Join us for First Friday for a live marquetry demo with Tara Bellofatto. Meet the artist and watch her manipulate delicate, paper-thin pieces of veneer to create dynamic images in wood. During the evening, you will also have the opportunity to sign up for the two-day Marquetry Madness Class hosted by the Center for Art in Wood and taking place at the University of the Arts on Sat, Jan 11, and Sun, Jan 12, 2020.
This class is appropriate for all skill levels. No prior woodworking experience required.
For more information and for registration click HERE.
Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey-based woodworker, Tara Bellofatto, has been honing her skills as a furniture maker and marquetarian since graduating from the University of the Arts in 2010. Tara has exhibited at the Cosmopolitan Club, Philadelphia’s City Hall, Attleboro Arts Museum. She has participated in alumni exhibitions at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show and the Philadelphia Furniture Show.
Growing up with an appreciation for what has come before, Tara pays homage to the pop culture of the past, being heavily influenced by striking images found within movements and periods such as Art Deco, pre-code Hollywood, and Germany’s Weimar era. She blends her passion for woodworking and her enthusiasm for vintage film, music, literary, and (especially) horror icons. Entirely cut by hand, her marquetry presents rewarding challenges, allowing her to connect to and become completely immersed in her creations.
Tara Bellofatto maintains her practice out of her home studio in New Jersey and currently works at the University of the Arts as a Lecturer and Wood Shop Technician.