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The Center for Art in Wood celebrates Pinocchio!
With Artist and Education Coordinator Rachel Bliss and sewing instructor Heather Harris from Handcraft Workshop.
Fee: $20 Members | $25 Non-Members
Participants of all ages can make unique hand puppets using fabric, paint, wood and other materials. During the workshop, participants can work with a wood turner to create a wooden nose for their puppet. Supplies are included. To register, contact The Center at 215-923-8000.
Thursday, May 23, 2013 | 9:30 AM – 3 PM
Charles F. Hummel is Curator Emeritus and Adjunct Professor, Winterthur Museum & Garden and Author of With Hammer in Hand: The Dominy Craftsmen of East Hampton, NY.
Fee: $75 | $65 The Center for Art in Wood Members
Location: Freeman’s 1808 Chestnut Street Philadelphia
This mini-course includes two illustrated lectures on the subject of fakes, forgeries, and reproductions of decorative arts made or used in America. The morning lecture provides an overview of the subject by examining examples of ceramics, ironware, pewter, prints, and silver. The afternoon lecture features an in-depth study of furniture.
Caveat Emptor- Fakes, Forgeries and Reproductions begins at 9:30 am with coffee and check-in, includes a one hour lunch break, and concludes at 3:00 pm. Participants can pre-order box lunches with their early registration or request a listing of local restaurants that can accommodate our schedule.
The Center is grateful to Freeman’s for hosting this program. Freeman’s is America’s oldest auction house and since its founding seven generations ago by Tristram B. Freeman, it continues to be a family owned firm. Freeman’s familiarity with the market, along with its focus on service has kept the company a constant in the city of Philadelphia and the nation. Freeman’s has successfully sold countless collections of fine art, jewelry and all manner of antiques, often achieving exceptional prices, on behalf of estates, private collections and museums. www.freemansauction.com/
Cosponsored by The Clay Studio, Moderne Gallery, and Snyderman-Works Gallery.
A closing gallery talk with exhibiting artist Mark Gardner moderated by Albert LeCoff. Event is free, RSVP to The Center by calling 215-923-8000.
Join us for the opening reception of Susan Hagen:Social Studies and meet the artist Susan Hagen. Susan Hagen: Social Studies is an in-depth survey of recent work by Philadelphia artist Susan Hagen, which addresses themes of social awareness, personal identity and the human condition. Hagen’s detailed, small-scale sculptures are constructed of carved wood (burned, bleached or painted) and mixed media, and her drawings employ conté and ink wash. Though her techniques are mostly traditional, she brings her perspective as a contemporary American woman to her studies of urban life and social issues. The figures carved on a relatively small scale- usually the entire figure is less than 24” high.
Exhibiting artist Susan Hagen talks about the 4 bodies of work now on view at The Center. Event is free, RSVP to The Center by calling 215-923-8000.
Try a hand at creating unique and expressive figures with our featured artist Susan Hagen. During the workshop, participants will use additive fabrication processes using small wood stock, beads, spools, spindles, etc. After the figure is formed participants have a choice to draw and/or paint the surface. Members $30 per person. Non-members $35. Drop ins welcome.
To register go to the link above and purchase the item on our online store or please call us at 215-923-8000.
Join exhibiting artist Susan Hagen at the Philadelphia Art Alliance as she discusses her work on the individual and the social contexts. Event is free. The Philadelphia Art Alliance is located at 251 South 18th Street, Philadelphia, 19103. For more information please visit the Philadelphia Art Alliance website.
The public is invited into the 2013 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 Street. The resident fellows will share their skills and talk about their evolving work, whether in wood, film, writing or other documentation. Visitors can arrive any time after 10 am and stay until 4 pm. Please RSVP for the day and/or lunch at 215-923-8000, email@example.com for more information. The donation for Open Studio Day is $10, or $ 20 to include the group lunch, payable to The Center for Art in Wood.