Mar ’14Mar

March 25, 2014 - March 8, 2015
Plymouth State University, Museum of the White Mountains

In its newest exhibition, Plymouth State University’s Museum of the White Mountains explores connections between geological history and recreation in the White Mountains. The exhibition is curated by Sarah Garlick, a New Hampshire-based writer and science educator.

The exhibition features ultra-high resolution panoramic photographs (Gigapans) of Cannon Cliff, the Franconia Ridge and the east side of Mt. Washington. These panoramas span nearly entire walls of the gallery and are featured in a touch-screen digital exhibit.

The exhibition includes topics like the connection of a geologic event such as a landslide and how that event precipitates activities such as backcountry skiing and ice climbing. It also explains the impact of the Ice Age on the region, and the science behind the formation and eventual destruction of the Old Man of the Mountain.

The museum, located at 34 Highland Street in Plymouth, is open for regular hours Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Wednesday 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public for self-guided tours. Contact Libby Griffiths at (603) 535-3210 or to discuss and schedule group visits.

Dec ’14Feb

Thursday, Dec. 11 thru Thursday, Feb. 12th
Collins Gallery, 2nd Floor D&M

Students from the Intaglio, Advanced Printmaking, and Special Problems in Printmaking courses exhibit their work.

Opening Reception: Thursday, December 11th from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, contact Kimberly Ritchie at (828) 719-0472, or


Sunday, Feb. 1 - Thursday, Feb. 19
Silver Center for the Arts

This annual exhibit features work from students in high schools across central and northern New Hampshire, and is a wonderful opportunity for the students to visit and tour the PSU Department of Art.  The exhibition is presented in collaboration with Friends of the Arts Regional Arts Council (FOA), whose mission is to present quality visual and performing arts that are affordable and accessible to children and adults, both as observers and participants.  FOA is dedicated to arts education, enrichment, and improving the patronage and support of New Hampshire artists.

The lobby/atrium space in Silver Center for the Arts presents a wonderful opportunity to exhibit collaborations with local, regional, state-based organizations, artists groups, and more. Physical address: 114 Main Street, Plymouth, NH Phone: 603-535-ARTS (2787) Hours: Mon – Thurs 8am-10pm Friday 8am – 5pm Sat & Sun Noon-6pm


Monday, Feb. 2 - Thursday, Mar. 5
Karl Drerup Art Gallery

Reception: Tuesday, February 3, 4-6 p.m.

The veneration of trees is an ancient and ongoing human endeavor. Throughout history, the sacred tree has personified our understanding of life, death, knowledge, and liberty.

Emile Birch is a leading New Hampshire teaching artist and professional sculptor whose public artworks have been commissioned by many businesses and communities throughout the state. The sculptures in this body of work explore the spiritual nature of living trees and their transformation when cut and felled. This colorful and kinetic exhibit is filled with ancient and new symbolism integrated into mesmerizing designs.

For more information about exhibits and events, visit

6:00 pm

Governor John Lynch--Recipient of the Plymouth State University Alumni Association's Robert Frost Contemporary American Award

The Robert Frost Contemporary American Award event honoring Former Governor John Lynch scheduled for Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at The Radisson Hotel in Manchester, NH, has been postponed due to the severe weather forecast.

The event has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 3, 2015. Tickets available at

Proceeds for this Event to Benefit the Plymouth State University Alumni Association Scholarship Fund

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 6 p.m. Reception and Dinner

The Radisson Hotel, Manchester, New Hampshire

For more information, call Lynn Anderson at 535-2276, or email

Register online at

7:00 pm

Thursday, Feb. 5, 7 p.m.
Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center for the Arts

Who Has a Megaphone? Who Speaks in a Whisper?: Unequal Political Voice and the Broken Promise of American Democracy 

While inequalities of income are currently in the spotlight, political inequality receives much less attention.  A basic tenet of democracy is that the preferences and needs of all citizens should receive equal consideration.  Political voice—expressed when citizens vote, get in touch with public officials, protest, join organizations that take stands in politics, make political contributions, or otherwise take part in political life—informs policy makers of citizen preferences and needs.

Policymakers do not hear from everybody, and the people and political organizations they do hear from are not representative of the American public.  Those who express political voice, especially those who make financial contributions, are, on average, better educated and more affluent, and since the Supreme Court has taken the lid of campaign contributions, those with deep pockets are poised to speak even more loudly in politics.  If political voice is unequal, then democratic equality is jeopardized.

Kay Schlozman is the J. Joseph Moakley Professor of Political Science at Boston College and author of The Unheavenly Chorus: Unequal Political Voice and the Broken Promise of American Democracy.

All Sidore lectures are free and open to the public. Tickets are required and may be picked up at the Silver Center Box Office. Reservations are recommended: call (603) 535-ARTS. A reception with light refreshments follows each lecture.

For more information on the series, visit the Sidore Lecture Series website.

8:00 pm

Friday, Feb.6, 8 p.m.
Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center for the Arts

For their second North American tour, the wonderful British ensemble Voice presents a program of songs exploring the beauty, heartache, and humor of love. The repertoire ranges from the devotional songs of the medieval German abbess Hildegard of Bingen, whose soaring lines express spiritual love and her deep empathy with the natural world and female form to the comedy and melancholy in ballads, sonnets, and catches from Shakespeare’s time. Traditional songs from the British Isles telling stories both bitter and sweet and Voice’s own arrangements and commissions will round out the program.  Love, in all its forms, has inspired human beings for centuries, and it is brought to life through the immediacy and resonance of the human voice—and there are none more beautiful than these three.

Buy tickets online or call for tickets, 603-535-2787
Adult $30, Senior $28, Youth $15

8:00 pm

Saturday, Feb. 7, 8 p.m.
Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts

With special performance by Pantos Dance Project of Boston

The PSU Dance Premiere Gala offers dancers of all ages and levels the opportunity to take master classes in a variety of dance styles with local and visiting professionals. A gala performance of creative and vibrant choreography at 8 p.m. will feature Pantos Project.

Formal attire suggested but not required.

Buy tickets online or call for tickets, 603-535-2787
Adult $20, Senior, Youth & Group $15


Thursday, Feb. 12, 8 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 13, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 14, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Studio Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts

The devised, one-man show by Robin Marcotte, Dottie, stunningly examines how people suffering from dementia perceive the world. Dottie received its premiere in Philadelphia, where it garnered critical praise. Philadelphia Weekly observed, “This aerial ballet is just one of many memorable images in Marcotte’s rich and rewarding play,” and the Currier Post exclaimed, “And when Dottie, begowned again, dances on air with a mirror, the show achieves a singular, and singularly heartbreaking, power.” You’ll be moved by Dottie’s resilience, touched by her perseverance and inspired by her determination to make sense of her diminishing world. (Dottie is made possible in part by a grant from the Smart Family Foundation.)

Buy tickets online or call the Silver Center box office at 603-535-2787.

Ticket Prices: $15.00 Adult, $12 Senior  & Youth

1:00 pm

Sunday, Feb. 15. 1 p.m.
Smith Recital Hall

Guest artist Paul Max Tipton, baritone-bass, collaborates with faculty member Dan Perkins, piano, in presenting Robert Schumann's song cycle of Heinrich Heine poetry, Liederkreis, opus 24. Described by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as a dignified and beautiful singer, Tipton enjoys an active career in opera, oratorio and chamber music and has performed and recorded throughout North America.

Buy tickets online or call the Silver Center box office at 603-535-2787.

Ticket Prices: Adult $15, Senior $14  & Youth $12