Grand Opening for NH Potters Guild Biennial at Sharon Arts,
Friday, July 1st, 5-7pm
Sharon Arts Center a non–profit art organization in Peterborough, NH is partnering with The New Hampshire Potters Guild for their upcoming biennial exhibition. The New Hampshire Potter’s
Guild is an inclusive clay organization devoted to the clay community of New Hampshire. Committed to education and community action, the Guild meets several times a year for organizational meetings, workshops, and discussions of methods, collaboration on projects and exhibitions, and more. The organization’s 2011 Biennial takes place at Sharon Arts Exhibition Gallery, in downtown Peterborough NH with an opening Friday July 1st 5-7pm and continuing through August 27th, 2011. This exhibition is generously sponsored by Sequoya Technologies Group, LLC of Peterborough, NH.
“Sharon Arts Center is thrilled to once again partner with the New Hampshire Potter’s Guild,” said Gallery and Store Director Camellia Sousa. Sharon Arts Center had previously hosted the 2007 biennial, Message of Mud. “Sharon Arts has a very strong clay program and a long history of producing some of the region’s most accomplished clay artists- students who learn with us and potters who make a living selling their work at our non-profit gallery.”
New Hampshire Potter’s Guild Members participating in the 2011 Biennial include:
Susan Babine (Goffstown, NH); John Baymore (Wilton, NH); Patsy Belt (Wilton, NH); Shana Brautigam (Rindge, NH); Jeff Brown (Seagrove, NC); Loring Cheney (New Ipswich, NH); Jameson D. Copp (North Hampton, NH); Steve Cunliffe (Henniker, NH); Janet Duchesneau (Temple, NH); Linda Fletcher (Candia, NH); Liz Fletcher (Mason, NH); Ellen Friel (Amherst, NH); Ursula Fries-Herfort (Meriden, NH), Andy Hampton (Chichester, NH); Michélle Hastings (Seagrove, NC); Cheryl Haynes (Sanbornton, NH); Wendy Jackson (Newton, NH); Al Jaeger (Deerfield, NH); Jane Kaufman (Durham NH); Julie Lombard (Concord, NH); Maureen Mills (Portsmouth, NH); James Mitschmyer (Sharon, NH); Karrie Mitschmyer (Sharon, NH); Rachel Montroy (Auburn, NH); Deb Moran (Kingston, NH); Mary Myers (Hancock NH); Miranda Nelkin (Keene, NH); Sarah Nolan (Goffstown, NH); Corrine Null (Bedford, NH); Kari Olstad (Farmington, NH); Cyndi Payne (Bedford, NH); Letitia Pellerin, (Keene, NH); Robin Peringer (Nashua, NH); Sarah Petipas (Foxboro, MA); Sue Russell (Newbury, NH); Steve Russell (Newbury, NH); Jessica Seaten (North Hampton, NH); Patricia Anderson Soule (Concord, NH); Alan Steinburg (Brattleboro, VT); Linda Sten (Madbury, NH); Theresa Taylor (Barnstead, NH); Sibylle Tornow (Merrimack, NH); Ron Tornow (Merrimack, NH); and Gerry Williams (Dunbarton, NH).
A series of free clay artist demonstration are scheduled at the Downtown Gallery, located at 30 Grove St, in Peterborough, and are scheduled as follows:
Clay Artist Demonstrations at the Gallery
Saturdays, 7/9, 7/16, and 7/23 from noon-2pm
Free and Open to the Public
7/9- Shana Brautigam of Rooted in Clay: Hand building
7/16- James Mitschmyer : Printing in Clay
7/23- Liz Fletcher: Clay sculpture
Further information may be obtained by calling Sharon Arts at 603/924-2787.
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About Sharon Arts
The mission of Sharon Arts Center, a non-profit organization, is to engage the community in the artistic process, to support and serve artists and craftspeople, and to foster the relationship between artists and the community through education, exhibitions, the promotion and sale of art and craft, as well as through special programs and events.
Sharon Arts Center offers a wide variety of art classes and programs in the school facility in Sharon, NH, a Fine Craft Gallery, a Juried Artist Member Gallery, and an Exhibition Gallery at Depot Square.
The Sharon Arts Fine Crafts Exhibition Gallery is accessed through Depot Square and 30 Grove St. in downtown Peterborough. The Craft Gallery is located in Depot Square in Downtown Peterborough. Store & Exhibition Gallery hours are: Monday – Saturday 10am to 6pm, Sunday 11 – 5 PM.
Sharon Arts is sponsored in part by: The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, The National Endowment for the Arts through the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act, The Susan A. & Donald P. Babson Charitable Foundation, The Bean Foundation, The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, The Grimshaw-Gudewicz Charitable Foundation, The Putnam Foundation, The Kingsbury Foundation, and art lovers like you!
About the New Hampshire Potter’s Guild
We are an inclusive organization for people working in clay. We have an address but no central location. We meet several times a year with organizational meetings, workshops, discussions and activities to share work and ideas. We have a commitment to education and community action. We’ve been in existence for several decades and are always looking towards the future.
The purpose of the NHPG is to get together in the interests of ceramics whenever necessary or desirable for fellowship and good times, exchange of ideas and methods, collaboration in work and exhibitions, encouragement to students, and promotion of standards of ethics, aesthetics and craftsmanship.