Art Exhibits

Brian Reilly Photo Exhibit
May-June
McLane Center’s PSNH Room
Opening Reception: Tuesday May 6, 5-7 pm
The Monadnock region contains many small ponds and lakes, and Brian was initially drawn to photograph water birds when he discovered a passion for common loons. By using binoculars and telephoto lenses, Brian is able to watch every aspect of the birds’
lives while remaining at a respectful distance. Brian’s observational and reporting skills and sensitive, technically improving photos of loons and the world in which they live and breed have made him a valued asset for the Loon Preservation Committee, for whom he currently serves as a volunteer and trustee.

“Birds of a Feather” art exhibit
July 1-August 31
McLane Center’s PSNH Room
Meet the Artists reception, Thursday, July 10, 4:30-6:30 pm
During July and August, the PSNH Community Room at the McLane Center will be donned with beautiful paintings of birds and bird related items. Artists Susan Parmenter of Sunapee and Mimi Wiggin of Warner have teamed up to share some of their work that has been captured the beauty of fleeting birds in hopes of inspiring others to help protect birds and their habitats.

A realist painter, Susan Parmenter enjoys painting in both oil and pastel and often sketches outdoors. Favorite subjects include landscape, figure, still life, animals, birds, wildlife and the beauty of nature in general.

Since transitioning her career from Illustration to Fine Art Painting, Susan has been fortunate to study with some excellent master painters including: John C. Traynor, Richard Schmid, Nancy Gusik, Dennis Sheehan, Robert Carsten, Peter Granucci, Diane Rath, Clayton Beck lll, Michelle Dunaway and most recently David Gray.

Currently, Susan is a member of the High Street Painters in Brattleboro, VT and the Portrait Society of America. She is also a member of NH Audubon, The Nature Conservancy and The American Bird Conservancy. Susan has won numerous awards participating in a variety of national art events and also enjoys teaching.

View a sample of Susan’s work and learn about other upcoming shows at www.susanparmenter.com

Mimi Wiggin paints with oils and is primarily self-taught.  She has taken workshops with tonalist painter Dennis Sheehan and representational painter Diane Rath.  Her work has been displayed throughout New Hampshire and has been featured in Kearsarge Magazine, SooNipi Magazine, The Art & Gallery Guide, and Forest Notes.

Her work is also featured as covers and illustrations in the books Poems of Old Warner and Mount Kearsarge (2012) and Educators and Agitators- Selected Works of 19th Century Women Writers From a Small New Hampshire Town (2013).  Mimi is currently painting backyard birds for a small book to be published in the fall of 2014.

To learn more about Mimi and see samples of her work visit: www.mimiwiggin.com.

Partial proceeds of sales of art that is displayed at NH Audubon goes to support our mission.