Matt Wyatt – Rochester New Hampshire News https://rochesternhnews.com Official News Portal Tue, 19 Jun 2018 20:30:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 https://i2.wp.com/rochesternhnews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/114/2017/06/cropped-color-seal-correct.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Matt Wyatt – Rochester New Hampshire News https://rochesternhnews.com 32 32 129230579 Rochester Museum of Fine Arts to host Grand Opening https://rochesternhnews.com/2018/05/11/rochester-museum-of-fine-arts-to-host-grand-opening/ https://rochesternhnews.com/2018/05/11/rochester-museum-of-fine-arts-to-host-grand-opening/#respond Fri, 11 May 2018 16:17:41 +0000 https://rochesternhnews.com/?p=1660 ROCHESTER — The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts will host a Grand Opening celebration for its newly acquired and renovated suite in the Rochester Community Center.  The museum already maintains a large collection of art adorning the walls of the long first floor corridor, since 2014. The new suite will compliment the collection display and …

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ROCHESTER — The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts will host a Grand Opening celebration for its newly acquired and renovated suite in the Rochester Community Center. 

The museum already maintains a large collection of art adorning the walls of the long first floor corridor, since 2014. The new suite will compliment the collection display and add additional free programming to the community.

The suite was recently vacated by the city’s Economic Development team after they relocated to the the City Hall Annex building. The suite will allow for the museum to have another gallery, host events, and store art and supplies. The suite will also offer internet access on a number of donated Apple computers.

The new gallery will feature a different artist every other month and will be named for former Rochester Mayor Harvey Bernier. A dedication ceremony will take place later in the year. 

In addition to opening the suite, the museum will debut a smart phone app that patrons can utilize to learn more about the works in the collection.

“We are trying to foster the understanding of the works of art in our collection. We want to offer more than just the artist’s name and title. The app will include a lot more information so the viewer can better understand what we are exhibiting.” said museum co-founder and president Matt Wyatt.

The museum will provide iPads with the app preloaded for patrons without smart phones. The app will also be available on all the computers in the suite as well as the museum’s website.

All the renovation projects and furniture purchases were made entirely with donated funds from the museum’s new “Friends” program. The museum is all-volunteer organization that relies completely on individual donations. Visit www.rochestermfa.org/donate to contribute to this effort.

The Grand Opening reception will take place on Friday, June 1st from 5-8pm. Light refreshments will be served. A special ribbon cutting provided by the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce will take place earlier in the day at 2pm. The public is encouraged to attend. The Rochester Community Center is located at 150 Wakefield Street in Rochester, NH. Visit www.rochestermfa.org for more information.

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Rochester art project turns boarded-up windows and alleyways into community art https://rochesternhnews.com/2017/10/20/rochester-art-project-turns-boarded-windows-alleyways-community-art/ https://rochesternhnews.com/2017/10/20/rochester-art-project-turns-boarded-windows-alleyways-community-art/#respond Fri, 20 Oct 2017 19:17:31 +0000 https://rochesternhnews.com/?p=779 ROCHESTER — Boarded windows and alley separators in Rochester’s historic district will get a colorful boost from New Hampshire artist James Chase this month. The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts commissioned Chase, director of community education and the visual arts faculty at the New Hampshire Institute of Art, to create and install public art in …

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ROCHESTER — Boarded windows and alley separators in Rochester’s historic district will get a colorful boost from New Hampshire artist James Chase this month.

The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts commissioned Chase, director of community education and the visual arts faculty at the New Hampshire Institute of Art, to create and install public art in Factory Court, North Main Street and Wyandotte Walkway.

The project, which was supported by the Office of Economic and Community Development of the City of Rochester, is scheduled to be completed and installed by Sunday.

But unlike community projects with a short shelf life, Matt Wyatt, a co-founder and chairman of the Rochester Museum, said the public will have plenty of time to see the murals.

“We love public art, but the problem with most of it is that you raise a lot of money and they are typically taken away after a few months,” Wyatt said. “We wanted to raise money and invest in something that would last for a few years or more. James is using marine grade plywood and applying them to the boarded window spaces. They are made to last.”

Chase has exhibited his work internationally, merging painting, printmaking and photography with social engagement efforts; he has been featured in more than 50 art exhibitions since 2009. Recent solo exhibitions include “Echoes” with the Rochester Museum of Fine Arts and “Kill The Lights” at South Plains College, Levelland, Texas.

“It says a lot when local organizations and municipalities invest in the arts,” Chase said of the Rochester mural commission. “This project will hopefully further the appreciation for public art and help beautify the downtown.

“The opportunity to interact and give back to the community through the power of art is important to me,” he added. “ I truly believe art builds community.”

Chase recently completed a large-scale mural project in Manchester, and he worked throughout this past summer on pieces for this fall’s installation in Rochester.

“My aim with the mural project in Rochester is to enhance a visual sense of vibrancy that is already growing in the downtown area,” he said. “With businesses and organizations like the Rochester Museum of Fine Arts, Rochester Opera House, Revolution, and Fresh Vibes all making substantial investments in the downtown area, these murals will hopefully become another piece of the conversation.”

There will be a small, outdoor reception in Wyndotte Walkway from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27. Visit www.rochestermfa.org for more information.

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Grand Opening events planned for new Performance & Arts Center https://rochesternhnews.com/2017/09/18/grand-opening-events-planned-new-performance-arts-center/ https://rochesternhnews.com/2017/09/18/grand-opening-events-planned-new-performance-arts-center/#respond Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:42:38 +0000 https://rochesternhnews.com/?p=570 ROCHESTER — The Rochester Opera House will be hosting two major events to celebrate the opening of the new Performance & Arts Center in downtown Rochester. There is a Grand Opening party scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 21 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The event will feature live music and light refreshments. Class and workshop information …

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ROCHESTER — The Rochester Opera House will be hosting two major events to celebrate the opening of the new Performance & Arts Center in downtown Rochester.

There is a Grand Opening party scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 21 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The event will feature live music and light refreshments. Class and workshop information will be available and teachers will be on hand to talk about their classes. There will also be a special ribbon cutting held by the Great Rochester Chamber of Commerce at 4 p.m.

The second event, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 16 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., is geared toward children and families as part of a special Grand Opening for kids and teens. This event will feature musical activities, costumed characters, games, dancing, and more. Children’s class and workshop information will be available and instructors will be on hand to talk about their classes.

“Everyone is welcome to attend the official Grand Opening but we thought we’d host another special event just for families so they can listen to music, dance, and have fun in a friendly environment,” said Executive Director Anthony Ejarque.

“These two events are great opportunities to see the finished space and learn more about the incredible programming we’re offering,” Ejarque said. “This project is huge for downtown Rochester and we hope to see support from Rochester residents and neighboring area businesses.”

The Rochester Performance & Arts Center is a not-for-profit arts initiative that combines versatile studio and performance spaces, an art gallery, and comprehensive arts and educational programming for students, children, teens, adults, and seniors in a comfortable and uniquely supportive environment.

The Center provides a safe community for creatives to develop confidence, character, technique and imagination by offering a number of programs designed to suit any particular interest.

The new Rochester Performance & Arts Center is located at 32 North Main St. in the former Carnie Medical Supply building. Visit www.rochesteroperahouse.com for more information.

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