SANBORNTON — Two baskets, "Ferns" and "Dragonfly", by Sharon Dugan of Sanbornton have been selected for the National Basketry Organization sponsored All Things Considered VII exhibition.
It will be held at the Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Sandra J. Blain Galleries in Gatlinburg, TN, from August 24-October 19. The exhibition will then travel to the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, MA November 20 to February 26, 2014.
The exhibition was juried by Emily Zilber, Curator of Contemporary Decorative Arts at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and Steve Cole, well-known collector of traditional baskets. 30 baskets were selected for the exhibition from 186 works. The jurors' selections represent a balance between tradition and innovation as well as concept, technique and materials showcasing true benchmarks of excellence.
Sharon Dugan has been making pounded black ash splint baskets in her studio in the scenic hills of Sanbornton for over twenty-five years. Her work is in the Smithsonian American Arts Museum, Renwick Gallery, WA., The Wicker Museum in Novy Tomysl, Poland, The Edith Grodin Permanent Collection- League of NH Craftsmen, Concord, and can be found in the League of NH Craftsmen Galleries statewide.
Dugan will also have a booth at the upcoming League of NH Craftsmen's annual Craftsmen's Fair at Mt. Sunapee Resort, Newbury, August 3-11.
Black ash splint basket made by Sharon Dugan of Sanbornton. (Courtesy photo)
Last Updated on Friday, 26 July 2013 08:33
GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting the final two registration nights for the Fall Youth Soccer Program on Tuesday, July 30 and Thursday, August 1from 5:30–7 p.m. in the Gilford Parks and Recreation Office. The youth soccer program is open to all Gilford students entering grades K-5 this fall. The registration deadline is August 23 and any registrations submitted after this day will be accepted on an availability basis only.
Cost: $25/participant or $35/family by August 11. $35/participant or $45/family after August 11.
For more information, contact the Gilford Parks and Recreation Department at 527-4722.
Last Updated on Friday, 26 July 2013 08:27
073113 Timothy Mark at Alton Bay Conference Center Aug. 3 (113 w/1 col Timothy) tr Performer (w/1 COL pic)
ALTON — The Alton Bay Christian Conference Center welcomes visitors to join the Center as Timothy Mark performs Saturday evening, Aug 3, at 7 p.m.
Mark is an author, preacher, and conference speaker. He is a singer and a published songwriter. But if you ask him to define himself, he will tell you he is simply the kid down the street who fell in love with God.
All are welcome to visit ABCCC throughout the summer to celebrate the 150th year. Through several fires and triumphs, the Alton Bay Christian Conference Center continues to provide an inviting oasis for individuals, couples and families for events, activities and retreats. There is no charge for entrance to the event.
Last Updated on Friday, 26 July 2013 08:21
Eagle Scout Project to Rebuild Fire Warning Sign. The fire warning (Smokey the Bear) sign at the Laconia Fire Department will be "missing" for a few weeks while under construction. For his Eagle Scout project, Garrett Shore, a Life Scout with Troop 68, will be rebuilding and replacing many of it's parts over the next month and a half. A spaghetti dinner fundraiser will be held Wednesday, July 31 from 5:30-8 p.m. at Sacred Heart gym, 291 Union Ave. in Laconia. Dinner will be offered for $6 per person, $20 per family/group of 4. All proceeds will be used towards the cost of the project. For more information contact Garrett or Tara Shore @ 524-1367. (Courtesy photo)
Last Updated on Friday, 26 July 2013 08:17
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