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MEMBER NEWS: Ralph Thomas, Gulf Breeze, FL - Gulf Breeze Art Inc. hosts woodturner (02/24/2016)

Thursday, February 25, 2016   (0 Comments)
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GULF BREEZE NEWS: Gulf Breeze Art Inc. hosts woodturner (02/24/2016)

Gulf Breeze Art Inc. met on Tuesday February 2 at 6 pm in the Gulf Breeze Library Meeting Room.

 

The group had a small business session before the program.

Discussion centered on the upcoming 2016 festival and the need for volunteers.

Important volunteer positions open this year include the Hospitality Chairperson and a tech savvy person to take over the website. The business meeting was followed by a scrumptious snack provided by the members.

This evenings program featured Meredith Doyen, Director of First City Arts. Doyen stressed that the First City Arts is a working Art Center which includes economic growth aspects, cultural growth, art education, art outreach programs, summer camps and glass arts fellowships. Many volunteers help to make First City Art a success.

Ralph Thomas shared some of his Woodturning Art at the Gulf Breeze Arts February meeting. Ralph Thomas shared some of his Woodturning Art at the Gulf Breeze Arts February meeting. Following the program, Ralph Thomas shared some of his Woodturning Art with the group. Woodturning is a form of woodworking that is used to create wooden objects on a lathe. Thomas uses hickory and birch for his creations.

He says, “I find some of the wood to be thrown away, pieces that I pick up.”

Many intricate shapes and designs can be made by turning wood.

Members agreed this was a very interesting meeting and program.

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