Through July 22
July 29 through August 26
Coolige Center for the Arts
375 Little Harbor Road
It’s not often you can wander the grounds of an old seaside compound where John Singer Sargent spent summers dandling the host’s children, carousing and painting. Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion, bequeathed to the state of New Hampshire by a Coolidge in 1954, is now an estuarine state park with an historic house tour.
Because its long tradition entwines with the fine arts, they’ve established a summer gallery there. Curator Dody Kolb has a reliable group of accomplished artists she rotates through thematic shows like an artistic ringmaster. Every so often she folds new ingredients into the mix and two newcomers are painters Sydney Bella Sparrow and Soo-Rye Yoo.