Center for Art in Wood Grand Opening

Formerly known as The Wood Turning Center the Philadelphia based Center will have a gala opening on Friday evening and a reception on Saturday evening. From the press release:

Turning to Art in Wood: A Creative Journey - 25th Anniversary Exhibition Inaugurates The Center for Art in Wood (formerly The Wood Turning Center)

Celebrating the Center's new name and new location in Old City Philadelphia

Opening Celebration Weekend: November 11 to 13, 2011

Philadelphia, PA (October 2011)..Philadelphia's internationally renowned Center for Art in Wood (formerly The Wood Turning Center) has taken a new name and has moved
to an exciting new location -- both changes reflecting the growing recognition and importance of wood artists and their contemporary works of fine art and craft.

The Center for Art in Wood, now located at 141 N. Third Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, opens its 25th anniversary exhibition Turning to Art in Wood: A Creative Journey on Friday, November 11, 2011 with an Opening Celebration Party from 5:30-8:30 p.m. ($100 per person). Information and reservations at 215-923-8000.

Free Open House/Activity Days on Saturday, November 12 from noon to 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 13 from noon to 6:00 p.m. The Center's annual meeting, open to the public, is at 6:30 p.m. on November 12. See

The Center for Art in Wood features changing exhibitions, a museum collection, research library and archives, and a museum store. The Center offers public outreach programs and annually hosts an International Turning Exchange residency program (ITE) for artists, photojournalists and scholars.

The Center is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 to 5. Admission is free. Donations appreciated.

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