April 28 – May 31, 2023
“Current Student Work” opens at the Messler Gallery of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine, on Friday, April 28. The opening reception will be held on Friday, May 5, from 5-7 p.m. and the public is warmly encouraged to attend, enjoy refreshments, and meet the makers.
The exhibition, which runs through May 31, features furniture and furnishings by students in the school’s flagship Nine-month Comprehensive course. The students range in age from 19-68 and come from a variety of backgrounds: from general contracting and furniture making to previous careers in finance, arts administration, and education.
“This show invites you to see the full breadth and depth of what our Nine-month Comprehensive students undertake in their time here, exhibiting both their innovative designs and newly learned and exercised technical skill,” says Matt Hoggle, the Center’s Executive Director. “Seeing the work that has come from these students’ many months of hard work and dedication inspires and makes clear how they will enrich the world of craft as they graduate to the next phase of their woodworking journeys.”
Exhibitors in “Current Student Work” are Luke Agnew from New Jersey, Glenn Byers from Texas, PJ Couture from Massachusetts, Gabrielle Das from New York, Spencer Fischer from Wisconsin, Seth Goldstein from Colorado, Anneliese King from Pennsylvania, Frederico Maders Pinto from Brazil, Ernie Pitts from California, Jack Queeney from Maine, and Kristin Wiese-Adelman from New Hampshire.