~ Masks required for all visitors & artists
~ Open windows (button up!)
~ Outside exhibit tents in the back lot. (we are S-T-R-E-T-C-H-I-N-G out this year to make more "people" space). Wear your long johns!
~ Limit of 12 inside guests at a time inside our huge 2500 sq. ft. space.
~ Front-porch covered entry + outside reception area.
Monday, October 19, 2020
~ Masks required for all visitors & artists
It has been an interesting few months to say the least, but we are so grateful for the support we have received from community friends AND from new acquaintances who are just finding us for the first time.
We have had a recent surge in art being appreciated and sold. Some are buying as a gift, some are buying for their homes. No doubt there is a little nesting going!
These wonderful pieces are by Ree Katrak and were sold at her recent opening with Anne Marie Kenny this past Saturday. Enjoy!
Holidays are just around the corner.
Friday, October 2, 2020
We are so excited! Our next art exhibit will offer private tours for one week after the opening event. We are doing this so you can count on covid safety procedures being in place when you come.
collection of emotional processings during a time of unresolve. Her
mixed media works on raised wood panels consist of strong bold marks
and large movements of color and texture.
thoughts and feelings. Since March of 2020 I have developed this body
of work which reflects my personal journey during the height of
Covid-19 — a time in world history that has been fraught with
suffering and confusion. But also with the possibility of seeing
beyond the despair into moments of connection and joy."
and technology both aesthetically and conceptually. The methods and
materials I use in my quilts are nontraditional. The repetitive format
and industrial materials are used for their standardized, manufactured
appearance. The Amoskeag Textile Mill history in New Hampshire and
the "mill girls" continue to inspire my work."
Kenny can be found at email@example.com, http://www.industrialquilts.com/
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Thank you for coming to "Of the Wood" art exhibit by Deb Wheeler-Bean & Natasha Stoppel in Exeter, NH
woo hoo... look out... fun ahead.
+ Masks Required
+ Roller Skates or Roller Blades - Please No Skateboards
+ No unaccompanied minors
+ Helmets, pads, etc. are required for minors
+ Signed waiver by legal guardian is required at event
Saturday, September 5, 2020
Uptown Exeter is changing - new businesses are opening! We love our spot here on Front Street and we are excited to see businesses moving in. Of, course, we were always "walkable" and bike-able" here, but lately it seems we have a little more kick to the community.
All within a 1/3 mile area.
I know I will risk leaving someone out, but I wanted to do a little shout out to some of the previous and some of the new businesses that bring our uptown neighborhood an arts and culture flavor.
Exeter Bowling Lanes is an icon of mid-century here in town. A haven for candlepin bowling plus a hub for music, fun and an outdoor beer garden.
Cam's Antiques is huge and sells used furniture, oddities, and vintage treasures.
Architectural Salvage. If you are renovating, this is THE place for those stunning old house needs.
Enna Chocolate is well, pure heaven for the dark chocolate lover.
Exeter Pilates is the only Pilates studio in uptown and so easy to find right on Front Street.
Sunday, August 30, 2020
I am of the wood: searching out the story in its grain & the treasures on its pathways. Wood is both my material and my inspiration. Walking the woods fills my pockets with its artifacts. Examining the wood shows me its history, its beginnings & endings.
This is a social distancing friendly event. It is hosted outside in the Walnut Street neighborhood of Exeter, NH in Wheeler-Bean's large wrap around backyard with one-way entrance and one-way exit. Visitors are asked to maintain social distancing or wear masks. Please, park respectfully as this is a neighborhood of families. Light refreshments will be provided.
Friday September 18th, 4 - 7pm
Saturday September 19th, 11 - 4pm
One of our favorite things to do...and now the weather is a little cooler. Sign-ups by email are necessary.
Reservations needed. 10 people maximum.
We will be in the back garden with safely distanced tables, chairs, umbrellas and a canopy.
Some people sketch, some paint, some write.
No instruction, just a simple time to gather and create.
~ Bathrooms, water, tea.
~ $10 each day.
~ pick one or all days.
~ please, bring your mask for entering the studio.
are required. See you soon.
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Friday, July 3, 2020
Do you have a place to turn for respite? Is it outside? Is it your vegetable garden? Is it a zoom call with relatives in another state? So much to process with extra challenges for many.
Our thoughts are with you all.
Take a little escape and drop by the studio, Tuesday-Saturday 11-5. (Closed holidays). Wear your mask, have a seat, or take a walk through. We welcome anyone who needs a diversion, a moment, an infusion of happy. We have had visitors sharing their enthusiasm that we are open again...and we appreciate the visits and supportive words!
We just sold a very large artwork by Rose Bryant to a couple who had recently finished a new home build. So many people in this area are living "more fully" at home, remodeling, clearing and re-inventing how they relate to their homes. Contractors are in short supply, interior designers have multiple projects, surveyors are finding a surge. The pandemic has definitely prompted the "review" of home space.
In the meantime, enjoy a few thoughts and creations here.
|natasha stoppel wood, watercolor, pyrography|
|anne kenny industrial quilts detail|
|artful harper studios mural|
|deb wheeler bean, handmade journals|
|rose bryant, kayaking triptych|
|ree katrak, mixed media|
|laura harper lake, watercolor and ink|
|deb wheeler bean assemblage|
|dawn amey designs, thoughts|
|friends in the back painting garden|
Saturday, June 13, 2020
Creative Guts is a podcast focused on the pursuit of creativity. This interview-style podcast, founded by Laura Harper Lake and Sarah Wrightsman, will explore the roots of creativity, dive into the hearts of creators, and discover how creativity connects with the world around us.
Thank you, Creative Guts!
Friday, June 12, 2020
1. RSVP by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited to 9 people.
2. Bring your mask for entering the garden space and for potential entry into the building. Spacing will be at least 6 ft. apart.
3. Bring $10 that day.
4. Bring your bevs, snacks or lunch.
Monday, June 8, 2020
Join us Tuesday, June 16, 6:30-8:30 for a large abstract painting demo. (Large...because we will be socially distancing and because you will need to see!). The artist for this demo is Rose Bryant.
1. RSVP by email to email@example.com. Seating is limited to 9 people.
2. Bring your mask for entering the garden space and for potential entry into the building. Once you have a seat, you can relax a little. Spacing will be at least 6 ft. apart.
3. Bring $20 (demo admission).
4. Complimentary bevs in cans, prepackaged "snacks", and alcohol swabs available.
Can't wait to see you for a beautiful summer evening.
Laura Harper Lake (of Artful Harper Studios) presents her series
We're thrilled to also have live music performed by Bug
(www.soundcloud.com/musicforbugs) at the the reception.
The Woodlands Above exhibit features small-scale oil painting on wood remnants by Laura Harper Lake. Inspired by the conditions of our rapidly changing planet, and specifically the large-scale wildfires that ravage our forests all over the world, Harper Lake reflects on the calming and placid nature of trees which are critical to human life on earth and often taken for granted. The positive space of the tree and the negative space around the human forms are both unpainted, letting the grain represent the wood itself and the connection of life between the two subjects.
Please note: We are requesting attendees to please bring a mask to wear should it not be possible to be physically distant in the outside gallery space or to use the inside facilities.
View more of Laura's work at www.ArtfulHarperStudios.com.
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
In the meantime, follow their instagram pages to keep up with their new work. We miss you Corrine and Danielle!
Corrine Gilman Artist and Maker (Instagram)
Friday, April 24, 2020
For each $26 purchase, $20 goes directly to St. Vincent De Paul. SVDP will be able to buy and distribute food for those in need. The last day of this fundraiser "exhibit" is today, April 24. The last day to contact us to arrange a purchase is Monday, April 27. Thank you, all, again for participating, looking, sharing, and being so generous. We have had donations to come in that are above the purchase price of some of the paintings. Thank you for your kindness. Stay well.
|SOLD (1. "To the Sea")|
|SOLD (2. "Running Bunny")|
|SOLD (3. Garden Tapestry")|
|SOLD (4. "Pink Party Hat")|
|SOLD (5. "Polly")|
Thank you in advance.
Thursday, April 23, 2020
For each $26 purchase, $20 goes directly to St. Vincent De Paul. SVDP will be able to buy and distribute food for those in need. The last day of this fundraiser "exhibit" is Friday, April 24. The last day to contact us to arrange a purchase is Monday, April 27. Thank you, all, again for participating, looking, sharing, and being so generous. We have had donations to come in that are above the purchase price of some of the paintings. Thank you for your kindness. Stay well.
|SOLD (1. "Blue Bouquet")|
|SOLD (2. "Wishy Washy")|
|SOLD (3. "Midnight Stars")|
|SOLD (4. "Orange Sky in the Distance")|
|SOLD (5. "Deltora")|
Thank you in advance.