LexArt, an exhibit space that serves as part of the Lexington Arts & Crafts Society in Lexington, Mass., will feature 30 furniture pieces at its invitational exhibit, “Respecting the Grain: Fine and Functional Modern Studio Furniture”, scheduled for Sept. 14-29.
The pieces on display, designed and built by New England woodworkers, are broad in scope and diverse in form, covering the gamut of forms: tables and chairs; floor and wall cabinets; desks; benches and stools; sideboards and a clock, according to the society.
“There’s a new wave of exceptional design and execution occurring today in the world of modern furniture building, inspired by 20th century American designers like James Krenov, Charles and Ray Eames, George Nakashima and Florence Knoll; Europeans like Alvar Aalto, Hans Wegner and Arne Jacobsen; and, generations of Japanese masters,” says show curator Katina Leodas.
“Contemporary makers are producing work that is new and exciting. Through this exhibit, we are thrilled to introduce members of the public to these new directions in 21st century craft.”
Participating makers include Ted Blachly, John Cameron, Timothy Coleman, Sam Cotton, Evan Court, Mark DelGuidice, Eric Diven, Paula Garbarino, Michael Gleason, Duncan Gowdy, Peter Lutz, Steve McKenna, Tom McLaughlin, Andrew Riiska, Joseph Sheehan, Peter Shepard, Peter Thibeault and Leah Woods.
For more, visit www.lexart.org.
The Berkshire Woodworkers Guild presented the Fine Woodwork Show and Silent Auction July 27-28 at the Berkshire Botanical Garden in Stockbridge, Mass.
The show featured work for sale and a silent auction to benefit the guild, while guild members demonstrated turning, sharpening, finishing sawmill techniques
For more, visit https://berkshirewoodworkers.org.