Tuesday, May 29, 2018

In Memoriam

Linda Morley Szainer (February 22, 1940 - May 16, 2018)

The NH State Council on the Arts is saddened to hear of the passing of Linda Morley Szainer, our first traditional arts coordinator. We would like to acknowledge and extend our gratitude for Linda’s early and crucial contributions to establishing both the NH State Council on the Arts and our Traditional Arts Program. Her community involvement and efforts elevated public visibility and support of traditional arts and artists in New Hampshire and New England.

Please read Linda's obituary and sign the guestbook here: http://www.goodwinfh.com/obituaries/?slug=linda-morley-szainer-portsmouth/244

Ellis Hatch Jr. (November 28, 1931 - May 17, 2018)

NH Master Traditional Artist and 2003 Governor Arts Awards Folk Heritage Award Recipient Ellis Hatch, Jr., has passed away. As a world-renowned fly tyer, he dedicated his life to perpetuating the art of fly tying in the State of New Hampshire and beyond. His undying spirit and enthusiasm for the history and lore of fly fishing made him an icon for those who sought to improve their skill. He will be sorely missed in both the fly tying and traditional arts communities.

Please read Ellis’s obituary here and sign the guestbook: http://www.edgerlyfh.com/obituary/ellis-hatch-jr