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allTURNatives: Form + Spirit 2014

August 1 – October 25, 2014

allTURNatives: Form + Spirit 2014
The Windgate ITE International Residency (Windgate ITE) program is a collegial experience in which the Resident Fellows explore new work through research, exploration and collaboration.

Now in its 19th year, the Center’s Windgate ITE program awards seven prestigious fellowships from an international pool of applicants-one photojournalist, one scholar, and five artists who work either solely in wood or who work with wood in combination with other materials. The Resident Fellows live and work together for two months at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, exploring new directions in their work. The program culminates in the exhibition you are about to see, allTURNatives: Form + Spirit 2014. This multidisciplinary exhibition presents each Resident Fellow’s experience and growth by including objects produced before and during the program.

The 2014 Windgate ITE Resident Fellows

Eric Adjetey Anang

Accra, Ghana

Miriam Carpenter


Jordan Gehman


Reed Hansuld

Ontario, Canada

Yuri Kobayashi


Amber Johnston


Maggie Jackson


To View images of the 2014 Windgate ITE Residency, click HERE. You will be redirected to Amber Johnston’s website, our 2014 Windgate ITE Photo Journalism Resident.

Eric Adjetey Anang (Artist), Accra, Ghana

Eric Adjetey Anang is a Ghanaian sculptor and fantasy coffin carpenter. He was born in Teshie, Ghana, where he lives and works as manager of the Kane Kwei Carpentry Workshop. He was acknowledged as a “model for African urban youths” by the French Newspapers, Le Monde Diplomatique. Among his myriad accomplishments, he was: the subject of documentaries by Luis Nachbin in Brasil, Zoe Elliott-Shircore in Britain, and Philippe Lespinasse in France; he was a resident artist at the Oregon College of Art and Craft; and he was invited to the Gwangju Design Biennale in South Korea.

Miriam Carpenter (Artist), PA, USA

Miriam Carpenter is a wood carver and graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. She works as assistant designer to Mira Nakashima at George Nakashima Woodworker, S.A. inNew Hope,PA. She has participated in exhibitions at the Cooroora Institute inAustralia, Saskatchewan Craft Council inCanada and theWhartonEsherickMuseum in PA.

Jordan Gehman (Artist), CA, USA

Jordan Gehman is Lead Sculpture Technician and an Instructor of Wood Sculpture at the Academy of Art University inSan Francisco. He earned an MFA in Woodworking and Furniture Design fromSan DiegoStateUniversity in CA, and a BFA from Maine College of Art inPortland. In 2012, he was a participant in the EMMA International Collaboration inSaskatchewan, and a presenter at the Furniture Society Conference @ MECA inMaine.

Reed Hansuld (Artist), Ontario, Canada

Reed Hansuld is a studio furniture maker from Toronto, Ontario, whose work focuses on finding a balance with modern style, high quality craft and function. He trained at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine and Conestoga College in Kitchener, Ontario. He served as a studio furniture maker intern for Michael Fortune in Lakefield, Ontario. He has participated in exhibitions in both the US and Canada, and contributed to magazines that include Canadian Woodworking & Home Improvement.

Maggie Jackson (Scholar), NY, USA

Maggie Jackson is an award-winning independent scholar, journalist and author whose writings probe technology’s impact on humanity. A former Boston Globe contributing columnist, her essays and articles have appeared in the New York Times, Utne, Wall Street Journal and other publications worldwide. Her most recent book, Distracted, explores the science of attention and our culture of distraction. A graduate of Yale University and the London School of Economics with highest honors,Jackson currently is writing a book on the craftsmanship of considered thought in a digital age.

Amber Johnston (Photojournalist), PA, USA

Amber Johnston earned an MFA in Imaging Arts/Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology, and a BFA from University of the Arts in PA. She teaches Digital Photography at the Fleisher Arts Memorial inPhiladelphia,PA  In Philadelphia, her work has been featured (both solo and in two-person shows) in venues that include the Pop Up Gallery, The Lola and Space 2033.

Yuri Kobayashi (Artist), Japan

Yuri Kobayashi is a teacher and critic in the Department of Furniture Design at the Rhode Island School of Design. She earned an MFA in Furniture Design and Woodworking fromSan DiegoStateUniversity in CA, and a BA in Architecture Design from Musashino Art University inTokyo,Japan. Her work has been exhibited in venues that include the 701 Center for Contemporary Art in SC, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, WI, and Penland Gallery in NC.