“Lost and Found" at LNHC Annual Fair, Mt. Sunapee Resort
Each year Parker Potter has curated a print show by League of NH Craftsmen print-makers at the League’s Annual Craftsmen’s Fair at the Mt. Sunapee Resort in Newbury, NH. In 2020 the Fair went virtual, there was no print show, and Parker imagined a 2021 “Lost and Found” exhibit to make up for this loss.
Set up in Tent U, sponsored by The New Leaf Gallery, and located in front of the Spruce Lodge near the center of the Fairgrounds, the print show this year features submissions by 10 LNHC juried printmakers related to Covid lost and found experiences.
Tent U also will be the location for print demonstrations and talks, from 11 am - 1 pm each day of the Fair. Demonstrators include LNHC print-makers Bill Mitchell and Matt Brown, print-makers Sandy Wadlington, Mary Graham, Alex Jackson, gallery director Taryn Fisher and, on the last day of the Fair, Sunday the 15th, Parker Potter. Parker will share thoughts in a talk titled **”Finding the Hand in a Hand-Made Print”**, explaining differences between original hand-made prints and prints that are reproductions of original works of art.
Parker says: “The point of my talk will be to help people gain an appreciation for the artistry and craftsmanship of original prints and to set them up for a great experience when they head out from my talk and visit with the talented and thoughtful print-makers they will find sprinkled across the fairgrounds.”
Handwork involved in print-making will also be the focus of a set of videos which preview at the LNHC Fair this year. Produced by Brown Barn Media, this project is also a sponsorship by the New Leaf Gallery. Featured will be four videos, visits to the print workshops of print-makers Bruce Peck, Mary Graham, J. Ann Eldridge, and Matt Brown.
Come check it all out!