Upcoming Events


The Center Joins DesignPhiladelphia with 3 exciting events:

allTURNatives: Form + Spirit 2014 Discussion with Reed Hansuld
Friday, October 10~ 5:30pm-6:30pm
The Center ~ 141 N 3rd. St. Philadelphia, PA 19106
FREE admission
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Join Windgate ITE resident fellow and custom furniture maker, Reed Hansuld, for a talk about his work, which focuses on finding a balance between modern  style, high quality craft, and functionality.  

To celebrate The Center for Art in Wood’s 19th year hosting the Windgate ITE International Residency program, residents in the program worked together for two months in Philadelphia to collaborate and focus on new directions in their work. The grand finale exhibition for the 2014 ITE program is Form + Spirit 2014.


Old City Festival events
Sunday, October 12, 2014~ 12pm-6pm
Artist Demos~ The Center ~ 141 N 3rd. St. Philadelphia, PA 19106
Object Vignette ~ TRUST gallery  ~ 249 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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In association with the Old City Festival on October 12th, the Center will host artist wood-turning and fiber art demonstrations in front of its headquarters and participate in the Marguerite Rodgers gallery vignette and scavenger hunt hosted at the TRUST gallery space.

The artist demonstrations will include woodturning sculptor, Derek Weidman, a community minded designer maker of knitted 
products, Andrew Dahlgren, and Suzanne Bonsall Kahn, an educator dedicated to keeping tools in the hands of Philadelphians young and old. Working together using various materials, techniques and points of view, the demonstrators will celebrate the deep history of craft making in Philadelphia while embracing contemporary design aesthetics.  

Make Your Mark! Visitors are invited to use archival pigment pens to help pattern a traditionally turned wooden bowl (see photo LEFT). Inspired by the iconic Wedgewood Liberty Bowl, made for the J.E. Caldwell Company and inscribed with The Declaration of Independence, this new bowl will serve as evidence of the creativity, pride and determination of our great city today.

The Object Vignette is an interactive exhibition where visitors can find objects from a plethora of Old City galleries, including the Center, and go on a scavenger hunt to find the sources for these fine pieces.  The Vignette will be curated by Marguerite Rodgers and hosted at TRUST gallery.  Each object will have a number and visitors will use a scavenger hunt map (see photo BELOW) to search out the galleries that loaned each piece.   

Friday, November 7, 2014

5-8pm First Friday: Opening Celebration of Rediscovering Emil Milan and His Circle of Influence

Save The Date: Saturday, November 8, 2014

6-8pm: Join us for our Annual Fall Fundraiser, Founders Event: Honoring Ron Flemming, a founding trustee and renowned wood artist.  CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS! questions? Contact Maggie Bradley, Director of Membership & Advancement at 215.923.8000 or maggie@centerforartinwood.org