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Creativity in Construction - a Collaboration of Materials
Ninth Annual Professional Outreach Program (POP) Exhibition

AAW Gallery of Wood Art March 3 to June 7, 2015
AAW Symposium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 25-27, 2015
Auction, live and online, Saturday, June 27. See it here.

Louise Hibbert, Macrodontia IIThe annual POP exhibition brings together work created by studio woodturners from around the world. The show features small-scale works (this year the maximum size is 8" x 8" x 8") in a wide variety of woods and other materials.

This year's theme encouraged the artists to create work using more than one material, and to document their creative and/or technical processes. Some of the invited artists have already been using this approach for many years, for others it will be a new challenge.

For the first time, the annual POP exhibition, usually by invitation only, will be including a small number of juried pieces.

Artwork credit: Louise Hibbert, Macrodontia II

Also on exhibit:

Touch This exhibitionTouch This!
A family-friendly exhibition illustrates how woodturning works, and offers samples of wood to heft, sniff, and admire. Also see a history of turning, and vintage and reproduction lathes from the Viking era to the late 1700s.

Viking bow lathe by Richard Enstad

Around the Hus
Turned objects in everyday Scandinavian domestic life through
the early 1900s.

Viking-era lathe by Richard Enstad

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AAW Gallery of Wood Art
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Saint Paul, MN 55102
Phone: 651-484-9094
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There will not be a demonstration in June. 

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About the Gallery

Located in downtown Saint Paul's historic Landmark Center, the Gallery of Wood Art offers an often surprising and always engaging view of contemporary works created in wood.

Although all pieces on exhibit have been at least partially created on a lathe, the diversity of techniques, subjects, materials and ideas of each artist keeps each exhibit fresh and engaging.

The Gallery of Wood Art also features educational exhibits, a display of vintage lathes, and a gallery gift store offering turned items, books and DVDs.

The Gallery of Wood Art is sponsored by the American Association of Woodturners and has received additional assistance from the Saint Paul Cultural STAR program and the Minnesota State Arts Board.


About the American Association of Woodturners
International, non-profit, and now over 15,000 members strong, the American Association of Woodturners is dedicated to the advancement of woodturning, a specialized form of woodworking using the lathe. The AAW has over 325 local chapters in the United States, Canada, Taiwan, and Japan.

To find out more about the AAW, visit their website:

Members of the AAW include professionals, amateurs, gallery owners, collectors, and wood and tool suppliers. The AAW publishes American Woodturner, sponsors the world's largest woodturning symposium, hosts an active online member's forum, and provides educational grants, insurance and more to its members. The AAW is dedicated to providing information and support to its members and others through publications, DVDs and more.

The over 300 local chapters of the AAW provide instruction, fellowship and networking for turners at all levels.

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