The arts is a family affair for The Schepker Family in Harrisville, New Hampshire. Hans, Marcy, and their son Adam each work in the arts in some capacity, and each have their own unique styles and use their own mediums for expressing their creativity. They have lived in the Monadnock Region for over 40 years, and in the Harrisville area for 30 years. They have established studios and are pleased to be in such a strong region with a number of great communities.
Whether it's working in his studio or travelling to schools all over the country, Hans
Schepker considers himself a teaching artist and experiences art by doing."My art
is of a mathematical nature. I do it because I enjoy it and feel that it is inspiring
people - young and old - to look at mathematics in a new and possibly enlightening
way.All my stained glass work is based on numbers. They come in any form from
just counting the pieces of glass in an object to calculated surfaces, be it in 2D, 3D
or 4D in 3-space".See what we mean at http://glassgeometry.com/ and
experience his multi-dimensional world of mathematics and art.
Marcy Schepker enjoys building bridges between people and the community
through the arts and bringing out individual potential."Integrating arts into life, and
creating a vibrant cultural landscape is central to what I strive for", she says.She is a
teaching artist, focusing on needle felted tapestries. Thus, she is a tapestry weaver,
soft toy maker, clothing designer, and community person with over 40 years of
experience as a weaver and teacher.She moves color and texture and uses
recycled materials as much as possible at her studio, called Pear Tree Studio.See
more at http://www.peartreestudio.com/.
Adam Schepker considers himself a sculptor first and foremost.But, for his day job
works in the woodshop making looms at Harrisville Designs. He shared, "growing up,
arts was a major element in my Waldorf school's curriculum. I didn't have a TV and I
didn't have lots of neighbors to play with each day after school.So, I found myself
with a few local friends outside in Mother Nature's playground, bending the
interpretation of what a playground is."PLAY", this word is at the heart of what I
strive to portray or encourage with my work/sculptures. I make large participatory
sculptures out of either; wood, stone, or metal. I try to make sculptures that bring a
joyful sense of play to everyone focusing more on adults. I feel adults lose their
childhood sense of fun and joy due to their focus on adult responsibilities, and some
strange code of conduct that many adults feel tied to". He has a studio in his home;
a farmhouse built in the 1850's.
The Schepkers experience the arts by participating, educating and creating.
Perhaps, arguably their biggest contribution to the arts is their summer arts program
for children and teens called "Immersion in the Arts". The students/campers work in
each of their three studios everyday for up to two weeks.Adam teaches wood and
stone carving, Hans teaches stained glass fusing/slumping/soldering and origami,
and Marcy teaches needle felting and other fiber arts."We also take the kids out into
the community for creative and socially enriching field trips", Adam shared. For more
information or to find out how your child can be involved,
The Schepker Family are extremely talented artists and educators who each have
received acclaim for their craft throughout their respective careers.Both Marcy and
Hans are state-juried members of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen and
roster artists for the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, among other
commendations. They are pleased to call the Monadnock region and Harrisville their
home and we are pleased to share a small sample of them with you.Be sure to
check out their studios or reach out to them directly for more information.
Hans Schepker: firstname.lastname@example.org
Marcy Schepker: email@example.com
Adam Schepker: firstname.lastname@example.org