Hollis artist to be featured in Craftsmen exhibit

Friday, April 12, 2013

CONCORD – Artist Lynda Petropulos, of Hollis, will be among the featured artists in the League of NH Craftsmen exhibition, “Continuing the Tradition,” at its Gallery at The Craft Center and headquarters in the SMILE! building on 49 S. Main St., in Concord from April 19-June 19. The exhibition features fine craft handmade by newly juried members of the League.

An opening reception, where the public can meet and speak with the participating exhibitors, is scheduled from 5-7 p.m. Friday, April 19, at the Gallery, Suite 100. The exhibit will be open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and Saturdays, during the exhibition, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

“This exhibition is our way to introduce the work of our new members – master craftsmen who have met our stringent standards for skill and creativity,” said Susie Lowe-Stockwell, executive director of the League of NH Craftsmen. “The League has a long history – 81 years – and our members, with visions and personal histories, keep us vital and strong.”

Participants in “Continuing the Tradition” exhibit are:

Gary Armstrong of Brentwood, Claude Dupuis of Canterbury, Nanda Soderberg of Concord, June Adinah of Contoocook, Catherine Falkenburg, hof Danville, David Maine of Deering, Michael Gibbons, of Derry, Cynthia Ellis of Dover, Stephanie Robinson of Dover, Jamie Morgan of Elkins, Calvin Yeaton of
Epsom Terri Talas of Exeter, Kathy Marx of Francestown, Lynda Petropulos of Hollis, Melinda LaBarge of Keene, Julie Puttgen of Lebanon, Paul Haigh of Londonderry, Michela Verani of Londonderry, John Quimby of Lyme, Art Anderson of Marlow, George Morrison of Mason, Bill Laughlin of Nashua, Joe Farchaus of New Ipswich, Wendy Jackson of Newton, Sharon Barrett of Northwood, Paula Labelle of Northwood, Michael Austin of Peterborough, Stephanie Young of Plaistow, Julie Schmidt of Portsmouth, Shana Brautigam of Rindge, Nancy Hubbard of Rochester, Christine Alexander of Sunapee, Jim McLaughlin of Warner, Zachary Jonas of Wilmot, Ann Lee of Lowell, Mass., Aaron Slater of Lowell, Mass. Sibel Alpaslan of Newburyport, Mass., Tarja Cockell of North Andover, Mass., Fred Kretchman of Kittery Point, Maine, David Masury, of Kittery Point, Maine, Sylvia Scherr of Norwich, Vt., and Rachel Kahn of Woodstock, Vt.

The League of NH Craftsmen is a nonprofit, craft education organization. Its mission is to encourage, nurture and promote the creation, use and preservation of fine contemporary and traditional craft through the inspiration and education of artists and the broader community. The League of NH Craftsmen is supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. This exhibition is made possible with the support of The Lincoln Financial Foundation. The Gallery has been made possible through the generosity of Concord Orthopaedics. For more information, call 224-3375 or visit the League’s website at

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