January 12- February 14, 2010
Among Friends: Works from the Collection of Frank Sudol
and Lois Laycraft
Over his long career as a respected artist and revered teacher, Frank Sudol traded artwork with other woodturners, among them some of the top names in woodturning. In 2009 his life partner donated many of these pieces to the American Association of Woodturners. This exhibition will include works created from the 1990s to 2007, a period of rapid change in the development of turning as a sculptural art form.
Shown above: Untitled, Jean-Francois Escoulen, France.
Regional Spotlight: Texas and Ohio Area Turners
A selection of excellent work from the Texas (SWAT) and Ohio Valley Woodturners Guild regional woodturning symposia. This exhibit features primarily well-crafted traditionally turned pieces, with a few unconventional surprises. Shown above: Dyed hackberry bowl by Basil Kelsey.
Coming in early March: The Teapot
Fourth in a series of themed exhibits by our Professional Outreach Program, this year the invited artists were challenged to make teapots. The results are often witty, sometimes a bit wistful and consistently surprising. Shown above: Jacques Vesery, "Printemps Thé au Café du Métro" [Springtime at the Metro Café] in carved cherry.
The previous shows in this series ( Japanese Bowls, The Sphere and the Spindle) are linked to the past exhibits page.