Contemporary furniture exhibit to feature New England makers

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 Stem Lounge by Peter Lutz, exhibitors at LexArt.

 Stem Lounge by Peter Lutz, exhibitors at LexArt.

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.

Music stand by LexArt exhibitor Ted Blachly.

Music stand by LexArt exhibitor Ted Blachly.

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.”

Ribbon Rocker by Joseph Sheehan

Ribbon Rocker by Joseph Sheehan

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.

Guild show

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

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