"Reclamation" Exhibit Coming to the Conservation Center in Concord

March 20, 2011

 “Reclamation” Exhibit Coming to the Conservation Center in Concord
Opening to take place Friday, April 15

The work of two New Hampshire artists will be showcased in the upcoming exhibit “Reclamation”, to be hosted from April 12 through May 30 at the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests’ Conservation Center in Concord, NH.

The public is invited to the opening for the exhibit to be held on Friday, April 15 from 5-7 pm.  

A resident of Concord, Linda Graham has taken art classes since she was a teenager. She has illustrated news articles for the Concord Monitor using simple black and white drawings and also taught herself wall stenciling, cutting her own stencils from my drawings. Her best known stencil work is the Weare Town Mural featured in Yankee Magazine, illustrating the cycle of life in a New England swamp.

Now Graham enjoys painting outdoors using a palette knife and oils to create images based on what she sees around her. Most of these paintings, done “en plein air” around Concord, are quick studies in problem-solving. Painting outdoors must be done quickly, usually within two hours. Some paintings are finished in the studio; some are left as they come. Details about Linda Graham and her work are available at www.lindagraham.info

For Emily Hague, photography documents a moment in time filtered through the perspective of the photographer, the camera, and the tools they share. She seeks patterns and forms and lights and darks that catch the eye beyond its initial interpretation. She particularly enjoys exaggerating the normal.

Hague grew up in New Hampshire, went away, and came back. Her interest in photography began at the age of 15, when an uncle game her her 35mm SLR Yashica camera and a set of lenses. She took it everywhere, bringing it to college. Emily later made the leap to digital photography, which offered instantaneous feedback. Using a Pentax digital SLR camera as her mainstay, she enjoys photographing the natural world, people, and the built environment from non-traditional vantage points. She currently lives in Keene and works in the field of land conservation, which affords her ample opportunity to explore the outdoors with a lens. For more information about Emily Hague and her work, visit www.emilyhague.com

Hague’s and Graham’s “Reclamation” exhibit is open for viewing Monday thru Friday from 9 am to 5 pm in the Forest Society’s Conservation Center Conference Room, located at 54 Portsmouth Street in Concord, NH. As the Conference Room is used for meetings, please call (603)224-9945 before visiting to confirm that the room is open. 

Founded in 1901, the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests is the state’s oldest and largest non-profit land conservation organization. Supported by 10,000 families and businesses, the Forest Society’s mission is to perpetuate the state’s forests by promoting land conservation and sustainable forestry. For more information, visit www.forestsociety.org.