Celebrating 85 – The Stevens Collection

Melvin Lindquist fine craft
Wood burl piece by Melvin Lindquist

The League of NH Craftsmen presents Celebrating 85 – The Stevens Collection, a fine craft exhibition to honor Norman Stevens’ 85th birthday and the League’s 85th Annual Craftsmen’s Fair.

This exhibition is open to the public from June 29th to September 21st in the Exhibition Gallery at the League of NH Craftsmen Headquarters, 49 South Main Street, Concord, NH. The Gallery is open Monday – Saturday, 10am to 4pm during exhibitions.

Norman and his wife Nora are longtime League supporters and have been donating work to the League’s Permanent Collection since 1973. Celebrating 85 will feature 94 pieces of fine craft donated by the Stevens’ in the following media: jewelry, dolls, metal, baskets, ceramic, wood, fiber, glass, prints, and calligraphy.

“We have had a strong attraction to many of the items in this exhibit,” Nora and Norman Stevens explained. “Above all, we have had strong memories not just of the work we have donated, but also of our personal relationships with so many of the League’s past and present members and staff.”

An opening reception for Celebrating 85 – The Stevens Collection will be held on Friday, June 29th from 5 – 7 pm. This reception is held in conjunction with the New Hampshire Furniture Masters Association and their exhibition On the Street – Works from the NH & Maine Prison Outreach Program, which is on display across the lobby from the League Exhibition Gallery.

We invite you to join us for this free, public reception which provides a great opportunity to interact with some of the craftsmen whose work is represented in this exhibition.  This collection is not to be missed!