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For the love of art: Valentine's Day exhibits

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Looking for something a little different to do with your sweetheart this Valentine's Day?  Check out a few love-themed exhibits taking place in the Granite State:

Love, Lust & Desire 
Touted as a "low fat alternative for your sweetheart," with affordable pieces no larger than 11×8.  Among the 50+ artists who are showing their work is Brett Davis, a designer, illustrator and graduate of NH Institute of Art.  Davis’ skillful use of an X-Acto knife and $1 bill was well-received at the Floating Gallery exhibit this past December and is reason enough to take a trip to the capital.  Opening reception is being held Friday, Feb. 5 from 5 – 7 p.m.
Where: McGowan Fine Art Gallery (http://www.mcgowanfineart.com/) - 10 Hills Avenue, Concord
When: Feb. 2 - March 5

The Things We Do For Love 
The League of NH Craftsmen is offering a multimedia exhibit featuring "a wide array of distinctive non-metal jewelry, fiber, clay, wood, baskets, photography, leather, and mixed media pieces that pertain to love." 
Where: Gallery 205 - 205 N. Main Street, Concord
When: Jan. 29 - March 26?

Artistic Creations that Touch the Heart 
In conjunction with the Hollis Arts Society, the Greater Nashua Mental Health Center is hosting an exhibition featuring watercolor, ceramics, oil and sculpture. Part of the proceeds from this event support the Community Council.
Where: The New Community Council Gallery - 100 W. Pearl Street, Nashua
When: Feb. 4 - May 4

I Love NH - Valentine Show
The February 13th opening reception will be held from 5 - 8 p.m. and feature a CHOCOLATE BUFFET! "Celebrate the season of love, this time with a twist… the artists have each chosen their one place they love to be in New Hampshire. The (artists) have created pieces that may surprise you as to where they are located." Works will vary from oils and pastels to pottery and calligraphy.
Where: East Colony Fine Art - 55 S. Commercial Street, Manchester
When: Feb. 13 - 27
* This event is free!

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