Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Opening Reception for Newest Members and Visiting Artists--Please join us!

Plymouth, NH—All are invited to join the member artists at Artistic Roots Co-Operative Gallery in downtown Plymouth as they introduce their newest members as well as welcoming several visiting artists during a reception to be held on Friday, October 25, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Artistic Roots located at 73 Main Street in downtown Plymouth.

We are pleased to have four new member artists join the Co-operative Art Gallery over the past few months.  Cari Ordway is a jeweler who specializes in bead woven pieces.  “I have been beading for 10 years, but I have also recently began working in precious metal clay and silversmithing.  I am so excited about it!” Cari enthuses.  The gallery also celebrates Carole Halsey Keller, an extremely accomplished oil painter.  Donna Waeger of Groton also joined the gallery this summer as a fiber artist.  Donna knits lovely sweaters and scarves and is co-leading a Sunday afternoon knitting group at Artistic Roots.  The most recent addition to the talented group is Ken Hamilton, recently of Plymouth.  Hamilton launched his photographic career in a darkroom working for a large print company in Flagstaff, AZ.  It was there that he developed his creative appetite for a diverse subject matter. 

Some samples of Cari's lovely beadwork

Carole Halsey Keller's fabulous oil painting

Donna Waeger's lovely wearable fiber arts

Kenneth Hamilton Photography

“We are also pleased to have several visiting artists who have joined us beginning this month and displaying their work for sale through January,” says Lynn Haust, current President of Artistic Roots.  “We have created a lovely location in the gallery to showcase their work collectively and we think our customers will enjoy strolling through the vast array of artwork in the gallery.”

Visiting artists to be featured include Andrew Thompson, gifted wildlife photographer from Wonalancet, NH.  Andrew owns Wild Light Images and visitors to Artistic Roots are sure to be impressed with his vivid images of many of New England’s beloved animal residents.  We are also pleased to have the pottery of guest artist Sue Henke.  Her handmade cups, bowls and saucers have already caused much excitement among shoppers, with the vivid glaze colors being a common comment.  Nancy Conklin also joins the group and adds dimension and beauty with her fabulous quilting. She offers a diverse grouping of precision work ranging from small wall art and table runners to full size quilts.  Shoppers are sure to be enthralled with the charming hand-woven baskets and whimsical gourds of Jane Darling of Canaan.  According to Debbie Johnson, Coordinator of the Visiting Artist Program, “Jane does something new that we have never been able to offer at Artistic Roots and we are so excited about her work!”  Rounding out the Visiting Artist’s display is oil painter Mary Walker, of New Hampton.  Walker is a modern impressionist and award-winning painter who enjoys the challenge of capturing a moment in time while exploring the colors and textures within her view.  Much of her inspiration comes from discovering intimate scenes while walking the back roads and beaches of New England.

Copyrighted material from Visiting Artist Andrew Thompson

All are invited to the Opening Reception on October 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Artistic Roots Co-Operative Gallery at 73 Main Street, downtown Plymouth.  Light refreshments will be served.