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Furniture masters  exhibit at Sharon Arts

A table by William Thomas of Rindge. Thomas' work is part of a new exhibit at the Sharon Arts Center, featuring furniture by members of the N.H. Furniture Masters Association/

A table by William Thomas of Rindge. Thomas' work is part of a new exhibit at the Sharon Arts Center, featuring furniture by members of the N.H. Furniture Masters Association/

The creative diversity of the N.H. Furniture Masters will be on display this June in Peterborough at the Sharon Arts Center of the N.H. Institute of Art.

Friday through June 27, members of the N.H. Furniture Masters Association will showcase their talents in the exhibition “Design Perspectives: Work by the New Hampshire Furniture Masters.” The exhibition features works by 12 Furniture Masters and two emerging artists.

The opening reception will be held Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. Admission is free. An exclusive preview will be held Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets for this event are $25 per person and include a wine reception with hors d’oeuvres courtesy of the Waterhouse Restaurant and Bar.

Design Perspectives will feature a diverse selection of recent works by members of the Furniture Masters, including everything from tables and chairs to desks, a screen and a sofa. Participating Furniture Masters are: Ted Blachly, Aurelio Bolognesi, Jon Brooks, John Cameron, Jeff Cooper, David Leach, David Lamb, Richard Oedel, Jeff Roberts, Brian Sargent, Bill Thomas and A. Thomas Walsh. Emerging artists Greg Brown and Bradley Wolcott are also exhibiting.

Additionally the Furniture Masters, The Monadnock Center for History & Culture and the Sharon Arts Center will be cohosting an event on June 16 in conjunction with the exhibit. The program entitled “Fine Furniture Old and New” will begin with a hosted tour of the Monadnock Center’s collection of Early American furniture. The tour will be followed by a presentation and discussion in Bass Hall, led by Dr. Robert O. Wilson. Participants will then travel across the street to the Sharon Arts Center for a tour of the furniture masters’ exhibit. Admission is free. For additional information on this program, call 924-3235 or see www.MonadnockCenter.org.

The N.H. Furniture Masters Association was founded in 1995 as a means of continuing the state’s legacy of fine furniture making.

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