Celebrate the White Mountain National Forest Centennial With the 2018 Artist in Residence

PLYMOUTH, NH June 27, 2018

Join us for a free presentation by sculptor and industrial designer Quinn Morrissette, at the Museum of the White Mountains, 34 Highland Street, Plymouth, NH on July 6th at 6:30 pm. Quinn is one of two White Mountain National Forest Artists in Residence this year. The current exhibit at the museum, “The People’s Forest,” celebrating the White Mountain National Forest Centennial, will be open for viewing prior to the talk.

Morrissette, a native of Berlin, NH, will talk about the National Forest and its importance in his life, share some of his previous work, and highlight research, images, videos, and models that he has been using to develop the sculptural work he will be creating on the National Forest this summer. The work is also part of his capstone project at the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston.

Like many North Country kids, Morrissette spent much of his childhood outside, and the environment of northern New Hampshire provides both the source and inspiration for much of his work. “As a boy, I was blessed to have the Androscoggin Valley as my playground,” he says. “My adventures here never stopped, and I’m continually discovering new ideas in the forest.” Morrissette was also influenced by his grandfather, a millwright at the Groveton (NH) paper mill, who inspired him to learn metalworking, which plays an important role in his sculptures and design work.

“My project as Artist in Residence will be to create work that reflects our bond and interdependence with nature, and that inspires those who come in contact with it to carefully consider the White Mountain National Forest and its role in our lives, especially during the celebration of its 100th birthday. I also hope my work will show how new technologies and resources can be applied to the regional economy of northern New Hampshire, creating real, practical systems that fortify the relationship between local industry and the environment.”

The Artist in Residence program is a partnership between the White Mountain National Forest and the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire, with artist lodging provided by Friends of Mead Base Conservation Center.

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