Community art: The Blue Trees project draws families to the Currier

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Celebrating blue trees, community and poetry at the Currier Museum of Art on Sept. 30. Photo/Brian Chicoine

MANCHESTER, NH – The community got together on a beautiful fall afternoon Sunday to help kick-off The Blue Trees installation at the Currier Museum of Art. Artist Konstantin Dimopoulos, along with community volunteers, are transforming nearly 100 area trees to a striking shade of blue using an environmentally safe coloring. The Blue Trees installation was created to help promote awareness of global deforestation.

The community event featured art-making, live music, food trucks, and poetry. The Manchester Bookmobile was on hand with free books for the family and there was face painting for the kids. Attendees were also able to participate in the creation of the installation by coloring trees.

The installation is expected to remain until spring of 2019 as the trees slowly return to their natural color. For more information on The Blue Trees installation, contact the Currier Museum of Art at (603) 669-6144 or visit

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Face-painting and family fun on Sept. 30, 2018 at the Currier. Photo/Brian Chicoine



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Brian Chicoine

Brian Chicoine is a New Hampshire native who moved to Manchester from Raymond in 1980. While a student at Notre Dame College here in Manchester, Brian transferred to Rhode Island College in Providence, where he met his now wife, Jackie. Brian and Jackie spent the next 20 years living in Providence and Manchester, returning to Manchester with their two sons, (who are proud Manchester natives), in the fall of 2017. He and his family intend on staying in Manchester and are committed to helping make it an even better place to live, work, and play.