Women In Wood – April 5 - April 27 2018
Helga Winter, a Port Townsend woodturner and artist, is curating WOMEN IN WOOD at Northwind Arts Center April 5 through 30. The show profiles the work of fourteen professional women woodworkers from around the country. Co-curator Betty Scarpino, from Indianapolis, Indiana, is internationally recognized as one of the masters in her field. She states that "artists create glorious objects when they incorporate their life experiences." The displayed work is as diverse as the women's life experiences and professional backgrounds: lawyers, educators, nurses, biologists, agriculturalists, industrial arts teachers became enamored with wood and changed their original careers.
Many of the exhibiting artists are inspired by the landscapes, nature and the history of the world around them. You will delight in a range of sculpture, furniture-like objects, multi-axis turnings, bent-and-carved wood, jewelry, pyrography, paint and more. Wood is the focus of this exhibit, domestic as well as exotic.
Prints and repurposed book art, wood derivatives, demonstrate the ever- expanding repertoire of the artists' interests and skills. Artists include:
Donna Zils Banfield
The show will move to the American Art Company in Tacoma in May.
Opening Reception and Art Walk Saturday, April 5th, from 5:30-8pm.
The artists will talk about their work Sunday, April 8 at 1:00pm.
Five of the artists will be present.