Sunapee’s Harbor House Livery Hosts Arts & Crafts Show Oct. 12

Sunapee, NH. — The Pop-Up Gallery at the Harbor House Livery on Main Street in Sunapee Harbor Village will host an arts and crafts exhibit and sale on Sunday afternoon, October 12 from noon to 4 p.m. A local non-profit, Project Sunapee, sponsors the annual event to showcase local talent and to share information about the 1890 landmark building. HHL docents will share a video history and plans for its restoration and reuse.

Featured artisans in this year’s show include:

  • Artists who paint on wood, paper, canvas & whimsical sculptures
  • Potters of wheel thrown & hand-built ceramics
  • Purveyors of sweet & savory edibles
  • Designers of wearable art, hand spun wool & fine needlework
  • Sunapee Graniteworks American Beads
For more information, visit www.projectsunapee.org.

Sunapee’s Harbor House Livery to host arts & crafts show

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An arts and crafts exhibit and sale will be held at the historic Harbor House Livery in Sunapee Harbor Village, on Sunday, October 13,  noon to 4 p.m. Photo of the Sugar River bridge and HHL is by Charlotte Carlson, one of the local participants in the show.

Sunapee, N.H. — Local artisans will show their wares at an arts and crafts exhibit and sale on Sunday, October 13, 2013, from noon to 4 p.m., at the Harbor House Livery in Sunapee Harbor Village.

Participants include League of N.H. Craftsmen members: mixed media artist Cherie DeAugustinis (3-Delusional Art) and fiber artists Joyce Murphy Gale (Unique Ewe) and Marie Wiggins (Harbor Gallery).

Stocker Graniteworks also will be attending with their American Bead Collection.

And showing their latest work will be photographer Charlotte Carlson (notes, totes and prints); Eleanor “Ellie” White, who transforms pashmina into wearable art; spinner and weaver Chris Alexander; wood turner Joe Watts; and Sarah Bocko, with silver and bead jewelry.

Project Sunapee is organizing and sponsoring the event, which will include a video display of the building’s history. Docents will be on hand to share information about the circa 1890 landmark.

For more info, email: info@projectsunapee.org.

NH Craftsmen’s Fair celebrates 80th birthday

TRichardFoyRakuDemohe Annual League of NH Craftsmen’s Fair celebrates its 80th birthday this year. From August 3 to 11, 2013, at Mount Sunapee Resort at Mount Sunapee State Park in Newbury, N.H., the fair will feature handmade crafts by more than 350 craftspeople, daily demonstrations, workshops for all ages, and special exhibits and tours. Hours: 10 a.m. to p.m., rain or shine!

For more info including ticket purchases and special lodging packages, visit the League website.

CraftWearExplore the League’s Living With Craft Exhibition, the CraftWear Exhibition of one-of-a-kind handmade fashions and accessories and the Sculpture Garden for outdoor living.

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Photos courtesy of League of NH Craftsmen: Richard Foye giving a raku pot making demonstration, CraftWear, and Sculpture Garden gate.

Free Peeps Diorama Open Studio at Library Arts Center

PEEP_Chick with R (1) authorized for publicationEvent: Peeps Diorama Open Studio at The Library Arts Center in Newport, N. H. Open to the public free of charge.

When & Where:  Tuesday, March 5 and 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. The Arts Center is at 58 N. Main Street, behind the Richards Free Library in Newport.

What to bring: A shoebox, Peeps, crafting supplies if you have them and your ideas.  Basic crafting supplies, ranging from paints to glue guns and “googley” eyes will be available.

For more info: phone (603)-863-3040 or visit libraryartscenter.org

The Library Arts Center is preparing for its second annual Peeps Diorama Challenge that will take place March 22 – 30 in the gallery.

Community members are invited to create dioramas out of Peeps Easter candy to enter into the challenge and  are welcome to drop into the studio to work on their Peeps Dioramas!  Artists, individuals and families are welcome to stop in for these free and Peeps Open Studios.

Attendance at the open studios is not necessary to participate in the Peeps Diorama Contest. Visit libraryartscenter.org for contest details.

Project Sunapee showcases local artisans and local history at HHL

An arts and crafts exhibit and sale featuring Sunapee artisans will take place at the historic Harbor House Livery (a.k.a. Old Town Hall) on Main Street, Sunapee Harbor, on Sunday, October 7, noon to 3. Refreshments will be served.

The event will feature Sunapee artisans including Joyce Gale (Unique Ewe woolly mittens),  Marie Wiggins (all manner of fine and fancy needlework), Cherie DeAugustinis (funky, fanciful sculpture, mirrors, trays, and more), Ellie White (Pashmina jackets and felted hats) and Sharon Parsons (pottery), who will demonstrate basket weaving.

Visitors will be able to explore the history and current activity surrounding the Harbor House Livery, which is on the New Hampshire Register of Historic Places.

“This is also an opportunity to glimpse back to Sunapee 1890. Harbor House Livery Committee docents will be present to answer questions and share a video history,” says Donna Gazelle for Project Sunapee, the event sponsor.

On display will be the wooden model of the pedestrian covered bridge that will span the Sugar River from River Street to Main Street. The harbor area project is under construction.

The scale model of the covered bridge (shown here) was created by Brent Stocker of Stocker Woodworks, Sunapee.

For more information, email info@projectsunapee.org.

Projects Sunapee is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and encouraging economic vitality and education, cultural and historic assets, scenic landscapes and the social well being of our community. www.ProjectSunapee.org

League of NH Craftsmen’s Fair runs August 4-12

Sculpture in wood and translucent wood lampshades by Peter Bloch, New London, N.H., will be on display at the 2012 League of NH Craftsmen Fair. The fair runs daily August 4-12, 2012 at Mount Sunapee in Newbury, N.H., and will have over 200 craft booths, daily demonstrations and creative exhibits.

Each summer, visitors come to the Annual League of NH Craftsmen’s Fair in the Lake Sunapee region of New Hampshire to experience the fun and fascinating world of craft.

Now in its 79th year, the Annual Craftsmen’s Fair runs from August 4-12 at the Mount Sunapee Resort at Mount Sunapee State Park in Newbury, N.H.

The fair is a showcase for beautiful, one-of-a-kind craft items that are functional, decorative, and built to last.

All of the craft is made by hand by master craftsmen – juried members of the League – using traditional methods and natural, locally sourced materials, including clay, wood, metal, glass, fiber, and paper.

The Annual Craftsmen’s Fair features a variety of activities for all ages in a scenic setting under a series of white tents at the base of the Mount Sunapee Resort.

The atmosphere for this year’s event will be like a street fair, with a variety of performances that feature over-sized puppets, magicians, mind readers, roving musicians, and more.

Visitors can meet and talk to the craftsmen, learn about their techniques, and purchase from them.

Shoppers will find fun and practical gifts at over 200 craft booths and The Shop at the Fair.

Do-it-yourselfers (adults and children) can sign up for workshops, such as paper making, beaded rings, and glassblowing, and make their own handmade treasures.

Daily demonstrations

Those who are curious about how fine craft is made can watch daily demonstrations of glassblowing, woodcarving, blacksmithing and more by juried members of the League of NH Craftsmen, as well as invited guests from the New Hampshire Potters Guild, the Guild of New Hampshire Woodworkers, the New Hampshire Woodcarvers Guild, the New Hampshire Art Association, the New Hampshire Shaker Museum, the Canterbury Shaker Village, and the New Hampshire Farm Museum.

This year, the woodworking tent will be expanded to feature boat building, guitar making and chair making demonstrations.

Three creative exhibits

Visitors will also see how fine craft is used in everyday life through three creative exhibitions:

  • Living With Craft, which features tastefully decorated room settings furnished entirely with handmade furniture and room accessories
  • CraftWear, which features unique “art-to-wear” clothing, jewelry, and accessories
  • Outdoor Sculpture Garden, which includes pieces such as garden ornaments and landscape sculptures. These sculptures will also be placed throughout different locations on the fairground.

An exhibition of fine prints, called Big Red, will be on display in the Sunapee Lodge.

Ticket information
The Fair will be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily, rain or shine, from August 4-12. Admission is $10 for adults; $8 for seniors, students, active duty military (with ID), and groups of 20 or more. Admission is free for children 12 and under. A ticket includes admission to all exhibitions and demonstrations, as well as a second day free return to the Fair.

Visitors who purchase their tickets in advance on the League’s website, will receive a $1 discount, plus no convenience fee. This discount will be offered until August 3.

Parking is free and childcare is available on site at $3 per hour. Picnic areas, as well as a food tent, indoor cafeterias, and an outdoor Garden Café (serving adult beverages) are open daily. No pets are permitted on the fairgrounds or left in cars in the parking lots.

Links to more information on the League website:

The Lake Sunapee Region

Along with the Annual Craftsmen’s Fair, the Lake Sunapee region offers a variety of activities for all ages, including the M/V Kearsarge cruises and boat tours, the Fells Historic Estate and Gardens (with its nature trails and tours of historic homes), water activities (boats, kayaks, canoes, sailing) and fun shops at Sunapee Harbor.

“There is a variety of lodging and dining options to suit all tastes and budgets,” says Jennifer Tockman, Director Lake Sunapee Region Chamber of Commerce. For information, visit: lakesunapeenh.org.

Library Arts Center: Summer art classes for children

 

Noell Bergeron, of Sunapee (left), and Mikaela Gilbert, of Newport, show off progress on their nature weavings made during the “1960s 101” class at the Library Arts Center in Newport, N.H.  The Center’s summer studio program offers a number of art classes for children from infants to age 13.  Visit the Center’s website for a full schedule of classes and workshops. Go to: www.libraryartscenter.org.

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