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Online exhibit focuses on making a connection


The New Hampshire Furniture Masters Association is presenting “Alone Together”, an online exhibit of seven pieces made during the pandemic, through Feb. 15.

The exhibit was inspired by a passage from E.M. Forrester in his novel, Howard’s End: “Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted, and human love will be seen at its height. Live in fragments no longer.”

The “Alone Together” exhibit features work by Liz Grace (bench), Garrett Hack (chest), Ted Blachly (desk), Tim Coleman (table) and Richard Oedel (demilune table).

The “Alone Together” exhibit features work by Liz Grace (bench), Garrett Hack (chest), Ted Blachly (desk), Tim Coleman (table) and Richard Oedel (demilune table).

“Making connections is a fundamental part of the human condition. Connections to each other, to our history and shared beliefs, to art and design and culture. The current global health crisis has made isolation the norm. Through quarantines, stay-at-home orders, and social distancing, we are literally apart from one another. At the same time, increased political polarization and distrust has strengthened a different type of divide,” the guild explained in a statement.

The seven makers are Owain Harris of Gonic, N.H.; Roger Myers of Stratham, N.H.; Tim Coleman of Shelburne, Mass.; Garrett Hack of East Thetford, Vt.; Richard Oedel of Boston; Liz Grace of Plymouth, N.H., and Jeff Cooper of Portsmouth, N.H.

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Call for entries

The Volcano Art Center in Volcan, Hawaii, is inviting amateur and professional woodworkers from the 50th state to exhibit in its juried “Volcano Wood Show Exhibition,” scheduled for July 16 through Aug. 8.

The show will feature original, one-of-a-kind works using indigenous Hawaiian and exotic woods. It will also have a Garage Sale of tools, wood, and miscellaneous items.

Exhibitors must be full or part-time residents of Hawaii. The entry deadline is June 18.

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This article was originally published in the February 2021 issue.

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