January 20 – April 5, 2017
A juried exhibition of work by Center for Furniture Craftsmanship alumni and Fellows opened at the Messler Gallery on Friday, January 20 and will run through April 5, 2017.
The 21 pieces on display, selected from 70 submissions, embody the combination of lively design and technical virtuosity for which the school is known. They run the gamut from curved benches and biomorphic chairs to seductive spoons and sculptural tables. Victoria Allport, the Center’s Gallery Manager, says, “There are so many breathtaking objects in this show. I love the way our alumni go out in the world to push the boundaries of design!”
Jurors for the exhibition were Mark Gardner, an acclaimed wood turner in Saluda, NC, Anissa Kapsales, Associate Editor at Fine Woodworking in Newtown, CT, and Sarah Kay, a furniture designer in London, England.
The alumni and Fellows in the exhibition are professional and avocational woodworkers from across the U.S. who previously participated in the Center’s Workshop, Furniture Intensive, Turning Intensive, Nine-month Comprehensive, or Fellowship programs. They include Kendrick Anderson (Atlanta, GA), Eric Asche (Durango, IA), Nils Berg (Boston, MA), Judy Bonzi (Rockport, ME), Shannon Bowser (Brooklyn, NY), Kate Casey (Brooklyn, NY), Michael Danchak (Durham, CT), Owain Harris (Deerfield, NH), Mary Ellen Hitt (Morrill, ME), Yuri Kobayashi (Camden, ME), Mike Korsak (Pittsburgh, PA), Bowen Liu (Rochester, NY), Sarah Marriage (Baltimore, MD), Jack Mauch (Cambridge, MA), Andy Messa (Rockport, ME), Libby Schrum (Camden, ME), Marcus Soto (Stone Ridge, NY), Laurie Sproul (Canton, ME), Karina Steele (Camden, ME), Michaela Stone (Rockport, ME), and Leslie Webb (Georgetown, TX).