Come to the Closing Ceremonies of this wonderful exhibit, Friday, Oct. 2, 5 to 8 pm, Art Around Town in Portsmouth NH.
by J. Dennis Robinson
Their name is pronounced “shire.” And if you have not seen the visually explosive art exhibit by Ed and Mary Scheier, you’re running out of time. The retrospective of their work ends October 2 at Discover Portsmouth.
Be prepared to be surprised. The wildly shaped and colorful pottery and the primitive-style wood sculptures are the product of a famous Seacoast couple. Curiously, they began their lifetime partnership as puppeteers in the rural South before turning to pottery. The independent and prolific team was lured from Virginia to work at the University of New Hampshire in Durham prior to World War II. The goal at the time was to raise the quality of ceramic instruction at UNH. And it worked. The Scheiers took the art world by storm and built an enthusiastic following of collectors and admirers. [Read more…]