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Daedalus Big Idea, 2014, oil on canvas assemblage, 53” x 52”

Roger and Daedalus’ Big Idea

Roger’s November and December 2015 News: Upcoming Performances and Exhibitions.

Hi friends and arts and culture lovers. This November and December is a busy time for me and everyone. However, I think you will be interested to know of the following events in which I am involved.
At the Portsmouth Discovery Center: Jay Goldsmith’s portraits of 30 local artists. Each artist will have two pieces accompanying their portrait. The exhibition is called This is What Artists Look Like. The show runs from November 5th through December 24th. The gallery is open daily, 10am – 5pm. The exhibition is very eclectic and interesting. Also, as a bonus, a topnotch kickass pastel exhibit with some gritty use of the medium is in the lower gallery!

The discovery center is located at 10 Middle Street, Portsmouth, NH Tel. 603-436-8433 and info is at

Visual Jazz Performance on November 20th: I will be performing my visual jazz as a guest artist with SoJoy, a jazz ensemble of world class jazz musicians who perform original music by Jonny Peiffer. The performance will be at the Dance Hall Kittery, beginning at 7:30. Also featured as guest artist will be poet Sarah Anderson.

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Ms. Natural, 2014, oil on canvas assemblage, 52"x 46"

Ms. Natural, 2014, oil on canvas assemblage, 52″x 46″ One example of many paintings and monotypes to be seen in Roger’s upcoming exhibitions and performances

I have a Solo Exhibition coming up at Great Bay Community College. It will consist of recent paintings and some good ol’ good ones. I am thinking of calling ExpressaVizzazzaVeeBopanism – Visual Jazz by moi.

Dates of show: November 25, 2015-January 29, 2016.
Opening reception: December 3, 2015. 5-7 PM.

29th Annual Button Factory Open Studios and Friday Night Preview !
Friday Night Studio Preview: December 4th, 5-8pm
Saturday and Sunday Open Studio and Hallway Bazaar: 11am – 5pm
I highly recommend coming on the Friday night event. JUST the artist’s studios that are open at that time. Nothing will be in the halls yet.
I will be exhibiting my complete collection of monotypes from my Homage to the Earth Series

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I hope to see my friends out for moral support at any of these events and arts patrons please bring your spending muse








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Inspiration Banners Add Natural Warmth at AVA Gallery and Art Center

Roger Goldenberg's Inspiration Banners add dynamism and warmth to AVA's already inviting foyer

Roger Goldenberg’s Inspiration Banners add dynamism and warmth to AVA’s already inviting foyer

At the Leeds “Platinum Certified” AVA Gallery and Art Center Roger Goldenberg’s Inspiration Banners can be seen to add colorful joy to the smart eco-design of the building. AVA’s Director Bente Torjusen remarks that not only are there ecological benefits from designing a Leeds Certified 21st Century building, such as energy savings, use of recycled materials, and utilization existing structural elements rich in history, there are subliminal benefits. The Leeds design involves consideration of passive solar and as a result the interior spaces have a luminous quality. This creates an uplifting, elevating feel which affects ones spirit and mood. This light and the warm hues of the antique hardwood floors create an inviting environment in which to create art, meet like-minded art buddies. Often it is just these qualities that lure the curious minded or  unsuspecting passerby to walk in to enjoy the original artwork on the gallery walls or to sign up for art classes and workshops. In the foyer photo, Roger Goldenberg’s Inspiration Banners add to the energy and warmth of AVA’s magical world. Here is an article in NATIONAL TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION magazine featuring Bente Torjusen and a brief pictorial review of the AVA Gallery and Art Center.

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Roger Teaches @ PMAC beginning October 7th

pmac_fall_2015Roger Goldenberg announces the beginning of Fall Art Classes for Adults and Teens at the Portsmouth Music and Art Center (PMAC).Session one begins on October 7th. See below for our listings or go online at  New to our PMAC’s adult/teen class faculty is Dustan Knight, regionally renowned watercolorist, art historian and wordsmith.

DRAWING with Roger Goldenberg
This class is built on the experience level of the individual student.
Beginner and Intermediate drawing students are welcome. In this drawing class
we will use the fundamentals of drawing to revisit learning how artists see.
We will be able to work on a sustained still life set-up using a variety of
drawing media, moving beyond B+W by introducing color and color mixing.

DATES/TIME: Thursdays, 10:00am-12:30pm
SESSION ONE: October 8 – November 12 (6 Weeks)
SESSION TWO: December 3 – January 21 (6 Weeks, no class over holiday break)
TUITION: $185 per session ($175 with PMAC card)

WATERCOLOR with Dustan Knight
Playful experimentation will be balanced by a step-by-step approach to painting is this two-session class. Gain a solid understanding of color mixing, pigments, brushes and materials while discovering the delight of the watercolor medium. Individualized instruction in a
classroom setting that encourages participants to participate in either or both sessions.
DATES/TIME: Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm
SESSION ONE: October 8 – November 12 (6 Weeks)
SESSION TWO: December 3 – January 21 (6 Weeks, no class over holiday break)
TUITION: $185 per session ($175 with PMAC card)

ART-FULL PLAY with Roger Goldenberg
Open channels of creativity, relax and clear your mind through structured creative play. This playful class for adults and teens begins with the art of doodling to open up channels of creativity. Doodling can lead to fresh ideas for making deeply personal works of art. Students will be guided through the simple process with pen and paper, then, expand their experience by introducing other media.
DATES/TIME: Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm
SESSION ONE: October 7 – November 11 (6 Weeks)
SESSION TWO: December 2 – January 20 (6 Weeks, no class over holiday break)
TUITION: $185 per session ($175 with PMAC card)

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