Turning Wood: The Art of the Woodturner II

by Sheryl White, Coordinator of Visitor Engagement
September 19, 2016

Woodturners 2016_Ben Natale

Turning Wood: The Art of the Woodturner II

Location: Hunnewell Building
An Exhibition by the Association of Revolutionary Turners (ART), Central New England Woodturners (CNEW), and Massachusetts South Shore Woodturners (MSSW)
October 22-October 23, 2016 with turning demonstrations at 11am, 1pm and 3pm
Opening Reception: Friday, October 21, 5:00-7:00pm
Select work will also be on display in the Hunnewell Visitor Center, Sept 29-Nov 20

Woodturning: the art or process of fashioning wood into various forms and shapes by means of a lathe.

Woodturning has a long history, going back to 1300 BC Egypt. Unique in relation to most woodworking due to its use of a lathe, woodturners turn out practical, functional pieces or “turn” to the purely aesthetic. Each craftsman brings their own personal artistic vision to the objects they create, and the pieces in maple, cherry, and other wood from far and near (look for work turned from Arnold Arboretum deaccessioned trees) offer a unique look at the “personality” within the wood itself. The three woodturning associations that have come together for this very special Arnold Arboretum exhibition will bring their own creativity and technical expertise, displaying unique pieces for utilitarian use and aesthetic enjoyment. Join us as members demonstrate their skill working the lathe throughout the weekend. See the article in Roslindale’s Wicked Local online newspaper.

This event is free, the public is cordially invited.

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