January 11th, 2016
New London Hospital (NLH) is pleased to announce the opening of a new art exhibit celebrating the Howe Family of artists. The exhibit will feature a large collection of some never-before-seen impressionist works by the late Townsend Howe along with his son Paul Howe's photography and granddaughter Allison Howe's mixed media paintings.
A New Jersey native, Townsend's artistic ability was first recognized early on by his eighth grade art teacher. After high school he went on to study at the Art Students League in New York City and later enlisted in the US Navy where he served aboard the USS Missouri during the Korean War. Prior to moving to New Hampshire, Townsend worked as a fine arts instructor at the Famous Artists School in Westport, Connecticut and showed his own art in galleries in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey. In 1970, Townsend, his wife Margaret and their three sons relocated to New London where he opened his own studio, custom framing gallery and taught art classes.
Paul Howe has been a photographer for most of his life. He first started taking photographs at age eight after receiving a Polaroid Swinger camera for Christmas. He has worked for local publications including the Argus Champion and has had his photos published in Sports Illustrated, Mothering Magazine, Soo Nipi magazine, Kearsarge Magazine, The Eagle Times, Concord Monitor, Laconia Citizen, Union Leader, Intertown Record and dozens of other publications.
Allison Howe's passion for art started in her grandfather's painting studio. She went on to earn an art degree from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. Her work is heavily influenced by summers spent growing and arranging flowers.
The Howe Family exhibit will open with a reception on Wednesday, January 13 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM at New London Hospital and will remain on display through April 28, 2016. The event is free and open to the public. For more information please visit www.newlondonhospital.org/art or call 603-526-5322.