for the opening please stop by during the gallery hours to see the show!

Friday, August 8, 2014

The Gordon-Nash Library News

The opening for Jessica Fligg’s great works of art was well attended but we had plenty of room for more people to come and enjoy her work. However, all is not lost, you can still come and see the show for the rest of this month.  She has art work ranging from $25.00 for prints to large canvases for $1800.00.  If you love northern New Hampshire and the White Mountains you should come by and, at the very least, see this show.  Jessica will be reading from her own books and sharing a craft at our next story time on Thursday, August 14th, in the children’s room. All are welcome.  Jessica also teaches how to paint with watercolors, for a very reasonable fee you can learn too! Contact the library if you would like a class.

We want to congratulate all of our Fizz! Boom! Read! participants for reading over almost 1400 books this Summer! That is an impressive amount of books!  We also want to thank Christine Hunewell for putting together an epic summer program and her volunteers Mary Simard and Brandi Martinez for making the entire thing run smoothly!

Yoga is back! Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30.
We are having a Book Sale! $2.00 a bag!
Crafters, Jam Makers, Pickle Suppliers! We need you! The Gordon-Nash Library is opening a store!
We would like to showcase locally made crafts and goods. Please contact us at 744-8061 for more information, or send us jpgs of your work to

Our book group is open to new members and will meet on August 20th to discuss the book “Blame” by Michelle Hundeven.  You can also participate on line at, just look for the Gordon-nash-library-noon!

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We're Raising Money!

Gordon-Nash Library Flower Bulb Fundraiser is starting soon and we need your support to reach our goal.
We will be starting:
We will be ending:
 Brochures full of some great products for you to choose from will be at the front desk of the library. You can also view the brochure that we will be using by clicking the link to your left. If you would like to see all of the information on this fundraiser you can view it on this website.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Still a couple more days!

To see this now, travelling show by Amy Lyn Kench!

On July 16, 2014 the Gordon-Nash LIbrary announced the newest art show at the Nash Gallery in New Hampton, NH is Color Calamity. This multi-media, eco-friendly exhibit is a first time showing for Bristol resident, Amy Lyn Kench and features small clay Nun-Yas, abstract paintings and original, one of a kind hand sewn art animals including elephants, cats, giraffes and dragons.

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“We are very excited to be showing Amy Lyn’s first show, let alone a solo show.” Said Cathy Vincevic, Director of the Gordon-Nash Library and Nash Gallery, “This work is amazing!”
This collection reflects several years of inspiration and creativity for this eco-friendly artisan. Colors explode on recycled and salvaged canvases, paper, and fabric bleeding into the oil spill spreading across blacktop, swimming beneath the lily pads floating on a frog pond and spinning and twirling under party streamers. Emotion is the undercurrent that drives Amy Lyn’s brush interweaving words, names and phrases gnawing at the corners of her memory as she buries them beneath many layers of paint erasing the negative to create bright, bold, colorful paintings that exude happy, positive energy.
In her most recent work she has combined her love of painting and sewing. She painted on pieces of recycled and salvaged fabric, then turned those fabric pieces into on one of a kind, 3-dimensional, cartoon style, animal art. “They just make my heart happy looking at them,” said Amy Lyn “and I hope they bring a smile to the face of everyone who visit.”
To see more of Amy Lyn’s artwork and handmade items including clothing and accessories or follow Green Carbon 2112 on Facebook and Twitter.
Color Calamity will be on display through the end of July 2014 at The Gordon-Nash Library 69 Main Street in New Hampton pieces are located in both the gallery downstairs and the glass display cases on the first floor of the library. All the paintings and handmade items on display are available for purchase.

Book Sale!

Don’t miss out on your chance to SAVE!


$2.00 per Bag!

VHS Tapes

$2.00 per Bag!

Cassette Taped Books

$2.00 per Bag!


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Sale prices good through 8/31/14
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10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. (Tuesday – Friday)
10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. (Sat.)
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69 Main Street | New Hampton

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