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A Conversation with Robert Rising, aka BlackLumberjack

September 22, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

A Conversation with Robert Rising, aka BlackLumberjack | Tues. Sept. 22, 2020 | 6:30 – 7:30 pm | Live on ZOOM


Join us for an evening with Robert Rising, aka BlackLumberjack, the founder of NYCITYSLAB and creator and host of the Instagram talk show, Conversations with BlackLumberjack. We’ll learn about Robert’s woodworking journey, discover why he mills his own grains, and find out who his favorite guest has been on his IG TV series. RSVP for a chance to hear about Robert this time as we exchange roles with this legendary interviewer!
Robert Rising operates NYCITYSLAB, a company dedicated to saving fallen tress and rescuing and recycling beautiful wood slabs from destruction and waste. NYCITYSLAB transforms every last piece into works of masterful craftsmanship and function for a range of clients, as well as custom-designed projects. Robert is a woodworker, environmentalist, entrepreneur, vegetarian, designer, builder, and restorer of antiques. In 2004, he set out to build his own house out of local wood.  After a successful but difficult search, he decided to continue on, and help others to find quality, local wood in New York City.

This event is free to the public. The Center for Art in Wood interprets, nurtures, and champions creative engagement and expansion of art, craft, and design in wood to enhance the public’s understanding and appreciation of it. A suggested donation of $5 per person enables us to provide programs and exhibitions throughout the year.

For questions contact Katie Sorenson, Community Engagement Manager at [email protected]


September 22, 2020
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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The Center for Art in Wood
141 N 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
(215) 923-8000
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The Center for Art in Wood
(215) 923-8000
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