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Artist Talk with Trent Preszler

June 23, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Trent Preszler sitting at the front of one of his conoe's.

Artist Talk with Trent Preszler | Wed. June 23, 2021 | 6:30 pm EDT | LIVE on ZOOM

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Portrait of Trent Preszler by Jason Lindberg

Join us for an evening with master boat builder and vineyard CEO Trent Preszler. We will hear Trent speak about his journey to woodworking and how he taught himself how to build his first canoe. We’ll also learn about his artistic practice, which is imbued with the four elements of the outdoorsman: wood, water, sky, and life. Don’t miss this chance to hear Trent share his inspiring and moving story.

Trent Preszler grew up on a cattle ranch in South Dakota and received his BS from Iowa State University in 1998. He was subsequently awarded a Rotary Scholarship to the UK and a diploma from the Royal Botanic Garden. After a White House internship for President Bill Clinton, he earned an MS in agricultural economics and a PhD in horticulture from Cornell University. He is now the CEO of Bedell Cellars and founder of Preszler Woodshop in New York. A Newsday documentary about his life won the 2018 New York Emmy Award for outstanding lifestyle feature. Little and Often, his first book, is a USA Today Best Book of 2021: “Insightful, lyrical… Little and Often proves to be a rich tale of self-discovery and reconciliation. Resonating with Robert Pirsig’s classic Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, it is a profound father-and-son odyssey.”

Signed first editions of Trent Preszler’s newly released book Little & Often are available on the Center’s store.

This event is free to the public, which honors Pride Month and our LGBTQIA+ woodworkers, 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, Senior Manager of Partnerships and Engagement, at [email protected]


June 23, 2021
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


The Center for Art in Wood
(215) 923-8000
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The Center for Art in Wood
141 N 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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(215) 923-8000
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