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Hopkinton gallery exhibit shows artistic appreciation of the woods

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    TVAS has been offered the opportunity to display a one-of-a-kind hand-hewn beam. The wood is from the Bohanan farm, operating since the early 1900s, hand-hewn by Dan Dustin, and carved by Ko Dustin. The "Love is All" beam is about 18 feet long and was moved Sunday by a volunteer crew and a crane truck volunteered by Multi-Weld. It'll be displayed as part of "Into the Woods" on the front lawn of TVAS for the next few weeks.  —Alyssa McKeon

  • TVAS has been offered the opportunity to display a one-of-a-kind hand-hewn beam. The wood is from the Bohanan farm, operating since the early 1900s, hand-hewn by Dan Dustin, and carved by Ko Dustin. The “Love is All” beam is about 18 feet long and was moved Sunday by a volunteer crew and a crane truck volunteered by Multi-Weld. It’ll be displayed as part of “Into the Woods” on the front lawn of TVAS for the next few weeks. Photos courtesy of Alyssa McKeon

  • “Tweety’s Spoon,” a wood carving by Dan Dustin, is on display as part of the “Into the Woods” exhibit.

For the Monitor
Published: 9/14/2021 7:19:35 PM

Trees are the inspiration for a dozen artists who are displaying their work in the upcoming exhibit at Two Villages Art Society’s gallery in Hopkinton. Their work is on view and for sale from Sept. 17 to Oct. 9.

The exhibit, titled “Into the Woods,” features furniture, wall art, lamps, spoons, bowls, sculpture, paintings, and drawings. All work is either made of wood or inspired by trees, often incorporating two or more types of material.

“Each of these outstanding artists has a unique way to express his or her experience with the woodlands that surround them, whether it’s by carving a piece of maple, weaving a tapestry, or painting a scene with watercolors,” says Alyssa McKeon, the society’s president. “They’ve studied and honed their craft over many years, and their work has been exhibited and featured throughout the region and nationally.”

Pennsylvania woodworker David Fisher uses traditional tools to carve raw logs and branches into bowls, spoons, containers, and other sculptural forms. Warner artist Elijah Sproles makes Shaker-style and contemporary chairs using locally-sourced wood. Hopkinton artist Steven Frye’s wood-base lamps are complemented by the wool felted shades created by his wife, fiber artist Annie Frye. Other exhibiting artists are Eric Palson, Joel Paul, Peter Follansbee, Kenneth Kortemeier, Carolyn Imura, Helen Fitzgerald, Byron Carr, and Dan Dustin.

“Into the Woods” is on display at the Bates Building, 846 Main St., Contoocook, Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information and including artist biographies, visit the website: twovillagesart.org.

Two Villages Art Society (TVAS) was founded in 2019 as an organization for artists, art lovers, art collectors, art educators, and all who value art as a crucial component of a vibrant, welcoming community. Its gallery on Main Street in Contoocook (part of the town of Hopkinton) offered events as “the House of Art” prior the founding of the nonprofit TVAS. In addition to exhibits and sales, TVAS provides artist meet-ups, educational programs, and cultural events. Membership is open to all, and admission to the gallery is free.




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