, Derry, New Hampshire

November 15, 2012

Moonlight Meadery holds wicked art show

Moonlight Meadery hosts show

By James Niedzinski
Derry News

---- — LONDONDERRY — Michael Fairbrother, owner and founder of Moonlight Meadery has always had a certain vision for his business.

Fairbrother said his vision is radically different from the company’s humble beginnings in a garage in 2010.

Last week, he had a better idea of what his business has become when musicians, artist and mead enthusiasts gathered at Moonlight Meadery for the second annual Wicked Art Show.

The art show was supposed to happen in October, right around Halloween. However, due to Hurricane Sandy, the show was postponed.

As a last-minute addition, artists and photographers were able to enter pictures or pieces based on Hurricane Sandy, vice president of marketing Berniece Van Der Berg said.

The event provided an outlet for local artists to showcase and sell their work.

Andy Mack Jr., an art enthusiast, described the event as “a fun cultured place to showcase art, listen to music and sample some great mead.”

Susan Hanna, an artist from SEH studios, has become Moonlight Meadery’s resident artist.

“I paint from life,” Hanna said. “My inspiration comes from everything I see.”

Hanna works with watercolors and has had her art featured at the meadery for more than a year, she said.

She had dark Halloween themed paintings presented.

Tony Hersey of Nashua works in many different mediums, from modern graphic designs to intricate drawings.

His work certainty fit the theme for the Wicked Art Event, featuring gruesome monsters and demonic figures.

“The pieces designed with software can be tough,” he said. “There are just so many options and tweaks anyone can make to their art.”

Hersey said the show was a great place for new artists to showcase their work.

Moonlight Meadery did not charge any fee or commission; all profits from artwork sold went directly to the artists, Van Der Berg said.

Boo-Boo Grove, a jazz and blues instrumental band, performed during the show.