Creativity in Construction - a Collaboration of Materials
The annual POP exhibition brings together work created by studio woodturners from around the world. The show features small-scale works (this year the maximum size is 8" x 8" x 8") in a wide variety of woods and other materials.
This year's theme encouraged the artists to create work using more than one material, and to document their creative and/or technical processes. Some of the invited artists have already been using this approach for many years, for others it will be a new challenge.
For the first time, the annual POP exhibition, usually by invitation only, will be including a small number of juried pieces.
Artwork credit: Louise Hibbert, Macrodontia II
Also on exhibit:
Around the Hus
Viking-era lathe by Richard Enstad
In the News
Family-friendly "Touch This!"
Knight Arts on Art From the Lathe
Paper Darts on woodturning
MPR State of the Arts on The Teapot
Although all pieces on exhibit have been at least partially created on a lathe, the diversity of techniques, subjects, materials and ideas of each artist keeps each exhibit fresh and engaging.
The Gallery of Wood Art also features educational exhibits, a display of vintage lathes, and a gallery gift store offering turned items, books and DVDs.
The Gallery of Wood Art is sponsored by the American Association of Woodturners and has received additional assistance from the Saint Paul Cultural STAR program and the Minnesota State Arts Board.
About the American Association of Woodturners
To find out more about the AAW, visit their website: www.woodturner.org
Members of the AAW include professionals, amateurs, gallery owners, collectors, and wood and tool suppliers. The AAW publishes American Woodturner, sponsors the world's largest woodturning symposium, hosts an active online member's forum, and provides educational grants, insurance and more to its members. The AAW is dedicated to providing information and support to its members and others through publications, DVDs and more.
The over 300 local chapters of the AAW provide instruction, fellowship and networking for turners at all levels.
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