A Dover artist who is the author of "A Moose With a Uke" will be entertaining families at the Rotary Arts Pavilion in downtown Dover on Tuesday morning.

Aaron Risi is a classically trained and award-winning artist who is known for creating emotional connections with audience members through his art and music.

According to his website, Risi is influenced by surrealism.

"A Moose With a Uke" is a picture book about a group of animal friends who live in a giant forest at the base of Hope Rock. They rescue a trunk that blows off the top of a bus.

According to the book's description online, that trunk is filled with an assortment of instruments and the animals learn all they can about playing them, eventually forming a band.

Risi was the first Art Grant recipient of the Dover Arts Commission and he donated ukuleles to the Dover Children's Home with the funds, according to this social media post from Aug. 8, 2019:

Risi is scheduled to start his performance on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. The pavilion is located next to the Children's Museum of New Hampshire at 6 Washington Street in Dover.

Risi's performance is part of the Cocheco Arts Festival's Children's Series, which runs on Tuesdays until August 10.

Wildlife Encounters will be at the pavilion on Aug. 3. Wayne from Maine is scheduled for Aug. 10.

Contact Managing News Editor Kimberley Haas at Kimberley.Haas@townsquaremedia.com.

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