Before the Weeks Act was law, it was an idea. The arts express ideas with particular beauty, power and clarity. The art of the White Mountains powerfully broadcast important ideas of nature, grandeur, conservation and public duty; art no less than politics, science, or religion protected our forests. During the Weeks Centennial year, northern New Hampshire explored the meaning and impact of the Weeks Act through a celebration of the power of the arts to delight, teach and inspire us. “Eight Days of Weeks,” a White Mountains Cultural Festival, took place on the eight weekend days of August, and Weeks-related cultural events were held all around the region throughout the year. Arts presenters, libraries, museums and historical societies, conservation and environmental organizations, creative and hospitality businesses, schools, camps, youth groups and community clubs, as well as artists and artist groups participated in this collaborative effort, coordinated by the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire.
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[ July 12, 2012; 7:00 am to 8:00 am. ] Miami-based eco artist Xavier Cortada and sound artist/composer Juan Carlos Espinosa will talk about their work on Thursday, July 12, at 7 pm at White Mountain National Forest Headquarters in Campton.
The program is free and open to the public. Cortada and Espinosa are currently serving as Artists in Residence on the Forest, part of [...]Read Full Post »
The White Mountain National Forest (WMNF) and Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire are pleased to announce the second year of the WMNF Artist-in-Residence program, which began as part of the Weeks Act Centennial. Interested artists in all media are invited to apply for the 2012 residency, a celebration of the connections between forest, landscape, [...]Read Full Post »
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“Beyond the Notches: Stories of Place in New Hampshire’s North Country Publication Celebrations Feature Local Authors
[ June 4, 2011; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. June 11, 2011; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. June 18, 2011; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. June 19, 2011; 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. ] Join one of these upcoming celebrations of the publication of “Beyond the Notches: Stories of Place in New Hampshire’s North Country,” an anthology of essays featuring North Country writers. Meet the authors, editors, and the cover artist, Amy Delventhal, and enjoy music by North Country fiddler Patrick Ross. Free and [...]Read Full Post »
[ June 6, 2011; 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] STEWARTSTOWN – Sing! Draw! Dance! Read! Hoot! Growl! during the Big Paws Forest Jamboree at the Stewartstown Community School on Monday, June 6, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Families with kids of all ages are invited to join artist Marek Bennett for a singing and drawing romp through the forests and fields [...]Read Full Post »
Weeks Tokens Encourage Creative Offerings
The White Mountain National Forest and the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire are offering a promotional program for businesses of all kinds as part of the Weeks Centennial Celebration festival events (the July 29 Weeks Act Centennial Festival at the Mt. Washington Auto Road and “Eight Days of Weeks,” the [...]
[ June 2, 2011; 6:00 pm; ] USDA Forest Service Celebrates Two Conservation Legacies: The Weeks Act & The Life of Aldo Leopold
MILWAUKEE (May 23, 2011) – The USDA Forest Service is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Weeks Act. As part of the celebration, the Forest Service has partnered with the Aldo Leopold Foundation to honor two conservation successes in one [...]Read Full Post »
White Mountain National Forest Artist-In Residence Program Created to Celebrate Weeks Act Centennial
In celebration of the Weeks Act Centennial, the White Mountain National Forest (WMNF) is partnering with the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire to offer its first-ever Artist-in-Residence program, and is seeking applications from interested artists in all media. The deadline for applications is June 6.
The WMNF Artist-in-Residence program offers professional and emerging artists [...]
[ May 23, 2011 to May 24, 2011. ] Celebrate New Hampshire Forests and the Weeks Act
Visiting musicians Deborah Stuart and Will Cabell will offer free family music programs on Monday, May 23, at the Brown School in Berlin and on Tuesday, May 24, in Colebrook. The programs will use songs and active music to involve parents and young children in celebrating the forests [...]Read Full Post »
[ May 23, 2011 to May 24, 2011. ] Visiting musicians Deborah Stuart and Will Cabell offer free family music programs Monday, May 23, at the Brown School in Berlin and Tuesday, May 24, in Colebrook. The programs will use songs and active music to involve parents and young children in celebrating the forests and animals of northern New Hampshire.Read Full Post »
[ May 6, 2011; 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm. ] The Arts Alliance is pleased to join the New Hampshire Department of Cultural Resources in presenting the latest Commissioner’s Bullpen on Partnerships in Cultural & Heritage Tourism, on May 6, from 2:30 to 4:30 pm at the Attitash Grand Summit Hotel on Route 302 in Bartlett. Click to find out more!Read Full Post »
Comic Art Shows How We Got the White Mountain National Forest: Marek Bennett Named Weeks Centennial Comics Artist
Celebrations are planned across the country this year for the Centennial of The Weeks Act. This 1911 law, signed by President Taft, brought National Forests to the Eastern United States. The excitement is particularly great here in New Hampshire, since John Wingate Weeks, the genius behind the Weeks Act, was born and raised in Lancaster.
[ May 18, 2011; 6:30 pm; ] (Concord) – The New Hampshire Timberland Owners Association (NHTOA) has received a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council (NHHC) to present the Living History Presentation: Gifford Pinchot,
Written and developed by Gary Hines, Pinchot is a 60 minute professional one act, one person play incorporating live theatre, stereo sound, and occasional video.
[ April 13, 2011 3:00 pm to May 20, 2011 3:00 pm. ] Campton, NH.- The USDA Forest Service, White Mountain National Forest will host a Weeks Act exhibit. This interpretive display commemorates the 100 year anniversary of this landmark piece of conservation legislation which paved the way for the formation of the White Mountain National Forest. Click for more info!Read Full Post »
[ March 30, 2011 to April 1, 2011. ] Renovated Gorham Auditorium Hosts First Music Concert & Weeks Event
“The Nature of Dances & Dreams” Features Guitarist Aaron Larget-Caplan
and Flutist and Cuatro Player Orlando Cela
GORHAM – Boston-based classical guitarist Aaron Larget-Caplan will be joined by Venezuelan flutist and cuatro player Orlando Cela for “The Nature of Dances and Dreams,” a concert at 7 [...]Read Full Post »
- David Govatski on First Annual Stanley Russell Howe Lecture: “Environmental Legacies: Land-Clearing, Forest Use, and Conservation in Northern New England, 1820-1920″
- Randall Bennett on First Annual Stanley Russell Howe Lecture: “Environmental Legacies: Land-Clearing, Forest Use, and Conservation in Northern New England, 1820-1920″
- L Kenerson on 1936 Weeks Act Commemorative WMNF Map
- Raynold Jackson on “The Early Pathmakers”
- Elizabeth Irwin on Welcome to WeeksLegacy.org!