Roger Teaches @ AVA!

Roger Goldenberg returns to teach at AVA


Tons of Fun! Everyone be creative…..


Coming This Summer


 Mobile Construction  –Working Larger Scale  

Roger Goldenberg 


Alexander Calder’s abstract, hanging sculptures have inspired generations of artists with their kinetic movement and playful whimsy. Participants in this class will develop their own unique take on the concept using materials like wire, rods, mat board, tin, foam core and acrylic paint. Multiple projects will be completed in the program, allowing artists ideas to develop, grow and change as they spend time working with mobiles.


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AVA Members are eligible for a $20 discount
AVA Gallery and Art Center
11 Bank Street
Lebanon, NH 03766

(603) 448-3117


Educator and Visual Jazz Artist – Roger Goldenberg

Roger Goldenberg

Embracing the Vibrancy of the AVA Gallery and Art Center


Goldenberg moves to Lebanon, NH

by Jeanne McCartin-Portsmouth Herald

The Seacoast arts’ community is a little poorer as of last week when musician/visual artist Roger Goldenberg packed up his studio and headed to Lebanon, N.H., and the 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

AVA's Downstairs Galleries Are Closed for Installation.

The Glowing Warmth of the AVA Gallery and Art Center

“I’m just tired right now,” he said days before departing his Button Factory studio of 20-plus years. “I’ve had to touch everything I own at least ten times and carry it long distances.”
An old friend encouraged him to move years ago, “but my studio has treated me well. It’s been affordable and it was a sanctuary, so I didn’t feel any pressure to leave. I’ve said it was the wonderful studio space that kept me here.”
While here, Goldenberg was an outspoken advocate for Seacoast artist live/work space and workforce housing. It never came to fruition. He put his time into his beliefs, spending two years on ArtSpeak, the city’s cultural commission.
“But things have changed for me over the years,” he says.
A few years back, he formed In Ears ‘n’ Eyes with Saxophonist Matt Langley. It is a group of jazz musicians and a jazz painter (who perform music and art and lead workshops). He continued to paint and is an instructor with Portsmouth Music and Arts Center, Granite State College and Great Bay Community College but became less involved with the gallery scene.
Meanwhile he discovered Lebanon. “I just like the social climate and climate-climate (I like winter and LOVE snow). And the AVA is a robust culture; it’s the hub up there and there’s a lot of good energy.”
The building also features an elevator. “I was looking 20 years out. My studio is more a young person’s studio and I’m not that any more. I just thought it was time to bust a move and shake things up a little.”
Goldenberg will return to work on In Ears ‘n’ Eyes. “Really, the musicians have been my family,” he says. “I have a lot of real depth in the jazz community here. … I’m going to miss them a lot, but I’m not gone. … We’ve wanted to move Ears and Eyes beyond the Seacoast anyway, so we’ll keep spreading our wings.” The Ears and Eyes Creativity Workshop just wrapped up at Rye Elementary, and is heading to Dover Middle School and Windsor Middle School in Windsor, VT. We’re mobile, “So I’ll be back.”

Gallivanting through November and Decemberg

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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tickets in advance or at the door

clips from the album:

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