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THE GUARDIAN: P.E.I. Wood Turners Guild ready for exhibition spotlight in Summerside (01/21/2017)

Monday, January 23, 2017   (0 Comments)
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The P.E.I. Wood Turners Guild has mounted an inspiring exhibition of recent work once again at Eptek Centre.

The exhibition opening will take place this Sunday, Jan. 22 at 2 p.m.

Several members of the guild have submitted a variety of pieces for the enjoyment of the local public.

“The work ranges from small, unadorned bowls to wafer-thin vases and segmented turnings. The variety of woods used is also interesting,” a news release states.

“Jim Wicks of the guild did a great job in bringing together this representative collection of items together.”

As has been the practice in prior exhibitions by this group, a sample of work from a departed wood turning expert has been included. This year, the focus is on the late Herb Leavitt who operated a commercial wood turning business in Alberton in the mid-to-late 20th century. Many Islanders will remember his array of bird’s-eye maple products.

Another special treat is the custom-built treadle lathe made by Gordon Jenkins for the Culture Summerside craft mentorship project last summer. Demonstrations with the lathe will be conducted from time to time during the exhibition and the public may be invited to try their hand at working the lathe, under supervision of a qualified turner.

Everyone is welcome to the opening. Jenkins will deliver remarks in memory of his mentor, Leavitt.

The work remains on display until Feb. 24.

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