Monday, October 19, 2020

OPEN STUDIOS at Art Up Front Street in uptown Exeter, NH November 7+8

Rain or shine or snow! 10 -4 each beautiful day!

What a year it has been. We hope this invitation finds you and yours well and looking forward to bright days ahead.
It is with extreme gratitude that we would like to thank you all ... for attending our events, making art with us, thinking of us for gift purchasing, buying art for your home, and sharing our emails and posts. 
We are grateful for each and every bit of energy you send our way!
We have been in-operation with artists in-studio for just over 3 1/2 years... exhibiting, figure drawing, youth art shows, with painting demos, and making & selling art. 
YOU & your support keep the wheels turning here.

We missed our Spring OPEN STUDIOS and now we are SUPER READY for Nov 7+8 with a ton of NEW WORK 
and a new layout for this year's ONLY OPEN STUDIOS event. Original art, prints, wearable fiber art, pyrography, jewelry, journals, watercolor, "industrial quilts", abstract and representational. Framed and not framed. Large and small. Even cute little things like cards and cool stickers.
Something for everyone. 

~ Hand sanitizer in every studio

~ 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. 

Oh, and there could be a few gifts or little thank yous to take home.

STUDIOS: Becky Barsi Art, Industrial Quilts, Artful Harper Studios, Anahata Studios, Dawn Amey Designs, Ree Hall Katrak, Needle Little Studio, Artist Explores the World, Rose Bryant Original Paintings

SOLD: at Art Up Front Street in Exeter, NH

 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

October Art Exhibit at Art Up Front Street in Exeter, NH

 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. 

There are so many ways to stay connected "in person" and still be safe. To arrange your tour dates, give us a call or send us an email. We can accomodate up to 4 adults as one group .... or 1 adult plus up to 3 children as one group. A great way to stay in touch and keep art experiences in your life during these times. 

~~ Ree Katrak's newest body of work, "Painting Thru Uncertainty" is a
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.
"As an abstract artist, my work is an expression of
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."

~~ In contrast, Anne Marie Kenny's newest work "Industrial Quilts: Whisks & Microchips" is an organized assemblage of "hard" materials such as metal, wire, and recycled computer chips. Her bronze, steel, and copper patina elements become "quilts" which reflect her passion for textiles and fiber arts.
"My Industrial Quilts have been influenced by industry
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."

These artists, in their first-ever two-person exhibition, together bring balance in a time of chaos...perhaps a "stitching-together" of disconnects as they explore "New Work 2020".
Katrak can be found at
Kenny can be found at,