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N.H. furniture maker wins $25,000 grant

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 17 February 2014 00:00

grantThe Society of Arts and Crafts selected Vivian Beer of Manchester, N.H., as its 2013 recipient of the John D. Mineck Furniture Fellowship. The fellowship, in the amount of $25,000, is awarded to one artist annually.

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Detroit design college welcomes new VP

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 20 January 2014 00:00

detroitThe College for Creative Studies in Detroit appointed Sooshin Choi provost and vice president for academic affairs and professor of design in November. An internationally recognized educator and design professional, Choi joins the college from the University of Cincinnati where he is currently the director and also a professor of industrial design. His goal is to help build the school’s reputation by sharing his international experience with emerging designers in woodworking and other art, design and craft fields at his new college.

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Like good old times at New England show

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 20 January 2014 00:00

goodoldtimesThe 18th annual New England Region Fine Furnishings show, held Nov. 1-3 at the Pawtucket Armory Arts Center in Pawtucket, R.I., experienced a 30 percent increase in exhibitors for a sold-out show.

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Arts and Crafts museum planned in Florida

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 20 January 2014 00:00

artsandcraftsA new museum scheduled to open in early 2016 will feature an extensive collection of furniture and other artwork from the Arts and Crafts movement. The Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement will be built in St. Petersburg, Fla., for collector Rudy Ciccarello and the Two Red Roses Foundation. Ciccarello donated his entire collection to the foundation, which he founded in 2004.

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Woodworking teacher gains grant for Rockler CNC

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 16 December 2013 00:00

grantJustin Herrling, a woodworking technology teacher at Auburn High School in Auburn, N.Y., purchased a Rockler CNC Shark Pro Plus HD using a grant from the Auburn Education Foundation at the beginning of this year. Herrling says he wanted to enhance the classroom experience for his students and, based on the feedback he’s received from students throughout the year, his efforts have paid off greatly.

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