The Society of Arts and Crafts. Creative Minds, Disciplined Hands: Selections from the New Hampshire. Furniture Masters. August 3 – October 19, 2013. Reception Friday, September 20th, 6-8pm
The exhibition presents the work of ten members of the New Hampshire Furniture Masters (NHFM), a group of artists and artisans dedicated to making handmade furniture of the highest quality. The group functions as a creative community that offers its members a source of critique, support, and encouragement. The NHFM also develop programs that educate the public about the importance of using one’s mind and hands in concert to create objects of beauty, function and merit.
Pieces in the exhibition reflect the particular styles and interests of each maker and will range from Early American to Shaker to Contemporary to Art Furniture. Exhibitors: Ted Blachly, Jon Brooks, John Cameron, Timothy Coleman, Garrett Hack, Sam Norris, Richard Oedel, Brian David Reid. William Thomas, and A. Thomas Walsh.
About the society of arts and crafts:
Established in 1897, The Society of Arts and Crafts (SAC) is the oldest non-profit craft organization in the United States. Our mission is to support the creation and advancement of contemporary craft – work made using ceramics, fiber, glass, metal and/or wood.
Our exhibition, education and award programs promote emerging through established artists from across the country. SAC is housed in an historic brownstone located in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, we have a street-level retail store and a second floor exhibition gallery which presents four curated shows per year, We also present Craftboston an exhibition and sale of contemporary art, craft and design. The Society of Arts and Crafts is funded in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and from grants and donations from friends like you. Join now and support SAC! Become a member and enjoy special member discounts and benefits.