The Ruth and James Ewing Arts Awards 2019

Monadnock Region artists in nine categories were honored at the fifth annual Ewing Arts Awards on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, hosted by The Sentinel and Arts Alive!. Here are videos and stories of the honorees.

Richard "Dobbs" Hartshorne is a 2019 Ewing Arts Award winner for Lifetime Achievement. Video by Cecily Weisburgh / Sentinel Staff

Whether he’s performing for prisoners in Uganda, refugees in Palestine, the Hollywood elite or school children in New Hampshire, Richard Hartshorne has discovered the international language is… Read more

Jean Nelson is a 2019 Ewing Arts Award winner for Lifetime Achievement. Video by Samantha Hayes / Sentinel Staff

Jean Nelson embodies entirely the distinction of a Ruth and James Ewing Arts Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Read more

Deb McWethy and Peterborough Folk Music have won a 2019 Ewing Arts Award in the Presenter of the Arts category. Video by Cecily Weisburgh / Sentinel Staff

Ashuelot Concerts is a 2019 Ewing Arts Award winner in Performing Arts. Video by Samantha Hayes / Sentinel Staff

What violinist Louisa Stonehill and pianist Nicholas Burns teach audiences is an appreciation for music.  Read more

The Grand Monadnock Youth Choirs is a 2019 Ewing Arts Award winner in the Performing Arts category. Video by Cecily Weisburgh / Sentinel Staff

These are not simple songs. These are not bubblegum-pop covers, a regurgitation of the most popular brand of the moment. Quite the opposite. These selections are “sacred and secular, medieval … Read more

Julia Ferrari is a 2019 Ewing Arts Award winner in three-dimensional arts. Video by Cecily Weisburgh / Sentinel Staff

Art and antique machines fill the long brick building where Julia Ferrari works. Monotype keyboards. Printing presses. Casting machines. Drawers and drawers of metal letters. Chinese-English d… Read more

Erin Sweeney is a three-dimensional arts award winner at the 2019 Ewing Arts Awards. Video by Cecily Weisburgh / Sentinel Staff

Peterborough artist Erin Sweeney wants you to touch her art.  Read more

Edward Kingsbury III is a two-dimensional arts award winner at the 2019 Ewing Arts Awards. Video by Samantha Hayes / Sentinel Staff

Leigh Niland is a 2019 Ewing Arts Award winner for two-dimensional arts. Video by Samantha Hayes / Sentinel Staff

A conversation with Leigh Niland is one that unveils chapters of experiences, connected by art, relationships and 10 years abroad. Read more

Yuan Pan is a 2019 Ewing Arts Award winner in two-dimensional arts. Video by Samantha Hayes / Sentinel Staff

Jane E. Simpson is a two-dimensional arts award winner at the 2019 Ewing Arts Awards. Video by Cecily Weisburgh / Sentinel Staff

The walls of Jane Simpson’s Dublin home are covered in art, and upstairs is a tiny studio, barely big enough for a desk and a twin-sized bed.  Read more

Peter Poanessa is the 2019 Ewing Arts Award winner in folk/traditional arts. Video by Samantha Hayes / Sentinel Staff

Walk anywhere in downtown Keene and you will see Peter Poanessa’s art. His work graces many of Main Street’s storefronts: Thai Garden, The Toadstool Bookshop, In the Company of Flowers, The Works. Read more

Amy Jenkins is the 2019 Ewing Arts Award winner in Interdisciplinary Arts. Video by Cecily Weisburgh / Sentinel Staff. Clips from "Instructions on Parting" courtesy of Amy Jenkins, with music composed by Noah Hoffeld.

An unmowed field shields the house from passers-by, a dirt road forking midway up the incline, a friendly dog’s snout in your lap, catnapping. The air thick with pollen, the pace is placid on … Read more

Jaclyn Clark is the student award winner at the 2019 Ewing Arts Awards. Video by Samantha Hayes / Sentinel Staff

The finalists

The Monadnock Folklore Society and the River Gallery School of Art were finalists for the Community Engagement Award. The winner was the Monadnock Folklore Society.

The Monadnock Folklore Society is the winner of the Community Engagement award at the 2019 Ewing Arts Awards. Video by Cecily Weisburgh / Sentinel Staff

In 1979, Gordon Peery and Mary DesRosiers returned from a trip to Elkins, W.V. They had just attended the Augusta Heritage Arts Workshop. Read more

The River Gallery School of Art is a finalist at the 2019 Ewing Arts Awards. Video by Samantha Hayes / Sentinel Staff

A  young girl tugs on the arm of a visitor. She is hearing impaired; speaking is challenging. But she has some questions, and she asks for the visitor’s notebook, writing: Read more

Ruth & James Ewing Arts Awards

Ruth & James Ewing Arts Awards

The 2019 Ruth & James Ewing Arts Awards Magazine. Click below to view the full PDF publication.