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The Center for Art in Wood

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141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
(215) 923-8000 www.centerforartinwood.org

April 2012

Wood Wednesday: Bob Aibel and Lew Wexler

April 11, 2012 @ 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Bob Aibel of Moderne Gallery and Lew Wexler of Wexler Gallery provide insight on how contemporary studio wood art fits into the larger studio art scene.

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point + COUNTERPOINT in the Gallery

April 21, 2012 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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A Conversation with Gerard Brown and Michelle Holzapfel. We are pleased to present a special event to punctuate the conclusion of the exhibit which has inaugurated our new space in Old City. We will welcome two speakers on April 21st who will lead a public conversation focused on contemporary studio art. Gerard Brown, professor at Tyler School of Art at Temple University, artist, writer and curator of Turning to Art in Wood: A Creative Journey exhibit; and Michelle Holzapfel, artist and writer. Michelle sculpted the beautiful hand…

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May 2012

Wood Wednesday: Jack Larimore and Rick Snyderman

May 9, 2012 @ 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Artist Jack Larimore and gallerist Rick Snyderman lead a discussion on studio furniture as a longtime component of the Craft Art movement, concurrent with Jack’s exhibition at Snyderman-Works Galleries. Jack’s furniture designs and materials evolve at lightning speed with his imagination and fine craftsmanship always present. Rick has decades of experience representing artists in all media with wife Ruth. Rick will compare and contrast trends in furniture with other media. $5 donation for a cold drink or $10 donation for a…

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Decoy Appraisals

May 18, 2012 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Before the opening reception of Hooked on Wood and Life Aquatic, we have appraisals with Dick Walters and Gene Kangas. Experts tell you what your fish or duck decoy is worth. $5 donation for each appraisal. RSVP by May 16th by calling (215) 923-8000.

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Hooked on Wood and Life Aquatic Opening Reception

May 18, 2012 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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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.

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June 2012

Decorate Your Own Decoy Workshop

June 16, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Spend the afternoon decorating your own fish decoy. Rachel Bliss, critically acclaimed visual artist whose work has been featured in The New York Times, Time Magazine, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, will lead the workshop. A private tour of Hooked on Wood: The Allure of the Fish Decoy and Life Aquatic are included in the $15 donation. The Center would like to thank Larry Lange who donated his time and energy in creating functional fish decoys for the workshop.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_otKFUzQg7U

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July 2012

Wood Wednesday: Rachel Bliss

July 11, 2012 @ 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Rachel Bliss, local artist and fanciful portrait painter will guide us through the Hooked on Wood and Life Aquatic exhibits. Like all viewers, she is intrigued by the imagination and craftsmanship of the fish decoy artists. She brings her painter’s understanding to analyzing the paints, mixes and finishes through the exhibit. $5 donation for a cold drink, $10 donation adds a light supper next door at Café Ole. RSVP by calling (215) 923-8000.

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Decorate Your Own Decoy Workshop

July 14, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Spend the afternoon decorating your own fish decoy. Rachel Bliss, critically acclaimed visual artist whose work has been featured in The New York Times, Time Magazine, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, will lead the workshop. A private tour of Hooked on Wood: The Allure of the Fish Decoy and Life Aquatic are included in the $15 donation. The Center would like to thank Larry Lange who donated his time and energy in creating functional fish decoys for the workshop.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_otKFUzQg7U

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August 2012

allTURNatives: Form + Spirit 2012 Open Reception

August 3, 2012 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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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)

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2012 Windgate ITE Resident Fellows Gallery Talk

August 4, 2012 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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The 2012 Windgate ITE Resident Fellows will present a detailed gallery talk for the public about their work and Windgate ITE experience. The Saturday afternoon discussion is free and open to the public.

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October 2012

TOPS Workshop

October 6, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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The Center for Art in Wood invites you to join us for another exhibition inspired, hands on art workshop! Enjoy a brief gallery tour of our current exhibition, allTURNatives: Form + Spirit 2012. Then it’s your TURN to design and create your very own spinning disc top, right in the Center’s museum, surrounded by the inspiring works on display. UPDATE: Fun was had by all at the TOPS Workshop! Critically acclaimed visual artist and teacher, Rachel Bliss, guided the creative…

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TOPS II: A Second TURN Workshop

October 20, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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If you missed TOPS, our last exhibition-inspired, hands-on workshop, don’t worry. You can still register to participate in TOPS II: A Second TURN. That’s right, our first workshop was so successful that we’ve added another! We've made some additions, including a private tour of our new museum collection, an additional hour to work, the introduction of new art materials, and more top choices so that you will be able to decorate lathe turned spindle tops. Once again, another of our tastefully…

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December 2012

Festive Winter Art Make & Take Workshop

December 8, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Just in time for the winter holidays! Come create at our Festive Winter Art Make & Take Workshop led by artist and teacher, Rachel Bliss. We will be making a variety of small, three-dimensional art, including jewelry, ornaments and chachkas. Walk-ins welcome! $25 for non-members | $20 for members

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Portrait Painting Meets Cabinets of Curiosities

December 15, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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The Center's "From Tree to Me: Journeys in Wood" educational programming brings you another great exhibition-inspired, hands-on art workshop. Inspired by the current exhibit, YOUR PERSONAL HANG-UPS, curated by Gail M. Brown. Whether you're quiet and sensitive or loud and funky, our new "Portrait Painting Meets Cabinets of Curiosities" art workshop is the perfect fit for everyone! walks-ins welcome! $25 for non-members | $20 for members From 11 a.m. to 1 1 p.m., join artists Ron Humbertson, Director of Exhibitions and Collections…

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January 2013

Portrait Painting Meets Cabinets of Curiosities

January 12, 2013 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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The Center's "From Tree to Me: Journeys in Wood" educational programming brings you another great exhibition-inspired, hands-on art workshop. Inspired by the current exhibit, YOUR PERSONAL HANG-UPS, curated by Gail M. Brown. Whether you're quiet and sensitive or loud and funky, our new "Portrait Painting Meets Cabinets of Curiosities" art workshop is the perfect fit for everyone! walks-ins welcome! $25 for non-members | $20 for members From 11 a.m. to 1 1 p.m., join artists Ron Humbertson, Director of Exhibitions and Collections…

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February 2013

The Valentine’s Make & Take Art Workshop

February 2, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Just in time for Valentine's Day! You asked for it, so we've added it! Saturday, February 2nd from 12 to 4 p.m. at The Center for Art in Wood with Ron and Rachel as your creative guides. Explore heart boxes, tops and more to give to that special someone that you so adore. $25 for non-members | $20 for members Images from the Valentine's Make & Take workshop.

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April 2013

CALL-AND-RESPONSE Make & Take Art Workshop

April 6, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Another exhibition-inspired, hands-on art workshop. Participants will examine and respond to the current sculptures in the exhibition through texture and scale. You'll use wood and layered cardboard to create free-standing, three-dimensional sculptural constructions, as well as monochromatic design assemblages in shadow boxes. Images from the CALL – AND – RESPONSE Make & Take Art Workshop.

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Pinocchio Puppet-Making Workshops

April 20, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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With Artist and Education Coordinator, Rachel Bliss, and sewing instructor, Heather Harris from Handcraft Workshop. $20 for Members | $25 for Non-Members Participants of all ages can make unique hand puppets using fabric, paint, wood and other materials. During the workshop, participants can work with a wood turner to create a wooden nose for their puppet. Supplies are included. Images from the Pinocchio Puppet-Making workshops:   The Center for Art in Wood celebrated Pinocchio with fun workshops for all ages!…

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May 2013

Pinocchio Puppet-Making Workshops

May 25, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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With Artist and Education Coordinator, Rachel Bliss, and sewing instructor, Heather Harris from Handcraft Workshop. $20 for Members | $25 for Non-Members Participants of all ages can make unique hand puppets using fabric, paint, wood and other materials. During the workshop, participants can work with a wood turner to create a wooden nose for their puppet. Supplies are included. Images from the Pinocchio Puppet-Making workshops:   The Center for Art in Wood celebrated Pinocchio with fun workshops for all ages!…

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June 2013

Pinocchio Puppet-Making Workshops

June 15, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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With Artist and Education Coordinator, Rachel Bliss, and sewing instructor, Heather Harris from Handcraft Workshop. $20 for Members | $25 for Non-Members Participants of all ages can make unique hand puppets using fabric, paint, wood and other materials. During the workshop, participants can work with a wood turner to create a wooden nose for their puppet. Supplies are included. Images from the Pinocchio Puppet-Making workshops:   The Center for Art in Wood celebrated Pinocchio with fun workshops for all ages!…

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Figurative Wood Sculpture Workshop with Susan Hagen

June 22, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Try a hand at creating unique and expressive figures with our featured artist, Susan Hagen. During the workshop, participants will use additive fabrication processes using small wood stock, beads, spools, spindles, etc. After the figure is formed, participants have a choice to draw and/or paint the surface. $30 for Members | $35 for Non-Members Images from the Figurative Wood Sculpture Workshop with Susan Hagen.

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November 2013

2013 Annual Founders’ Fundraiser

November 9, 2013
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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The Center for Art in Wood announces the kickoff of a $5 million campaign with a lead gift from the Windgate Charitable Foundation of $2 million. The Center for Art in Wood announces the kickoff of a $5 million campaign with a lead gift from the Windgate Charitable Foundation of $2 million. Half of the Windgate funds will endow the Center’s annual residency program, to be renamed the Windgate ITE International Residency. The remainder of the gift will be used…

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December 2013

Turned Ornaments & Dreidels

December 7, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Delight your friends this season with hand-made gifts. Work one-on-one with our wood turning instructor and teachers to create and embellish your own lathe-turned ornaments or dreidels. Fee includes materials and instruction. $30 for Members | $35 for Non-Members Kids Corner Workshop! We provide a hands-on workshop for children seven years old and under for a lesser fee. The "Kids Corner Workshop" is designed for budding artists with tiny hands to participate in their own art making. The workshop will…

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November 2014

2014 Annual Founders’ Fundraiser: Ron Flemming

November 8, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Honoring Ron Fleming, Founding Trustee and Sculptor This year, we are proud to announce that we will be honoring Ron Fleming, Founding Trustee and Sculptor. Since 1986, Ron has been an active participant in the history and growth of the Center. As a Founding Trustee, he helped to sculpt the Center’s original mission, and designed and executed the original logo and branding for the Center, then known as the Wood Turning Center. Early on, Ron’s mastery of graphic design soon…

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February 2015

A Sense of Balance: The Sculpture of Stoney Lamar

February 6, 2015 - April 18, 2015
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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First Fridays | February 6, March 6, Apr 3 | 5:00 – 8:00 | ADMISSION IS FREE Tour of Snyderman-Works Galleries, 303 Cherry St, Philadelphia, followed by a gallery talk and reception with Stoney Lamar, Curator Andrew Glasgow, and studio artist and writer, Bruce Metcalf, at the Center | Saturday, Mar 7, 2015 | 2:00 – 4:00 | ADMISSION IS FREE, Registration required.  Please email maggie@centerforartinwood.org. William Stoney Lamar (1951 – ) has contributed exceptional skill and vision to the world of wood…

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August 2015

allTURNatives: Form + Spirit 2015

August 7, 2015 - September 26, 2015
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Celebrating the Center’s 20th year hosting the Windgate ITE International Residency program, the resident fellows worked together for two months in Philadelphia to collaborate and focus on new directions in their work, which culminates in the allTURNatives: Form + Spirit 2015 exhibition in the Center’s Gerry Lenfest Gallery. This multidisciplinary exhibition will reflect each resident fellow’s experience including objects produced before and during the residency. Three dimensional work will be accompanied by photos, video, and other documentation depicting the summer experience. Click here to learn more about the…

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October 2015

Old City Fest

October 11, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Old City Fest is a celebration of art and design, fashion and food, creativity and culture on the streets of America’s most historic square mile— Old City, Philadelphia. This event highlights the region’s premier art and design district, showcasing local designers, creative firms, restaurants, retailers, galleries, theater, culture, history and architecture. The Design Showcase, opening during Old City Fest is located in the Gerry Lenfest Gallery at The Center for Art in Wood.  It will feature actual room settings created…

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Design Showcase presented with Marguerite Rodgers Interior Design

October 11, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - October 16, 2015 @ 9:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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The week long showcase, open daily from 10 to 5 in the Center's Gerry Lenfest Gallery, will feature actual room settings created by Marguerite Rodgers Interior Design using an eclectic array of furnishings, objects and art exclusively from Old City shops and galleries. In addition to the normal operating hours at the Center, the showcase will be open during Old City Fest on Sunday, October 11 from 12 to 6pm and during the DesignPhiladelphia Closing Event on Friday, October 16…

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Art in Wood: Philadelphia’s American Craft Council Fellows

October 30, 2015 - January 16, 2016
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Exhibiting past American Craft Council (ACC) Fellow Awardees: Sharon Church, jeweler; David Ellsworth, wood turner; Michael Hurwitz, furniture maker; Bruce Metcalf, jeweler; and the late George Nakashima, furniture maker. Each of the artists work in wood and have distinctive careers that span 25 years or more. The Philadelphia region is widely recognized for its rich history within the field of craft, now reflected in the number of local artists who have been elected to the ACC College of Fellows. In addition to the Center,…

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Meet the Fellows Opening

October 30, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Art in Wood: Philadelphia's ACC Fellows opens on October 30 and features five of America's most prominent artists and Fellows of the American Craft Council (ACC): Sharon Church, jeweler; David Ellsworth, wood turner; Michael Hurwitz, furniture maker; Bruce Metcalf, jeweler; and the late George Nakashima, furniture maker.  The exhibition also features photographs from Paul J. Smith, curator, artist, and Director Emeritus of the Museum of Arts and Design. In addition to seeing the earliest preview of the exhibition, this event will give…

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November 2015

2015 Annual Founders’ Fundraiser

November 14, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
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$125

Thank you to all the sponsors and to all the attendees at this year's Founders' Fundraiser. This year, the Center honored Philadelphia area Fellows designated by the American Craft Council (ACC) with an exhibition at the Center. Each of the artists work in wood and have distinctive careers that span 25 years or more. Click here to view the program book. Honorees included: Sharon Church, jeweler; David Ellsworth, wood turner; Michael Hurwitz, furniture maker; Bruce Metcalf, jeweler; and the late George Nakashima, furniture maker. Helen…

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February 2016

Wendy Maruyama: The wildLIFE Project

February 5, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - April 23, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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The Center presents provocative works by three artists in the Gerry Lenfest Gallery.  Wendy Maruyama: The wildLIFE Project addresses poaching and the illegal ivory trade which has all but decimated the elephant and exemplifies the artist’s shift beyond traditional studio craft and education, to advocacy.  Elephants are memorialized in monumental form with sculpted heads ranging from 8 to 12 feet in height, and shrine-like cabinet forms.  All create layers of sensory experience for the viewer as does the use of…

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Dorothy Gill Barnes & Dona Look: Beyond the Trees

February 5, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - April 23, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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(This exhibition runs concurrently with the Wendy Maryuma: The wildLIFE Project exhibition.) The Center presents provocative works by three artists in the Gerry Lenfest Gallery.  Wendy Maruyama: The wildLIFE Project addresses poaching and the illegal ivory trade which has all but decimated the elephant and exemplifies the artist’s shift beyond traditional studio craft and education, to advocacy.  Elephants are memorialized in monumental form with sculpted heads ranging from 8 to 12 feet in height, and shrine-like cabinet forms.  All create…

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May 2016

On the Edge of Your Seat: Chairs for the 21st Century

May 6, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - July 21, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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A collaboration with The Furniture Society in conjunction with their annual conference June 23-25, 2016. Exhibiting artists include: Jennifer Anderson, Justin G. Bailey, Bob Brox, Stoel Burrowes, Sheri Crider & Nina Dubois, Alicia Dietz, Jack R. Elliott, Dugan Essick, Adrian Ferrazzutti, Amy Forsyth, Jordan Gehman, Sophie Glenn, Tad Gloeckler, Doug Jones & Carrie Compton, Lauren Kalman, Patrick Kana, David Knopp, Beth Krensky, Joseph G. La Macchia, Jack Larimore, Po Shun Leong, Laura Mays, Christine Mei, Taiji Miyasaka & Darrin Griechen, Mira…

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July 2016

Flashback l Fast Forward

July 22, 2016 @ 10:00 am - October 27, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States

A special, online exhibition featuring the work of over 50 artists from the Center’s 40 year history.

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Philly Feast!

July 25, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Join us for Philly Feast in Old City and watch live, wood-turning demos in front of the Big Doors of The Center for Art in Wood. Artist Derek Weidman will be showcasing his talent and making some wood chips! The event will involve 40 food vendors, 40 local craft vendors, and 2 stages with entertainment. Over 10,000 people are expected to attend this event that is welcoming the 2016 DNC.

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August 2016

allTURNatives: Form + Spirit 2016

August 5, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - October 15, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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The Windgate ITE International Residency (Windgate ITE) program is a collegial experience in which the Resident Fellows explore new work through research, exploration and collaboration. Celebrating the Center’s 21st year hosting the Windgate ITE International Residency program, the resident fellows work together for two months in Philadelphia to collaborate and focus on new directions in their work, which culminates in the allTURNatives: Form + Spirit 2016 exhibition in the Center’s Gerry Lenfest Gallery. This multi-disciplinary exhibition will reflect each resident fellow’s experience…

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October 2016

CALL FOR ENTRIES–SMALL FAVORS: THINK INSIDE THE BOX

October 7, 2016 @ 12:00 am - January 13, 2017 @ 11:55 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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The Center for Art in Wood is happy to announce our collaboration with The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, for our Len Scherock Museum Store Exhibition-SMALL FAVORS: THINK INSIDE THE BOX SMALL FAVORS: THINK INSIDE THE BOX engages artists' creativity in new and exciting ways with the challenge of making pieces on a very small scale. For some artists, the work they create is similar to what they normally make but at a reduced scale. Others use it as an opportunity to break…

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OLD CITY FEST

October 9, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Old City Fest Sunday, Oct 9th from  11am – 6pm Entrance at 3rd and Arch Street Live Woodturning Demos, Crafts and Activities

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Wood, Revisited

October 28, 2016 - April 8, 2017
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Wood, Revisited examines the role technology has played in the work of wood artists over the past two decades. This exhibition highlights the nature of wood as a medium by investigating the boundaries of technique such as new technologies, augmented tool(s), and creating work that has a digital or technological look (“tech aesthetic”) and the dialogue between designer, engineer, and artist. Wood, Revisited, is curated by Anne Carlisle, with advisor Glenn Adamson, who was a curator of the Center’s Wood…

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Craft NOW Kick Off–Production Values: The Relevance of Technique in Contemporary Art and Design

October 28, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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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…

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November 2016

The Bob Stocksdale International Excellence in Wood Award Exhibition 2016

November 12, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - April 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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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…

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Annual Founders’ Fundraiser

November 12, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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The event was held at the Center on Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 6pm – 8pm. This year’s event honored Glenn Adamson and included a video tribute from the Wood Turning in North America Since 1930 curatorial team. The team includes Edward S (Ned) Cook Jr., Charles F. Montgomery Professor, History of Art American Decorative Arts and Material Culture, Yale University; Charles Hummel, Curator Emeritus, Winterthur Museum and Garden; Pat Kane, Curator of Decorative Arts Yale University Art Gallery; and…

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#GIVINGTUESDAY

November 29, 2016 @ 12:00 am - 11:55 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States

This #GivingTuesday, help foster the future of artists who work in wood by supporting The Center for Art in Wood’s Student Artist Fellow for the 2017 Windgate ITE International Residency Program. Our goal is to raise $5,000 to fund this very special student experience. This past summer marked the 21st year for the Windgate ITE International Residency and the 30th year for the Center as a nonprofit. In recognition of these two milestones we established the position for a student to participate…

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December 2016

Craft NOW Philadelphia

December 2, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - January 28, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States

Craft NOW Philadelphia was launched in 2015 by a consortium of two dozen individuals, galleries, museums, universities, retailers and civic organizations whose mission is to promote Philadelphia as a national center of craft and making. Craft NOW serves as a citywide platform that celebrates Philadelphia’s unparalleled craft and artisanal legacy, showcases the area’s many outstanding craft artists, galleries and other institutions, and highlights the City’s continuing role in defining the future of craft and making. Each year Craft NOW promotes…

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March 2017

Small Favors: Think Inside the Box

March 3, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - May 27, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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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…

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Machine, Maker, Member

March 9, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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The Center for Art in Wood and NextFab present, Machine, Maker, Member, a joint gallery talk focused on technology and the creative process of artists. Ahmed ElHusseiny and David Nosanchuk artists in our current exhibition will be participating with NextFab member/artist, Miguel Antonio Horn and NextFab’s North 4th location Manager and Jewelry Supervisor Melissa Guglielmo. The evening will be moderated by Robert Aibel, Co-Director of Moderne Gallery. Be sure to bring your questions about technology, the creative process and benefits…

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May 2017

Sip and Learn: Whiskey & Wood

May 11, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Sip and Learn: Whiskey & Wood | Thursday May 11, 2017 | 6 – 8pm | Featuring Dad’s Hat Rye Whiskey and Keunho Peter Park Buy TICKETS here. Buy MEMBER tickets here. Join The Center for Art in Wood and Dad’s Hat Rye Whiskey on Thursday, May 11th, 6 – 8pm, for Whiskey & Wood. Enjoy an evening of sipping whiskey and learning about coopering, the ancient art of barrel making. Experience our current exhibition SMOOTH: Mangle Boards of Northern…

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June 2017

Gallery Talk: SMOOTH

June 6, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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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…

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Story Concert Series: Tales of Courtship & Marital Mayhem

June 8, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Story Concert Series: Tales of Courtship & Marital Mayhem | Thursday June 8th, 2017 | 6 – 8pm | Featuring Denise McCormack, Ingrid Bohn and Judy England-McCarthy of the Patchwork Storytelling Guild Buy TICKETS here. Buy MEMBER tickets here. Join The Center for Art in Wood and The Patchwork Storytelling Guild on Thursday, June 8th, 6 – 8pm, for Tales of Courtship & Marital Mayhem. Enjoy an evening of listening to stories inspired by our current exhibition SMOOTH: Mangle Boards…

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August 2017

allTURNatives: Form + Spirit 2017

August 4, 2017 - October 14, 2017
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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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…

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Recent Acquisitions Ceremony

August 5, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Recent Acquisitions Ceremony | Sat, Aug 5 | 1:30 – 2 PM | At the Center Join us for a ceremony in acknowledging this year’s recent Museum Collection acquisitions, preceding the allTURNatives: Form + Spirit 2017 gallery talk. Recognition will take place in the collection area from 1:30 – 2 PM. Work by Ed Bosley; Mel Lindquist; Mark Lindquist; and Ed Moulthrop will be added to the Center's Collection. For questions please contact Katie Sorenson, Development & Events Manager at…

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September 2017

Story Concert Series: A Patchwork of Stories

September 7, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Story Concerts Series: A Patchwork of Stories | Thurs. Sept 7 | 6 – 8pm | At The Center for Art in Wood | $15 Buy TICKETS here. Join The Center for Art in Wood and Patchwork Storytelling Guild for A Patchwork of Stories to benefit the programming and outreach of Patchwork: A Storytelling Guild, featuring: Claudia Aldred, Ingrid Bohn, Susannah Brody, Vernyce Dannells, Jessica Dimuzio, Megan Hicks, Denise McCormack, and Ray Tackett. Storytelling is a performance art. This program is not…

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Homeschool Day: An Educational Event of Storytelling for Everyone with Master Storyteller Denise McCormack

September 20, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Homeschool Day: An Educational Event of Storytelling for Everyone with Master Storyteller Denise McCormack | Wed. Sept 20, 2017 | 2 – 3pm | At The Center for Art in Wood | $5 Click to Register Homeschool students and their families are invited to explore The Center for Art in Wood’s current exhibition allTURNatives: Form + Spirit, a Museum Collection of over 1,100 objects and experience related stories spun by Master Storyteller Denise McCormack. Stories will showcase selected genres, followed…

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October 2017

Evergreen Society Reception

October 6, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Evergreen Society Reception | First Friday, Oct 6, 2017 | 6 – 8PM | RSVP Sept 25th Join us for the first Annual Evergreen Society Reception on First Friday Oct. 6th from 6 - 8pm. Enjoy food and refreshments served in the Fleur & Charles Bresler Research Library and a private tour of the Center’s Museum Collection conducted by Co-Founder and Executive Director, Albert LeCoff. What is the Evergreen Society? You may already be an Evergreen Society member. The Evergreen Society…

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Friday the 13th at The Center for Art in Wood

October 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Friday the 13th at The Center for Art in Wood with Bright Invention | Friday, Oct 13, 2017 | 7 – 9 pm | $15 On Friday the 13th, it's best to stay inside . . . . . . with Bright Invention, as we perform a site-specific show at the extraordinary Center for Art in Wood in Old City, Philadelphia! Arrive at 7 to bid farewell to the exhibition "allTURNatives: Form + Spirit 2017" and enjoy some food and drink.…

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CRISS CROSS: Robyn Horn / Brian Dickerson

October 27, 2017 @ 10:00 am - January 18, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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CRISS CROSS: ROBYN HORN / BRIAN DICKERSON October 27, 2017 – January 18, 2018 Curated by Miriam Seidel Visit online gallery here. The Center for Art in Wood located at 141 N 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 is pleased to present CRISS CROSS: Robyn Horn / Brian Dickerson curated by Miriam Seidel. Join us October 27th, in the Gerry Lenfest Gallery for an exhibition that expands our understanding of wood as an art medium. Two artists working in different ways—Robyn…

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The Selected Works of Dean Pulver

October 27, 2017 @ 10:00 am - January 18, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Visit the online gallery here. Dean Pulver, USA, is the 2017 recipient of the Bob Stocksdale International Excellence in Wood Award. In recognizing his talent and vision, Albert LeCoff commented that “ creates pieces that are raw and honest, expressing the perfection in imperfection as monuments to our existence.” Photo caption: Dean Pulver, Here, 2012. The Center for Art in Wood's Museum Collection. Supported by an anonymous donor, the Bob Stocksdale International Excellence in Wood Award annually grants $1,000 and…

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November 2017

2017 Annual Founders’ Fundraiser

November 11, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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2017 Annual Founders’ Fundraiser | Sat, Nov. 11, 2017 | Reception at the Center | 141 N 3rd Street | 6 – 8 PM | After Party at The Arden’s Hamilton Family Arts Center | 62 N 2nd Street | 8 – 10 pm | The Center for Art in Wood continues the tradition of our Annual Founders’ Fundraiser on Saturday, November 11, 2017 with a reception at the Center from 6 PM – 8 PM and an after party at…

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December 2017

A Sweet Evening with Shane Confectionery

December 14, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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A Sweet Evening: Shane Confectionery's Springerle Cookie Molds | Thurs. Dec. 14, 2017 | The Center for Art in Wood & Elfreth's Alley | 6pm - 8pm | Tickets $10 For Tickets Click HERE. Jump into the holiday season with Shane Confectionery's historic German Springerle Cookie Molds hosted by Elfreth's Alley and The Center. While sipping on hot cider enjoy a presentation by Shane's Co-owner and Historic Confectionery expert Ryan Berley. During the evening see a step by step process of…

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February 2018

Seeing The Forests And The Trees: Winifred Helton-Harmon

February 2, 2018 - April 21, 2018
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Photo caption: Winifred Helton-Harmon, Tree Sisters, 2016 Seeing the Forests and the Trees: Winifred Helton-Harmon Feb 2 – Apr 21, 2018 Curated by Ricardo Viera Join us in the Gerry Lenfest Gallery for a multi-media installation by photographer Winifred Helton-Harmon. Curated by Ricardo Viera, Professor of Art at Lehigh University and Director of Lehigh University Arts Galleries, Seeing the Forests and the Trees brings together large-scale photographic prints, sculptures, sounds, and videography to create an immersive experience for visitors. photographic…

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Love Stories: Adapted and Performed by Denise McCormack

February 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Love Stories: Adapted and Performed by Denise McCormack| Fri. Feb 16 | 7 – 8pm | At The Center for Art in Wood | $15 BUY TICKETS HERE. Love Stories is a storytelling program for adults, featuring a selection of captivating and memorable (literary and traditional) stories adapted and told by Denise McCormack. The evening includes poignant and thought provoking tales related to women's issues and relationships.

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April 2018

The Center for Art in Wood at the 2018 Philadelphia Furniture Show

April 13, 2018 @ 8:00 am - April 15, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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The Center for Art in Wood at the 2018 Philadelphia Furniture Show Fri, April 13th | 6 – 9 pm | Preview Party Sat, April 14th | 10 am – 6 pm | General Admission Sun, April 15th | 10 am – 5 pm | General Admission 23rd Street Armory 22 S 23rd Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103 Booth #640 Join us at the 2018 Philadelphia Furniture Show! Here is what is on display in our booth this year. To purchase…

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Earth Day at the Center

April 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Earth Day at the Center Earth Day at the Center | Sat, April 21, 2018, | at the Center | 10 am – 5 pm FREE Join us at the Center to celebrate Earth Day! The Center will have hands-on crafts for the whole family, information on what you can do to help protect the environment and earth-friendly giveaways in honor of this important day. We will also be celebrating the closing of the exhibition Seeing the Forests and the…

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May 2018

Connie Mississippi: Circle of Time

May 4, 2018 - July 21, 2018
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Photo caption: Connie Mississippi, Pythagoras, 1995. The Center for Art in Wood’s Museum Collection, Donated by Bruce and Marina Kaiser. Photo by John Carlano. Curated by Miriam Seidel Connie Mississippi is known for the powerful and graceful turned-wood sculptures that position her among the important artists who have emerged through the contemporary wood-turning movement. Opening this spring in the Gerry Lenfest Gallery, this exhibition is an unusual form of retrospective, bringing together for the first time examples of her notable…

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July 2018

Foibles & Fables: Little Stories with Big Faux Pas

July 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Foibles & Fables: Little Stories with Big Faux Pas | Fringe Artist & Master Storyteller Denise McCormack | Fri. July 13, 2018 | 7 - 8 pm | At The Center for Art in Wood | $10 BUY TICKETS HERE The Center for Art in Wood presents Fringe Artist and Master Storyteller Denise McCormack for an evening of light-hearted stories for adults. This unique event offers elements that have been inspired by our current exhibition Connie Mississippi: Circle of Time.…

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Reading and Tour

July 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Reading and Tour | Guest Curator and Author Miriam Seidel | Sat July 21, 2018 | 2 – 3:30 pm | at The Center for Art in Wood | FREE   Join us for a special event with author, and curator, Miriam Seidel on Sat. July 21st. Seidel will read from The Speed of Clouds her recently released novel published by New Door Books. Afterward, Seidel will give an in-depth tour of Connie Mississippi: Circle of Time, the exhibition she curated.…

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August 2018

allTURNatives: Form + Spirit 2018

August 3, 2018 - October 20, 2018
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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The Windgate ITE International Residency (Windgate ITE) program is a collegial experience in which the Resident Fellows explore new work through research, exploration, and collaboration. This multi-disciplinary exhibition reflects each resident’s experience and includes work produced prior to the residency. The Resident Fellows are encouraged to pursue both individual and collaborative work that is exploratory and experimental. Three-dimensional work will be accompanied by photos, video, and other documentation depicting the summer experience. THE 2018 WINDGATE ITE RESIDENT FELLOWS ARE: Cha Jong-Rye,…

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September 2018

Object Lesson

September 7, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Object Lesson |   | Fri. , 2019 | 5:30 – 6 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 experience in an…

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Love Stories: Adapted and Performed by Denise McCormack

September 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Love Stories | Master Storyteller Denise McCormack | Sept 13, 2018 | 7 – 8 pm | At The Center for Art in Wood | Fringe Festival Master storyteller Denise McCormack brings to life literary and traditional tales to capture the essence of women’s issues and issues of the heart. This one-woman stand-up sparks a flood of emotions and memories, as it revisits secret and soulful nuances of motherhood, childhood, family, and life—the dynamics of love. Intended for adults. Pay…

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PARK(ing) Day

September 21, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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PARK(ing) Day | Fri. Sept. 21, 2018 | 9 – 4:30 pm | In Front of The Center for Art in Wood What does astroturf, shavings, a ram, and paper crafts all have in common? PARK(ing) Day! We will be taking over one of the parking spots in front of the Center with special activities including paper artist Jessica Eldredge. Join us and the other parklets across the city for  PARK(ing) Day 2018. To learn more and to view the…

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October 2018

DesignPhiladelphia Open House at The Center for Art in Wood

October 5, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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DesignPhiladelphia Open House | The Center for Art in Wood | Fri. Oct 5, 2018 | 5 – 8 pm Join us for a DesignPhiladelphia Open House at The Center on October 5th during First Friday in Old City. Catch our Museum Collection speaker series, Object Lesson a First Friday featuring writer and curator Sarah Archer. Walk through our gallery and experience the current exhibition allTURNatives: Form + Spirit 2018 showcasing the work of our Windgate ITE International Residency Fellows. To learn more…

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Object Lesson

October 5, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Object Lesson | Sarah Archer, Writer and Curator | Fri. Oct 5, 2018 | 5:30 – 6 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…

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Old City Fest

October 7, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Old City Fest | The Center for Art in Wood | Sun. Oct 7, 2018 | 11 am – 6 pm Old City Fest is a celebration of art and design, fashion and food, creativity and culture on the streets of America’s most historic square mile— Old City, Philadelphia. Visit the Center that day for LIVE woodturning in front of our wood doors, demo's by local artists, paper crafts with artist Jessica Eldredge, hands-on crafting table for all ages and a…

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November 2018

Merryll Saylan: This is Your Life

November 2, 2018 - January 19, 2019
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Merryll Saylan: This is Your Life Curated by Glenn Adamson November 2, 2018 – January 19, 2019 Visit the online gallery here. The Center for Art in Wood is pleased to present the work of renowned wood artist Merryll Saylan in an exhibition celebrating the timeline of her career. When she began turning in the 1970s, Saylan was one of few women in the craft field. While her contemporaries gravitated toward furniture-making and the use of exotic woods, Saylan—who came…

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Gallery Talk with Merryll Saylan and Artistic Director Jennifer-Navva Milliken

November 3, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Turning Sixty, Maple, 10 x 21 x 16 , The Center for Art in Wood Museum Collection, Donated by the Artist Photo Credit: John Carlano Gallery Talk | Merryll Saylan and Artistic Director Jennifer-Navva Milliken| Sat. Nov. 3, 2018 | 2 - 4 pm | at The Center Join us for a gallery talk about the exhibition Merryll Saylan: This is Your Life. Curated by Glenn Adamson, this exhibition celebrates the timeline of her career. Walk through the exhibit with…

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Old City Holiday Market

November 24, 2018 - December 23, 2018
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Holiday Market | The Clay Studio's Parking lot 137 N 2nd Street, Philadelphia | Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 am - 7:00 pm, November 24 through December 23, and First Friday, December 7, 5:00-9: 00 pm Visit The Center for Art in Wood at the pop-up Holiday Market located outside between The Clay Studio and Elfreth's Alley (137 N. 2nd Street) featuring trees, wreaths, and holiday greenery by Petit Jardin en Ville, one-of-a-kind gifts from Old City shops and galleries, and…

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December 2018

Introduction to Color on Wood with Alan Adler

December 1, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Introduction to Color Who: Artist Alan Adler What: An Introduction to Color on Wood When: Saturday, December 1, 2018 | 2 – 4:30 pm Where: The Center for Art in Wood | 141 N 3rd Street | Philadelphia Skill Level: All Levels Cost: $35 Members  | $45 Non-Members Save on this and future workshops by becoming a member. Join us for an afternoon exploring the use of color on wood with artist Alan Adler. This workshop is offered in conjunction…

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Object Lesson

December 7, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Object Lesson | Mark Sfirri, Artist and Woodturner | Fri. Dec. 7, 2018 | 5:30 – 6:00 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…

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Family Ornament Decorating

December 15, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until December 22, 2018

The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
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Family Ornament Decorating | Sat Dec 15th & 22nd, 2018 | The Center for Art in Wood | 11 am - 3 pm | FREE Join us at the Center for family fun at our ornament crafting table in our gallery. Our Family Craft is free and open to all ages. Shop The Center for Art in Wood, spend $75 or more and receive 20% off your purchase! Good starting Nov 1 through Dec 31st. (This offer cannot be combined with…

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January 2019

Object Lesson

January 4 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Object Lesson |Sean Kelley, Senior Vice President, Director of Interpretation Eastern State Penitentiary | Fri. Jan. 4, 2019 | 6 – 6:30 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…

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Trees of Life: Tu B’Shevat Reception in collaboration with the Jewish Arts Center

January 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Trees of Life: Tu B’Shevat Reception |Old City Jewish Arts Center and The Center for Art in Wood | Mon, Jan 14, 2019 | 6 – 8 pm The Center for Art in Wood and the Old City Jewish Arts Center will hold a collaborative Tu B'Shevat Reception. In Jewish tradition, Tu B’Shevat marks the "New Year of the Trees" and is celebrated by planting trees and eating nuts and fruit from trees such as grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives, and dates.…

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Celebrating Community: A Gallery Talk

January 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Celebrating Community: A Gallery Talk | Sat. Jan. 19, 2019 | 2 – 4 pm | The Center for Art in Wood Join us for the closing celebration of Merryll Saylan: This is Your Life with a gallery talk focused on community by Saylan and the participants from her workshop. Learn about their experience and the work produced during the two-day workshop. Hear about Saylan's involvement with the other woodturners who participated in the community plater project on view in…

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