Sunday, January 23, 2011


Greetings Gossip Lovers,

Sigh. Been so long. I'll tell you of my adventures later, but for now there's business to tend to.

Have you heard about the proposed new venue in Portsmouth - 3S Artspace?
Well G Lady and DC (intrepid videographer) went to the location, and visited the man with the dream to get the scoop first hand; that man would be the smiling Chris Greiner with yours truly depicted below.

Click on the LINK and see the video that tells all, including their desperate need for votes (no strings attached) that could win them $50,000 in the Pepsi Challange.

They have a deadline of January 31. So get a move on folks, check it out, and help make a dream happen.

Oh, and come back soon. I promise to post more often once again.

Yours in all that's artsy and chat-worthy,

Gossip Lady

*To vote for 3S Artspace in the Pepsi Challange $50,000 catagory:

* 1. Text 105451 to 73774;

* 2.;

* 3.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Figuring the figurative artist

Greetings Gossip Lover,

Well, well, well, treat, treat, TREAT!

DC (intrepid videographer) and yours truly, Gossip Lady were lucky enough to be invited to visit figurative sculptor Christopher Gowell's private studio!

Granted; it might have been nice if we'd called ahead the day of our visit. But we had a few extra minutes and just dropped by and as it was it proved most fortuitous.

Much to our delight, and I venture to say yours, we found Christopher in the middle of a session with a live model. It's true - beauty begets beauty - at least in the case of lovely Emily, the model, and her facsimile taking form on Christopher's stand. See video here.

So there's that and a wonderful private tour of an outstanding sculpture garden at Sanctuary Arts - a school and art center, owned and run by Mz. Gowell.

Can't imagine this one won't delight the pants off you. Speaking of which, if you are offended by nudity, regardless of how tasteful, please skip this video.

I'm off now, but expect to hear from me again soon. I had trouble with this contraption and was unable to post the last video, so will do that and catch you up on lots of area happenings. For now, off to WEST ad ACT ONE, to catch Genvieve Aichele's one-woman show, which ends today! So get a move on!!

Yours in love of arts
Gossip Lady

Photo by the lovely Deb Cram

Friday, August 6, 2010

Greetings Gossip Lovers,

So, it's still early. There's time to get out and about even before dinner or theater and - RIGHT now - there's a perfect reason to get a move on. So pull on the sneaks and hit the street, 'cause it's Art 'Round Town with a special feature.

Discover Portsmouth Center is taking part in the monthly gallery walk, ad is jam packed with happenings. You an catch the opening of "Bill Paarlberg: Illustrating Portsmouth" a thirty year retrospective. There's Bill's early illustrations, a number of current watercolors and even a chance to "become one with" his famous Portsmouth Monsters - bring a camera. The event features his latest monster as well. I made her aquaintnce and LOVED her! (And hurry, Dan Blakeslee may still be playing live!)

Then, just walk across the foyer to the Seacoast African American Culture Center for lots of reasons. First check out the incredible work by painter Cassandra M Gillens, one element in a multi faceted Gulag program/celebration.

You can also meet Susan Strickler - a lovely lady - and director and CEO of the Manchester Currier Museum. That kindly woman is loaning the center a contemporary work created by Portsmouth Richard Haynes and a group of young artists.

Do say hi to my longtime friend Vernis Jackson (SAACC founder). She's there with a big smile of course. Love that woman!

Finally head up the stairs to the second floor and catch the show by Richard.
G Lady arrived before the actual opening an dhte place was already hoppin'. Lots of faces from the re:Ports. years.

That's all I have to say. Have to get this out to you. Now go! Quick! And enjoy!

Your's in all things that broaden the mind and soul.

Gossip Lady

Photos: No. 1 The lovely Vernis Jackson and a piece by Gillens; an illustration by Paarlberg circa 1980s

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Fun in the Sun

Greetings Gossip Lovers,

Well it's a spectacular day in the neighborhood; sun without that oppressive humidity and so many wonderful outdoor happenings.

So hat on folks and head to the great outdoors.

For the second and final day you can dunk The Seacoast Rep's Artistic Director Craig Faulkner at the Bow Street Fair. Stopped by yesterday - fine art, original jewelry, hand-painted rugs, and threads for an American Girl doll that will leave the queen green.

And yes there was a bit of mean pleasure in watching Craig teeter atop that tiny platform then - plop. Just so much aplomb one can have at a time like that, but he's holdin' his own.

After scoring a few lovely items, you can head to Prescott Park for music and "Peter Pan," or to the Seacoast Science Center for the Petite Art in the Park exhibition and sale. Time it right and you can do it all!

Whatever your pleasure get out and partake!
Yours in the wonder of the moment
Gossip Lady

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Funny Boy

Greetings Gossip Lovers,

If you haven't seen the Gossip Lady Video featuring Juston McKinney, a Portsmouth native now doing the likes of the Leno and Conan O'Brien's shows, not to mention Comedy Central, than get a move on.

This guy is simply a hoot - had G Lady and DC (intrepid videographer) in stitches I tell you. Laughed my gloves off! Lost the hat when I watched his DVD "Middle Class Hole."

So do yourself a favor - check it out HERE. I do believe you'll be glad you did! What a cutiepatutie this boy is. Yes in deed.

Yours in a great laugh
Gossip Lady

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

High Flyin' Prescott Park

Greetings Gossip Lovers,

What a sight! G Lady took to Prescott Park last weekend and caught a bunch of high flyers being taught to take to the sky.

Watching the Blanchard boys Liam and Morgan (who play the Darlings in the Park's "Peter Pan)," along with Allyson Capetta and Megan Quinn (who alternate Peter and Wendy), learn to make weightless was worth its weight in gold!

Just watching their efforts to walk normally once strapped in their harnesses was a hoot - sort of Monty Pythonesque. (Photo ID's: littlest fella Liam; Morgan the big boy; Megan in pink and green; Allyson in navy).

This weekend you can catch them - harnesses hidden - at the Prescott Park Arts Festival opening weekend.

See you in the park!
Gossip Lady

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Greetings Gossip Lovers,

Well my friends, GL made it to "Rent" last night - which got a well deserved standing "O," by the by.

If in doubt about heading to the The Rep, check out the latest GL Video HERE. The last 5 minutes of it are entirely music performed by the Portsmouth cast show; no mics, in a hall with bad acoustics, just a single keyboard accompaniment - and it's still incredible!

"Get the to the theater art lovers! You will NOT want to miss this one; No, no, no, no, no.

See that facial expression upon my visage? That is an earnest reaction to the lovely Ashley D. Kelley voice and co member Scottie McLaughlin. Don't take my word for it, check out the video. It speaks for itself.

Yours in the love of great voices
Gossip Lady