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Greeley Park Art Show

Where: Greeley Park, 100 Concord St., Nashua 
When: Saturday, Aug. 19, and Sunday, Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Cost: Free admission 
More info: nashuaareaartistsassoc.org/greeleypark-artshow 




Park full of art
Outdoor art show returns to Nashua

08/17/17
By Angie Sykeny asykeny@hippopress.com



 Dozens of regional and local artists, like Monique Sakellarios of Nashua, will be showing and selling their work at the Greeley Park Art Show, happening Saturday, Aug. 19, and Sunday, Aug. 20. 

Sakellarios, who has been an artist most of her life and has had a studio and gallery in Nashua for 14 years, has been participating in the Greeley Park Art Show for about 30 years — but this year she’ll be bringing something new to the show.
Along with featuring her impressionistic oil paintings, this year she’ll be showing off the work that’s resulted from her more recent venture into abstract oil painting. 
“I became intrigued by abstract art a few years ago,” she said. “It’s interesting, because it comes from within. What I like about it is the surprise, like, ‘Wow, this came out of my subconscious.’” 
Sakellarios will have at least 30 pieces at the show consisting of abstract paintings of various sizes as well as impressionist paintings, most of which depict local nature scenes.  
“It’s amazing, the talent that these artists have, and they’re all so different,” said Lauren Boss, president of the Nashua Area Artists’ Association, which hosts the event. “It’s a great day to walk around and see all different kinds of art.” 
Now in its 64th year, the two-day outdoor juried show will feature a variety of art, including oil and acrylic paintings, watercolor, pastels, mixed media, photography, woodworking, jewelry and glass.
There will be a “good number” of new artists at the show this year, Boss said, including three woodworking artists — the most the show has ever had. 
Most artists, Boss said, show artwork in a range of sizes and prices, so there’s something for everyone, from cards and small prints costing a few dollars to large, framed originals costing hundreds of dollars. 
Some artists will also be doing live demonstrations of their craft at the show next to their artwork. 
“They’re really good at showing and telling you their whole process,” Boss said. “They’re very friendly and willing to talk to you if you have questions. It’s a nice group of people.” 
Part of what leads Sakellarios to return to the show each year, Sakellarios said, is the show’s location at Greeley Park. 
“Some shows have 200 artists, and people don’t get around to all the artists because there’s too much to see,” she said. “[The Greeley Park Art Show] is just the right size, not too big, but big enough, and it’s very easy to go from one artist to the next.” 
Additionally, the show will have a judged art competition for participating artists on Saturday and a youth art competition on Sunday.
There will also be puppet shows, a musical instrument petting zoo hosted by Symphony NH and Nashua Community Music School, a raffle and silent auction and a fundraiser in which painted ornaments and a coloring book created by some of the featured artists will be for sale. 





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