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.
End of the Rainbow
September 16 to December 16, 2016
Opening Reception Friday, September 16, 5pm – 7pm
On display at The Craft Center, 49 South Main Street, Suite 100, Concord, New Hampshire
The phrase “end of the rainbow” is a popular motif in our culture, representing many ideas and images. Thirty-two master craftsmen have interpreted this theme in a creative and imaginative way in a multi-media fine craft exhibition hosted by the League of NH Craftsmen called End of the Rainbow. The evocative collection of work includes an intricate quilt with the full spectrum of colors; an ornate piece of silver jewelry with an emerald stone that calls to mind the Wizard of Oz’s Emerald City; a decorative wood wall hanging that represents 1,000 welcomes in Irish/Gaelic; and a mixed media piece that features a Wendell Barry poem about our inner longing for simplicity and peace. All of the craft is made by juried members of the League and available for purchase.
“One of nature’s creations, a rainbow – with its beautiful colors and associations – has been a favorite subject for artists,” said Jane Oneail, executive director of the League of NH Craftsmen. “The works in this exhibit communicate the feelings of joy, hope, and peace that often associated with rainbows. It is truly inspiring.”
An opening reception, where the public can meet and speak with the participating exhibitors, is scheduled for Friday, September 16 from 5 pm to 7 pm.
Read the press release.
Setting the Standards
Featuring the Work of the Jurors
January 13-March 24, 2017
Reception: Friday, January 13 from 5-7 pm
Pushing the Limits
April 7-June 23, 2017
Reception: Friday, April 7
Spinning Tales and Weaving Stories
July 7-September 22, 2017
Reception: Friday, July 7 from 5-7 pm
Beaded Neckpiece by Anne Sherman
featured in the End of the Rainbow Exhbition