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Media Coverage

May 2024
Our Arboreal Family: The Museum for Art in Wood presents To Understand a Tree
Source: Broad Street Review, May 4, 2024 by Anndee Hochman

April 2024
The Museum for Art in Wood’s new sculpture dispenses art-filled gumballs
Source: Metro Philadelphia, April 9, 2024 by Molly Given

The Mighty Oak
Source: Woodshop News, April 21, 2024 by Jennifer Hicks

Poetry Gumball Machine Unveiled in Old City
Source: Fox29, April 27, 2024

In Photos: Penn celebrates 2024 Earth Week with panel discussions, tours, and more
Source: The Daily Pennsylvanian, April 29, 2024 by Chenyao Liu

Unique, poem-dispensing wood gumball machine comes to Museum for Art in Wood
Source: Artdaily.com, April 29, 2024

Gumball Poems Remind Readers: You’re Not a Robot
Source: Independent Review Crew, April 30, 2024 by Nora Grace-Flood

March 2024
Philadelphia Artist Selected for Winter Residency
Source: Woodshop News, March 2, 2024 by Jennifer Hicks

To Understand a Tree
Source: Arts News Now, March 4, 2024

Gina Siepel on The Artists’ Block
Source: KYW News Radio, March 15, 2024 by Shara Dae Howard

On how we can all create an individual encyclopedia
Source: The Creative Independent, March 27, 2024 by Max Freedman

February 2024
Philly Museum features Stephen Talasnik
Source: Woodshop News, February 8, 2024 by Jennifer Hicks

Craft Happenings: Spring 2024
Source: American Craft Magazine, Februrary 15, 2024

An artist who grew up on the streets of Philadelphia returns with an ‘optimistic’ climate exhibit
Source: WHYY, February 16, 2024 by Dusan Phillips

Museum for Art in Wood presents To Understand a Tree by Interdisciplinary Artist Gina Siepel
Source: Philadelphia RowHome Magazine’s Blog, February 23, 2024

May 2023
Screen Queens: Ancient Craft Meets Contemporary Art ina. Bold New Exhibition by Islamic Women Artists
Source: The Local, May 10, 2023, by Steve Fillmore

April 2023
Islamic ornate window shades on display at the Museum for Art in Wood
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 7, 2023, by Quinn Russel Brown

The Evolving Culture of Craft Behind Cairo’s Mashrabiya
Source: American Woodturner, March/April, 2023, by Jennifer-Navva Milliken

March 2023
Behind the Scenes- The Mashrabiya Project
Source: PHL17, March 28, 2023, by Brejamin Perkins

The Mashrabiya Project
Source: 6ABC Loves the Arts, March 18, 2023

Museum for Art in Wood introduces Philly to the Islamic mashrabiya screen
Source: WHYY, March 7, 2023, by Peter Crimmins

February 2023
The CAW Announces the Mashrabiya Project
Source: American Woodturner, Feb. 2023

January 30, 2023
Museum for Art in Wood receives $10 million endowment and a new name
SOURCE: The Philadelphia Inquirer, Jan. 30, 2023, by  Rosa Cartagena

May 2022
The Center for Art in Wood: Old City Museum displays various artwork made entirely of wood (video link)
SOURCE: FOX29, The 215

May 2022
Summer Arts Preview: Philadelphia museum exhibits you can’t miss by Molly Given
SOURCE: metrophiladelphia.com

February 2022
The Art of Michael Ferris by Colin Knoff
SOURCE: popularwoodworking.com

January 2022
Interview with Michael Ferris
SOURCE: Broad Street Review, The Podcast, BSR_S06E08 – Sculptor, Michael Ferris

Carved with love: The Center for Art in Wood presents Extra-Human: The Art of Michael Ferris by Corey Qureshi
SOURCE: https://www.broadstreetreview.com

Source: https://bookriot.com

November, 2021
Will inflation save lives? Expensive cheesesteaks might not be a bad thing by A.D. Amorosi
Source:PhiladelphiaWeekly.com, article “Masked Philly: Jennifer-Navva Milliken”

January, 2020
Curator Close-up, Jennifer-Navva Milliken by Wit

July, 2019
Unpacking Damien Davis’s ‘Color Cargo’ by Scotty Meiser
Source: www.broadstreetreview.com

May, 2019
A Lexicon in Living Color, Damien Davis talks about the role of wood, empowerment, and impermanence in his new exhibit ‘Color Cargo’ by Wit
Source: www.theartblog.org

January, 2019
Things to Do by Tonya Pendelton
Source: WHYY.org

October, 2018
Merryll Saylan: This is Your Life by Glenn Adamson
Source: American Woodturner

July, 2018
On the Edge of your Seat: Chairs for the 21st Century by Emily Zilber-review of the Center publication
Source: American Furniture, Annual Review 2017,  a Chipstone publication

May, 2018
Emil Milan: Midcentury Master by Mindy Kinsey-review of the Center publication
Source: Wood Carving Illustrated

February, 2018
GTown Radio Interview with Albert LeCoff, Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Center for Art in Wood
Source: GTown Radio

June, 2017
Dream Drives: The Center for Art in Wood
SOURCE: CBS3 Philly [Video segment]

December, 2017
The Center for Art in Wood, in Partnership With the Emil Milan Research Project, Is Publishing the First Illustrated Biography of Legendary Artist, Designer, and Woodworker Emil Milan
SOURCE: PR Newswire

October, 2016
The Unmistakable Impact of Albert LeCoff
SOURCE: First published in American Woodturner, the journal of the American Association of Woodturners, and is being used/reprinted with permission.

September, 2016
Back and Forth
SOURCE: Woodshop News

May, 2016
Not your dad’s La-Z-Boy: Center for Art in Wood sets the bar for 21st-century chairs in new exhibit
SOURCE: PhillyVoice

April, 2016
Old City: Gallery Highlights Unique Art of Wood Turning
SOURCE: Philadelphia Neighborhoods [blog]

March, 2016
At The Center for At in Wood in Philadelphia, Wendy Maruyama gives voices to earth’s silent giants
SOURCE: KnightBlog- The blog of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Nov, 2015
Stealth Craft
SOURCE: The Philadelphia Inquirer

May, 2015
Galleries: It’s all art, root, and branch
SOURCE: The Philadelphia Inquirer

May, 2014
Wood Artists Salvage Beauty from Destruction at Bartram’s Garden
SOURCE: By Peter Crimmins | Newsworks.com and NBC10.com

April, 2014
Artists reinterpret 18th-century botanist’s shipping boxes
SOURCE:  By Virginia A. Smith, Inquirer Staff Writer | The Inquirer

Jul/Aug, 2013
Susan Hagen: Carving the World Around Her
SOURCE: FineArt Connoisseur

Jul, 2013
One minute speed read – Susan Hagen’s tiny humans at The Center for Art in Wood
SOURCE: theartblog

Apr, 2012
The Center for Art in Wood: A new era begins
SOURCE: American Woodturner Magazine

November, 2011
Clumsy Name, Worthy Purpose: The New Center For Art in Wood  by Judith H. Dobrzynski
SOURCE: www.artsjournal.com

June, 2010
Wood Turning: What a Turn-On!
SOURCE: Art-Reach Blog

Feb, 1988
Doing A Good Turn For Artists In Wood
SOURCE: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Jan/Feb, 1982
Last Was Best (Review of last symposium)
The Turned Bowl-The end of infancy for a craft reborn (Review of the Turned Objects Exhibtion)
SOURCE: Fine Woodworking magazine