Kids’ Art at Custer Sharp

Kids’ Art at Custer Sharp

Kids’ Art at Custer Sharp

John Davis and Alexys Doane proudly show off their art work, which will be on display with that of many other youngsters in the Custer Sharp House.

John Davis and Alexys Doane proudly show off their art work, which will be on display with that of many other youngsters in the Custer Sharp House.

The annual show of student art work from the mountain towns of Londonderry, Weston, Landgrove, Peru and Winhall will take place at the historic Custer Sharp House on Middletown Road in Londonderry. This year marks the 20th year of the show, which celebrates the creativity of our young artists. A variety of paintings, printmaking, collage and sculpture made by students of Flood Brook School, The Mountain School and local home schoolers will be on display. An opening reception is planned for Friday, May 27, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Refreshments will be served. The show will also be open on Saturdays, May 28 and June 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Located just up the hill on Middletown Road, the Custer Sharp House is the perfect place to visit after a trip to opening day of the Farmer’s Market in Londonderry.

Bernadine Custer Sharp and her husband, Jimmy Sharp, were well recognized artists who spent their summers here in Londonderry. Although they didn’t have children of their own, Bernadine held art classes in her home for local children and often used them as subjects for her paintings. When she died she left her home to the Londonderry Historical Society. The annual student art show was established in her honor in 1996.

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