Art Gallery

This exhibition is courtesy of the Kharkiv Regional Library for Children, Kharkiv, Ukraine
Another interesting contest for young residents of Kharkiv, Donetsk and Luhansk, has been organized by Kharkiv Regional Library. This time it’s a children’s art contest of fliers “Home. Family. Motherland”. It is dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence. This creative competition is held within the framework of the national project of cultural integration “Ukrainian Donbass”. The competition is open and conducted with the participation of children living in these areas. Children can send their works in different formats: drawings, product photos, e-cards.
In the Kharkiv Regional Library for Children has exhibited 150 artworks submitted to the contest. Among them are 20 postcards from children who are readers of the Novomayorskaya rural library, branch No25, Staromlynivsky Center for Children and Youth and students of the Oktyabrskaya school I-III. (Velyka Novosilka Rayon, Donetsk region).
A peculiar feature of this exhibition organized by the Fermata Arts Foundation, has been the participation of more than three hundred children from around the world in a competition for a picture of a perfect home, to support peace and promote understanding between Ukraine and EU members. The governor approved the library’s intention to join the exhibition and wished it success and inspiration in all future endeavors.
A large assortment of creative works came to the address of the Kharkiv library, accompanied with a warm letter to the staff. The letter says, in particular: “Destiny has brought us together with sympathetic, hardworking, responsible people. We have been moved to tears by the attention to our problems. While Ukraine has people like you, every heart will be filled with goodwill and feel proud of our country and its people.” After such words one wants to go on, sparing no effort and enthusiasm for a common purpose.

Elizabeth Nutt, Silversmith, Candia, New Hampshire.
Elizabeth Nutt
Silversmith & Candia NH Resident

January 4, 1940 ~ October 22, 2016

Elizabeth Nutt always knew, since the age of 12 when she discovered metalworking at a summer camp in New Hampshire that she would grow up to be a silversmith.
She became all the more determined after meeting Irina Brynner at a League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s Fair. The sophisticated Brynner, a famous jeweler and Yul Brynner’s cousin, made a big impression on the teenager.
By the time she was a senior in high school; Nutt had won a national award and saw her work exhibited at the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh. After graduating from the Cleveland Institute of Art, she left her native Cleveland to buy a farm and build a studio in Candia, NH.
While building a national reputation for her work, she also taught and mentored dozens of aspiring craftspeople at the University of New Hampshire and served a quarter of a century as head of the Metalsmithing and Jewelry Department at the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester. Her imaginative designs have inspired a generation of students.
The League of New Hampshire Craftsmen honored Nutt with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Smyth Library is honored and pleased to be able to display some of Elizabeth’s work below……

Congratulations to our own Stitching Up the World won the 2016 Spirit if New Hampshire Award for all of their volunteer work!