Gallery at WREN
The Gallery at WREN sets the standard for fine art galleries in the North Country. Established in 2001, the Gallery serves as a cultural outlet for the creative expression of a community, where the public can gather to enjoy, learn about, and appreciate art.
We welcome you to visit the Gallery during our regular store hours.
Open Daily, 10AM – 5PM
In the mountains of northern New Hampshire, where opportunities for professional artists and serious art lovers can be limited, the Gallery presents a new show each month, featuring local and regional artists. Once a year, WREN members are invited to participate in popular open-call group shows, which serve not only as supportive learning experiences for new and emerging artists, but as community celebrations of the incredible talent and diversity in our midst.
In lieu of traditional First Friday events, at this time the Gallery at WREN offers engaging artist talks and monthly show insights on Facebook, as well as “Arts at Adair”, a new initiative in partnership with the Adair Country Inn & Restaurant. Follow us on social media to learn more!
For more information, and to find out how you can become involved in the Gallery at WREN, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Gallery at WREN opens Gathering, a new exhibition featuring the work of potter Sarah Burns and artist Gretchen Woodman. Gathering explores the dynamic relationships we have between both objects and other living beings. The combination of the 3-dimensional works of Burns and Woodman’s animal-inspired drawings and paintings allows viewers to explore and reflect on how we integrate and utilize the bonds that relationships create. October 30th – November 30th.
Sarah Burns has lived and worked in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire for the last 20 years. She was first introduced to clay in college and then went on to work in several clay studios. Sarah began teaching and sharing her love of clay in several community-based schools, institutions, and her own studio. Sarah became a juried member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen in 2003, where she has exhibited and collaborated with other artists. She has exhibited locally and nationally throughout her career. Her love of architectural forms, both in nature and human-made, has influenced the design of her functional ceramics, helping her push the conversation of living with sculptural and functional vessels. She is currently working with stoneware and local clays and chooses wood and soda fired kilns to finish her forms.
Gretchen Woodman creates drawings, paintings, and mixed media work to explore the enigma of the human-animal relationship. She spent her childhood wandering the woods behind her home in New Hampshire, collecting feathers, twigs, nuts, and glimpses of animals. At home, her collections became the subject of sketches and drawings. Her favorite medium to date is graphite and pastel powder on various surfaces. The application of powders creates subtle value and color shifts that effectively express the mystery and softness of her animal subjects. Gretchen also experiments with fabric and movement as an exploration of animals in space. Her travels to other states and countries have given her opportunities to experience exotic animals and environments while building her personal archive of photographic references for future work.
Gathering will be on display at The Gallery at WREN on 2013 Main Street in Bethlehem, NH from October 30 – November 30.
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|NOVEMBER||SARAH BURNS & GRETCHEN WOODMAN||OCTOBER 30 - DECEMBER 1|
|DECEMBER||ANNUAL WREN SMALL WORKS SHOW||DECEMBER 4 - JANUARY 15|
ARTS AT ADAIR
As a community-focused 501(c)(3) nonprofit, WREN is always seeking out new pathways for partnerships in the North Country.
One of our latest initiatives is “Arts at Adair”, a rotating exhibit in collaboration with the historical Adair Country Inn & Restaurant. Through this initiative, we are able to bring the work of our beloved local artists beyond the bounds of our storefront and Gallery space, and into the sitting room of an iconic Bethlehem inn filled with guests from near and far.
Visit the Adair website for additional information on current and upcoming shows on display at the Inn.