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Young Artist Speaker Series | Wit López | Wed, March 4, 2020 | 6 – 8 pm | The Center for Art in Wood The Center for Art in Wood is proud to present the Young Artist Speaker Series. Each semester a young artist is asked to share their work and speak about the transition from academia to an independent artist. The third installment in the series will feature artist Wit López taking place on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, from…Find out more »
Humaira Abid, The Stains are Forever, 2016. Photo: Adeel Ahmed. Artist Lecture: Humaira Abid | Sponsored by the University of the Arts and the Center for Art in Wood | Thurs, April 16, 2020 | Live on ZOOM at 5 pm EDT Join the University of the Arts and the Center for a virtual Artist Lecture via ZOOM with Humaira Abid. Artist Humaira Abid’s life and passion is devoted to leveraging her artistic language to expose taboos and their harmful…Find out more »
Virtual First Friday: Artists, Curators, and Cocktails | Hosted by CraftNOW | Fri, May 1, 2020 | Live on ZOOM at 6:30 pm EDT Join CraftNOW Philadelphia and friends for the inaugural Virtual First Friday, the first in a series of virtual events hosted by CraftNOW! A 30-plus year tradition, art lovers in Philadelphia have reserved the First Friday of every month for gallery hopping. To continue this tradition, CraftNOW will help to organize a group of curators and artists…Find out more »
Behind the Scenes at the Center for Art in Wood | Hosted by Atlas Obscura | Tues, May 5, 2020 | Live on ZOOM at 6:30 pm EDT Tickets $8 Members: Email Katie Sorenson for a special discount code Save on this and future events by becoming a member. Join Jennifer-Navva Milliken, Artistic Director for the Center for Art in Wood, for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Center’s permanent collection of contemporary art, craft, and design in the material of wood. This…Find out more »
Take a Hike: A Conversation with Jim Tabor | Thurs, May 21, 2020 | Live on ZOOM at 6:30 pm EDT RSVP Take a virtual trip of delight and discovery along the Appalachian Trail with woodcarver and hiker Jim Tabor. Jim will talk about his love of spoon carving, stories from the Trail, and what it means to be a “Trail Angel.” This event is free to the public. The Center for Art in Wood interprets, nurtures, and champions creative engagement and expansion of…Find out more »
Photo: Ran Erde Artist Talk with Dania Chelminsky | Thurs, May 28, 2020 | Live on ZOOM at 12:30 pm EDT RSVP Join us for a lunch break with contemporary jewelry artist Dania Chelminsky. Dania will talk about her childhood immigration to Israel from Mexico City and how this experience turned her focus to the body and the material of wood as she pursued a career in metalsmithing. Photo by the artist. Dania Chelminsky was born in Mexico City in 1961…Find out more »
Searching for Home in Philadelphia | Tues, June 16, 2020 | Live on ZOOM at 6:30 pm EDT RSVP Join us for a panel discussion with Searching for Home artist Humaira Abid, Dana Gold of Nationalities Service Center, Anne Ishii of Asian Arts Initiative, and Hazami Sayed of Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture. We'll discuss the contributions made by immigrants to the Philadelphia’s rich culture, and connect to the situation faced by immigrants and refugees during COVID-19 and how the pandemic made…Find out more »
Ursula von Rydingsvard: Into Her Own Viewing | Thurs, June 18, 2020 | Link to View the Film 12:00 am - 11:59 pm EDT Non-Members: $12 Click Here Members: Free - To RSVP email Katie Sorenson, Community Engagement Manager at email@example.com *Once you have purchased/RSVP'd, you will receive the link one day before the viewing room opens. You can view the documentary at any time during the 24 hours that the viewing room is open. Once this window has passed; the…Find out more »
Artist Talk with Erez Nevi Pana | Fri, June 26, 2020 | Live on ZOOM at 2:00 pm EDT RSVP Erez Nevi Pana takes an investigative and human-centered approach to both raw and discarded materials, excavating their properties and exposing and extracting the hidden, often toxic or destructive, byproducts of industrial manufacture. His egalitarian attitude toward materials and makers brings poetry to objects of uncanny beauty—pure collaborations between nature and culture, otherworldly but borne of the earth. Reclaimed wood is the…Find out more »
Rescheduled - The 2019 Bob Stocksdale International Excellence in Wood Award: Humaira Abid | Thurs, July 23, 2020 | 6:30 pm | Virtual Lecture Co-hosted by Winterthur Museum RSVP Join us to celebrate the fourth year of the Bob Stocksdale International Excellence in Wood Award. Supported by an anonymous donor, this award is presented annually to an emerging or mid-career artist whose work, like Stocksdale’s, unites quality of craftsmanship and respect for materials. The 2019 recipient for the Bob…Find out more »
Artist Talk with Roy Underhill | Tues, July 28, 2020 | Live on ZOOM at 6:30 pm EDT RSVP Join us for a talk with woodworking celebrity Roy Underhill! The talk will take place in his very own Woodwright School where Roy will share stories from his life and work, including his experience hosting the hit PBS series The Woodwright’s Shop. Don’t miss this opportunity to spend an evening with a woodworking icon! Roy Underhill is an American woodworker and television show host.…Find out more »
To Understand a Tree, a work-in-process with Gina Siepel | Thurs. July 30, 2020 | 6:30 – 7:30 pm | LIVE on ZOOM RSVP What is the community of a tree? Are woodworkers part of it? What will happen if I, as a woodworker, place myself in a deeper relationship to the forest? Interdisciplinary artist and woodworker Gina Siepel discusses her ongoing work, To Understand a Tree, currently in process in the forest of western Massachusetts. To Understand a Tree…Find out more »