Artists in Bloom Show

The Art Works Gallery in Chocorua will be hosting an opening reception for the Artists in Bloom Show on Saturday, June 15. (COURTESY PHOTO)

CHOCORUA — Spring into summer at the opening reception of the Artists in Bloom Show on Saturday, June 15, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Art Works Gallery at 132 Route 16 in Chocorua. Preview the artistry from 36 Art Works members over light refreshments.

Many works are locally inspired pieces in a variety of styles and mediums. There will be large pieces to hang over a mantel to small tokens great for saying "Thank You" or "Just Because,” including wall art, home goods, jewelry, wearables, blown glass, cards and gifts.

The show's artists include: Candace Abbott, painting; F. Michael Banno, photographer;Jennie Blair, pottery; Mary Beth Bliss, glass jewelry; Mary Dunn Chase, quilting; Athena Contus, honey/beeswax crafts; Bill Crone, wood; Robert DeMario, wood/paper collage; Ned Eldridge, wood; Malynda Forcier, photography/mixed media; Patsy Frasier, needle felting; J.P. Goodwin, painting/rug hooking; Pat Goodwin, painting; Myles Grinstead, pottery; Deborah Hatch, hand weaving/paper collage; Harriet Hofheinz, pottery; Peter Andrew Jeschke, photography; Andrea Kennett, painting/woodburning/photography; Martha Koons, photography/painting/jewelry; Jennifer Kovach, artisan skin care; Ann Lambert, fused glass; Mary Jeanne Luckey, pottery; Nancy Marsden, painting; Rebecca Mattison, wearable art; Margaret Merritt, print/paper art; Theo Page, painted furniture; Janet Palmer, photography; Ann Marie Potvin, crocheted gifts; Penny Purcell, painting; Peg Scully, painting; Laura Thomson, painting; Gail Troseth, photography; Peter VanderLaan, blown glass; John Watkins, photography; Gabrielle Watson, pottery; and Ed Wintner, painting/sculpture.

The Artist in Bloom Show continues into the summer. There will be classes for beginning and experienced artists and crafters, from plein air painting and drawing to rug hooking and woodburning at our Chocorua Creative Arts Center. Check our website or facebook often for updates, events and shows.

The gallery is open year-round. July and August the gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. everyday. January to June and September to December the gallery is open Saturday and Sunday with seasonal hours or by appointment.

For updates, events and shows, go to, or call (603) 323-8041.

Art Works creations are now available at The Other Store ( in Tamworth Village, which is open everyday.

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