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April 2020

Canceled – Object Lesson

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, Virtual, 141 N 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Canceled - Object Lesson  | Fri. April 3, 2020 | 7 – 7:30 pm | The Center for Art in Wood Museum Collection FREE 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…

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Canceled – Drink and Draw

April 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, Virtual, 141 N 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Canceled - Drink and Draw | Wed. April 8, 2020 | 6 – 8 pm | The Center for Art in Wood   Join us for Drink and Draw at the Center! Start with a little wine and meet your fellow drawing buddies then explore and draw from over 1200 objects in our Museum Collection. We provide the wine all you need to bring is your paper and drawing supplies. We welcome all levels of experience and skill for this…

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Canceled – Family Craft Table

April 11 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, Virtual, 141 N 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Free

Canceled - Family Craft Table | Sat. April 11, 2020 | 11 am – 4 pm | The Center for Art in Wood Join us for a fun-filled afternoon at the Center's monthly Family Craft table. Each month the Center will offer a free seasonal hands-on craft for all ages to enjoy. Stop in and experience the Center's Museum Collection, unique store and get creative at the Family Craft Table. Don’t miss this FREE, fun, family-friendly event at the Center.…

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Artist Lecture: Humaira Abid

April 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, Virtual, 141 N 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Free
Humaira Abid

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…

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Canceled – Date Night at The Center for Art in Wood

April 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, Virtual, 141 N 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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$15

Canceled - Date Night at The Center for Art in Wood | Fri, April 17, 2020 | 6 – 8 pm Cost: $10 Members   | $15 Non-Members  Join us for a fun Date Night with your special someone, your mom, your best friend or anyone that you want to spend time with! The evening starts with a tour of our current exhibition, Humaira Abid: Searching for Home, followed by a crafting table for exploring color and design. Enjoy light refreshments, wine,…

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May 2020

Wood Shed Wind Down with Navva

May 1 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, Virtual, 141 N 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Free

Wood Shed Wind Down with Navva | Fri, May 1, 2020 | Facebook 5:30 pm EDT Let's toast First Friday! Join the Center's Artistic Director, Jennifer-Navva Milliken, to learn about the history and use of wooden bar tools as well as the secrets behind some of her signature drinks. This First Friday, Navva will talk about the wooden cocktail muddler and demonstrate its use in a guided lesson making the spring-filled Darling, You Are Getting Better Looking Every Day, a cocktail…

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Virtual First Friday: Artists, Curators, and Cocktails

May 1 @ 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 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…

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Atlas Obscura: Behind the Scenes at the Center for Art in Wood

May 5 @ 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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$8.00

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…

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Sip & Wip

May 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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The Center for Art in Wood, Virtual, 141 N 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Sip & Wip | Wed. May 27, 2020 | 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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Take a Hike: A Conversation with Jim Tabor

May 21 @ 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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Free

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…

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Sip & Wip

May 27 @ 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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Free

Sip & Wip | Wed. May 27, 2020 | 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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Artist Talk with Dania Chelminsky

May 28 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, Virtual, 141 N 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Free

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…

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