For art’s sake: ArtFront Project brings city’s first pop-up art fusion gallery to downtown

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Members of Ballet Misha strike an artful pose on a work by sculptor Vivian Beer.

MANCHESTER, NH – And now, for something completely different.

ArtFront Project‘s first-ever pop-up art fusion gallery experience premieres March 23 and continues over three consecutive days – March 23, 24 and March 25, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Brady Sullivan Plaza, 1000 Elm Street, in Manchester.

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Fine art photography of Anthony Grassetti.

The idea is to celebrate the arts by bringing together various artistic mediums, including performance, for a presentation that will stimulate the senses, according to ArtFrontNH, which has organized this as the first in what they hope will be a continuing series.

ArtFront, a collaborative effort founded by Joan Talarico-Brodsky, June TriscianiClaudia Rippee, and Bill Stellingoperates on the principle that the arts hold transformative power to elevate the social culture of our community.

“Our goal is to empower citizens of Manchester to re-energize the city through participation, intellectual exploration and development of the arts. ArtFront presents innovative, relevant and diverse cultural experiences that reflect and expand the community’s interests,” according to the group’s mission statement.

Ballet Misha will be among the featured performers.

Featured during the three-night event will be work of several artists, including painter David Preston Wells, photographer Anthony Grassetti, Vivian Beer (an innovative furniture designer who won “Ellen’s Design Challenge” on HGTV) and sculptor Christina Pitsch will be juxtaposed with performances both on and among the visual artwork, by members of Ballet Misha, Boston-based dance company LCTC, Plymouth State University Dance Director Amanda Whitworth, Robin Marcotte, Alyssa Desruisseaux, Lorraine Chapman, and the John Zevos Folk String Ensemble.

Admission is free. Come to support the arts, stay for a glass of wine, and help this one-of-a-kind event be a success.

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Carol Robidoux

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