White Mountain National Forest Artists in Residence Honored at Reception and Exhibit

Release Date: Aug 29, 2013  

Contact(s): Marianne Leberman, (603) 536-6236

Campton, NH- An exhibit and reception honoring this year’s White Mountain National Forest Artists in Residence, Kyle Browne and John Anderson, will take place Saturday, September 7, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, at the Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery, 69 Maple St., Center Sandwich. This informal exhibit and reception is open to the public.

Browne and Anderson will talk briefly about their residency experiences.  A sampling of some of the art they’ve created during their time on the National Forest will be on display, along with work created by previous years’ Artists in Residence, Brian Chu, Xavier Cortada and James Kao.

Environmental artist Browne will show some of her graphic “Time-Lapse” drawings as well as photographs of her environmental sculptures both in process, and as finished work in the forest. Anderson will exhibit photographs he has taken during his residency, and will also show time-lapse and panoramic images he has created.

The Artist in Residence program, now in its third year, is a partnership between the White Mountain National Forest and the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire.   The program allows artists from around the country to experience the forest, interpret it through their work, and share their aesthetic and their understanding with the public.

“The Artist in Residence program has been a success in many ways,” says Forest Supervisor Tom Wagner. “It’s been wonderful to see how the National Forest inspires these very different artists. The artists offer unique opportunities for the public to get engaged, both by making art with them and then viewing their art, and talking about it.”

The chance to live and work on the National Forest has drawn artists from Chicago, Miami, Boston and New Hampshire. "The residency has given me time to really evaluate my aesthetic and to create a process that responds directly to the ecology of the forest," says Browne.

 “We are so pleased to host an exhibit of new work that also provides a retrospective of the two previous years of the program,” says gallery owner Patricia Carega. “Mead Base Conservation Center in Sandwich has been home to the artists each year; it’s great to have a chance to share the work all these artists have done with our local community as well as visitors.”

Additional information about the Artist in Residence program and the individual artists – including a gallery of Anderson’s photos and Browne’s forest blog, can be viewed at www.aannh.org.

Refreshments will be served at the reception. The exhibit at the Carega Gallery may also be seen during the day Saturday and Sunday. For additional information, contact the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire at 323-7302, info@aannh.org, or the gallery at 284-7728.