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The Gallery at The Craft Center and League of NH Craftsmen Headquarters Hosts Fine Craft Exhibition: Spring Fever

Mar 12, 2015 04:14PM ● Published by Kevin

The warmer temperatures, longer, brighter days, and chirping birds all signal the arrival of spring. It’s also the time of year that we tend to feel a renewed energy and our mood is more positive and enthusiastic. The League of N.H. Craftsmen - Concord, NH invites you to celebrate the vitality of the season at its new multi-media fine craft exhibition, Spring Fever. On display are finely woven Easter baskets; colorful blown glass flowers; clay and wooden bowls, spoons, and vases with seasonal motifs; spectacular fiber wall hangings; elegant jewelry with detailed tulips, ivy, and fiddlehead; prints and photographs of birds and nature, and much more. All the fine craft items are made by juried members of the League (a list appears at the end of this release) and are available for purchase.

The exhibition opens Friday, March 27 and runs until June 12 at The Gallery at The Craft Center and headquarters in the SMILE! building on 49 South Main Street in Concord. The Gallery is located at 49 South Main Street, Suite 100, in Concord, NH and is open Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, andSaturday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. The public will be able to meet and speak with the participating exhibitors during the opening reception on Friday, March 27 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. 

“Here in New Hampshire, spring is the season that we most anticipate, so it is fitting to have it as a theme for this exhibition,” said League Executive Director Susie Lowe-Stockwell. “Through the use of color, subject, or feeling, our craftspeople created items that represent their unique vision and spirit. It is truly a joyous display.”

Also on Display: Baskets Show within a Show; Student-Instructor Exhibit

As part of the Spring Fever exhibition, there will be a “show within a show” display that focuses on the beauty and traditions of basket weaving and interpretations of the craft by individual makers. The craftspeople represented in the exhibition use a variety of materials to create their finished pieces. The work of The Craft Center metal students and instructors will also be on display

Always on Display: The Grodin Permanent Collection Museum

The League also displays a new selection of fine craft from its more than 300-lot permanent collection at the Grodin Permanent Collection Museum at the League headquarters. This collection includes 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 museum provides fascinating insights into the evolution of fine craft and should not be missed. Admission to the museum is free.

About the League of NH Craftsmen

The League of NH Craftsmen is a non-profit, craft education organization. Its mission is to encourage, nurture and promote the creation, use and preservation of fine contemporary and traditional craft through the inspiration and education of artists and the broader community. The League represents the signature of excellence in fine craft, through the work of its juried members, and its rigorous standards for self-expression, vision, and quality craftsmanship. The League of NH Craftsmen is supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Gallery has been made possible through the generosity of Concord Orthopaedics.

For more information about the Spring Fever exhibition, the Gallery, or the League of NH Craftsmen, call 603-224-3375, email [email protected], or visit the League’s website at www.nhcrafts.org.

Participants in the Spring Fever Exhibition

Bedford, NH:                 Lynn Goldberg

Bedford, NH:                 Joy Raskin, Nikki Sullivan

Belmont, NH:                Sharon Lindstrom

Canaan, NH:                  Cynthia Cummings-Birch

Contoocook, NH:           Dan Dustin

Conway, NH:                 Rosemarie Ferry

Danbury, NH:                Joseph DeRobertis

Enfield, NH:                   Meredith Smith

Exeter, NH:                    Peg Irish

Hampstead, NH:            Deb Fairchild

Hillsborough, NH:          Camille B. Gibson, Jim Lambert

Hollis, NH:                     Jack Graceffa

Hooksett, NH:                Caleb White

Londonderry, NH:          Paul Haigh, Michela Verani

Loudon, NH:                  Julie Robinson

Lyme Center, NH:         Greg Gorman

Mason, NH:                   Sarah Fortin

Meredith, NH:               David Little, Jim Zink

Merrimack, NH:            Tanya Cherepova

Milford, NH:                  Hethre Larivee

Nashua, NH:                  Karen and Dick Hudnall

New Boston, NH:           Hannah Phelps

New Ipswich, NH:          Loring Cheney

Newfields, NH:              Duane Floyd Martin

Newton, NH:                  Wendy Jackson

North Hampton, NH:     Diane Louise Paul

Ossipee, NH:                 Janice Christie

Sanbornton, NH:            Sharon Dugan, Tom McGurrin

South Sutton, NH:          Carolyn Wright

Strafford, NH:                Michele Kincaid, Wen Redmond, Elena Wikstrom

Stratham, NH:               Barbara McLaughlin

Warner, NH:                  Susan Beere

Wilmot, NH:                  Tom Ward

Wonalancet, NH:           Andrew Thompson

Newbury, MA:               Lloyd Hamovit

North Andover, MA:      Tarja Cockell

Orange, MA:                 Lydia Grey

Tyngsboro, MA:             Ritvalissa Ojanen

York, ME:                      Lars Turin

Bradford, VT:                Bruce Murray

Brattleboro, VT:            Adrienne Ginter

Brownsville, VT:            Becky Howe

Passumpsic, VT:            Bill Darling

Saxtons River, VT:         Deborah Bump

Berkeley Springs, WV:  Jane Frenke

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