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July 2021

Please, Please, Please, Philadelphia

July 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, Virtual, 141 N 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Please, Please, Please, Philadelphia | Wed. July 14, 2021 | 6:30 pm EDT | LIVE on ZOOM Click HERE to RSVP Join us for Please, Please, Please, Philadelphia, a discussion about seating in the city featuring furniture designer-maker John Lutz, restoration expert and connoisseur of Early-American Furniture Chris Storb, and Emily Zilber, Director of Curatorial Affairs and Strategic Partnerships at the Wharton Esherick Museum. We'll hear about the history and tie local made furniture to our current exhibition Tom Loeser: Please, Please, Please.   John Lutz John Lutz is…

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Curator Talk with Jennifer-Navva Milliken

July 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, Virtual, 141 N 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Curator Talk with Jennifer-Navva Milliken | Thurs. July 22, 2021 | 6:30 pm EDT | LIVE on ZOOM Click HERE to RSVP Join us for an evening with Artistic Director and Curator Jennifer-Navva Milliken to learn about her thinking behind the exhibition Wood + Body: Expressions of Contemporary Jewelry. This small but international showing of contemporary jewelry made from wood offers a wide range of approaches, concepts, and questions while encouraging viewers to consider the creative potential of wood and…

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Queering Wood Craft: An LGBTQIA+ Woodworkers Roundtable Part 2

July 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, Virtual, 141 N 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Queering Wood Craft: An LGBTQIA+ Woodworkers Roundtable Part 2 | Sat. July 24, 2021 | 7:00 pm EDT | LIVE on ZOOM Click HERE to RSVP The Center for Art in Wood launched a series of conversations with queer woodworkers. Independent scholar and curator John-Duane Kingsley will lead this roundtable discussion with leading queer woodworkers and artists in wood, sharing the ways their lived experience impacts their craft, process, and aesthetic. Join us for an enlightening and fun evening. This…

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August 2021

First Friday Opening for Out of Bounds: The Art of Croquet

August 6 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, Virtual, 141 N 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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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…

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2022 Winter Residency Info Session

August 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, Virtual, 141 N 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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2022 Winter Residency Info Session | Thurs. August 18, 2021 | 6:00 pm EDT | LIVE on ZOOM Click HERE to RSVP Are you thinking about applying for the 2022 Winter Residency? Then, join us for an evening to talk about the residency and answer any questions you might have. About the Residency: The Center for Art in Wood and NextFab launched Winter Residency Program is 2021, and we're excited about the second session. The program is designed for artists…

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September 2021

Object Lesson with Ahmed Abdelazim

September 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, Virtual, 141 N 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Object Lesson | Ahmed Abdelazim | Fri. Sept 3, 2021 | 3 – 4 pm | LIVE on Zoom Click HERE to RSVP Object Lesson is a monthly First Friday speaker series that will open wide the cases of the Center’s Museum Collection through the perspectives of individuals from the worlds of art, design, performance, community activism, education, and more, creating fresh dialogues about the Collection and its objects. The series invites the public for an up-close and personal experience…

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Virtual Reception – Out of Bounds: The Art of Croquet

September 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, Virtual, 141 N 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Virtual Reception - Out of Bounds: The Art of Croquet | Fri. September 10, 2021 | 6:30 pm EDT | LIVE on ZOOM <a Click HERE to RSVP The Center for Art in Wood and <a the Furniture Society invite you to join us for a virtual evening for Out of Bounds: The Art of Croquet on Friday, September 10, 2021. Grab your court whites, your best croqueterie, and a Pimm’s Cup for a festive evening of insights from the…

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Let’s Play Croquet – Exhibition Tour and Game

September 11 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, Virtual, 141 N 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Let's Play Croquet - Exhibition Tour and Game | Sat. September 11, 2021 | 2 - 5 pm EDT | In-Person Event co-hosted by Franklin Square Click HERE to RSVP Let's Play Croquet! Join the Center for Art in Wood and Historic Philadelphia's Franklin Square for a day of Croquet. We'll convene at the Center at 2 pm for a tour of Out of Bounds: The Art of Croquet with co-curator and Artistic Director Jennifer-Navva Milliken, afterward we'll stroll over…

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Exhibition Tour – Jack Larimore: Sculpture

September 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Atelier Gallery, 1301 N 31st Street, Suite 2
Philadelphia, PA 19121 United States
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Exhibition Tour - Jack Larimore: Sculpture | Tues. September 14, 2021 | 6:30 pm EDT | Atelier Gallery 1301 N. 31st Street, Suite 2, Philadelphia | In-Person Event Vaccination and Masks Required Click HERE to RSVP Join us for a special tour of sculptor Jack Larimore's solo exhibition of new works at Atelier Gallery on Tuesday, September 14th at 6:30 pm EDT. Sculpture artist, furniture maker, and landscape architect Jack Larimore has been making three-dimensional work in various media for…

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Mark From Delco Revisited: Haogies and Wawa a Members-only event

September 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, Virtual, 141 N 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Mark Sfirri

 Mark From Delco Revisited: Haogies and Wawa a Members-only event| Fri. September 17, 2021 | 6:30 pm EDT | LIVE on ZOOM Click HERE to RSVP for this Members-only event Not a member? Click HERE to become one. Join us for a members-only evening with woodturner, Mark Sfirri. Mark grew up in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and is also referred to as Delco, was the setting for many scenes from the HBO series Mare of Easttown.  Mark will share reflections of…

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Sip & WiP

September 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, Virtual, 141 N 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Sip & WiP | Wed. September 22, 2021 | 6 – 7 pm | LIVE on ZOOM Please RSVP for this FREE event. Join us for a fun evening sharing your creative work in progress (WIP) from the comfort of your home while sipping on the beverage of your choice. This series of casual creative hangouts are for people to connect with one and other and share their project(s). We hope that you will join us for the next Sip…

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What is Contemporary Jewelry (and Why Should We Care)?

September 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, Virtual, 141 N 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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What is Contemporary Jewelry (and Why Should We Care)? | Thurs. September 23, 2021 | 6:30 pm EDT | LIVE on ZOOM Click HERE to RSVP Join us for a panel discussion with contemporary jewelry historians and experts Helen W. Drutt English, Elizabeth Essner, and Bella Neyman, with Philadelphia-based artist Caroline Gore. Helen W. Drutt English (Helen Drutt) was Founder/Director of her eponymous gallery in Philadelphia (1973–2002), which was among the first in the United States to commit to the modern…

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