This weekend is NH Open Doors. Every where around the state, artists, artisans, small businesses are 'open' and celebrating the diversity of NH. I was invited to participate in the Open Doors project with my friends Susan and Mary Jo (artstream) at open studios in their gallery in Rochester. There were about 30 artists including those represented by the gallery and a bevy of invited guests like myself including:
Miss Hawklette, a spinner/hand-dyer had the most delicious wool and colors. There was a metal smith/fiber artist who created edge-y art jewelry. A rug hooker who did lovely, fun and wonderful rugs, mats and other decorative items. Several fine artists with sketches and paintings. And the sweetest little potter: 10 years old and learning from a master -- owns her own kiln and has a studio in her basement.
Representatives from the NH Poetry Society
were on hand in the afternoon to give poetry readings.