Art 2 Ways

In my last blog I talked about an art weekend where we saw a lot of different artistic works including the preparation of Dim Sum at Blue Bamboo. Yesterday we also had a chance to experience two different kinds of art in the same evening.

First was the opening of the Small Objects

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Art Weekend

It seems that fall, especially as you approach the Holiday season, gets really busy. Last weekend was one of those times, but fortunately I was able to squeeze in all the events I wanted to attend.

I usually participate in the Small Objects show at the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach each

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Ohio Valley Woodturners Guild – Turning 2015 Symposium

For the next two years I am the Chairman of the Florida Woodturning Symposium. Although I’ve been involved with this symposium in a number of capacities for six years, I know there is always more to learn. As Chairman, this is the time to do it.

My wife has family in Cincinnati, so

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Nick Agar

Last weekend my turning club had Nick Agar come to do a full day demo and a Hands-On worshop. I was familiar with Nick’s work since I had been his videographer at the AAW Symposium in Tampa, so when I heard he was on an extended tour of the US and had some

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More Shows

I am one of those convinced that Jacksonville is moving more toward a arts rich city. Last week we went to two more show openings, making four in eight days and there were a number of others we didn’t make. I know that in many cities this pace would be considered absolutely glacial,

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Two Views of Sculpture

Thursday evening was the opening reception for the Northeast Florida Sculptors show at the University of North Florida. I was very pleased to have two of my pieces, “Monopus” and “Pierced” in the show.

This show had a lot of interest from local sculptors with 85 pieces submitted by 35 artists.

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Joelle Dietrick – Project Atrium

Last night we went to see the opening of the new Project Atrium. The artist this time is Joelle Dietrick, who did a mural covering most of the Atrium space.

The piece is called “Cargomobilities” and was inspired by a trip Joelle took to Jaxport. She was really impressed with the scale

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Back at John C. Campbell Folkschool in 2015

It’s been two years since I taught here at Campbell and I must say I’m less nervous since this is my second time. This time I have seven beginning turners in the week class and seven in the weekend class. The folks are really nice and are really getting their feet wet in

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