allTURNatives: Form + Spirit 2017

allTURNatives: Form + Spirit 2017 Aug 4 – Oct 14, 2017 Celebrating the Center’s 22nd year sponsoring the Windgate ITE International Residency and hosted by our partners, NextFab and the University of the Arts, this program encourages research, discussions, studio work, experimentation and collaborations. The residency culminates in the allTURNatives: Form + Spirit 2017 exhibition in the Center’s Gerry Lenfest Gallery. This multi-disciplinary exhibition reflects each resident’s experience and includes work produced prior to the residency. Three-dimensional work will be accompanied by photos, video, and other documentation depicting the summer experience. The 2017 Windgate ITE Resident Fellows are: Max Brosi, Artist (Leitrim, Ireland); Felicia Francine Dean, Artist (NC, USA); Daniel Fishkin, Artist (PA, USA); Anastasia Leto, Student Artist (MI, USA); Megan McGlynn, Artist (PA, USA); Jason Schneider, Artist (NJ, USA); Samuel Lang Budin, Photojournalist (NY, USA); Elizabeth Kozlowski, Scholar (FL, USA) Opening Reception of allTURNatives: Form + Spirit 2017 | Fri, Aug 4 | 5:30 – 8pm | At the Center | FREE Gallery Talk with the Windgate ITE Residents | Sat, Aug 5 | 2 – 4pm | At the Center | FREE Frist Fridays | Aug 4, Sept 1, Oct 6 | 5 – 8pm | At the Center | FREE

allTURNatives: Form + Spirit 2017
Aug 4 – Oct 14, 2017

Celebrating the Center’s 22nd year sponsoring the Windgate ITE International Residency and hosted by our partners, NextFab and the University of the Arts, this program encourages research, discussions, studio work, experimentation and collaborations. The residency culminates in the allTURNatives: Form + Spirit 2017 exhibition in the Center’s Gerry Lenfest Gallery. This multi-disciplinary exhibition reflects each resident’s experience and includes work produced prior to the residency. Three-dimensional work will be accompanied by photos, video, and other documentation depicting the summer experience.

The 2017 Windgate ITE Resident Fellows are:

Max Brosi, Artist (Leitrim, Ireland); Felicia Francine Dean, Artist (NC, USA); Daniel Fishkin, Artist (PA, USA); Anastasia Leto, Student Artist (MI, USA); Megan McGlynn, Artist (PA, USA); Jason Schneider, Artist (NJ, USA); Samuel Lang Budin, Photojournalist (NY, USA); Elizabeth Kozlowski, Scholar (FL, USA)

Opening Reception of allTURNatives: Form + Spirit 2017 | Fri, Aug 4 | 5:30 – 8pm | At the Center | FREE

Gallery Talk with the Windgate ITE Residents | Sat, Aug 5 | 2 – 4pm | At the Center | FREE

Frist Fridays | Aug 4, Sept 1, Oct 6 | 5 – 8pm | At the Center | FREE

2017 Windgate ITE Open Studio Day, in memory of Lee Bender

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

NextFab, 2025 Washington Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19146 United States + Google Map

$20

2017 Windgate ITE Open Studio Day, in memory of Lee Bender | Saturday, July 15th| 10:00 am – 3:30 pm | at NextFab, 2025 Washington Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19146 The public is invited into the Windgate ITE Residents’ shop for discussion surrounding their work as part of the 2017 Windgate ITE International Residency Program. This event will take place at NextFab located at 2025 Washington Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19146, on Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm.…

Tales of Courtship & Marital Mayhem

Tales of Courtship & Marital Mayhem

Story Concert Series: Tales of Courtship & Marital Mayhem | Thursday June 8th, 2017 | 6 – 8pm | Featuring Denise McCormack, Ingrid Bohn and Judy England-McCarthy of the Patchwork Storytelling Guild

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Sip and Learn: Whiskey & Wood

Sip and Learn: Whiskey & Wood

Sip and Learn: Whiskey & Wood | Thursday May 11, 2017 | 6 – 8pm | Featuring Dad’s Hat Rye Whiskey and Keunho Peter Park

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Join The Center for Art in Wood and Dad’s Hat Rye Whiskey on Thursday, May 11th, 6 – 8pm, for

Whiskey & Wood. Enjoy an evening of sipping whiskey and learning about coopering, the ancient

art of barrel making. Experience our current exhibition SMOOTH: Mangle Boards of Northern

Europe & Contemporary Concepts while sampling the classic Pennsylvania Rye spirits distilled

locally by Dad’s Hat. Artist Keunho Peter Park will be there talking about the coopering technique

and how he incorporates it in his own work. Light refreshments will be served to compliment the

experience. Tickets are $15 ($10 for members) and include automatic entry to a drawing for quality

local artisan home goods. The winner will receive a prize valued at $150 and will be announced at

the end of the evening. The Center for Art in Wood is a nonprofit arts organization. All proceeds

benefit future programing, education and exhibitions.

SMOOTH: Mangle Boards of Northern Europe and Contemporary Concepts

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April 21 – July 22, 2017

[Image from left to right: Hilary Pfeifer, Pussy Grabs Back (2017), Photo by Dan Kvitka. Untitled Mangle Board, Germany, n.d. Collection of Marty and Buck Carson, Photo by James B. Abbott and Jay Texter]

Join us in the Gerry Lenfest Gallery for an exhibition of mangle boards, highly-ornamented planks of wood used to smooth wrinkles from linen in the 16th to 19th century. The thirty-seven handcrafted mangle boards on view come from seven northern European countries.

Guest curator Jay Raymond studied four private and eighteen museum collections, in total more than 7,000 mangle boards, and authored a massive reference, Mangle Boards of Northern Europe (2015).

The Center gratefully acknowledges the following lenders of historic mangle boards: Marty and Buck Carson, Jacqueline Lind, and the American Swedish Historical Museum.

In conjunction with this exhibition, the Center invited twelve artists to produce new mangle boards. The project elicited a range of responses—from works that reflected the traditional motifs seen in this art form, to meditations on women’s work and the current political upheaval.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Melissa Engler & Graeme Priddle | Ashley Eriksmoen | Amy Forsyth | Michael Hosaluk | Katie Hudnall | Beth Ireland | Hilary Pfeifer | Merryll Saylan | Michael Scarborough | Betty Scarpino | Kimberly Winkle  

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Small Favors: Think Inside the Box

March 3 – May 27, 2017

[Pictured: Norm and Andrew Sartorius, Father and Son Triangle, 2017] The Center for Art in Wood, in collaboration with The Clay Studio, presents Small Favors: Think Inside the Box, which will be on view on the Center’s Len Scherock Museum Store Art Wall and in the Korman Gallery at The Clay Studio. The exhibition engages new and established artists, challenging them to produce work using varied materials that fit inside a 4-inch acrylic cube. In 2006, The Clay Studio conceived the Small Favors exhibition as an effort to advance fine craft to the entry-level collector in addition to seasoned collectors. Over the past decade, thousands of artists have participated, responding to the boundaries of the contained space and the opportunity to create small scale sculpture.

In partnership with The Clay Studio