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‘Kimball Jenkins’ ‘School Of Art’ (Concord, NH) — 20th Birthday Open House.

by Anura Guruge


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See separate post on Master Embroiderist Robert Dorr.


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Sure glad we went for this ‘Open House’ on Saturday. We had seen it on Facebook — on a homeschooling related page. Inexplicably, this was our first time visiting this ENCHANTED place though we drive by it at least two to three times a month, and have been doing so for over ten years! I don’t know. I guess we kind of assumed it was a private school. Well we now know differently and hope to make it a regular destination. The plan is to get Teischan, the artist, to take some classes there. But, right now, her artist’s temperament does not seem conducive. But, that is a different matter.

A wonderful place with super talented and extremely friendly folk. A real oasis of art. The ‘Mansion’ is an architectural and artistic treasure and brought to mind ‘Castle in the Clouds‘. I will do a separate post on the Mansion — given that I have some great pictures.

They were offering complimentary classes and Teischan and Deanna took one on painting with acrylics. It was very good. I was impressed. I just took pictures. I think my painting days are long gone.

They had done a real nice job for the Open House. They had gone all out. Their enthusiasm was infectious. I could have easily spent another couple of hours there — camera in hand — but it Teischan wanted lunch. I will be going back.

Highly recommended. If you have not been, swing by. You will be glad you did.


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“Robert Dorr”, The Concord Embroiderist — A Modern Artistic Master.

by Anura Guruge


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That I named my daughter after the Italian Great ‘Titian’ might be a clue that I am ‘into’ art. I, furthermore, have been lucky enough to know quite a few artists, of varied ilk, from around the world, over my long life — with at least one of them, David Shepherd (1931 – 2017), quite famous (with astounding commercial success to boot).

So, it was a tremendous, serendipitous, joy to meet an undoubted master — deservedly famous and successful — in Concord, New Hampshire yesterday, at the ‘Kimball Jenkins’ School of Art, 20th Birthday, Open House. That Master was Robert Dorr — Master Embroiderist who also does mixed media, pottery and weaving.

Though I have lived with inveterate embroiders, some of whom were quite proficient, until I had the honor of meeting Robert yesterday I had never thought of it as a bona fide PURE ART — up there among the best. I was blown away. Some of his pieces involve thousands (or more) hours of work. Though it crossed my mind that it may be sacrilegious, his talent, labor and dedication reminded me of my idol Michelangelo! Da Vinci never had the patience.

Yes, I was delighted to hear that his work, deservedly, commands good prices from museums – and I also learnt that there are embroidery-specific museums. Wow. Made my week!

Though he was new to us, he is well known and celebrated in New Hampshire — a longstanding member of the ‘NH League of Craftsman‘. You really need to check out his work. He is on Facebook too — with quite a large following.

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by Anura Guruge


 

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