The Wharton Esherick Museum presents Poplar Culture: the Celebration of a Tree, May 21-June 10, 2012 at Historic Yellow Springs. The show features the work of more than 40 contemporary woodworkers honoring Wharton Esherick with pieces crafted from a single tulip poplar tree that stood outside Esherickâ€™s studio door.
Participating artists include Mira Nakashima, Mark Sfirri, David Ellsworth, Alphonse Mattia, David Ebner, Holly Tornheim, Norm Sartorius, Jack Larimore, and Jasper Brinton.
The Wharton Esherick Museum challenged the artists to create works that "honor the tree. The works produced vary from furniture, woodblock prints, ceramics to sculpture. All the artwork is available to purchase during the show, and proceeds from the sales benefit the Wharton Esherick Museum and Historic Yellow Springs.
The exhibit opens with a Preview Party on May 20th from 2 to 5 p.m. Party attendees will have the first opportunity to buy a piece of the studioâ€™s history and to see the vast array of art made from a single tree.
Web Site: www.whartonesherickmuseum.org