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The 2022 winners: Stories and videos

Music is inspirational, interpretive, personal. It’s rewriting an arrangement, gauging a band’s melody, playing 11 instruments, encouraging an eager neophyte — or adjusting the deep-bellied roar of a misfiring antique tractor’s engine.

Before she retired from teaching art at Keene State College, Rosemarie Bernardi would walk around the city, thinking about all the blank walls that could have murals on them.

Imagine a theater production where you’re standing between the actors, or watching the action unfold from a corner packed tight with other theatergoers, or listening to a play through your car radio. You might be attending one of Firelight Theatre Workshop’s performances in Peterborough, whe…

Molly Fletcher is committed to sharing her love of art with the Monadnock Region in more ways than one.

Alice Fuld navigated the world of journalism as a woman starting in the late 1950, first at Harvard's student newspaper and later Scholastic Magazine and The Keene Sentinel, but she's most proud of helping cultivate the arts scene in the Monadnock Region.

Medora Hebert has always shared a special connection with the austere grandeur of the Monadnock Region. So, when she decided to transition away from her role as a trailblazing photojournalist to devote more time on fine art, it came as no surprise when she quickly took solace in — and inspir…

JAFFREY — A drab earth-tone face below hair on end in every color of the rainbow. A head and shoulders in blue with streaks of orange and white falling from eyes and mouth. A drawing of a girl holding a brain.

BRATTLEBORO — As professional painters for more than four decades, Petria Mitchell and Jim Giddings were familiar with what it takes to make a living as artists. So, they decided to help others like themselves.

“I was really attracted to all types of photographs,” said Michael Moore, a winner of a Ruth and James Ewing Arts Award. “News photography is diverse. It is everything you could possibly imagine. You might be taking a picture of an apple, or the president. When I realized that, I really dove in.”

Elizabeth Myer has tried her hand at a variety of art forms, but for the most part, the finished product doesn't match the vision in her mind.

The rich purple hue and complementing orange door of her home’s exterior, and the plum tones of a small barn cheerily greet visitors at the Brattleboro residence of Sharon Myers. Clearly a devotee of all things violet, she’s also dressed in the same color family.

Growing up an only child, Jessie Pollock found a sense of creativity in nature that guided her transformation into an artist and became the essence of her work.

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