Above: Don Gorvett, Bend in the River, Bow and Ceres, 2016. Reduction woodcut; 21 x 40 in. Collection of Nancy and Brian Pearson.
“Don Gorvett: Working Waterfronts”
April 2, 20201–September 12, 2021
at the Discover Portsmouth Welcome Center
10 Middle Street, Portsmouth, NH
Open 7 days, 10 am–5 pm
starting April 1st
“Don Gorvett: Working Waterfronts” presents over sixty works by this famed seacoast master printmaker highlighting the dynamic commercial harbors of the region. Renowned for his imaginative seascapes and “boat portraits,” Gorvett’s work celebrates the mechanical and gritty alongside the serene and picturesque.
Don Gorvett, Woodbury Studio from Marginal Way, 1995. Reduction woodcut; 24 x 17.25 in. Private collection.
Thank you to the lenders and donors who made this exhibition possible
Martha Fuller Clark and Geoffrey E. Clark • Pauline C. Metcalf / The Felicia Fund, Inc.
William & Arlene Brewster • Joseph MacDonald Family • New Hampshire State Council on the Arts
Anthony Moore Painting Conservation • Jameson & Priscilla French
Piscataqua Savings Bank • Cambridge Trust
Women in Portsmouth History!
As the inscription reads, this charming plate commemorates the selection of Eileen Foley as Portsmouth’s Citizen of the Year on Market Square Day in 1995. Helen (“Eileen”) Dondero Foley (1916-2016) was one of the most remarkable women in Portsmouth’s long history. She served as mayor for a total of sixteen years between 1968 and 1997, following in the footsteps of her mother, Mary Carey Dondero, who was elected as Portsmouth’s first female mayor in 1945. She also served seven terms in the New Hampshire Senate and was involved in a multitude of civic activities. In the words of Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Eileen Foley “was not only an incredible advocate for the Seacoast Region in New Hampshire, but also around the globe by helping to establish sister cities and international trade. So much of the local progress made in e-commerce, tourism and historic preservation, can be traced back to Eileen’s leadership and foresight.”