Turning Wood: The Art of the Woodturner III Exhibit

Date: 

Saturday, October 14, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, October 15, 2017 (All day)

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

Woodturning Demonstrations: Saturday and Sunday, 11am, 1pm, 3pm; and all day on the Hunnewell lawn

LocationHunnewell Building

Woodturning has a long history, going back to 1300 BC Egypt. Unique in relation to most woodworking, due to its use of a lathe, woodturners turn out practical, functional pieces or “turn” to the purely aesthetic. Each craftsman brings their own personal artistic vision to the objects they create, and the pieces in maple, cherry, and other wood from far and near (look for work turned from Arnold Arboretum deaccessioned trees), offer a unique look at the “personality” within the wood itself. The three woodturning associations that have come together for this very special Arnold Arboretum exhibition will bring their own creativity and technical expertise, displaying more than 60 unique pieces for utilitarian use and aesthetic enjoyment. Join us as members demonstrate their skill working the lathe throughout the weekend.

Additional Woodturning exhibition in the Hunnewell Visitor Center, Sept. 27-Nov. 26

Free, public invited