Creatures from the Imaginary Realm
December 1, 2017 - March 3, 2018For thousands of years fantastic creatures have been depicted in works of art. From the soaring phoenix to the roaring dragon, from the magical unicorn to the mischievous elves and fairies of myth – these creatures continue to thrill, delight, entertain and inspire our own imaginations to new heights. Some bring joy, some bring luck, some even send a shiver down your spine, but they always capture our attention. Included in this exhibition will be a section where visitors can discover some of the living animals or fossils that may have inspired artists and legends of the past. The participating artists are: Julie Cyr, Nina Fox Herlihy, Kate Higley, Taylore Kelly, Theresa La Brecque, Fleur Palau, Eric Streed, Paul Timmons, and Gretchen Woodman. The opening reception on Friday, December 1 (5:30-7pm) takes place during the museum’s First Friday: $3 After 3pm program, where anyone can come enjoy the museum’s exhibits from 3-7pm on the First Friday of any month for only $3. There is no fee to view the art exhibition or enjoy the opening reception. This opening also corresponds to the monthly Dover Art Walk taking place at various galleries throughout downtown Dover.
Gallery 6 Mission
Gallery 6 exhibitions celebrate and promote the arts in New Hampshire and beyond. The gallery space is designed to blend into the Children's museum of New Hampshire Studio space where children's artwork hangs, connecting the playful creativity of children to the serious investigations of artists. Our high-caliber exhibitions are often based on a theme that has relevance to other Children's Museum of New Hampshire exhibits, that promotes creativity or is of particular interest to families.
The Children's Museum of New Hampshire schedules 4-6 exhibits a year and has these exhibitions planned many months in advance.
Gallery 6 is open during regular Children's Museum of New Hampshire hours and there is no charge to view the exhibit. (Those wishing to visit the rest of the Children's Museum of New Hampshire as well must pay regular admission.)
Gallery 6 is supported by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, Georgia-Pacific and the Fuller Foundation.