NHIA Partners with InTown Manchester

Jennifer Robertson on 09.30.15

InTown Manchester Banner ProjectNew Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) is pleased to announce their participation in the 2015 InTown Manchester Banner project. Each year, InTown Manchester launches a banner project that brings together NHIA illustration students and local businesses to support the beautification of downtown Manchester.

In NHIA Illustration Senior Studio, students create a series of works for consideration for the Intown Manchester Banner project. Six cohesive pieces make the final set, which often incorporates iconic places or well-known activities in Manchester. A selection is made after NHIA faculty and InTown Manchester staff and board members review the student work. The banners are then sponsored by local businesses and hung on Hanover Street and Elm Street. Brittany Inglese, a graduate of the NHIA Illustration program, created this year’s banner campaign.

“The New Hampshire Institute of Art has been part of the cultural fabric of Manchester for 117 years, and our growing campus is in the center of the city,” said Kent Devereaux, NHIA President. “We’re proud of our long association with InTown Manchester and our shared goal of enriching the cultural life of Manchester. We’re thrilled to partner with InTown Manchester on this banner campaign and feature the work of just one of our many talented students.” 

“As Executive Director of Intown Manchester, the partnership with the New Hampshire Institute of Art is incredibly important to the vibrancy of downtown,” said Sara Beaudry, Executive Director on InTown Manchester. “The downtown street banner program highlights the talented students of the school and brings color, creativity and public art to our city. The New Hampshire Institute of Art is a treasure. They are true community partners who make, Manchester, New Hampshire and the world at large a better place.”

About New Hampshire Institute of Art

Since 1898 the New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) has remained committed to its original mission of engaging students, artists, scholars, and the community in the arts through quality education, outreach, and access to creative resources, with a focus on the present and a vision on the future. NHIA is a non-profit, independent college that offers four-year Bachelor of Fine Art degree programs in Art Education, Ceramics, Creative Writing, Design, Fine Arts, Illustration, and Photography. NHIA also offers two-year Master of Arts in Art Education, and Master of Fine Art programs in Creative Writing, Photography, Visual Art, and Writing for the Stage and Screen in addition to serving over 1,500 students annually through its community education programs. NHIA’s academic and administrative programs and residence halls are housed in 11 buildings spread throughout downtown Manchester with additional studio and exhibition facilities located in Sharon and Peterborough, New Hampshire. 

NHIA is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). NHIA is also a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD). For more information visit www.nhia.edu.