ICONS Exhibition at WREN Gallery

The ICONS exhibition, featuring the work of Marcia Wood Mertinooke and Kristine Lingle,  explores the various meanings and roles the word can represent; each artist has her own way of interpreting and expressing the meaning of an icon.

Marcia Wood Mertinooke is an artist living and working in Goffstown, NH. She received her BA in Studio Art from the University of New Hampshire and was a student at the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, NY. She was a founding member of the Monastery Artist Collective in Manchester, NH and is a member of the New Hampshire Women’s Caucus for Art. For Marcia, icons honor and elevate what is important to us. By combining the senses of realism with emotional expressionism, each of Marcia’s works are a version of reality interpreted and invented.

Kristine Lingle is a painter, collage artist and art teacher currently working for a fine craft gallery in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. She creates her work in a sunny studio inside a cottage she shares with her husband and two tabby cats. For Kristine, icon paintings strike us because they represent the frontal view of a figure, which show a direct relationship with the viewer and the icon being depicted.

This exhibit opens on Friday, March 6, with a wine and cheese reception, and runs through Tuesday, March 31. The Gallery at WREN is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please call Local Works Marketplace, WREN’s retail market, at (603) 869-3100.

Valentine Card Making Workshop at WREN

Visit WREN in downtown Bethlehem and make some art for your sweetheart! With the help of instructor Jan Apple, you will have two hours of card making fun complete with rubber stamps, patterned paper, and plenty of panache.

Free event. All materials included. Participants are invited to bring along any odds and ends they’d like to incorporate into their Valentine’s card. 

Annual Handcrafted in NH Festival

In celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Mount Washington Cog Railway in 2019, the Mount Washington Cog Railway is partnering with premier New Hampshire organizations to celebrate New Hampshire’s innovation and finest handmade craft and products by New Hampshire artisans at the juried Annual Handcrafted in NH Fest. Participating in this event are members of the League of NH Craftsmen, New Hampshire Made, and WREN (the Women’s Rural Entrepreneurial Network). Artisans will showcase specialty food and skin care products, jewelry, glass, wood products, pottery and more.

This free weekend event takes place at the Base Station of the Mount Washington Cog Railway (located only 6 miles from Bretton Woods, NH) .

Join us for the festival this year on July 14th + 15th, 2018!

Annual Handcrafted in NH Festival

In celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Mount Washington Cog Railway in 2019, the Mount Washington Cog Railway is partnering with premier New Hampshire organizations to celebrate New Hampshire’s innovation and finest handmade craft and products by New Hampshire artisans at the juried Annual Handcrafted in NH Fest. Participating in this event are members of the League of NH Craftsmen, New Hampshire Made, and WREN (the Women’s Rural Entrepreneurial Network). Artisans will showcase specialty food and skin care products, jewelry, glass, wood products, pottery and more.

This free weekend event takes place at the Base Station of the Mount Washington Cog Railway (located only 6 miles from Bretton Woods, NH) .

Join us for the festival this year on July 14th + 15th, 2018!