July 27, 2010 – Portsmouth, NH – DARCI CREATIVE and client, Piscataqua Savings Bank, have joined forces along with other sponsors: KDPaine & Partners, Kennedy Gallery and Custom Framing and Salmon Falls Architecture to underwrite the artwork of Bill Paarlberg in his show “Illustrating Portsmouth.” The exhibit, organized by the Portsmouth Historical Society, will open at the Discover Portsmouth Center on August 6, 2010 and will run through September 10, 2010.
Bill Paarlberg: Illustrating Portsmouth is a 30-year retrospective of well known local illustrator Bill Paarlberg. Paarlberg is best known for his Portsmouth drawings, paintings and graphic design, illustrating local architectural and historical themes. The show opens August 6th and will occupy the main gallery at the Center and include some 40 or 50 pieces, many of which can be viewed on Mr. Paarlberg’s blog “Illustrating Portsmouth.”
A native of Hampton, New Hampshire, Paarlberg became a Portsmouth-based illustrator, publisher, and graphic designer in the late 1970s. His popular arts and entertainment weekly “re:Ports. Magazine” and annual calendar “The Portsmouth History Calendar” were staples of the 1980’s Portsmouth arts scene. More recently local galleries have displayed his watercolors of the North Church steeple and other local scenes.
More information about the show and several scheduled artist talks is available at www.portsmouthhistory.org.