Crafting a Future: A journey from behind bars back to the community
In 1990, Eric Grant was incarcerated. Beginning with his work in the Hobby Craft Woodworking Program at the prison in Concord, continuing through college classes paid for by furniture sales at the DOC Retail Store, and participation in the Furniture Masters Prison Outreach Program (created in 2000), Eric became a juried member of the League of NH Craftsmen in 2003. He is now an award winning furniture maker, a full member of NH Furniture Masters, and an advocate for the life-changing skills he obtained as he learned and perfected his craft over more than two decades.
Join us as Eric shares his story and how craft has helped him, by teaching “life lessons of patience, practice, hard work, finances, and how to look at life from more than one dimension.”
Eric Grant’s talk is presented at the Gallery at League Headquarters in Concord on October 26th from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. We hope you will join us. The event is free and open to the public.
Please note the Gallery Talk “It Takes a Village” has been rescheduled to November 16th.