Experience/Arts

Experience/Arts is a program of the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire and the Grafton County Senior Citizens Council.

Experience/Arts was developed in 2017 through a grant from Aroha Philanthropies' Seeding Vitality Arts program. The program has been supported by Aroha Philanthropies and Couch Foundation, and has offered North Country residents 55 and older the opportunity to learn and develop their skills in a variety of visual, literary, and performing arts disciplines and media, including photography, poetry, clay, movement, choral signing, ukulele, storytelling, and bookmaking. The "capstone" to Experience/Arts class is an opportunity for participants to showcase their work in public settings, including galleries and community centers. 

We enthusiastically support seniors as vital contributors to our communities. Lifelong learning, creative practice, and social connection - all key to healthy aging - are ways that the Experience/Arts program gives back to and nurtures the on-going growth and development of seniors in Northern New Hampshire. Learn more about the program 

Read more about our Fall 2018/Winter 2019 classes 

Ross Malcolm Boyd, of Tiny Village Music, led not one but three 8-week sessions this Fall/Winter - one at the Upper Valley Senior Center in Lebanon and two at the Horse Meadow Senior Center in North Haverhill. 

This was Ross' second round of Experience/Arts classes and they have been a huge hit with seniors of all experience levels, from accomplished musicians to people who have never picked up an instrument before.

Director of Axis Dance Company and owner of Jeanne Limmer Dance Center in North Conway, Jeanne Limmer, led another creative movement class for Experience/Arts during the Fall/Winter session. 

Story-gatherer and storyteller Rebecca Rule facilitated an 8-week class on the art of storytelling at the Plymouth Regional Senior Center. The author of eight books, including N is for New Hampshire and Moved and Seconded: Town Meeting in New Hampshire, Becky also blogs at Pie for Breakfast.