Published DateMEREDITH — Work commissioned by the Winnipesaukee Playhouse from members of the Arts Collaborative for the theater's lobby and grounds will be part of the ambience on opening night this evening of the newly completed theater.
The Winnipesaukee Playhouse commissioned work for it's new campus from The Arts Collaborative's studio artists David Little (www.winnipesaukeeforge.com) and Steven Hayden (www.haydenarts.com).
"The Arts Collaborative is thrilled that these installations at the Winnipesaukee Playhouse showcase work by Winnipesaukee Forge and Steven Hayden Arts," says David Little, who along with his wife, Heidi, own the Arts Collaborative.
Work commissioned from artist-blacksmith, Little and his Winnipesaukee Forge crew, Bryan Custance and Nick Duquet, greets the public on the steps of the new Playhouse. Inside the Playhouse lobby are the Forge's gracefully curved yet sturdy iron brackets as well as whimsical grill work at the box office and refreshment counter.
Steven Hayden (www.haydenarts.com) worked with the Playhouse to design and create various wood elements for their lobby. Using reclaimed barn beams, his "conversation tables" are scattered throughout the lobby to encourage lingering and connections among theater-goers. He also created decorative and functional shadow boxes for the lobby's walls bringing the vintage quality of the barn wood to the modern elements of print and video promotions.