Songwriting 2021

Songwriting 2021

Above: Teaching Musician Amanda McCarthy Performs for AIR Teens Hello everyone! My name is Alex Buinicky and I am an AIR alum. I started participating in AIR in 2012  and continued until 2017 when I graduated from High School and became too old for regular programs....
Zines! (Wild Imaginings Project 2021)

Zines! (Wild Imaginings Project 2021)

Above: Portrait by Ana, Mythical Creature by Sarah, and Collage by Sienna This year’s spring after school program Wild Imaginings Project was focused on zines! The group met with teaching artist Sam Paolini and AIR staff twice per week on Zoom to create a...
Get Muddy with Arts in Reach

Get Muddy with Arts in Reach

This spring, AIR had our first recurring in person program since the start of the pandemic! Six Somersworth middle schoolers met once a week for seven weeks to play with clay at MudCity Clay in Gonic, NH. Ceramic artist, owner of MudCity, and AIR teaching artist...
Creating Community During Quarantine

Creating Community During Quarantine

Wednesday, May 12 AIR came together for a free virtual event! We previewed a new film, Thrive, created by AIR teens. Participants and their mentors gathered for a live panel discussion. Arts in Reach is a recipient of the 3S Artspace Community Virtual Event Grant....
Arts in Reach Relieves Teen Social Isolation

Arts in Reach Relieves Teen Social Isolation

PORTSMOUTH — When Jess asked the Arts In Reach staff if she could keep her camera off during the first day of a week-long virtual acting program, she was quiet and unsure of herself. As the week progressed, so did Jess. She shared her talents in a show-and-tell and...