New Hampshire Boat Museum (NHBM) featured artist for the month of August is Kim Bartenhagen. Bartenhagen’s work will be available for viewing by the public in NHBM’s gallery in August. The gallery is open during the regular hours of the museum Tuesday – Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday 12pm-4pm.
Resident of Brookfield, NH, Bartenhagen said she is often inspired by found, salvaged, antique, and organic materials. “It is important for me to mix a lot of textures, materials, and colors,” she described. “I tend to gravitate towards colors in nature.”
Noting she has a theme in mind for some of her work, she said ideas, at other times, “come from out of the blue.” “My ideas happen when I am surrounded by objects, such as antiques, old books, nature, fabric, and good junk,” added Bartenhagen, whose work is available for purchase at Zen Glow Wellness in Wolfeboro, NH.
Founded in 1992 by antique and classic boating enthusiasts, NHBM is committed to inspire people of all ages with an enduring connection, stewardship, and appreciation of New Hampshire’s freshwater boating heritage through compelling exhibits, experiences, and educational programs.
NHBM is sponsored in part by Goodhue Boat Company, Eastern Propane & Oil, Stark Creative, KW Lakes and Mountains, Taylor Community, Belletetes, and North Water Marine. To learn more about NHBM, or upcoming events and programs, visit nhbm.org.