NHIA and ACNH Announce Community Supper

Jennifer Robertson on 09.15.15

Robert's Maine Grill will host a “Community Supper” on Wednesday, October 21st and Wednesday, October 28th to help support Art Connects NH.

The mission of Art Connects NH, a partnership of The New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) and New Hampshire Art Association (NHAA) is to create permanent exhibitions of contemporary art in social service and nonprofit spaces, benefiting under-served populations of the state while providing artists a public outlet for their art.

On Tuesday and Wednesday night from September to June Robert’s Maine Grill, located on 326 Route 1, Kittery Maine offers a “Community Supper” starting at 4PM. The Community Supper is a $14 - 3 course menu in the spirit of Robert’s style: Maine Comfort Food with an updated twist. Robert’s regular dinner menu is also available. Robert’s donates a portion of the evening’s proceeds to a designated local non-profit, which will be Art Connects NH on October 21st and 28th.          

Upcoming Community Supper menus are posted at www.robertsmainegrill.com. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 207-439-0300 or via our website.

About Art Connects
Arts Connects NH (ACNH) is a unique program formed through the partnership of the New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA), and New Hampshire Art Association (NHAA). The program brings art to broad and diverse communities through the creation of permanent exhibitions of contemporary art in non-profit and social service agencies across the state. Founded with seed money from the Fay Slover Fund of the Boston Foundation, and based on the highly successful and internationally replicated model of The Art Connection, Boston, ACNH helps artists donate works of art to non-profit agencies, and places their artwork in highly visible locations. ACNH provides connectivity amongst a broad spectrum of New England artists; alignment and collaboration of like-minded artists and organizations; outreach and educational components to enrich communities; highlights local artists and organizations; and promotes the transformative power of art on challenged and under-served populations.

In addition to art installments, ACNH incorporates educational and outreach components at each opening.  Programming may include community gallery openings, hands-on art workshops with NHIA and NHAA artists, guided tours of the installation, and lectures. As the sole Art Connection program in NH, ACNH strives to have a broad reach within the state while placing emphasis on those areas with the greatest need for enrichment.  The organization approaches non-profits in a variety of social service arenas, transforming important service-based organizations, and installing works in common areas for the benefit of public viewing."