Woodworking, turning, carving, burning, and other similar methods have been used for thousands of years. Entire civilizations were built through them. Houses of grandeur were finished with fine pieces of furniture and sweeping staircases. Woodworking aided the endeavors of music and creation of instruments, the pen blank assisted literature. These methods were a reliable way to craft items for day to day use in cooking, weaving, and many other tasks. However, that changed after the Industrial Age.
The Industrial Age changed the way our products are made in several ways, the most important being mass production. Presently, most building materials are mundanely similar, furniture stores sell puzzle piece DIY kits, and most tools are made from plastic. Today woodworking and its companions are found in the fine art world, where value is placed on the unique nature of each piece.
“Engrained” means that something is well established. It has two meanings for this exhibit. First, it refers to the long-standing tradition of craftsmanship, and second, the spirit of the people who reveal the distinct and innate beauty inside of the grain.
Come experience 30+ pieces of work by wood turners, workers, burners, and carvers from Central Texas.
This exhibition is free and open to the public and will run from April 5th to April 30th.
6 - 10 p.m. Friday, April 5
Free and open to the public.
Come join us in celebrating the opening of our new exhibition, “Engrained.” In addition to new artwork, you can enjoy live music from Chuck Jennings and crew, light bites, and wine.