"Lost and Found"
August 07 - August 15
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 and sponsored by The New Leaf Gallery, the Print Tent is located in front of the Spruce Lodge near the center of the Fairgrounds. This year the print show features submissions by 10 LNHC printmakers accompanied by descriptions and statements of Covid lost and found experiences.
Tent U is also 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. He'll look at etchings, woodblock prints, silkscreen prints, and for each will describe the different kinds of hand work that went into making them.
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."
Relationships to the activity of making prints is also the focus of set of videos which preview in the Print Tent at the LNHC Fair this year. Produced by Brown Barn Media, this project is also a sponsorship by the New Leaf Gallery. Featured are three videos featuring visits to the print workshops of print-makers Bruce Peck, J. Ann Eldridge, and Mary Graham.
Come to the Fair this year, check it all out!
(If you aren't able to attend, you can visit an online showing of "Lost and Found" here on our web-site.)