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allTURNatives: Form + Spirit 2019

August 2 – September 21, 2019

Now in its twenty-fourth year, the Center’s Windgate ITE International Residency program is a collegial experience that encourages an open exchange of creative and technical innovations in the field of art in wood. Throughout the summer, the resident fellows live at the University of the Arts and use studio space there and at NextFab where they can pursue both individual and collaborative work. The program culminates in the current exhibition, allTURNatives: Form + Spirit 2019. The 2019 residency experience was documented via their blog at https://internationalturningexchange.wordpress.com/ To learn more about the program, visit our Windgate ITE page.

The 2019 Windgate ITE Resident Fellows are: Per Brandstedt, Artist (Västra Götaland, Sweden); Joshua Enck, Artist (NY, USA); Heide Martin, Artist (ME, USA); Hartmut Rademann, Artist, Schwarzenberg, Germany); Ellie Richards, Artist, NC, USA); Jacob Zimmerman, Student Artist, DE, USA); Amy Forsyth, Sketch Journalist, PA, USA); John-Duane Kingsley, Scholar, MI, USA)

Opening reception with the Windgate ITE Resident Fellows | Aug 2 | 5:30-9 PM Gallery talk | 6-7 PM


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allTURNatives: Form + Spirit 2019
Per Brandstedt
Joshua Enck
Amy Forsyth
Heide Martin
Hartmut Rademann
Ellie Richards
Jacob Zimmerman

Excerpts from ITE Scholar John-Duane Kingsley’s interviews with the residents. Sketches by Fellow Amy Forsyth.

Special thanks to our partners: The University of the Arts: Administrative Coordinator Regina Barthmaier, Housing Coordinator Amy Beal, Wood Shop Supervisor Tara Inman-Bellofatto, and Craft & Material Studies Associate Professor, Don Miller. Thanks also go to Fairmount Park Wood Recycling Center for materials. We are grateful to Judy Chernoff, organizer of the Maryland trip, and our hosts Dr. Jeffrey Bernstein & Dr. Judy Chernoff, Fleur Bresler, Marc and Diane Grainer, Ed Grossman & Shelley Stanfield, Jerry Kaplan, Barbara Wolanin, and A Workshop of Our Own. For local trip coordination and tours we thank Mark Sfirri, Nakashimia Woodworkers, and Wharton Esherick Museum.

This year’s Windgate ITE Program & Exhibition is generously supported by the Cambium Giving Society members of The Center for Art in Wood, donors to the Windgate ITE appeal, the Bresler Family Foundation, The Phil F. Brown Fund, National Endowment for the Arts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Philadelphia Cultural Fund, William Penn Foundation, and Windgate Charitable Foundation. In-kind support was provided by Boomerang, Inc., Signarama Center City, and Sun-Lite Corporation.