September 1-December 27, 2015
Our 28th Member Exhibition features work by both established and emerging artists.
Also on display are vintage lathes and reproductions of lathes from the Viking era to the late 1700s.
Also on exhibit:
Around the Hus
Come and see fresh wood shavings fly as blocks of birch are turned on a power lathe into Scandinavian ale bowls. From celebrations to funerals, ale bowls were at the center of many social events in Scandinavian culture. Robins will share information on their place in Nordic culture as well as demonstrate the unique ways in which the bowls were created on the lathe. There will be a discussion of the history, design and finishing techniques of these unique wooden vessels. Visitors are invited to participate in an interactive painting activity and to try out the functionality of these time-tested forms.
Angela Robins is a Minneapolis-based woodworker and the recipient of a 2015 Minnesota State Arts Board Folk and Traditional Arts grant. She received funding to study traditional Scandinavian-style woodturning* with Minnesota artist Jim Sannerud. When not at the lathe, Robins is an instructor and program manager at Urban Boatbuilders, and traveled to Japan last summer to study traditional Japanese boatbuilding.
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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
To find out more about the AAW, visit their website: www.woodturner.org
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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