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MEMBER NEWS: Craig Mason, Kailua, HI, Craig Nutt, Kingston Springs, TN - Hawaii's Woodshow opens

Monday, September 21, 2015   (0 Comments)
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HAWAII NEWS NOW: Hawaii's Woodshow opens

Hawaii's Woodshow is about to open. Howard Dicus sat down with the director of the event on Sunrise. Here's information from their press release:

The Hawai‘i Forest Industry Association (HFIA) Hawaii's Woodshow™, Na La‘au o Hawai‘i, opens at the Honolulu Museum of Art School at Linekona September 20 through October 11, 2015. The exhibition is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am until 5pm. Admission is free.

Entries in Hawaii's Woodshow™, HFIA’s signature statewide juried exhibition, are scored on exacting criteria including “Inspiration of Design” and “Excellence of Implementation.”

This year, Hawaii's Woodshow™ is honored to welcome three esteemed jurors:

Craig Nutt, furniture and sculpture artist from Nashville Tennessee, employs a wide variety of wood working techniques including turning, carving, traditional joinery and steam bending as well as oil painting and lacquering techniques to works that often draw inspiration from the garden. Craig Nutt's imaginative works are found in many major museum collections as well as in private homes and corporate collections.

Tiffany Shafto, curator, Tiffany’s Art Agency, connects artists and collectors through meaningful experiences. A California native, Tiffany now makes her home on Hawai‘i Island where she finds inspiration in Hawai‘i’s woodworking community. A professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers, she has also produced, co-authored, and published the award-winning coffee table book, Contemporary Hawai?i Woodworkers; the Wood, the Art, the Aloha, along with writer Lynda McDaniel.

Craig Mason, Hawai‘i Woodturner, learned to love forests, trees and working with wood at an early age.  He was introduced to woodturning as a teenager in school wood shop classes.  All of those interests were put on hold for several decades while he finished school, served in the United States Navy, started a private dental practice, and raised a family. Over the years, working exclusively with trees salvaged from the waste stream, he developed skills in woodturning, carving and building musical instruments. The Hawaiian calabash, with its flowing curves, is his favorite form. (09/18/2015)


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