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Chair exhibit visits Little Rock, Ark.

The Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock, Ark., is hosting a chair exhibit, “The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design,” through the end of the year.

“A comprehensive survey of American chair design, the 43 chairs featured in the exhibition document the rich and varied evolution of American design, illustrate the emergence of new technologies and materials, reflect changes in consumer taste, and illustrate social and cultural developments,” according to a gallery release.

The exhibit originated at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville, Fla.

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25 years and counting

Hawaii’s Woodshow, an annual juried furniture and woodworking exhibition, recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. The 2017 show, sponsored by the Hawaii Forest Industry Association, closed Oct. 8 at the Linekona Honolulu Museum of Art School in Honolulu.

Exhibitors displayed heirloom-quality works made from koa, mango, kamani, milo, Norfolk pine, macadamia nut, and other woods indigenous to the region.

The HFIA’s goal in holding the show is to encourage an appreciation for the participating artists and the materials they use to promote the positive role forests play in their local economy and ecology. Artists are required to submit projects made of wood from Hawaiian-grown tree species, especially those that have been planted and brought to maturity in Hawaii.

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This article originally appeared in the November 2017 issue.

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