Gallery at WREN
The 2021 Gallery Season is sponsored by the Adair Inn.
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 10am – 5pm
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
OPEN 11am – 4pm
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 every two months 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.
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 [email protected].
“Nomadic Threads” features the work of two WREN member artists, Doug Weisman and Doug Masury, and will be on display in the Gallery at WREN July 2 – August 29.
“Nomadic Threads” is an ode to the natural landscapes and enduring heritage depicted in the visually sublime documentary “The Eagle Huntress” (which chronicles Aisholpan, a 13-year-old nomadic Mongolian girl who trains to become the first female eagle hunter in 12 generations of her Kazakh family). Through a globally rich palette of textiles and photographs, visitors to the Gallery at WREN will take part in a luminous journey across the soaring expanses of outer Mongolia.
As part of the ongoing “Arts at the Adair” initiative, select pieces from the “Nomadic Threads” exhibition will also be on display in the sitting room of the Adair Country Inn & Restaurant in Bethlehem throughout the months of July and August. WREN’s partnership encourages guests of the Adair to connect with the local arts community while also enjoying the amenities of a landmark historic inn. Visitors to the Adair, as well as the Gallery at WREN, are invited to explore both locations during their tour of the “Nomadic Threads” exhibition.
Meet the Artists
The work of fiber artist (and juried League of NH Craftsmen member) Doug Masury serves as a perfect complement to Weisman’s portfolio. As a self-taught fiber artist, Masury has spent the last three decades capturing his passion for travel, music, color, and pattern through his woven work. Pieces range in scale from miniature to larger than life, and every work is imbued with a rich history of hand-painted fibers and hand-gathered beads, porcelain, and wood.
Photographer Doug Weisman has worked in the television production industry for over forty years, and his gift for capturing compelling characters through his camera lens is evident in every print and shutter snap. After a viewing of “The Eagle Huntress” several years ago, Weisman and his wife Julie were compelled to make their own pilgrimage across Mongolia to attend The Golden Eagle Festival, and capture the landscapes and locals along the way. The resulting photographs are a testament to long, evocative travels into the unknown.
|APRIL||No Exhibition||Gallery Maintenance|
|MAY - JUNE||"Color"||Paintings of Pam Tarbell and Ann Saunderson|
|JULY - AUGUST||"Nomadic Threads"||Photography by Douglas Weisman and Fiberart by Douglas Masury|
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.