STRAWBERY BANKE MUSEUM

Strawbery Banke Museum presents Portrait of a New England Port, Don Gorvett: 25 Years in Portsmouth, NH. Woodcut Prints and Drawings, 1991-2016

Portsmouth, New Hampshire (July 20,2016) – Joining artist Don Gorvett in the celebration of his 25th anniversary, Strawbery Banke Museum hosts an exhibition of his woodcuts and drawings, Portrait of a New England Port, Don Gorvett: 25 Years in Portsmouth, NH. Woodcut Prints and Drawings, 1991-2016, August 7 through October 11. The exhibition is mounted in The Muriel Gurdon Seabury Howells Lecture Hall in the TYCO Visitors Center, open 7 days a week, 10 am to 5 pm. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Many of the original woodcuts and drawings on display are available for purchase.

The exhibit opens with a reception on Sunday, August 7 from 4-6 pm.  Visit StrawberyBanke.org for details. Or, for information call 603-433-1107.

Don Gorvett is celebrating 25 years of illuminating Portsmouth and the waterfront as only he can, with several special exhibitions. Over the past two and a half decades his impressive body of work recording Portsmouth's iconic sea-going vessels, architecture and maritime landscapes has become familiar to both the city’s residents and visitors alike. This exhibition of Gorvett’s celebrated woodcuts and drawings gives the seacoast community a chance to view the stages of the elaborate printmaking process while showcasing rare woodcuts, woodblocks, color states, and drawings.

Gorvett has worked seasonally in the seacoast since 1968 and moved to Ogunquit in 1991, focusing more intently on Portsmouth and her waterfront neighborhoods. “To me, Portsmouth is representative of early America, which continues to inspire throughout time,” explains Don Gorvett. “The Strawbery Banke Museum campus illustrates 300 years of history in the same Portsmouth neighborhood and provides an elegant and thought provoking back drop to many of my large color woodcuts.” 

Gorvett is a graduate of the School of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and a past board member of the Boston Printmakers. His works are in the collections of the Addison Gallery of American Art, Boston Athenaeum, the Museum of Fine Art in Boston, the Cape Ann Museum, the Currier Museum of Art, the Farnsworth Art Museum, the Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Peabody Essex Museum, the Portland Museum of Art, the Worcester Art Museum, and numerous corporate and private collections. 

Currently the artist maintains Piscataqua Fine Art Gallery & Studio in downtown Portsmouth and the seasonal Perkins Cove Gallery in Ogunquit ME. Piscataqua Fine Arts Gallery & Studio sponsors internships and workshops throughout the year. For more information about the work of Don Gorvett, visit dongorvettgallery.com or please contact Vivienne Gale at 603-436-7278.

2016 Exhibitions

Perkins Cove Gallery, Ogunquit, ME  / July 16 - August 20

Two Cities at the Rivers Edge, London, England & Portsmouth, NH

Sidney Hurwitz & Don Gorvett

Strawbery Banke Museum Tyco Visitors Center /  August 7 - October 11

Opening Reception Sunday, August 7 from 4 to 6pm 

Portrait of a Port, Don Gorvett 25 Years in Portsmouth, NH. Prints & Drawings

The Cove Gallery, Wellfleet MA  /  Opening Reception Saturday, August 13, 6-8pm

Don Gorvett Artist Talk Sunday, August 14,1-2pm

About Strawbery Banke Museum (www.strawberybanke.org)

Strawbery Banke Museum, on the historic Portsmouth, New Hampshire waterfront, is a 10-acre outdoor history museum dedicated to bringing 300+ years of American history to life through heritage gardens, historic buildings, traditional crafts, preservation programs, hands-on activities, stories told by costumed role-players and the changing exhibits that offer hours of fun and discovery for all ages.  A 501©3 non-profit, Strawbery Banke’s daily programs, exhibits, seasonal outdoor ice skating and signature special events throughout the year are made possible by members and by grants from Proulx Oil & Propane, R.M. Davis, CP Management, the NH State Council for the Arts, the NH Charitable Foundation, Lincoln Financial Group, the Institute of Library and Museum Services and many other individual and corporate donors.  For a complete calendar of events, please visit www.strawberybanke.org