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 11am – 5pm
- Monday, Tuesday, 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@example.com.
Just Be Outdoors
New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains inspire in Just Be Outdoors, which opens with a reception at the Gallery at WREN at 5 p.m. on September 3. In this exhibition, oils on canvas by contemporary impressionist Linda Gray speak to painterly photographs by Randy Roos. Just Be Outdoors marries sublime mountaintop vistas with quiet lakeside moments, embodying the natural splendor of New Hampshire.
Just Be Outdoors will be on view at the Gallery at WREN from September 3 through October 31, 2021. Select pieces from the show will be on view at the Adair Country Inn & Restaurant as part of the ongoing “Arts at Adair” initiative.
Meet the Artists
After college, Linda Gray worked as a fiber artist, exhibiting in galleries and juried shows, and creating commissions for collectors. Gray began painting intensively in 2006, inspired by artists such as the Canadian Group of Seven, Emily Carr, Edward Hopper and Fairfield Porter. She paints en plein air in New Hampshire’s White Mountains and Lakes Region, off the coast of Maine, and in her studio from photos, imagination, and memory. Gray has lived at the edge of the White Mountain National Forest for four decades and finds constant inspiration and creative renewal in time spend on New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains.
Randy Roos began photographing nature seriously in 1981, shooting landscapes, wildlife, insects and flowers, and over the years found himself focusing more on landscapes than any other subject. Roos’s primary vocation however is that of a musician and teacher, as a former member of theatrical rock group Orchestra Luna, and scoring for hundreds of television shows, including Scientific American Frontiers and NOVA. Roos sees photography as a complement to his work as a musician, which he has always approached visually. Roos uses photography to capture the moments and conditions few experience, often hiking long distances over several days, setting up in the dark and waiting for the perfect combination of elements.
|SEPTEMBER 3 - OCTOBER 31||"Just Be Outdoors"||Paintings by Linda Gray and Photographs by Randy Roos|
|NOVEMBER - DECEMBER||TBA|
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.