Acadia exhibit comes to Maine in October

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Furniture makers David Lamb and Judy Kensley McKie are featured in the exhibit, “Acadia through a furniture maker’s eyes,” at the Gallery at Somes Sound in Somesville, Maine, scheduled to open Oct. 31.

“Serendipity” by David Gomes won the musical instrument category at the 2015 Hawaii Woodshow. It was made from Engelmann spruce, koa, Honduras mahogany, kiawe, ebony, cocobolo, milo and Portuguese cypress.

Lamb made a special piece for the exhibit, “Four Seasons of Acadia”, to capture the four seasons of Acadia. Lamb is a founding member of the New Hampshire Furniture Masters Association.

McKie’s “Eagle Console Table,” made from mahogany, is another featured piece. McKie, known for her use of animal, bird, and fish imagery in her furniture and sculptures, lives in Cambridge, Mass.

A large portion of the proceeds from the exhibit will be donated to Friends of Acadia, according to the gallery.

Hawaii Woodshow

Last year’s Best of Show piece at the Hawaii Woodshow: “Roots of Inspiration” by Mats Fogelvik, made with koa, milo, primavera, rosewood, holly, olive and ash.

The 2016 Hawaii’s Woodshow, an annual juried woodworking exhibition sponsored by the Hawaii Forest Industry Association, is scheduled for Sept. 17 through Oct. 2 at the Honolulu Museum of Art School Gallery at Linekona.

The show features heirloom-quality works, which are required to be made from native Hawaiian-grown trees such as koa, mango, kamani, milo, Norfolk pine, macadamia nut, kiawe and other species.

The focus of the show is to encourage an appreciation for the participating artists and the materials they use, and to promote the positive role forests play in the economy and ecology.

This year’s jurors are Betty Scarpino, a contemporary artist and sculptor from Indianapolis; Duane Preble, a University of Hawaii professor emeritus, and R.W. “Rollo” Scheurenbrand, an Oahu luthier.

Contacts

Gallery at Somes Sound, 1112 Main St., Somesville, ME 04660. Tel: 207-244-1165. www.galleryatsomessound.com

Hawaii Forest Industry Association, P.O. Box 66, ‘O‘?kala HI 96774. Tel: 808-933-9411. www.hawaiiforest.org

This article originally appeared in the September 2016 issue.

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