Kids’ Art & Music at Custer Sharp
The annual show of art work made by the students of Flood Brook School in Londonderry will open for Memorial Day weekend on Saturday, May 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the historic Custer Sharp House on Middletown Road in Londonderry. This year marks the 23rd year of the show, which displays the paintings, printmaking, collage and sculpture created by the students at Flood Brook School. An opening reception is planned for Friday, May 31, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The students of Ida Mae Specker’s after-school fiddle and violin program will be presenting a special recital until 5, and there will be light
refreshments. The show will be open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through June 8. The Custer Sharp House is the perfect place to visit after a trip to the Farmer’s Market in Londonderry, being located just up the hill.
Bernadine Custer Sharp and her husband, Jimmy Sharp, were well-known artists who spent their summers in Londonderry. 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. This annual student art show was established in her honor in 1996.