North Country Snapshot #11 Katherine Ferrier

Name: Katherine Ferrier
Occupation: Gallery at WREN Coordinator, Director of Cultivate, Bethlehem ArtWalk, Independent artist/writer
Residence: Bethlehem, NH
Age: 47

1) Given the choice of anyone in the world, living or dead, real or fictional, with whom would you want to have dinner?

“My mom, who died in 2001.”

2) What’s one of your favorite movies?

“Wings of Desire”

3) Cat or dog?

“Anyone who has come within a ten-mile radius of my Instagram feed can tell you the answer to this question is: cat(s). duh.”

4) If you could vacation anywhere in the world, where would you go?

“Almost anywhere with a sandy beach and warm water.”

5) What’s the last thing you remember hearing on the radio?

“Angel Larcom’s fabulous interview on WLTN with current Gallery at WREN artist Stefan Sall. Fascinating! (Folks might be familiar with his large scale hand carved bench outside of Northern Lights Music in Littleton.) If you haven’t checked out his work yet, be sure to stop by the Gallery in August. He’ll also be giving a demonstration of wood carving during the Bethlehem ArtWalk on Saturday, August 15th from 1-3. (Check out the full schedule of events for the ArtWalk on the website:www.bethlehemartwalk.com. 12 straight hours of non-stop art, from 10am till 10pm. Don’t miss it!”

6) What’s your favorite thing about the North Country?

“The exquisitely beautiful combination of place and people. The landscape up here is rough and rugged. So are the people. I think it’s why a lot of artists are drawn to the area, and why this area has given rise to so many artists. It takes a perseverance and steadfastness to survive up here, a willingness to keep going that simultaneously hardens folks, and renders them super tuned in to and appreciate of the wonder and beauty of everyday life.”

7) Smartphone, flip phone, or rotary phone?

“Smart phone. Though I miss the Star Trek-like fun of my old flip phone! Beam me up!”

8) What’s your least favorite thing about the North Country?

“Long cold winters with no end in sight. Sigh.”

9) What's the biggest problem facing the world right now?

“You mean, aside from disastrous climate change, which is getting mroe and more real every day in ways we won’t be able to ignore in a few years? I think our biggest problem is this dangerous and false belief that we are not utterly and intimately connected to and dependent on every other living thing on this planet, and the hideous violence that arises and plays out when we perceive ourselves as somehow separate. If we can’t snap out of that one, on both the micro and macro level, we don’t stand a chance.”

10) How do you like your steak cooked?

*unanswered*

11) What’s something most people don’t know about you?

“No one believes me when I say this, because most of the hats I wear require me to tap into my extrovert side, but I’m actually very shy.”