MFA January Residency Events

Date: 01.07.2018 - 01.13.2018

Time: 02:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Location: New Hampshire Institute of Art, French Building Rotunda, 148 Concord St, Manchester, NH

Please join NHIA’s Master of Fine Arts program for events open to the public during the July Residency. Unless otherwise noted, all events take place in the NHIA French Auditorium, 148 Concord Street, Manchester, NH. For a printable copy of this schedule, click here. For additional information please contact,


French Hall Auditorium and Rotunda
148 Concord St, Manchester, NH

Roger Williams Hall
77 Amherst St, Manchester, NH

Sharon Arts Center Gallery
30 Grove St, Peterborough, NH


January 7, 7-9pm
French Hall Auditorium
Visiting Writer Talk: Francisco Cantú
Cantú’s talk will feature a reading from his forthcoming book, The Line Becomes a River. In this highly anticipated publication, Cantú explores his experience as a U.S. Border Patrol Agent.

January 9, 7-9pm
French Hall Auditorium
Visiting Artist Talk: Mark Dion
Dion’s talk will feature a presentation on his work. The presentation will be followed by an extended Q&A with the audience.

January 10, 4-5:30pm
French Hall, 148 Concord Street, Manchester, NH
Dean Talk: Lucinda Bliss
Join Dean of Graduate Studies, Lucinda Bliss, for an Artist’s talk. Bliss will discuss the evolution of her place-based work over the last five years, drawing connections to diverse influences, including the likes of Ana Mendieta, Marsden Hartley, and Albert Bierstadt. Appetizers will be served at 4:00, followed by the talk at 4:30.

January 10, 7-9pm
Sharon Arts Center Gallery
Writing for Stage and Screen Graduating Student Concert Reading
Yeoman an animated feature by Eva Marie Stapleton. The story centers on a unique little girl who has multiple talents that include a connection with Nature and the ability to communicate with animals. Ivy’s journey involves dealing with life and death, learning from her mistakes, validating her gifts and making a difference in life.

January 11, 6:30-9pm
French Hall Auditorium
Graduating Student Talks
Graduating MFA students discuss the creative, academic and conceptual development of their work.

January 12, 7-9pm
Sharon Arts Center Gallery
Writing for Stage and Screen Graduating Student Concert Reading
Heart-work a new play by Scott G. Hartman. It’s Paris, 1902. Torn between the exacting dictates of his Master, the sculptor Rodin, and his own artistic ambitions, the young poet, Rainer Maria Rilke, struggles to find his true voice as a writer. When he is then cast out of Rodin’s inner circle, he must turn to the women in his life to show him the way...

January 13, 9am-1pm
French Hall Auditorium
Prospective MFA Student Visit Day
Join us for a program overview, seminars, a campus tour, and lunch with current students and faculty. Interested parties should RSVP to

January 13, 5pm
French Hall Auditorium
MFA Graduation Ceremony

January 13, 6pm
Roger Williams Gallery
MFA Thesis Exhibition
Join us in celebrating our most recent MFA graduates at their thesis exhibition! Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres with the NHIA community of students, faculty and staff.