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Heart of the Arts 2017


This is your chance to win a Vivian Beer sculpture
and support arts education!

Only 150 tickets will be sold at $150 each for a chance to own Anchored Candy No. 2, made by nationally recognized Manchester artist Vivian Beer, winner of HGTV’s Ellen’s Design Challenge. The sculpture is part of the “Anchored Candy” series and is perfectly scaled for the interior of your home or your residential garden (52’’ l x 21’’ w x 25.5’’ h). This piece is both functional as a bench and a stunning work of art. It is valued at $10,500.

Even if you don’t win the sculpture, you still win as all raffle ticket holders will be invited to an exclusive event with the artist at the Currier on May 11.

You can purchase raffle tickets via the secure online link below, by phone (603.669.6144, x108) or in person through Guest Services.

Each $150 ticket includes two invitations to a reception to meet this exceptional artist, see more of her work and learn about her process. The reception will be scheduled in the spring. The winning ticket will be drawn on Saturday evening, April 22, 2017 at the finale of the Heart of the Arts gala fundraiser. Raffle tickets do not include entrance to the gala and you do not have to be present to win.


About Vivian Beer

Vivian Beer’s sleek, abstracted metal furniture combines the aesthetic sensibilities of contemporary design, craft and sculpture to make a unique and novel statement for homes and businesses. She has a strong foundation in contemporary furniture design and her recent designs are informed by her interest in the history of American industry, architecture and transportation. Beer’s Infrastructure, Streamliner, Anchored Candy and upcoming Aeronautic series reveal her keen awareness of cultural and industrial history.

A graduate of Cranbrook Academy of Art and a recent fellow at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Beer’s work is in the collections of the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Metals Museum, The Currier Museum of Art, the Museum of Arts and Design, NYC and public art in the cities of Portland, Maine and Cambridge, Mass.

Image credits: John W. Hession