BETHLEHEM, NH — The Adair Country Inn and Restaurant launches the inaugural event in its “Arts at Adair” series with a month-long exhibition of the colorful paintings of contemporary wildlife artist Rosemary Conroy, whose work celebrates the beauty, mystery and wonder of the natural world.
On display at Adair from August 7 through September 9, the “Into the Wild” exhibition begins with a meet and greet opportunity with Rosemary, at 4 p.m. on Friday, August 7, and at 8 p.m. on Saturday, August 8.
During each gathering, she will give a short presentation followed by time for conversations with guests as they stroll around Adair’s spacious living room and other public spaces enjoying her paintings displayed on easels and temporarily replacing the art on the Inn’s walls. Following current COVID-19 recommendations, social distancing measures will be in place, and attendees must wear masks.
“Joel and I are so excited that Rosemary has agreed to be the inaugural artist for Arts at Adair,” said Cathy Bedor, who with her husband owns the historic Colonial Revival inn situated on 200 Olmstead brothers-designed acres in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. “We will be hosting painters, musicians, photographers and artists of all types during upcoming events. ”
“I am flattered to be asked to be the first artist in the Art at Adair series, and I look forward to meeting new people and sharing my art with them,” Rosemary said. “It is my hope to connect people with wildlife and show them how lucky we are to live in a world with such magnificent creatures. I try to capture the spirit of the animals and birds I paint, and I often focus on their eyes, as that is where the magic, the connection, happens.”
From her studio in an old fire station in Francestown, NH, the self-taught artist uses exuberant colors and brushwork to create soulful renderings of songbirds, bear, owls, moose and whales. The textured paintings often include partially obscured words that are her prayerful words of reverence for each species.
In 2017, New Hampshire Magazine named Rosemary as one of "eleven women artists to watch." Her paintings were featured earlier this summer in a solo exhibition, “Wild Things,” at the WREN Gallery in Bethlehem. Because she wants to make a positive difference with her art, she donates a percentage of her art sales to conservation organizations that protect habitat and educate people about wildlife. See her paintings and learn more about Rosemary at www.rosemaryconroyart.com.
Reservations are not required, but are encouraged, for the free meet and greet. To reserve a spot please call Adair at (603) 444-2600.
Adair Country Inn and Restaurant, named Yankee Magazine’s New England Today Travel Editor’s Choice for Best NH Romantic Getaway, is located at 80 Guider Lane (near the intersection of I-93 and Route 302) in Bethlehem, NH. Learn more at www.adairinn.com.