Want to learn more about volunteering for Discover Portsmouth? Come to our coffee meet and greet on Monday, April 20th at 11AM.
Discover Portsmouth volunteers are a special group. They love history and the seacoast and share their passion every day with visitors to DP.
Please RSVP to Erika Beer by email Erika@portsmouthhistory.org or phone 603-436-8433.
Ed & Mary Scheier: Mid-century Modern NH Artists & The NH Art Association and The League of NH Craftsmen: A Retrospective
Thursday, April 30th, 5:30-8PM
Exhibit runs May 1st to October 2nd
Join us as we celebrate the opening of our 2015 blockbuster exhibition!
Discover Portsmouth Academy Gallery & Balcony
Hors d’oeuvres & Refreshments
Reservation for members, $50
Reservation for non-members, $75
RSVP by April 27th
Tickets can also be purchased
Online: Follow the blue links above
By phone: (603) 436-8433
By mail: Discover Portsmouth
PO Box 728, Portsmouth, NH 03802
*Photo: Ed & Mary Scheier in their studio, courtesy of The Currier Museum of Art
Many thanks to our Exhibit Sponsors!
Edwin and Mary Scheier: Mid-century Modern New Hampshire Artists
April 30th – October 2nd, 2015
The Scheiers were prolific in New Hampshire from 1940 to 1968. During that time their styles, with Mary’s utilitarian ware and Ed’s sculptural vessels, gained world-wide recognition.
They were lured by NH architect, David Campbell, to teach and expand the pottery program at the University of New Hampshire. At the time, the League of NH Craftsmen, the State of NH government, and the University system, collaborated to highlight high quality crafts, recognize their economic development potential, as well as recognize the importance of preserving heritage. These players are all part of the post war, modernist experimental movement, which pushed the limits of utility and art and stressed the benefit of the hand made.
The exhibition will include examples of Scheier art from ten institutions and private collections. The focus is on the mid-century years, from the late 1930s to the late 1960s, when Mary and Ed worked in NH, as well as their later work from Mexico and Arizona.
Pieces will be set in the context of Mid-century modern décor. Mid-century modern is recognized worldwide as a significant movement and is sure to draw scholars, architects and furniture aficionados alike.
Thank you to our exhibit sponsors:
We are dedicated to increasing public understanding and enthusiasm for local history. Our trustees, staff, sponsors, and members believe strongly that the uniqueness of Portsmouth is defined by the city’s past. Our mission is to provide a central location where, in cooperation with other groups, we can introduce, interpret, and stimulate the study of Portsmouth history.