Turning Archive 2007

Works in Wood Exhibition, New Hope Pa

Andy DiPietro
>Hi Everyone;

I am honored to be one of 37 artists who are displaying there work at the Works in Wood Exhibition in New Hope, Pa. The show opened Saturday Night with a huge crowd. The Exhibition continues through the Holidays until January 12th. If you are in the area, stop on by and see some wonderful art work.

Below is a local ad for the show.


New Hope Arts’ annual Works In Wood exhibition draws on Bucks County’s rich tradition of fine woodworking established by George Nakashima. The exhibition highlights the contemporary artists who live and work in the region today. As a national exhibition, the show attracted submissions from as far away as Michigan and California as well as artists from throughout the east coast. Noted Bucks County woodworkers such as Mira NakashimaYarnall, Phillip L.Powell, Robert Whitley, Mark Sfirri, Jeffrey Greene and others will participate.
The exhibition features sculpture, artist designed furniture, and wood turnings by 37 nationally and internationally recognized woodworkers who have received major fellowships and awards recognizing their excellence in design. Works by the artists included in the exhibition have been seen in numerous books and in national and regional publications such as Fine Woodworking Design Book, Woodwork Magazine, Custom Woodworking Magazine, Woodworker Magazine, Wood Shop News, American Style Magazine and American Craft Magazine among many others. Their works are featured in public and private collections and have been exhibited by museums such as museums such as the Smithsonian, Michener Art Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art and fine galleries around the world.
All works in the exhibition are for sale and most of the exhibitors accept commission work.
Overall the show resonates with a sense of warmth, a richness of textural surfaces and exemplifies how one material can inspire artists to create uniquely different objects. The show includes free form edge furniture that is often heavily burled as well as tightly controlled architecturally inspired geometric forms. Materials range from found objects to tree limbs or a variety of exotic hardwoods such as African wenge, purpleheart, cocabola, and others.
Works in Wood opens at the New Hope Arts Center, 2 Stockton Avenue, corner of Stockton and Bridge Street in New Hope, PA with a Patrons Preview on Saturday, November 17, 2007 from 7:00-9:00pm. Admission is $15 per person and includes wine and food. The artist will attend.
The exhibition will continue through January 12 with no admission fee and is open Thursday through Sunday from 12noon until 5pm, Saturday evenings until 8:00pm or by appointment.
For more information visit www.Newhopeartsinc.org or call 215-862-9606.

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