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How it Started and How it’s Going: Collector Dan Zobel

March 31, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


How it Started and How it’s Going: Collector Dan Zobel | Thurs. March 31, 2022 | 6:30 pm EST | LIVE on ZOOM

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Join us for How it Started and How it’s Going, a speaker series with collectors. We’ll dive into their collections and learn about how they got started and why; we’ll hear what attracts them to certain pieces and see some of their favorite works. We will also discuss what makes someone a collector of art and how to start your own collection. Our next talk features collector and woodturner, Dan Zobel.

Don’t miss this special glimpse into a collection!

Dan Zobel is a Philadelphia furniture shop manager, woodturner, and collector of wood art. Dan’s love of woodworking and woodturning began in 2007 under the tutelage of Mark Sfirri at Bucks County Community College.  Through school as well as the attendance of collaborative events, primarily Echo Lake, he made many connections with fellow local, national and international woodworkers.

Dan’s wood art collection began when he went to a Michael Hosaluk demo. Michael was about to do a demo at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where Dan was driving out to the next day. In exchange for taking his tools and paints out, Michael gifted Dan a small demo piece.  The kindness, trust, and demonstrated skill from this interaction only expounded his love for the art.

The local woodturning community and friendships have helped to continually grow Dan’s love of the art and collection.  His collection is not nearly the scale of the renowned collector from the first talk in this series, Joe Seltzer, but one unique aspect of the collection is there are no restrictions.  Dan’s collection includes prints, furniture, turnings, and sculpture.

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.


Questions? Please contact Katie Sorenson, Director of Outreach and Communications at [email protected].


March 31, 2022
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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The Center for Art in Wood
(215) 923-8000
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The Center for Art in Wood
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