The Center for Art in Wood launched a series of conversations with queer woodworkers. Independent scholar and curator John-Duane Kingsley will lead this edition of the roundtable discussion with leading queer woodworkers and artists in wood, sharing the ways their lived experience impacts their craft, process, and aesthetic. Join us for an enlightening and fun afternoon.
John-Duane Kingsley is a divergent thinker whose professional work and interests straddle LGBTQIA+ identity and representation within museums, historic interiors, contemporary craft/design, and public education. Because these topics aren’t contained by a specific institution or discipline, Kingsley created the DANDYCRAFT website to serve as a publicly accessible repository of his work.
After pursuing an MA in Decorative Arts & Design History from George Washington University, Kingsley moved to Detroit, Michigan, to supervise the design of custom reproduction furniture and decorative arts for the restoration of Fair Lane: The Home of Clara & Henry Ford. His consulting work for Twisted Preservation Cultural Consulting focuses on interpreting LGBTQIA+ narratives in cultural heritage sites. Kingsley is a published author writing on contemporary craft and design, can be found in MetalSmith Magazine, The Journal of Modern Craft, and exhibit catalog for allTURNatives at the Center for Art in Wood in Philadelphia, PA, and as a contributing writer for the Decorative Arts Trust Bulletin.
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].