June 16 – September 13, 2017
ROCKPORT, ME – “New Work by Faculty,” an exhibition of contemporary wood furniture, sculpture, and stringed instruments has opened for the summer at the Messler Gallery of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport. The show runs through September 13, 2017.
The 29 woodworkers, designers, and artists whose work is on display are international leaders in the fields of furniture making and design, wood turning, marquetry, and carving who teach at the Rockport school. From the coopered and curved furniture of Garrett Hack and Yuri Kobayashi, to the consummate carvings of Mary May and Chris Pye, the show is a testament to what can be achieved when impeccable technical skills are applied to sustained aesthetic exploration.
The instructors participating in the show come from as far away as England and Wales, and as close as Camden and Rockland. Their work is stylistically diverse, as befits the school’s commitment to helping students find their own creative voices. International exhibitors include: Adrian Ferrazzutti (Canada), Peter Fleming (Canada), Aled Lewis (Wales), and Chris Pye (England). Exhibitors from across the U.S. include: John Beaver (Pacific Palisades, CA), Bruce Beeken (Shelburne, VT), Warren Carpenter (Seneca, SC), Mark Catalini (Pepperell, MA), Melissa Engler (Asheville, NC), Reuben Foat (San Diego, CA), Garrett Hack (Thetford Center, VT), Reed Hansuld (Brooklyn, NY), Tom Hucker (Jersey City, NJ), Beth Ireland (Roslindale, MA), Mary May (Johns Island, SC), Graeme Priddle (Asheville, NC), Seth Rolland (Port Townsend, WA), Mark Sfirri (New Hope, PA), Jennifer Shirley (Indianapolis, IN), Joshua Vogel (Kingston, NY), and Jeremy Zietz (Richmond, VA). Participants from Maine include: Yuri Kobayashi (Camden), Jim Macdonald (Burnham), Mac Ray (Damariscotta), Brian Reid (Rockland), Tim Rousseau (Appleton), and Ken Wise (Brunswick).