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Times Square billboards given up for art

JUNE 14, 2012

This Monday, June 18, instead of seeing glaring advertisements on the Times Square billboards, you’ll see art.

In collaboration with the Times Square Alliance and Artists Wanted, nonprofit arts organization chashama has designed an exhibition of artist’s works to be displayed on the screens of the busiest area of New York City. Billboard owners NASDAQ, Thomas Reuters, Clear Channel Spectacolor, and a2a MEDIA will donate their displays for the day so that these artworks can be enjoyed by all.

Painting Workshop at chashama

April 22nd – 26th, 2012

Reuse a beautiful glass bottle (bring your own) and create an art piece for you or your loved one, or just come have fun!

Empowering, inspiring and healing through art is a passion of Marcela Carvalho. She designed this unique workshop focusing on Self. Using a variety of materials for texture and colors, she guides students to seeing their unique talent, to connect with their Self, and to imagine and visualize. She assists in the emotionally challenging process of creating a unique piece of art. Marcela inspires and teaches in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Come enjoy yourself while creating a piece of art.

New Hampshire’s Weekly: Summer 2011 Self-Expression

Summer 2011

This summer about 45 young women from Rockingham and Stafford counties will be empowered by the arts. This has been the mission of Arts in Reach (AIR) for 15 years and it is impacting the lives of those who participate.

The organization began when two young women, just out of the University of New Hampshire, wanted to share with others their love of art, according to Leanne Stella, executive director of AIR. Kristin Forselius and Amanda Tappan loved being exposed to art in college but felt they hadn’t properly had arts training before that.

Fosters News

July 24, 2011

This is not a bunch of gibberish, it's three community arts organizations coming together to create something that makes you want to dance in the street!

AIR, Arts In Reach empowers teenage girls; 3S Artspace is a performance space, art gallery, and farm-to-table restaurant coming soon to Portsmouth; PMAC or Portsmouth Music and Arts Center provides music and arts education for kids and adults. AIR reached out to these two organizations for help with their summer programming and the founders of 3S Artspace and PMAC, Chris Greiner and Russ Grazier respectively, jumped at the chance to help.

Sanctuary for Families

May 14, 2010

Join artist and curator Marcela Carvalho for a powerful exhibit of artistic works created in response to experiences of domestic violence.

Sanctuary for Families is proud to support the uplifting work of Marcela Carvalho. Marcela is a former client of the Legal Center’s Community Law Project, which worked in collaboration with pro bono associates from the law firm of Blank Rome to represent Marcela in multiple legal proceedings for more than two years. Marcela Carvalho was also the recipient of a Fansler Foundation grant to make greeting cards of some of her work. She has also received services from Sanctuary's clinical program as well as the Economic Empowerment Program.

Sewing the Roses 2008

December, 2008