Events - The Gallery
The Gallery, which is adjacent to the lobby in our headquarters, is the
venue for four innovative, imaginative craft exhibitions each year.
Our Gallery committee develops a theme for each exhibition and our juried
members "think out of the box" to create work in all media that embodies this
theme. It's a treat trying to guess how they'll interpret each challenge.
Each exhibition has an opening night reception. All exhibitions are free and
open to the public. The work is also for sale.
Exhibition Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, and
Saturdays during exhibitions, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Gallery is open prior to
most events held at the Capitol Center for the Arts.
Here is our current exhibition:
New Hampshire Furniture Masters,
Prison Outreach Program, and the Guild of NH
An exhibition of fine,
April 4 --- June 20, 2014
Opening Reception Friday, April 4, 5 pm – 7 pm
featuring Maple Tasting by Fuller’s Sugarhouse
On display at The Craft Center, 49 South Main Street, Suite 100,
Concord, New Hampshire
the New Hampshire Furniture Masters, Prison Outreach Program, and the
Guild of NH Woodworkers exhibition press release for more details and a
list of participating craftspeople.
From April 4 to June 20, 2014, the League of NH Craftsmen is hosting an
exhibition of fine, handcrafted furniture that spotlights the artistry and
craftsmanship of New Hampshire’s finest woodworkers from the New Hampshire
Furniture Masters (NHFM), the Guild of NH Woodworkers, and the League. A unique
aspect of this exhibition is that is features the work of inmates who have been
trained in the NHFM’s Prison Outreach Program. Visitors will see 65 handcrafted
wood pieces that are designed and built to last for generations, including
tables, cabinets, chests, vases, clocks, bowls, jewelry boxes, spoon sets,
music stands and more. Much of the furniture on display is available for
purchase. The exhibition is on display at The Gallery at the League of NH
Craftsmen Headquarters on 49 S. Main Street in Concord, NH. The Gallery hours
are Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, with extended hours on Thursdays until
7:00 pm, and Saturday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.
The public will be able to meet and speak with the participating craftspeople
during the opening reception on Friday, April 4 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. In
celebration of the gifts that trees give us, there will be a maple tasting
event during the reception, courtesy of Fuller’s Sugarhouse in Lancaster,
NH.Since 1972, the Fuller family has been producing high-quality, award winning
New Hampshire maple syrup, maple cream, and maple candy.
“It is a thrill to host an exhibition that encompasses the broadest view of the
craftspeople who are working with wood in New Hampshire,” said League Executive
Director Susie Lowe-Stockwell. “Many of the League’s juried members are also
members of the Furniture Masters, the Guild, and the Prison Outreach program.
Two of the inmates from the Prison Outreach Program, whose work is in the
exhibition, are juried members of the League, having gone through our rigorous
jury process. One in particular, Eric Grant, has won awards for his technique
and skill at the League’s Annual Craftsmen’s Fair.”
The NHFM Prison Outreach Program provides inmates who are involved in the New
Hampshire State Prison’s Prison Hobby Craft Shop with training in the finer
aspects of furniture making. The finished pieces are then auctioned or sold to
benefit local charities. Master woodworkers Terry Moore and Jon Brooks, both
members of the NHFM and the League, established the program in 2000 after
touring the hobby craft shop. Since that time, NHFM members have been
conducting woodworking seminars every other month to prison inmates. Some of
the furniture created by the inmates is featured in the NHFM’s annual auction
and exhibition. The inmates agree to donate some of the proceeds from any sale
to a charity of their choice. Over the years, thousands of dollars have been
raised for the Make-a-Wish Foundation and local charities.
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