The Snowvillage Inn is pleased to announce that Groton, NH Artist Kirsten Carruth will display her work in Max’s Restaurant and living room of the Inn from April-May 2015. An opening reception will be held Thurs., April 2 from 4-6 pm. The event is free, open to the public and an artisan cheese & cracker appetizer will be provided by the artist. For more information, please call the Inn at 603-447-2818.
For years, Kirsten’s focus was landscape painting inspired by countless hours spent hiking in and around the White Mts. Kirsten has been commissioned to paint murals in private homes and businesses throughout the state. Her work also includes logo design and sign creation. Some examples may be seen at the Bunyan room, at Loon Mountain, Lago Restaurant in Meredith NH, The Airport Diner in Manchester, Fosters Boiler Room, in Plymouth NH, The Dickey Center, at Dartmouth College, Walters Basin, in Holderness, and the Common Man Merrimack.
Lately, she has taken to rediscovering the artist illustrations of well-known old fairy tales and folklore. She re-works the images and incorporates the story on to reclaimed wooden doors and panels. Although these pieces are child centered, she finds that they have more of an adult connection. In Kirsten’s words: “The stories remind us of the memories of our own childhood or the images used for the inspirations for the pieces come before a time when these stories were softened and “Disney-fied,” but still retain their dark undertones, underlying lessons and values that parents tried to instill.” The works are one of a kind, and have been painted with everyday household latex paint, and distressed using a stain rub.
Snowvillage Inn is celebrating its second year of spotlighting and supporting local artists. The partnering with artists has been a win-win endeavor. The majority of artists have sold several pieces and the Inn has enjoyed the ever-changing beauty of wonderful art in Max’s Restaurant and the living room. The Snowvillage Inn is located in Eaton Center – 136 Stewart Road (off Brownfield Road), a mile up from Crystal Lake. 603-447-2818. http://www.snowvillageinn.com.