At the Galleries

Philadelphia gallery takes a new turn

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 16 January 2012 00:00

41_atg_1The internationally recognized Center for Art in Wood (formerly The Wood Turning Center) has taken on a new name and moved to a new location. Both changes reflect the growing recognition and importance of wood artists and their contemporary works of fine art and craft. Now located at 141 North Third St. in Philadelphia, the center features changing exhibitions, a museum collection, research library and archives, and a museum store.

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Western artists show off their best

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 28 November 2011 00:00

40_atgA boost in attendance highlighted the 19th annual Western Design Conference in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Nearly 1,200 people walked through the Sept. 8-11 exhibit of furniture, fashion and jewelry created by Western artists and displayed at the Pavilion Conference Center at Snow King Resort.

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Shaker furniture is focus of N.H. exhibit

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 14 November 2011 00:00

54_atg_2A selection of work by eight members of the New Hampshire Furniture Masters Association is currently on display alongside historic Shaker furniture in a new exhibition, “A Tradition of Craftsmanship,” at Canterbury Shaker Village in Canterbury, N.H.

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A look behind the White House curtain

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 17 October 2011 00:00

41_atg_1“Something of Splendor: Decorative Arts from the White House” opened Oct. 1 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery and runs through May 6, 2012. The Renwick Gallery is the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s branch for craft and decorative arts.

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Award winners named at guild shows

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 19 September 2011 00:00

26_atg_1Two of the country’s largest guilds recently held their annual exhibitions. The 30th Design in Wood was co-sponsored by the San Diego Fine Woodworkers Association and the San Diego County Fair, and the 28th Northern Woods show was sponsored by the Minnesota Woodworkers Guild.

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