|In the Gallery
Magic Realism: Material Illusions
April 2 - July 17, 2010
Magic Realism: Material Illusions was organized
by Robin Rice, Philadelphia, PA, this exhibition brings together 18 artists who create three-dimensional illusions characterized by
ambiguity, and, often, playfulness. Each Artist displays their
individual technical mastery of wood, ceramic, clay, metal or glass as they combine a multitude of small truthful details into realities that are simultaneously believable and strange - impossible and valid. The eye dazzling magic is explored in representations of the artifacts of daily life, objects simultaneously mundane and filled with explicit and hidden meanings. The artists in the exhibition include: Ruth Borgenicht,
John Cederquist, Tom Eckert, Susan Glasgow, Michelle Holzapfel, Ron Isaacs, Janel Jacobson, Ani Kasten, Greg Nangle, Randall Rosenthal, Dan Saal, Lincoln Seitzman, Eric Serritella, Richard Shaw, Brent Skidmore, Paul Stankard, David Wiseman and Xuti.
Ron Isaacs, Polka Magnolia, 2008, Acrylic on birch plywood
Courtesy of Snyderman/Works Gallery
Xuti, Soaring, 2009, Hand built stoneware, plant based color
Courtesy of the Artist
View the exhibition online!
View the new exhibition catalog online for Magic Realism: Material Illusions now available for sale in the museum store and on our online shop.
This exhibition is in support of the 44th National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts conference, coordinated by The Clay Studio, Philadelphia with support from the William Penn Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.
|Museum Collection & Library Gallery
The objects presented in this exhibition are works by artists in the Center's museum collection who showed inspiration and skill using various materials to reflect illusion. Artist included are: Robert
Belinda Raab, Merryll
Seitzman, and Richard
a Minute Dad, 1991
H 36 x W 20 Diam. 6 3/4"
Lacquered mahogany, steel saw
Center Permanent Collection
Donated by the Artist
allTURNatives: Form + Spirit 2010
Remaining 2010 Exhibition & Event Schedule
Aug. 6 - Oct. 16, 2010
The International Turning Exchange
resident artists' travel, and work independently and collaboratively from June until the first week in August last week of
July in Philadelphia. The allTURNatives exhibit is the grand finale to the
2010 ITE program. This multi-disciplinary exhibit reflects the residents' experiences including objects produced before and during the residency.
ITE Open Studio Day - Saturday, July 17, 2010, is Open Studio Day when the public
is invited into the ITE Residents' shop for demonstrations and discussion. This
event takes place from 10 am until 4 pm at the UArts Wood Working Department in
Anderson Hall, 333 South Broad
donation for Open Studio Day is $10, payable to the Wood Turning.
Opening Reception and Gallery Talk - First Friday, August 6, 2010 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
ITE Gallery Talk
- Saturday, August 7
from 2pm to 4pm, the residents present a detailed gallery talk for the public about
their work and the ITE experience.
Michael Peterson: Evolution | Revolution
Nov. 5 2010 - Feb. 19, 2011
Organized by the Bellevue Arts Museum, this exhibition will focus on the artist's oeuvre for the past twenty years tracing his unique trajectory- an EVOLUTION from his early works heavily influenced by lathe-turned vessels- to his current, REVOLUTIONARY and fully realized sculptures, free from the influence of the lathe. This exhibition at the Center is the only east coast venue for this tour!
Opening Reception with the Artist- First Friday, November 5th, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
|Ready for the 2010 ITE Residency?|
A big thanks goes out to Karl Seifert who is this years photojournalist in the 2010 ITE Residency for getting a jump start on the new 2010 ITE Blog. Visit and participate in the blog regularly starting in July where you will hear directly from the artists about their experience and work. Click here for the 2010 International Turning Exchange Blog
Artists this year include:
Luc DeRoo, Artist, Belgium
Irene Grafert, Artist, Denmark
Julie Heryet, Artist, United Kingdom
Wonjoo Park, Artist, South Korea
Karl Seifert, Photojournalist, US, PA
Derek Weidman, Artist, US, PA
Read the 2010 ITE Residency press release to find out more about the artists and see images of thier work.
Review of "Contemporary Wood Art: Collector's
Selections" exhibition on view at the Center from February 5 - March
By Joe Seltzer
I recently enjoyed the new
exhibit at the Wood Turning Center (WTC), Contemporary
Wood Art: Collector's Selections which was curated by two CWA couples: Dr.
Jeff Bernstein & Dr. Judy Chernoff and Steve Keeble & Karen Depew.They are serious collectors who spoke Feb 20,
2010 about collecting and the exhibit to an audience of about 25 at the
They related that they needed a
starting point when they came to curate, and walked around with post-it notes
in basement storeroom of the WTC.Most
pieces in the exhibit got between two and four post-its.As they were talking, three themes emerged:
Wood, Decoration and Design. They
commented that these themes also represented phases in their development as
collectors.Initially they were
interested in classic shapes and the tactile and natural beauty of the
wood. The second theme, looked at work
that moved beyond the natural coloring and smooth surface of turned wood. Finally, the design theme included sculptural
pieces of great strength. One of the
curators said that they felt the pieces moved toward greater complexity.
Jeff mentioned that they had picked pieces
that they felt were powerful, but not necessarily ones that would be included
in their own personal collections. He
spoke about a Michael Brolly sculpture that had a sense of balance and
presence, but didn't fit his own aesthetic (it was more whimsical than other
parts of their collection) and also a piece by David Sengel, covered with thorns. While Jeff and Judy had previously seen a number of pieces from this
series, this was the first that actively spoke to them.
Read the complete Article by Joe Seltzer here.
View the Exhibit online!
Christian Burchard wins the 2009 Elizabeth R Raphael
Congratulations to our member and artist friend, Christian
Burchard of Ashland Oregon
for winning the 2009 Elizabeth R Raphael
Founder's Prize given by the Society
for Contemporary Crafts in Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania. We are always so pleased when one of our
"friends" are honored. Kudos to you, Christian. Visit his website!
|Cabinets of Curiosities in Alberta Canada|
Doug Haslam reports from the Alberta Foundation
for the Arts where they have enlisted educational programing and exhibition
inspired by the original WTC 2003 exhibition "Cabinets of
Curiosities". Doug has been presenting the Curiosity Cabinet to schools
around the province
of Alberta for the past
year and the response has been tremendous.
An educational program based on Cabinets of Curiosities has
been developed around it with students creating their own boxes for their
Read more about the Alberta Foundation
for the Arts exhibit and programing by clicking here.
View the works in the original exhibition created by the WTC and The Furniture Society on our gallery page. The "Cabinets of Curiosities" book/DVD is available in the online store.
The Wood Turning
Center is Happy to
acknowledge our Cambium Circle Members who through their generosity help support our programs, events, publications
Dr. Lee Bender and Dr. Carol Schilling
Richard R. Goldberg, Esquire
and Robyn Horn
Dr. and Mrs. Henry Jordan
Jerome and Deena Kaplan
Alan Keiser, Esquire
Leonard and Norma Klorfine
Tim and Sheryl Kochman
Herbert and Mae Kurtz
Albert and Tina LeCoff
Mr. and Mrs. H.F. (Gerry) Lenfest
Gregory and Regina Rhoa
Should you wish to have information about becoming a member
of the Cambium Circle
please visit our Membership Page or contact William J. D. Jordan, Director of Development, at 215-923-8000
Membership Secures the Future !
Contribute to the Center's Annual Campaign
Thanks to everyone who has renewed their membership or donated to the Center's 2010 annual campaign. A particular thanks goes out to those who have joined the Cambium Circle, and to all the artists who have joined our Artists' Cambium Circle -- thank you so very much for your generosity during a rough and tough year !
Cuts in grant funding are having a dire impact on the Center. Without your support, the Center's programming is in jeopardy.
Members and Friends of the Center have always been the backbone of Center programs. We plan programs for your enjoyment and education, and you receive a tax deduction for helping. Please renew your membership now via PayPal or make a donation of $10.00 or more if you are able.
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Artists' Cambium Circle
David M. Bender; Jerome Blanc; Michael Brolly; Philip Brown;
Christian Burchard;Gorst du Plessis; David Ellsworth; Peter Exton; Harvey Fein;
Satoshi Fujinuma;Dewey Garrett; Dick Gerard; Stephan Goetschius; David Gould;
Peter Harrison; Doug Haslam; Michelle Holzapfel; Robyn Horn;
William Hunter;Stoney Lamar; Hans Lie; Art Liestman; Mark and Kathy
Lindquist; Robert Lyon; Thierry Martenon; Rudiger Marquarding; Connie Mississippi; Michael
Mocho; Philip Moulthrop; Mark Nantz; Ambrose O'Halloran; George
Peterson; Binh Pho;Harry Pollitt; Richard Rand; Frank Salas; Merryll Saylan; Betty
Scarpino; Siegfried Schreiber; Lincoln Seitzman; Daniel Silver; Randy and Lisa
Stromsoe;David Summers; Marcus Tatton; Holly Tornheim; Leah Woods;
and Malcolm Zander
Dr. Lee Bender and Dr. Carol Schilling; Fleur Bresler; Harvey Fein; Richard R. Goldberg, Esquire; Jon and Robyn Horn; Dr. and Mrs. Henry Jordan; Bruce Kaiser; Jerome and Deena Kaplan; Alan Keiser, Esquire; Leonard and Norma Klorfine; Tim and Sheryl Kochman; Herbert and Mae Kurtz; Alan LeCoff; Albert and Tina LeCoff; Mr. and Mrs. H.F. (Gerry) Lenfest; Ed Levy; Judson Randall; Gregory and Regina Rhoa; Marc Ricourt; Norton Rockler; and Hans Joachim Weissflog
Public and Private Foundations
Endowment for the Arts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Pennsylvania
Historical and Museum Commission, Philadelphia Cultural Fund, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage
through the Philadelphia Cultural Management Initiative; and anonymous
Funders & Corporate Sponsors
Craft Supplies USA; Klingspor Woodworking Supply; Oneway Manufacturing; Packard Woodworks, Inc; Penn State Industries;
Rockler Woodworking & Hardware; and Stubby Lathe
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Challenge VII: dysFUNctional Tour
Montgomery County Community College, Fine Arts Center (Art Barn)
June 2 - July 24, 2010
340 Dekalb Pike
Blue Bell, PA 19422
View the Exhibit
2010 AAW Symposium
The 24th Annual International AAW symposium, to be held in Hartford, Connecticut, Friday June 18 through Sunday June 20, 2010, at the Connecticut Convention Center.
Visit here for more information and registration.
Saskatoon Twenty Ten
from July 23 - 25, 2010
Click here for
more information and registration.
Instructors and demonstrators include Jean Francois Escoulen, Lyonel Grant, Michael Hosaluk, Kim Kelzer, Bonnie Klein, Michael Podmaniczy, Betty Scarpino, Mark Sfirri and many more.
Deadline for registration is June 15th.
Stanford Who's Who has recognized Ronald F. Fleming for his exquisite work in the field of Fine Arts. As Owner and President of Hearthstone Studios and throughout his impressive 40 year professional career, Fleming has consistently performed at an outstanding level.
View the announcement!
10 PA Arts
Join arts advocates from across the Commonwealth at the 2010 PA Arts Advocacy Rally at the State Capitol in Harrisburg on Monday, April 26. We promise you a rally that members of the PA General Assembly won't forget.
The event begins at 10 AM in the Main Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg on April 26. We encourage you to make an appointments with both your State Representative and Senator on that day.
For more information or to register for the rally, visit the 2010 PA Arts Advocacy Rally webpage.
Cultural Fund has been added to
the City of Philadelphia Employees'
We are very excited to announce that the Philadelphia Cultural Fund has been
added as a giving option to the City employee's workplace giving campaign - the
first time employees have been given the option to support the arts through a
designated federation of the Combined Campaign. The Cultural Fund provides
critical general operating support to over 250 arts groups of all sizes,
disciplines and neighborhoods, through a rigorous competitive review process.
The Combined Campaign makes it easy for all of the City's 30,000 employees to
make gifts to any of 14 different federations/ associations.
We hope you
will consider participating to help make our community stronger. And, of
if you care about the arts, we hope you will consider selecting the
Philadelphia Cultural Fund as a donee. Since multiple beneficiaries can be
selected this is not "either/or" - gifts can be made to the Cultural Fund as well as any other cause(s) you wish to support. As has been the case in
the past, a number of arts organizations are also included in the "United
Way Guide to Caring" and can have donations individually directed to them
through the United Way.