FILM SCREENING EVENT AT THE PORTSMOUTH MUSIC HALL David Conover’s: OF STONE, WOOD  GLASS: ALNOBA
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Doors open at 6:30pm | Show starts at 7:00pm

 

In October 2016, a dream long held became a reality – Alnoba – a 14,530 square foot gathering place located on 400 acres of fields and forests in Kensington, NH, opened as the first Passive House building of its type in the Northeast. With heat provided by geo-thermal wells located deep under the building, electricity from a field of solar panels, barn timbers from the 1760’s, reclaimed wood flooring, and a massive stone fireplace the building is a model of sustainability and conservation.

The construction of Alnoba was documented in the film: Of stone, wood and glass: Alnoba by award winning filmmaker and master storyteller, David Conover. With his keen eye and passion for story-telling, David has produced his own films that have aired on PBS, the Discovery Channel, and National Geographic Explorer.

Built in harmony with the earth, the vision and execution of Alnoba was a collaborative effort.  Premier architect, Matt O’Malia of G O Logic Homes created the structural vision for Alnoba. Using locally sourced granite, Mike Delsesto of Hayden Hillsgrove Stone Masonry developed and created the detailed stone and masonry work within and around the building. By planting native species and mature trees, Master Landscape Designer, Harold Bragg of Down to Earth Landscapes crafted a utopic environment that is sure to inspire. The massive project was managed by Bruce Cilley of Kensington Invenstment Corp.

Please join us for a screening of the film, followed by a Q&A session with Matt, Mike, Harold and Bruce.

Reserve your seat here.

SPEAKER SERIES
JOHN LOPEZ 
SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
6:30pm-8:30pm

Our first Speaker Series event will be on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 and will feature sculptor, John Lopez. John holds a special place here at Alnoba. His powerful sculptures are placed throughout our 400 acres. Learn about John’s career, his process and what inspires him.

ABOUT JOHN LOPEZ
Sculptor John Lopez was born and raised on a ranch in Western South Dakota. His western and rodeo theme bronzes have been well received by the public and have sold all over the country from California to New York. For the past ten years, John has been working on The City of Presidents project in Rapid City, SD. John Adams, John F. Kennedy and John, Jr., Calvin Coolidge, Teddy Roosevelt and Ulysses S. Grant are a few of the presidents John has placed on the street corners so far. In the midst of a successful career in bronze sculpting, John Lopez discovered this exciting new direction: scrap iron sculpting. John found a way to merge the two art forms into a new hybrid sculpture of everyday objects mixed with limited edition bronze castings. Hybrid Metal Art, a sculptural fusion of figurative and funk, a blend of iron and bronze.
The grounds of Alnoba are home to many magnificent pieces of sculpture, including  Wild West Buffalo , Black Hawk which is located at The Farm at Eastman’s Corner and The Acrobat which can be found at Sawyer Park in Kensington, NH.

This event is FREE admission. SEATING IS LIMITED. Please RSVP to rsvp@alnoba.org by September 10, 2017. A suggested $10 donation towards Sawyer Park in Kensington, NH will gladly be accepted.

SPEAKER SERIES
PHIL COUPE OF REVISION ENERGY

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
6:30pm-8:30pm

ACTING LOCALLY TO SOLVE GLOBAL ISSUES

How can we build the better tomorrow we know is possible for ourselves and future generations? One local company has committed itself to creating maximum positive change in the community rather than the traditional business approach of maximizing shareholder returns, building a model of local action in response to the global issues of justice, equality and sustainability. ReVision Energy co-founder Phil Coupe has been building socially responsible businesses for more than 20 years while trying to prove the theory that companies do better when they aspire to succeed through a ‘triple bottom line’ approach that benefits people and the planet while generating enough profit to make the business financially sustainable.

Since 2003, ReVision Energy has grown from 2 guys in a garage to more than 200 employees today, demonstrating emphatically that businesses can do well by doing good. Please join us to hear from Phil Coupe about how good companies are acting locally to solve global issues, and as a result winning in the marketplace and attracting great customers and employees.

This event is FREE admission. SEATING IS LIMITED. Please RSVP to rsvp@alnoba.org by September 10, 2017. A suggested $10 donation towards Sawyer Park in Kensington, NH will gladly be accepted.