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Object Lesson

  • The Center for Art in Wood 141 North 3rd Street Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States (map)

Object Lesson | Mark Sfirri, Artist and Woodturner |
Fri. Dec 7, 2018 | 6 – 6:30 pm | The Center for Art in Wood Museum Collection


Object Lesson is a monthly First Friday speaker series that will open wide the cases of the Center’s Museum Collection through the perspectives of individuals from the worlds of art, design, performance, community activism, education, and more, creating fresh dialogues about the Collection and its objects. The series invites the public for an up-close and personal experience in an informal, discursive setting that will encourage exploration of the many treasures in the Collection.

Mark Sfirri is a furniture maker and sculptor who incorporates lathe-turned forms, often turned on multiple axes, in his work. He has demonstrated his techniques throughout North America and Europe, as well as Australia and New Zealand. His work is included in twenty-seven public collections. Sfirri is professor emeritus from Bucks County Community College in Pennsylvania where he ran the Fine Woodworking Program from 1981 to 2017.

Object Lesson Schedule:
January 4th – Sean Kelley, Senior Vice President of Eastern State Penitentiary
March 1st – Keun Ho Peter Park, Artist
April 5, 2019 – Anne Ishii, Executive Director of Asian Arts Initiative
June 7, 2019 – Dominique Ellis Artist, Writer and Gallery Coordinator at The Clay Studio

Earlier Event: December 7
Plakookee / Eternal Cleanse
Later Event: December 7
The "What's Happening?" Happening!