Sculptures and carvings of Terri Talas featured at Crafts League Shop

MEREDITH — The sculptures and carvings of Terri Talas are featured for the month of July at the NH League of Craftsmen's Meredith Gallery.
Her work features one of a kind pieces crafted from fossilized materials and naturally shed antlers.
Talas will be the second speaker in the shop's annual "Signature of Excellence" summer lecture series.
Her talk, "The Magic of the Mammoth", will be held Monday, July 15 from 7-8 p.m. in the Fireside Room at the Chase House, located at 312 Daniel Webster Highway in Meredith.
Space is limited and seats can be reserved in advance by calling the gallery at (603) 279-7920.
Over the past thirty years,  Talas has been known for her portrayals of nature and wildlife in permanent mural installations for museums and nature centers, oil paintings, and book illustrations. Primarily a self-taught artist, she will give a short introduction to her career and then move on to a demonstration of the materials she uses, including information on how she obtains them, and the differences in the rich colors of ancient wooly mammoth ivory rising from the permafrost in Alaska and the depths of the North Sea. There will be many actual examples on hand for people to see and experience. Terri will also discuss her carving process, which includes the tools she uses and a slide show to outline the evolution of a carving.
During the 1990's Terri was the Lead Artist for the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Management where her murals and artwork were widely praised and won numerous awards. Her permanent installations include murals in the lobbies of Heritage Park Museums in Massachusetts. Her work as a private artist included exhibit panels for nature centers across the country and book illustrations. Her clients included Defenders of Wildlife and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The artistry of her recent sculptures was recognized at a 2012 juried show at the Great Plains Museum, University of Nebraska.

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The sculptures and carvings of Terri Talas are featured for the month of July at the NH League of Craftsmen's Meredith Gallery. (Courtesy photo)