The Place...to be creative!
When you go to a community with layers of history,
with charm and character, where many people gather,
you react emotionally and psychologically.
That feeling, which everybody has experienced, is known as ‘sense of place’.
Robert Steuteville, “Why 'place' is the new American dream.”
Better Cities & Towns. New Urban News Publications, 01 Aug. 2014. Web. 03 Aug. 2014.
The Place Studio & Gallery opened in October 2014 with the idea of providing a sense of place for the community of Concord, NH and surrounding area by offering the place to be downtown – a place to slow down and tap into your own creativity, to gather to be inspired by other artists.
Since closing their in-person studio in November 2020, The Place continues as an online do-it-yourself art and craft business offering a variety of activities, as well as an educational place for people to learn about making and appreciating art, while providing the opportunity to buy art at reasonable prices. The Place is independently run by a trained art educator with over a decade of experience coordinating, developing and implementing engaging learning experiences in museums and schools.
The Place is the place…to be inspired…to be creative…to celebrate…to have fun…to relax and unwind.
CHRISTA ZUBER, OWNER
Christa Zuber earned her Master of Teaching Secondary Visual Art and Drama from the University of Sydney in Sydney, Australia. Originally from a small-town in Pennsylvania, Christa lived in downtown Concord, NH (the original home of The Place) for over a decade, before moving to midcoast Maine in late 2020.
With over 15 years of teaching experience, Christa has worked in a number of well known museums developing engaging learning experiences, including the Currier Museum of Art, the Boston Museum of Science and The Children’s Museum in Boston. In addition, she has also taught elementary and secondary education in schools in the US and abroad, and worked as a corporate trainer and nonprofit coordinator.
While focusing more on exploring her own art practice these days, Christa remains committed to building community and inspiring others to be creative. She continues to produce the Concord Arts Market, a monthly summer/fall arts market in Rollins Park featuring over 60 local artists and artisans.