Echoes & Shifts: Summer Art Installation at the Chamber

Join us for the Positive Street Art at GMC opening reception for: Echoes & Shifts, Thursday, June 13th from 6-8 p.m. at 54 Hanover Street.


ositive Street Art’s mission is to inspire a passion for the urban arts in a productive way and to build strong communities through educational workshops, community events, and artistic services.  The Greater Manchester Chamber has partnered with Positive Street Art to curate a satellite gallery featuring a myriad of diverse artists, as a step in ensuring a more inclusive and desirable future for New Hampshire. You’ll continue to see rotating art installations in the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Boardroom at the Greater Manchester Chamber, located at 54 Hanover Street, Manchester, over the course of the next year.

Summer Gallery & Opening Reception for “Echoes & Shifts”

The show will run through June – August, with an opening reception on Thursday, June 13th, 2024 from 6-8 PM at the Greater Manchester Chamber, 54 Hanover Street, Manchester. All are welcome.

In the heart of historic Manchester, the Positive Street Art Gallery provides the perfect backdrop for an evening dedicated to the celebration of art and culture. Mingle with fellow art enthusiasts, enjoy light refreshments, and indulge in this season’s installation, where internationally renowned  curator and metalsmith Margaret Jacobs (Akwesasne Mohawk) and multimedia artist Yasamin Safarzadeh have joined forces with Positive Street Art to establish a multi-year endeavor with a growing list of community partners to bring one of the most happening and accessible Contemporary Indigenous exhibitions in the Northeast.

More about the Summer Gallery!

The Summer installation at the PSA Street Art Satellite Gallery at the Greater Manchester Chamber will feature monolithic works by George Longfish (Seneca/Tuscarora), intimate and vibrant photographs of Marjorie Kaniehtonkie Skidders (Akwesasne Mohawk), and “Powowpopart,” by Roger Sosakete Perkins (Akwesasne Mohawk). 

This show is multifarious and the schedule is as follows; 

  • Monday – Friday, June 10-14th Mural Making with MyTurn Nashua and Ansley Hill
  • Thursday, June 13th 6-8pm Reception at Greater Manchester Chamber with artist talks. Light food and refreshments to be served.
  • Friday, June 14th 3-5pm Private Tour with West High Peeps at Positive Street Art in Nashua. Followed by In House Reception 6-8pm with Mural Unveiling, artist/curator talks, light food & refreshments.
  • Saturday, June 15th 3-5pm at Positive Street Art in Nashua. Black Ash Basket Weaving Workshop with Carrie Hill. Email for registration. Spots are limited to 10.
  • Saturday August 17th 12-5pm at Sheehan Basquil Park in Manchester for Manchester Grows Multicultural Festival featuring Cozy Throne, Feryn King, Bear Fox and the MyTurn and Waypoint Youth Resource Center 2024 Mural unveiling.

Across the different events and galleries listed above, you’ll see the following works:  Niio Perkins (Akwesasne Mohawk) will unveil an ensemble and Kaiahtenhtas Thompson (Akwesasne Mohawk) will dazzle with her combinations of multiple beads, techniques and textures in her beadwork. Ansley Hill (Akwesasne Mohawk) has been working with MyTurn Nashua to execute a mural celebrating the city and its beautiful young adult populations. Ansley’s mother Carrie Hill (Akwesasne Mohawk) will lead an exhilarating basket weaving workshop  with sweetgrass and black ash bark: illuminating aspects of environmental degradation and cultural significance and relations to the land. Katrina Brown Akootchook (Oneida Nation of the Thames) and Erin Lee Antonak (Oneida) have shipped exquisite and groundbreaking work which incorporates the materiality and conceptual who-ness of their phenomenological make ups.

Satellite Gallery Hours & Viewing

The Positive Street Art Gallery at the Greater Manchester Chamber, located in the Daily Mirror Office Building on 54 Hanover St,  is typically open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9AM-4PM. The gallery is located inside of the GMC’s Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (HPHC) Board Room, which is sometimes rented out by private groups. Individuals are invited to view the installation and purchase original prints either outright or through payment installations with no interest, although it is recommended you contact the GMC to ensure access to the HPHC Boardroom and Satellite Gallery during the time you plan to visit. Call (603) 792-4120 and chat with the GMC’s Office and Program Coordinator, Lauren Clark.

Featured Artists
George Longfish (Seneca/Tuscarora)

Marjorie Kaniehtonkie Skidders (Akwesasne Mohawk)

Roger Sosakete Perkins (Akwesasne Mohawk)

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