MANCHESTER — Check out the results of a summer mentorship designed to give student artists at the Institute of Art and Design at New England College some real-world experience.
New Hampshire Furniture Masters and students at the institute’s Manchester campus (formerly the New Hampshire Institute of Art) will share “New Works,” a multimedia exhibition in French Hall, 148 Concord St. Hours through Oct. 3 are Tuesdays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The students visited the Furniture Masters workshops to learn and then craft their own pieces. The Furniture Masters’ work and the student art are displayed in the new exhibit.
“Largely, the Masters create in materials and processes unfamiliar to the artists. The nature of this creative cross-fertilization can form the nucleus of creative collaboration for the rest of their lives,” said Patrick McCay, a professor at the institute.
An opening reception is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. today.
Participating Furniture Masters are Jon Brooks of New Boston; Tim Coleman of Shelburne, Mass.; Jeffrey Cooper of Portsmouth; Owain Harris of Gonic; Roger Myers of Stratham; and Jeff Roberts of Unity. Participating students are Brittney Bowne, Jesus Carmona, Lucas Grodin, Jackie Hanson, Chayanne Lawrence and Olivia Letendre.
A People’s Choice Award will be awarded to one student, who will get a cash prize and the chance to show their response piece at the Furniture Masters’ annual fundraising gala at the Currier Museum of Art, 150 Ash St., Manchester, on Oct. 5.
For more information about the exhibit and collaboration, visit furnituremasters.org.