Three WNC Wood Art Exhibits Open into May

February 27, 2012

 Featured this week:

  • The American Association of Woodturners: An International Invitational Exhibition of Turned or Sculpted Wood

  • Torqued & Twisted: Bentwood Today

  • In Our Own Words: Language as Craft

 Stay connected and view other exhibitions, workshops and events at HandMade in America Calendar. Submit your events for the HandMade in America calendar here.

The American Association of Woodturners: An International Invitational Exhibition of Turned or Sculpted Wood

The American Association of Woodturners: An International Invitational Exhibition of Turned or Sculpted Wood will be hosted by the Southern Highland Craft Guild at the Folk Art Center in Asheville, North Carolina, and will be one of the most prestigious exhibitions of turned or sculpted wood to be held in 2012. Twenty-six renowned artists from Canada, England, France, Germany, New Zealand, and the US have been selected to participate and represent the best wood art available.  The exhibition will run January 28 through May 13, 2012 in the Folk Art Center Main Gallery.

The Southern Highland Craft Guild is an authorized concessioner of the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.

Folk Art Center

Milepost 382 Blue Ridge Parkway

Asheville, NC

(828) 298-7928

www.craftguild.org

Free parking, free admission

Open daily 9am to 5pm

Torqued & Twisted: Bentwood Today

Torqued & Twisted: Bentwood Today will be hosted by The Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design February 10 through May 29, 2012. Co-curated by Katie Lee and Tom Loeser, this exhibition explores the work of nine furniture makers and sculptors who use the technique of bending wood in innovative, unusual and eloquent ways. Wood bending is typically accomplished through one of three approaches steaming, laminating or greenwood bending. The artists/designers in this exhibition push the limits of wood bending to create extraordinary functional and sculptural works of art that are conceptually challenging and expand our understanding and expectations of wood as a material. This exhibit was funded, in part, by a Grassroots Grant from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts; administered by the Arts Council of Henderson County.

The Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design

1181 Broyles Road

Hendersonville, NC

(828) 890-2050

www.craftcreativitydesign.org

Free Admission

Monday- Friday 12PM – 5PM

In Our Own Words: Language as Craft

In Our Own Words: Language as Craft, hosted by HandMade in America, is a collection with distinctly different artistic process featuring eleven local craft artists sharing the results of a creative experiment. Personally-resonant words were chosen by each artist as the impetus for making the object. “We find not the phrasing to describe our work, but rather the craft to depict our language”, says one of the artists.  From fine furniture and woven sculpture to exquisitely created wall pieces, In Our Own Words is a playful exhibit with visual, verbiage and vital messages. The exhibition will run February 13 through May 4, 2012, at HandMade in America Gallery.

HandMade in America Gallery

125 South Lexington Avenue, Suite 101

Asheville, NC

beside Storm Restaurant on Hilliard Avenue

(828) 252-0121

www.handmadeinamerica.org

Free admission

Open Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm

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