The 12th annual Woodpalooza Sept. 5 – 7

Posted in Community News, Visual Art

Sept. 2, 2015

The 12th annual Woodpalooza will be held Saturday through Monday, Sept. 5 through 7 at Zech Hall, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA) with an evening reception at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 4. Sixteen woodworkers of the Whidbey Island Woodworkers Guild will be showing their work.

The beauty and refinement of a custom-made piece is often admired, but few realize what is required of the maker to bring that piece into being. The work of the artisan woodworker is often a singular and reclusive process, full of successes and failures, challenges and rewards. All the hours, days, weeks, or months the woodworker invests is usually unseen and unknown—from the initial design process and the transformation of rough lumber into precisely dimensioned parts, to the joining of those parts and their preparation and the application of a finishing coat befitting the art.

See design come to life through demonstrations of woodworking, including techniques and materials used in our shops such as joinery, glues and bent lamination. Artist John Shinneman will be giving demonstrations during the show!

Please join us, starting with our reception at 6 p.m. on Sept. 4, as we begin the 12th annual Woodpalooza.

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