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Join us and meet curator Dick Walters and adviser Gene Kangas who organized Hooked on Wood. Hear overviews on the history of and contemporary trends associated with making and collecting fish decoys. Artist Merryll Saylan of California and exhibiting in Life Aquatic, discusses how artists assimilate inspirations, and design and make works that focus on specific themes.Find out more »
The exhibition, allTURNatives: Form + Spirit 2012, opens on August 3rd. This multi-disciplinary exhibit will reflect each Resident Fellows’ experiences, including objects produced before and during the residency. Three-dimensional work will be accompanied by photos, essays, films, journals and other documentation depicting the summer experience. 2012 Windgate ITE Residents: Maria Anasazi (Philadelphia, PA), Sarah Archer (Philadelphia, PA), Darrell Copeland (Weaverville, NC), John Hallett (South Australia), Michael M. Koehler (Philadelphia, PA), Daniel Ostrov (Philadelphia, PA), and Jeannette Rein (West Australia)Find out more »
A presentation of Craft NOW Philadelphia Moderators Bruce Metcalf and Judith Schaechter will present a panel discussion consisting of teachers and their choice of an artist they once taught or mentored. Topics will include the transitions between generations of makers, transactions between deep knowledge and learning, and speculation about the future of craft. Keynote address by Perry Price, American Craft Council (ACC) Director of Education Panel Discussion between ACC Fellows and Emerging Talent with Meghan Ayers, Sharon Church, Chrissy Day,…Find out more »
A symposium,Technicalities: Meaning in Methods, October 29-30, 2016, will be presented in conjunction with Wood, Revisited, October 28, 2016 through April 8, 2017, and the concurrent exhibition at The Clay Studio, Transference: Transfer Printing and Contemporary Ceramics, October 7 through November 27, 2016. The discussions will explore new and traditional methods and their conceptual repercussions in the contemporary wood and ceramic art fields. Production Values: The Relevance of Technique in Contemporary Art and Design is the keynote address by Glenn Adamson…Find out more »
On November 12, the same day as our Annual Founders' Fundraiser, the inaugural honoree reciepient of The Bob Stocksdale International Excellence in Wood Award for 2016, Jakob Weissflog, Germany, will be at the Center to open his exhibition. Jakob’s work will be on display and available for sale November 12, 2016 – April 8, 2017. Supported by an anonymous donor, this award of $1,000 and a documented exhibition will be presented annually to an emerging or mid-career artist whose work, like Stocksdale’s, unites quality…Find out more »
The Center for Art in Wood, in collaboration with The Clay Studio, presents Small Favors: Think Inside the Box, which will be on view on the Center’s Len Scherock Museum Store Art Wall and in the Korman Gallery at The Clay Studio. The exhibition engages new and established artists, challenging them to produce work using varied materials that fit inside a 4-inch acrylic cube. In 2006, The Clay Studio conceived the Small Favors exhibition as an effort to advance fine…Find out more »
Gallery Talk SMOOTH: Mangle Boards of Northern Europe & Contemporary Concepts June 6, 2017, 6 – 8:00 PM Jay Raymond and artist Beth Ireland at the Center Join us in the Gerry Lenfest Gallery for a gallery talk with curator Jay Raymond and artist Beth Ireland for a discussion on our current exhibition of mangle boards, highly-ornamented planks of wood used to smooth wrinkles from linen in the 16th to 19th century and their conceptual counterparts. Guest curator Jay Raymond studied four…Find out more »
Celebrating the Center’s 22nd year sponsoring the Windgate ITE International Residency and hosted by our partners, NextFab and the University of the Arts, this program encourages research, discussions, studio work, experimentation and collaborations. The residency culminates in the allTURNatives: Form + Spirit 2017 exhibition in the Center’s Gerry Lenfest Gallery. This multi-disciplinary exhibition reflects each resident’s experience and includes work produced prior to the residency. Three-dimensional work will be accompanied by photos, video, and other documentation depicting the summer experience. Click…Find out more »
Preview Reception – Wood + Body: Expressions of Contemporary Jewelry | Fri. June 18, 2021 | 3:00 pm EDT | LIVE on ZOOM Click HERE to RSVP Join us for a virtual evening previewing the upcoming of Wood + Body: Expressions of Contemporary Jewelry exhibition opening on July 2, 2021. This casual reception will offer insights from the artists about their work. So grab your favorite snack and beverage and don’t miss this festive evening to raise a glass! This…Find out more »
First Friday Opening – Out of Bounds: The Art of Croquet | Fri. August 6, 2021 | 5 - 8 pm EDT | at The Center for Art in Wood Join us for the return of First Friday and the opening of Out of Bounds: The Art of Croquet a “striking” exhibition of artist-made mallets and balls. Curated by Jennifer-Navva Milliken, Artistic Director at the Center for Art in Wood, and Northampton, Massachusetts-based furniture maker Silas Kopf—both amateur devotees of the sport—the…Find out more »