, Kingston, NH

November 28, 2013

Ring in the Season

Carriage Towne News

---- — EXETER — With the rest of Exeter, the Seacoast Artist Association Gallery will Ring in the Season from Thurs., December 5 through Sun., December 8. Free activities and events for all ages are offered.

To celebrate patrons of the Gallery and the holiday season, SAA is hosting a Patron Appreciation Raffle and Reception. Stop by the gallery at 225 Water Street in Exeter on Thurs., December 5, or Fri., December 6, and receive two free raffle tickets to put toward cards, and small works of framed and matted art by the gallery’s exhibiting artists, including “Poppies,” by Doris Rice.

The raffle winners will be drawn at the end of a wine and hors d’oeuvre reception on Fri., December 6, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Additional raffle tickets can be purchased: $3.00 for one and $5.00 for two. The gallery will be open Thurs. and Fri., from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the SAA Scholarship fund.

At the same reception, meet the featured artists for December and January: Annick Bouvron-Gromek, Bill Childs, Barbara Cowan of Exeter and Doris Rice of North Hampton will display monotypes, including Bill Childs’“ Great Bay View.”

Get to downtown Exeter early on Sat., December 7 for a great parking spot and create fun at the SAA Gallery. Kids and adults can make their own Zentangle design like the one created by Plaistow artist Revelle Taillon before the Exeter holiday parade on Sat., December 7, between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. Zentangles are miniature pieces of unplanned, abstract, black and white art created through a very specific method from an ensemble of simple patterns on a 3.5-inch square paper tile. Taillon will explain the process and demonstrate patterns to fill in individual tiles. There is no fee, but donations to the scholarship fund encouraged.

On Sun., December 8, visitors to the gallery of all ages may turn a small simple box into a unique and personal holiday ornament using recycled cards and other materials, or create your own effects with hand painted and sculpted papers. Perfect for your own tree or as a handmade gift under the supervision of Kensington artist Mary Jane Solomon. Stop in from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. There is no fee, but donations to the scholarship fund are encouraged.

The SAA gallery is located right next to Swasey Parkway on the parade path. For more information, call 778-8856, or email For directions, visit