The Mid South Woodturners Guild announces the establishment of a permanent woodturning collection at Christian Brothers University (CBU). The collection includes nine hand-made, one-of-a-kind art objects by six artists. Donating to the collection are Keith Burns, Lee Chandler, Joan Kelly, Dennis, Paullus, Terry Reynolds and Larry Sefton.
In 2007, the exhibit, “Beneath the Bark,” by the Woodturners Guild was featured at the CBU Gallery. Joan Kelly, member and past Officer of the Board, coordinated this exhibit and began initial dialogue for a permanent exhibit. Kelly stated, “While the establishment of this collection began with a core of nine pieces, the long term goal is to expand the collection by one to three pieces each year.” She emphasized,” Each piece has been selected by a jury of professionals.”
The Mid-South Woodturners Guild is a local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners. The AAW is an international, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the woodturning craft. Its mission is to provide information, education, a meeting place, and an effective organization for all who are interested in turning wood.
According to Larry Sefton, President of the Mid South Woodturners Guild, “The true value of this partnership with CBU is that it furthers our mission to provide education on the art of woodturning. Woodturning is just as highly respected in the studio art world as glass and clay. I feel honored to have the opportunity to donate pieces of my work to this permanent collection at CBU.”
This collection is being prepared for exhibit in the Plough Library. To learn more about the exhibit call (901) 321-3243. For more information on the Mid South Woodturners Guild, visit www.midsouthwoodturners.com. ###|