Art From the Lathe
Art From the Lathe features work by noted wood artists working in a variety of styles. Designed to introduce the range of artistic expression and techniques used by masters of the field, the exhibit includes works that are 'pure' - in other words created entirely on the lathe - and pieces that have been carved, burned, sandblasted, segmented and reconstructed.
Also on display are vintage lathes and reproductions of lathes from the Viking era to the late 1700s.
Also on exhibit:
Around the Hus
Viking-era lathe by Richard Enstad
In the News
American Art Collector features "Creativity in Construction"
Family-friendly "Touch This!"
Knight Arts on Art From the Lathe
Paper Darts on woodturning
MPR State of the Arts on The Teapot
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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