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Arts & Artists

New Hampshire Traditional Arts & Folklife Listing

Andre Belanger
Traditional Sign Carving, Painting & Sculpture

Andre Belanger is a versatile artist with expertise in a variety of mediums. Working out of his workshop, Studio Works, located in Berlin, N.H. he makes one-of-a-kind custom signs in the tradition of early American sign makers for businesses, museums, private homes, and other needs. Andre uses traditional wood working techniques and hand tools. His signs can be left unpainted to showcase the beauty of the wood or painted with enduring colors for outdoor display. Andre is also contemporary landscape painter and sculptor. His artistic skills have brought him recognition and prestigious commissions in New Hampshire and beyond. In 2000, he demonstrated sign carving as part of the New Hampshire program at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and demonstrated again at the Celebrate New Hampshire festival held in 2000 in Hopkinton, N.H. He has been commissioned to create artwork for the State Arts Councilís Percent for Art program and created the Community Spirit Award for the 2005 Governorís Arts Award. In 2006, Andre was commissioned by the Old Man of the Mountain Legacy Fund to design and fabricate the New Hampshire Profile Award, an award created to honor groups and individuals that embody the strength and character of the state symbol. Most recently, Andre designed the State of New Hampshire Medal of Honor that will be awarded posthumously to New Hampshire veterans lost in the line of duty. Andre also teaches drawing, painting and sculpture to students of various ages and abilities, including both gifted students and the developmentally disabled. He has given workshops at his studio and at various schools and institutions in multiple disciplines ranging from basic design to mural painting.

Preferred activities and age groups: Demonstrations and hands on workshops at community locations such as libraries, historic societies, fairs, festivals, and museums for all ages. Available for single day presentations, multiple day commitments, and long term residencies.

Availability: Primarily North Country but can travel year round.


Contact Information:
276 Pleasant St
Berlin, NH 03570
Phone: 603/752-2787
Alt. Phone: 603/752-2787


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