Area craftsmen featured in exhibition

DERRY NEWS/File photoMichael Gibbons of Nutfield Pottery in East Derry is among area artisans featured in exhibitions through the New Hampshire League of Craftsmen. The exhibit runs through Dec. 20 at the Craftsmen headquarters in Concord.

CONCORD — The League of New Hampshire Craftsmen showcases the personal and professional growth and change of its members and guest artists with two exhibitions at its headquarters in Concord through Dec. 20.

“Then and Now — How Far We’ve Come” presents the work of League juried members from early in their juried membership, as well as current work, to demonstrate their individual evolutions as craftsmen.

Several area artisans will be among those sharing their work and experiences, including Donna Zils Banfield and Michael Gibbons of Derry;  Maggie Tetreault of Windham; Sarah Lynn Bohorquez of Chester; Wendy Jackson of Newton, and Paul Shea of Atkinson.

Three guest artists will also share their stories in “Journey: An Encaustic Exhibition,” highlighting not only a range of materials and techniques in 21st Century encaustic painting, but the personal journeys of these artists throughout their creative careers.

“These beautiful exhibitions complement one another in theme and spirit,” said Miriam Carter, executive director of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. “The work of our three guest artists, in addition to that of our members, allows us to introduce new craft and art mediums to our community. We hope visitors will be inspired to try their hand at fine craft after seeing how our juried members and guest artists have grown and changed over their careers.”

Gallery visitors can also see the Grodin Permanent Collection Museum, which features craft from the League's early years to the present, including pieces made by some of the world's renowned craftspeople, such as Otto and Vivika Heino and Edwin and Mary Scheier.

The Exhibition Gallery is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 49 South Main St., in Concord. For more information nhcrafts.org.

 

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