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Join us for the opening reception of Vivid and Vulnerable Vessels - a solo exhibition by Laura Harper Lake.

Vivid and Vulnerable Vessels opens on June 3, 2022 and is on view through June 25, 2022 at the Foundation Art Space, a gallery, production base, and headquarters for the Arts Industry Alliance and TEAM. The Exhibition will be on display through June 25, 2022. Open hours for viewing will be on Fridays from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, Saturdays from 12:00pm to 3:00pm, and by appointment.

Harper Lake states about the new collection, “This series is incredibly personal to me, and I am very excited to present this new collection at the Foundation Art Space. The human form can receive varying reactions when a person views themselves with a self-assessing mind. At times we may be confident, much like the bold, vivid colors on my canvases, which are all wood. In other moments, we may feel like the thin layer of iridescent paint I use; vulnerable, exposing the natural grain beneath, and hesitant. I am a pendulum, swinging between these two radically different states of being. However, I aim to see myself as just a human and hold no importance over how I appear; for my body is a vessel for all that I think, do, and create."


About the Artist
Laura Harper Lake is an interdisciplinary artist and graphic designer who works under the moniker Artful Harper Studios, in a studio at the Exeter Stations Studios, in Exeter, New Hampshire. She has been creatively driven her whole life and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Studio Art from Chester College of New England in 2007. Laura has displayed her work in various galleries throughout New England and virtual publications. Laura is a graphic designer for the Regional Economic Development Center, a driven non-profit that serves southern New Hampshire. In addition to making art, Laura co-hosts a weekly podcast, Creative Guts, that interviews creatives from all disciplines and explores the heart of creativity in New Hampshire and beyond. Harper Lake resides in Epping, NH with her husband.

An Off the Beaten Path Location

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The Foundation Art Space is a lovely gallery tucked away on the riverside of Water Street. To make it easier to navigate where to park and how to walk to the gallery, please see the maps below. Follow the yellow lines to walk to the gallery.


Please note, there is very limited parking in front of the gallery, and we ask to save these parking spaces for folks who need accessible parking near the venue. Please also note, there are a few steps going down into the venue, with no ramp access.

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