Special Art Exhibits through the end of February at the Smyth Library Art Gallery
Come see the beautiful and creative work of children from Estonia!
THE PEACE IN THE WORLD:
Pärnu Sütevaka Humanitaargümnaasium, Estonia
“Our students and teachers often say that Sütevaka is not a school but a lifestyle.”
On the occasion of the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Fermata Arts Foundation (2008-2018) we are happy to announce a traveling exhibition of children’s drawings that will be traveling around New England states from January of 2018 until January of 2019. The first group of drawings will be from the Pärnu Sütevaka Humanitaargümnaasium, a school in Pärnu, Estonia, on the shore of the Baltic Sea. The school was founded by the Sütevaka Society, a group of local young intellectuals wishing to offer an alternative to the outdated Soviet educational system, on August 30, 1990. Pärnu Sütevaka Humanitaargümnaasium is the first private high school established in Estonia after it regained its independence.
The exhibition consists of twenty eight (28) drawings from students in grades 5 -10. Student age: from 12 to 18 years old. This exhibition is courtesy of Andres Laanemets, School Principal and Kristel Kallau, Art Director
Elizabeth Nutt, Silversmith, Candia, New Hampshire.
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!