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On the Edge of Your Seat: Chairs for the 21st Century

May 6, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - July 21, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

A collaboration with The Furniture Society in conjunction with their annual conference June 23-25, 2016.

Exhibiting artists include: Jennifer Anderson, Justin G. Bailey, Bob Brox, Stoel Burrowes, Sheri Crider & Nina Dubois, Alicia Dietz, Jack R. Elliott, Dugan Essick, Adrian Ferrazzutti, Amy Forsyth, Jordan Gehman, Sophie Glenn, Tad Gloeckler, Doug Jones & Carrie Compton, Lauren Kalman, Patrick Kana, David Knopp, Beth Krensky, Joseph G. La Macchia, Jack Larimore, Po Shun Leong, Laura Mays, Christine Mei, Taiji Miyasaka & Darrin Griechen, Mira Nakashima, Christy Oates, Keunho Peter Park, Gord Peteran, Dean Pulver, Andrew Jay Rumpler, Fabiano Sarra, Matt Selnick, Mark Sfirri, Michaela Stone, Joshua Torbick, Misha Volf, and Takahiro Yoshino

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Note: all events take place at The Center for Art in Wood unless otherwise indicated

First Friday, May 6, 5-8PM Exhibition Opening

Gallery Talk* and Panel Discussion, Saturday, May 7, 2-4:30PM
*Book signing also part of Gallery Talk event—artists to be announced

In conjunction with the Furniture Society:

Workshop: Seven at the Center: the 2016 Windgate ITE Fellows Collaboration Laboratory, Thursday, June 23, 10:15AM-5:00PMFellows: Amy Forsyth, Ashley Eriksmoen, Betty Scarpino, Katie Hudnall, Merryll Saylan, Michaela Crie Stone, Nucharin Wangphongsawasd; at UArts, Room J-COS1. The seven Windgate ITE Fellows awarded residencies by The Center for Art in Wood each have a variety of skills and techniques that they employ in their work. They will be sharing these with one another and with visitors to their studio.

Presentation: 1600-2000 Philadelphia Furniture, Thursday, June 23,11:30AM-12:15PM
Speaker: Josh Lane; at CBS Auditorium
From its founding in 1682, Philadelphia has been a center of furniture innovation, particularly chairmaking. This presentation reviews the development of forms and the influence of aesthetic traditions among the city’s multi-various ethnic communities on the development of seating furniture from the 17th century to the mid-19th century.

Panel Discussion: On the Edge of Your Seat: Chairs for the 21st Century discussion, Thursday, June 23, 1:30-2:45 PM
At the Gershman Y Chapel
Panel: Jasper Brinton, Benjamin Colman, Susie Silbert

Old City Gallery Crawl, Thursday, June 23, 6-8:30PM
Participating Galleries: Moderne Gallery, Snyderman-Works Galleries, The Center for Art in Wood*, The Clay Studio, Wexler Gallery
This free event will provide conference attendees with an exclusive look at the Old City Arts District’s offerings from a number of notable galleries and arts organizations. Trolley from UArts to Old City courtesy of Gallery Crawl Sponsor Old City District. All exhibitions are within walking distance. *Book signing also part of Crawl event—artists to be announced OCD-Logo-Square 

Furniture Society: Closing Remarks, Party, Dinner & Dance, Saturday, June 25, 7:00-9:30PM
Evening Event at Solmssen Court*
*Book signing also part of Closing event—artists to be announced



May 6, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
July 21, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
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The Center for Art in Wood
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