Ledyard Gallery

The Ledyard Gallery is the Howe’s space for the exhibition of work by artists of the Upper Valley.

In addition to exhibits by individual artists, we host annual group exhibits such as the Elden Murray contest, the Hanover High Art Show, and the 55+ Art Show.

To inquire about showing your work in the Ledyard Gallery, email Jared Jenisch at jared.jenisch@thehowe.org.

Current Exhibit

Ian Clark

A Photographer’s Quest for Steam Locomotives

On View from March 4 – May 3, 2023

Once more common than automobiles, steam locomotives have become nearly extinct in North America. Only something like 200 remain capable of pulling trains in the United States and those are all museum pieces.

West Newbury based photographer Ian Clark has traveled the world, from mundane locations such as Inner Mongolia to the exotic Barnet, Vermont in search of working steam engines. He’s photographed over 120 engines under steam. 

Ian spent many years operating commercial photo labs and tackling technical photographic problems, including a stint as the Manager of the Photographic Section at NASA’s Langley Research Center. He has a B.S. from the Rochester Institute of Technology and did his master’s work at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. He has been a news stringer off and on since 1975. For many years, he has traveled extensively to photograph railroads, focusing on our remaining steam locomotives. Locally, he’s best known for his sports photos in the local papers. In October 2018, he was accepted as a Juried Member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen.

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Past Ledyard Gallery Interviews

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