Turned Wood

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July 5 – July 28

For July the Hanford St. Gallery will be presenting a collection of unique and beautiful wood turnings by area artist Mike Mahoney.

A professional wood turner since 1994, Mike’s bowls are featured in galleries across the United States and his work is sought after by collectors around the world.

Mahoney is passionate about his craft and the American Craft movement. Dedicated to producing quality work and educating the public about woodturning, Mike is often requested to demonstrate and teach for wood turning clubs, craft schools and symposia. He has traveled around the world to discuss and demonstrate his craft, and is considered an authority in woodturning.

Much of the wood Mike uses comes from urban sources (tree trimmers and local cities) and he is even utilizing grapevine culled from local vineyards. All his work is produced on the lathe without any embellishments after the fact.  He creates a very traditional feel using contemporary ideas.

“I want my work to be attractive as well as useful.  For my work to be admired is one thing, but for my work to be used fulfills my purpose as a craftsman.”

Coupled with paintings and photos by Lynn Slade, Daniel D’Agostini, Dianne Poinski and Donald Satterlee, the exhibit will celebrate the visual and tactile pleasures of wood and the trees and forests that provide it.

Opening on Friday, July 5th, the show will run through Sunday, July 28.  There will be a reception to introduce the artists on Saturday, July 6th from 4 to 7pm as part of the Amador 1st Saturday Art Trek.

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