July 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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.…
Sip and Learn: Whiskey & Wood | Thursday May 11, 2017 | 6 – 8pm | Featuring Dad’s Hat Rye Whiskey and Keunho Peter Park
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.
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
To view this exhibiton click HERE.
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