Ruin, Reclamation, and Renewal
Art Exhibit on Display at Conservation Center in Concord
Seacoast artist Ross Bachelder’s exhibit, Ruin, Reclamation, and Renewal: For All Good Things, a Second Life, will be on display at the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests Conservation Center in Concord, NH through February 29.
Bachelder has been active in northern New England for many years as a multimedia visual artist, arts advocate, writer, musician, theatre professional, and public speaker. In his work he seeks to chronicle the inherent beauty of things, even items long abandoned and believed to be ugly and useless. “When we allow our eyes and our minds to be as open as thirsty flowers in a springtime meadow, we can see beauty everywhere we turn, in all its forms and complexities,” he said.
A resident of Berwick, Maine, Bachelder is the manager of the Frame Shop and Franklin Gallery at Ben Franklin Crafts in Rochester, NH. He is also the founder of Artful Endeavors New England and the founder and coordinator of the Kittery Art Association Seacoast Moderns.
The exhibit is open for viewing Monday thru Friday from 9 am to 5 pm in the Conservation Center Conference Room, located at 54 Portsmouth Street in Concord, NH. As the Conference Room is used for meetings, please call (603)224-9945 before visiting to confirm that the room is open.
Founded in 1901, the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests is the state’s oldest and largest non-profit land conservation organization. Supported by 10,000 families and businesses, the Forest Society’s mission is to perpetuate the state’s forests by promoting land conservation and sustainable forestry. For more information, visit www.forestsociety.org.