The Exhibition Gallery at the Headquarters of the League of NH Craftsmen is showcasing new work from juried members, connected to the theme of “Patterns.” The League represents the highest quality craftsmanship and innovation, and this exhibition does not disappoint.
Juried members have stepped up to the challenge of a specific theme and each has made it their own in surprising, unpredictable, and refreshingly new ways. Surface treatments, textures, imagery, colors, and forms have all been explored and the results will sooth, surprise, entertain and provoke.Nearly all media areas are represented, including baskets, fiber (wearable and decorative), wood, printmaking, metal, pottery, photography,and glass.
“The theme of this exhibition struck a chord with the juried members. Each piece conveys clearly a deliberate and personal interpretation of what “patterns” mean, and the results are thoughtful and compelling,” said Standards and Gallery Manager, Catherine Green.
The standards of the League require adherence to specific guidelines and criteria, but most importantly emphasize the underlying spirit of the maker which is at the heart of each member’s work.
Gallery Hours are Monday-Friday, 10 AM-4 PM; and Saturdays, 10 AM –4 PM during exhibitions only. Most exhibition items are available for purchase.
The Exhibition Gallery is located at 49 South Main Street in Concord, NH.
Located just across the hall from the League, within the Concord Chamber of Commerce, is the Gallery of the NH Furniture Masters. Currently also on display is their new exhibition, “Patterns in Wood,”a collection of works by six fine Furniture Masters. Each piece in this exhibition is an interpretation of the meaning of a pattern. Patterns can occur naturally in the figure or grain of a particular piece of wood, or they can be added as a decorative element in a design. Patterns also happen over time as makers influence each other and strive to excel. Design, execution,and craftsmanship are the patterns in this exhibition. Come see for yourself! The Furniture Masters’ Gallery within the same building is open Monday –Friday from 8:30 am –5 pm.
While there you can also visit 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 museum provides fascinating insights into the evolution of fine craft and should not be missed.
Admission to the museum is free.
The League of NH Craftsmen is a non-profit, craft education organization. Its mission is to encourage, nurture and promote the creation, use,andpreservation of fine contemporary and traditional craft through the inspiration and education of artists and the broader community. The League represents the signature of excellencein fine craft, through the work of its juried members, and its rigorous standards for self-expression, vision, and quality craftsmanship.For more information about the League of NH Craftsmen, please call (603) 224-3375, email firstname.lastname@example.org visit www.nhcrafts.org.