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Bird Sale & Seacoast Musician Fundraiser

This is a strange, scary, and trying time, with most of us huddled up in our homes for who knows how long? I sincerely hope that you are taking care of yourselves and your loved ones. It’s been comforting for me to be able to talk with friends from afar, and check in with people. If anyone would like to talk, please drop me a line, and I am happy to talk about anything.

While I’ve been mostly indoors, I do have a window out onto the world. Spring has arrived, and with it, the birds are returning to Monhegan. Mandy reminds me that nature persists, and the cycle continues. While I know that we all have work to do and important sacrifices to make, it’s somehow reassuring to see our yard fill with grackles, red winged blackbirds, and other harbingers of spring.

To mark the occasion, I’m doing an online sale of this series of papercut birds which I’ve made over the last couple years. They are all made of cut and layered colored paper, and mounted on thin balsa wood with a little wire on the back to hang them with. I love these little guys.

I’m selling them for $125 each, and I’m donating $25 from each sale to the Seacoast Relief Fund for Musicians. This fund is specifically designated for musicians in the greater Portsmouth, NH area who have lost gigs, lost income, and lost opportunities, many of which will never be regained. This community has been my musical home for decades, and this is just a small way I can try to help out those in the community in need.

According to the Fund, “We will start with those in most critical need first.  This fund will serve first those households that already exist at or below 150% of the 2020 Federal Poverty Guidelines.  If funds allow, we will increase this to allow funds to be released to those households at or below 200% of FPG, and so on.”

The birds available are in the three pictures above. (click on them to make them bigger on your screen) If you would like to purchase one or more, please send me an email at dylanmetrano@gmail.com, let me know which one you are interested in, and your mailing address. These are all one-of-a-kind, and first-come, first-served. I’ll write back to you with details on how to pay, and I’ll carefully ship it right out to you.

Thanks for checking this out, and stay healthy.

Dylan

Porch Gallery

Beginning on May 28, 2019, I’ll be showing my artwork alongside my talented friend Rebecca FitzPatrick on my Monhegan porch gallery. I’ll be manning the gallery on Tuesdays and Rebecca will be there on Fridays. Please stop by if you are on the island!

YART SALE!

3S Artspace Yart Sale
Sunday, April 14
10am – 4pm
Free and open to the public.


Join us in the Gallery and Performance Space for the return of the 3S Artspace Yart Sale! Support an artist, score a deal.

All pieces for sale will reflect a 30-60% discount off fair market value prices. 

Find paintings, ceramics, photography, mixed media, silkscreened tees, papercutting, pyrography, printmaking, marine life wood carvings, and more– all at frugal Yankee prices. When local artists edit their inventory, you score art at great prices at the Yart Sale!

Artists selling work:

Michael Bashaw, Greg Brown, Rose Costello, Michelle Cross, Bri Custer, Bess Cutler, Nathan Danilczuk, Thomas Dougherty, Alicia Ethridge, Linda Gerson, Tim Gilbert, Toby Gordon, Serena Hallowell, Sherrill Hannon, Jamesley Juice, Eric Katzman, Tim Lawrence, Chayanne Lawrence, Aaron Mason, Roseann Meserve, Dylan Metrano, Alison Murphy, Melissa Partridge, JoAnn Portalupi, Shawn Roach, Laura Saint-Cyr, Rebecca Scheinberg, Bobby Schwartz, Jacob Sipos, Theresa Smith, Christopher Thibault, Chad Turner, Heidi Vaughn, Jeffrey Wagner, Jan Waldron, Christian Whitton, Samantha Wood, Soraya Yamaguchi, Jim Zingarelli

319 Vaughan St.
Portsmouth, NH 03801

(603) 766-333 info@3sarts.org

Birds in Byfield

Some of my birds on a wire have found their way to the Governor’s Academy in Byfield, MA for a “Works of Paper” show, curated by my old friend Belle Struck. Come visit fourteen of these little guys, showing alongside the work of Struck, Gordon Przybyla, Andrea Guay, Vera Struck, and many others.

The show is up at the Remis Gallery at the Governor’s Academy in Byfield, MA from January 10 to March 1, 2019. Opening reception is Thursday, January 10 (though I unfortunately can’t attend).

Jonathan Blakeslee LP artwork

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I’m pleased to have done the artwork for the new Jonathan Blakeslee LP.

Jonathan Blakeslee & The Fronds album “Ferris Wheelin” will be released on Nov 17, 2018. “Ferris Wheelin” is a feel-good, summer rock album that drives along, occasionally stopping for a picnic or to snap a photograph…

The band is offering all kinds of goodies, including t-shirts with the album cover’s design. Please consider supporting or sharing their Indiegogo campaign.

20% of funds raised by Nov 17 go to music non-profits PMAC (Portsmouth Music & Arts Center) and WSCA-106.1 FM (Portsmouth Community Radio).

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For those of you on Monhegan, I’m participating in a “wet paint” benefit for the Monhegan Museum. Instead of painting, I spent a few hours making this papercutting of three puffins. Bidding will happen during the Monhegan ❤️’s Art celebration on Thursday, August 9 at the Museum. I’m in the company of some fantastic artists, as well, so please check it out if you are able.

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