Artistic Roots Welcomes New Visiting Artists on February 1st
Artistic Roots located at 73 Main Street, Plymouth welcomes four new artists to the Visiting Artist Program. An Opening reception will be held on February 15th from 5-7:30 pm and all are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served. Artists include: Amy McEnaney, potter; Samantha Labens, painter; Amy Thurber, Cards and Journals; and Fred Kelsey, woodturning.
Amy McEnaney developed a love for ceramics, particularly wheel throwing at Plymouth State University. She owes her love of this medium to Sue Tucker, her instructor. An art educator for eight years, Amy left teaching to start a family and at that time created her own studio to both teach small groups of students and to create. She is excited to share her work with the Plymouth Community. For her wheel throwing is relaxing and a connection to nature. She finds great satisfaction in making functional work that can be enjoyed daily. Bisque ware is like a blank canvas on which to explore the endless color possibilities!
Samantha Labens is a senior political science student at Plymouth State University. She is glad to have this chance to share a passion that she has for something outside of the class room. This is just the beginnings of what she hopes is a life long pursuit in advancing in the arts.
Paper Artist, Amy Thurber live in Canaan, NH, a small town near Dartmouth College. When she is not creating, she serves as a real live town Librarian! She started 43Cards in 2009 as a way to be creative, to play, and to encourage people to stay close to their friends and families by writing notes and sending letters through the mail. Creating notebooks and journals grew out of her love of making cards. She likes the larger format and everyone needs a place to write; whether they use a notebook as a planner, for grocery lists, or as an art journal. She also creates wedding albums, guest books, and photo albums. She describes her style as clean but messy, simple but funky, new but vintage; you know; cool!
Fred Kelsey, a Plymouth resident, has been an amateur woodworker since his teens, learning from his grandfather and father. His projects included home construction and cabinet making. He has been captivated with woodturning since 2012. His inspiration comes from the dynamic discovery of the beauty hidden in an otherwise ordinary log as the layers of wood are peeled away. He recently retired as the Medical Director of Mid State Health Center and is the great grandson of Adolph Steffen, the artist in bronze for the Imperial Court of Austria in the late 1800's.
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