From July 1st through the 31st, the League of NH Craftsmen Meredith Fine Craft Gallery will host an exhibit of fine craft titled “Ancient Wisdom: A Tribute to Birches.” This collection of work is inspired by our age old love of birch trees. “I’d like to go by climbing a birch tree, And climb black branches up a snow-white trunk. Toward heaven, till the tree could bear no more, But dipped its top and set me down again. That would be good both going and coming back. One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.” ~Robert Frost The beautiful birches of North America have been around for hundreds of years. They come in a variety of colors but are most commonly found in beautiful silver with dark streaks. The wood of the birch tree has been used all throughout history as a sturdy material for many different practical tools, the leaves have been used for medicinal purposes, and the fruit also serves as food for local wildlife. Birches are strong and hardy, symbolizing endurance and the ability to persevere even in hard times. Participating League juried artists have created works of art specifically to honor these northern trees, and you will find a variety of one-of-a-kind pieces available to purchase here in the Meredith Fine Craft Gallery. To inquire about the “Ancient Wisdom: A Tribute to Birches” exhibit, call us at (603) 279-7920, visit our website at http://meredith.nhcrafts.org/, or stop into the gallery at 279 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith, NH. The League of NH Craftsmen is a non-profit organization that encourages and promotes the creation, use and preservation of fine contemporary and traditional hand craft. The League represents the signature of excellence in fine craft, through the work of its juried members, and its rigorous standards for self-expression, vision, and quality craftsmanship.