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Experiencing Form: Phil Brown and the Museum’s Residency Artist Alumni

February 9 – September 15, 2024

Experiencing Form: Phil Brown and the Museum’s Residency Artist Alumni

Phil Brown was a devoted woodturner and a community organizer who founded several woodturning chapters throughout his home state of Maryland. He also served on the Board of the Wood Turning Center, in later years shifting his role to coordinating the ITE residents’ (now the Windgate Arts Residency Program in Wood) annual tour through the private collections and sites in the DC area. Sadly, Brown passed away in July 2018. He left hundreds of partially turned bowls and blocks in his workshop that he wished to see realized. In this exhibition are presented bowls and sculpture initiated by Phil and finished by the residency alumni, in a laudatory act of collaboration with this influential and memorable artist.

Phil Brown (1937–2018)
Teresa Audet (WARP Wood 2023)
Michael Brolly (ITE 1996)
Doug Finkel (ITE 2001)
Daniel Fishkin (ITE 2017)
Amy Forsyth (ITE 2016 and 2019)
Julia Harrison (ITE 2015)
Katie Hudnall (ITE 2016 and WARP Wood 2022)
Rex Kalehoff (ITE 2015)
Merryll Saylan (ITE 1997) and Alex Bradley
Betty Scarpino (ITE 1999 and 2016)
Maiko Sugano (WARP Wood 2023)
Janine Wang (ITE 2018)
Laura Zelaya (WARP Wood 2023)

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Experiencing FormPhil Brown and the Museum’s Residency Artist Alumni is generously supported by the Cambium Circle Members of the Museum for Art in Wood, Bresler Foundation, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Philadelphia Cultural Fund, William Penn Foundation, and Windgate Foundation. In-kind support was provided by Boomerang, Inc. Special thanks go to the donors to the Phil F. Brown Fund at the Museum for Art in Wood.
The exhibition catalogue is made possible by support from Nedra and Peter Agnew.