2014—Against the Grain

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Wood: warm, inviting, solid.

The patterns of the grain and the variety of colors, these are the qualities we admire about wood. Woodworking is one of the oldest art forms and wood is one of the first materials used by early humans. Wood is used as a building material traditionally, however, as a medium for human expression, its artistic applications are fairly endless, as you’ll come to find out.

This exhibit brings together a diverse community of area woodworkers and artwork from the Library’s collection.

  • PARTICIPATING WOODWORKERS include Bruce Bower, Jim Bryan, Glen Feuerbom, Krystal Duer, Vaughn Graber, Dean Hill, Bob Knight, David Mlynek, Bill Neff, Will Orvedal, J. Michael Peters, Garth Renken, Bob R., Robert Sanders, Bob Satzler, Dave Thurston, David Wiksten
  • FEATURED ARTISTS FROM OUR PERMANENT COLLECTION include Luigi Lucioni, William MacLean, W. Locke, Judith Lennox Sabatini, Birger Sandzén, Mike Henry, Gary K. Clarke, Tom Russell, Peter Lvoff, Walter Hatke, John Gaddis

Related Events (also listed in Library News)

First Friday: Opening Reception
Friday | Nov 7 | 5:30 – 8:30 pm | Sabatini Gallery
Discover some of Topeka’s talented woodworkers and their amazing creations. Light refreshments provided.

Wednesday | Nov 19 | 6:30 – 7:30 pm | Sabatini Gallery
Join local craftsman and woodturner, Bruce Bower for an evening of turning. Bruce will discuss and answer your questions about woodturning, the tool used, and his work.

First Friday Artwalk
Friday | Dec 5 | 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Spend the evening with some of Topeka’s talented woodworkers learning about their amazing craft and creations.

Pen Turning Demo
Wednesday | Dec 10 | 6:30 – 7:30 pm | Sabatini Gallery
Watch as local woodturner and craftsman Rusty Smith demonstrats how to make a wooden pen on a mini lathe.

Segmented Turning
Wednesday | Dec 17 | 6:30 -7:30 pm | Sabatini Gallery
Learn the wonders of segmented turning from local woodturner and craftsman, Vaughn Graber.