January 20-February 28:
Art From the Lathe
Selections from the AAW Permanent Collection
The AAW Permanent Collection includes work in a wide variety of styles by many of the best-known studio woodturners from the 1950s through the current day. Multiaxis goblet by Jean Francois Escoulen
Also on exhibit:
A family-friendly exhibition illustrates how woodturning works, and offers samples of wood to heft, sniff, and admire. Also see a history of turning, and vintage and reproduction lathes from the
Viking era to the late 1700s.
Around the Hus
Turned objects in everyday Scandinavian domestic life through
the early 1900s.
Viking-era lathe by Richard Enstad
Buy handmade, buy local, buy renewable
at the AAW Gallery of Wood Art Gift Store!
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AAW Gallery of Wood Art
222 Landmark Center, 75 5th St W
Saint Paul, MN 55102
This activity is made possible in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008, and a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota..
The website was created with funding provided by the Saint Paul Cultural STAR grant program.
Third Sunday of each month:
Join us the third Sunday of every month, noon-3.
How does woodturning work? Enjoy watching a woodturner shape wood into new and beautiful objects. Fun and fascinating for all ages.
In the News
Family-friendly "Touch This!"
opened Oct 11. Read what
Pioneer Press has to say about it!
Knight Arts on Art From the Lathe
Paper Darts on woodturning
MPR State of the Arts on The Teapot
About the Gallery
Located in downtown
Saint Paul's historic Landmark Center, the Gallery of Wood Art offers an often surprising and always engaging view of contemporary works created in wood.
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
International, non-profit, and now over 15,000 members strong, the American Association of Woodturners is dedicated to the advancement of woodturning, a specialized form of woodworking using the lathe. The AAW has over 325 local chapters in the United States, Canada, Taiwan, and Japan.
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.