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League Hosts Fine Craft Exhibition

March 24, 2014
News: General News, Press Releases

April 4 – June 20, 2014

The Gallery at The Craft Center and League of NH Craftsmen Headquarters Hosts Fine Craft Exhibition: New Hampshire Furniture Masters, Prison Outreach Program and the Guild of NH Woodworkers

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. (A list of all participants appears at the end of this release.) 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.”

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