to Jan 31

Philadelphia Airport Art Program


July 18 - January 31, 2020
@ Philadelphia International Airport ‘Terminal A-West’

In 1998, Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) established an Airport’s Exhibitions Program—a visual arts initiative to humanize the airport environment, provide visibility for Philadelphia’s unique cultural life, and to enrich the experience of the traveling public. The Airport’s Exhibitions Program is responsible for organizing and presenting rotating exhibitions that are located throughout the airport. The exhibits change throughout the year to provide a variety of educational and cultural programs. This forum for presenting visual art attests to the airport’s commitment in supporting arts and culture. The Exhibitions Program provides millions of visitors from around the world access to a wide variety of art forms by artists and arts institutions from the Philadelphia area. Since its inception in 1998, there have been more than 300 exhibits featuring work by artists and arts/cultural institutions from throughout the Greater Philadelphia region.

Philadelphia artist Keunho Peter Park is a woodworker whose studio practice focuses on functional objects including furniture, furnishings, and musical instruments. The work is inspired by his fascination with nature, the human body, and wood. He creates 3-dimensional objects that are part anthropomorphic, part organic, yet completely functional. Park’s unique aesthetic and technique, known as segmented wood carving—a process where numerous smaller pieces of wood are joined together to create larger forms—result in objects that are evocative sculpturally and experimentally.

Park describes segmented wood carving as a technique “that enables me to make liberal forms and sizes…while always exploring innovative methods of construction.” Park’s detailing includes carved textures and applied color that accentuates specific surfaces to visually convey each piece’s one-of-a-kind “personality.” His artistic vision and skillful craftsmanship “instills a distinctive character” that celebrates the coexistence of nontraditional forms and functional art.

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to Jul 13

Making Sculptural Stringed Instruments

Making Sculptural Stringed Instruments
with Beth Ireland and Keunho Peter Park

June 30 - July 13, 2019
@ Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

During this workshop, Making Sculptural Stringed Instruments, students learn sculptural carving, shaping and forming to create their own personalized instrument designs based on a special bandsaw box technique. The fundamentals of stringed instrument construction including scale length, acoustics, fretting and stringing are also covered. Participants will be guided through the safe use of tools including the bandsaw, router, drill press and stationary sanders to create two unique stringed instruments: a dulcimer guitar, and a tenor or six-string guitar. There will be lots of one-on-one instruction. Whether you are a musician who wants to learn woodworking techniques, or a woodworker who would like to learn the elements of stringed instrument construction this is the class for you. Open to all skill levels.

Beth Ireland lives in Saint Petersburg, Florida and earned her BA from the State University College at Buffalo and an MFA in sculpture from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She has been operating Beth Ireland Woodworking since 1983, providing a specialization in architectural and artistic woodturning. Since 2010, Ireland has been involved in a traveling art/craft project titled Turning Around America, and since 2016 on an instrument-making project (strumfactory.com). She also teaches the Professional Woodturning Intensive course at The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship. Visit artist’s homepage bethireland.net

Keunho Peter Park is an international artist, woodworker, and instrument maker who teaches at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He holds a BFA in painting from South Korea’s Kookmin University and an MFA in Woodworking and Furniture Design from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Park won a 2015 Wharton Esherick award at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show and served as a Windgate resident artist at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Visit artist’s homepage studiospong.com

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is an Arts and Crafts center in the U.S. city of Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The oldest craft school in Tennessee, Arrowmont offers workshops in arts and crafts such as painting, woodworking, drawing, glass, photography, basket weaving, ceramics, fiber arts, book arts and metalworking. The School has an 11-month Artists-in-Residence program for early career artists. Arrowmont's campus contains the oldest buildings in Gatlinburg and comprises two historic districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Course fee: $1,155 (in order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required)
* For further information, visit https://www.arrowmont.org/workshops-classes/workshop-details/?action=evrplusegister&event_id=533

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
P.O. Box 567
556 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Phone: 865-436-5860
Email: info@arrowmont.org
Hours of operation:
Mon - Fri 8:30am - 5:00pm
Sat 8:30am - 4:00pm

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1:00 PM13:00

2019 Great Houses Tour

2019 Great Houses Tour

May 19, 2019
@Chestnut Hill Area

The Great Houses Tour welcomed attendees to explore FIVE fabulous Chestnut Hill homes, representing many different architectural styles and eras of construction. All of these homes had been adapted for contemporary living while embracing the community’s history and landscape.

Presented annually by the Chestnut Hill Conservancy and the Chestnut Hill Community Association , the Great Houses Tour is designed to celebrate and share the ways that traditional and contemporary design can coexist in this historic and architecturally extraordinary community. The hosts at each house included their architects, designers, and contractors to connect tour goers to a wealth of information.

* For your information, If you joined the tour, you can see some Studio Spong furniture at the Little Ice House(add), one of the featured houses on 2019 tour program.

- Work lists on view
<Field Chair no.2>(2019)
<Wood Ears Bench>(2017)
<Skinny Jean Coffee Table no.1>
<Night Table>(2012),

Exhibition Dates: May 19th
Tour Hours: Sun 1pm - 5pm
$40(for non-members)
$35(for members of EITHER the Conservancy or Community Association)
$25(for members of BOTH the Conservancy and Community Association)
* For more information, visit https://www.chestnuthill.org/2019_chestnut_hill_great_house.php

St. Martin-in-the-Fields, 8000 St. Martins Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19118
* An Architectural Tour with Designers & Contractors Onsite

Chestnut Hill Conservancy & Chestnut Hill Community Association

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Chip Carving Patterns

Chip Carving Patterns
with Keunho Peter Park

April 13, 2019
@ The Center for Art in Wood

Join us for a one-day workshop learning the art of Chip Carving Patterns with artist Keunho Peter Park. This is a traditional technique for creating decorative patterns on wooden surfaces and Park will guide you in chip carving using just a few simple hand tools. Participants will receive two carving knives, and a wooden 4×6” photo frame to embellish with their chip carving pattern.

Keunho Peter Park is an international artist, woodworker, and instrument maker who teaches at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He holds a B.F.A in painting from South Korea’s Kookmin University and an M.F.A. in Woodworking and Furniture Design from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Park is also the recipient of the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show’s Wharton Esherick award and the Windgate resident artist at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

The Center for Art in Wood is a non-profit arts organization located in Philadelphia that nurtures and promotes the innovation of art in wood through collaborative residencies, exhibitions, education, and documentation. The Center also maintains an inspirational collection and a research library to enhance the understanding and appreciation of the art.

Cancelation Policy
Cancelations of a workshop must be made by email. The Center will offer a full refund if notice is given at least 30 days before the workshop. Refunds will not be given after that date. The Center for Art in Wood reserves the right to cancel a workshop due to severe weather or unforeseen circumstances. Participants will be notified in advance and offered a full refund.

Date: April 13
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost: $125 CAW Members/ $150 Non-Members
* All materials are included in the cost of the workshop.

The Center for Art in Wood
141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA19106

Phone: (215) 923-8000
Email: info@centerforartinwood.org
Website: www.centerforartinwood.org

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to Apr 23

Grains & Planes

Grains & Planes

March 11 - April 23, 2019
@ Arts & Innovation Center of Cumberland County College

Grains and Planes: Exhibit of contemporary wood, metal, and mixed media home furnishings and sculpture.

The Arts and Innovation Center Gallery is proud to feature some of the region’s highly acclaimed artists working in wood, metal and mixed media. The “Grains and Planes” exhibit features the works of Jack Larimore, who was recently chosen as a significant person who has shaped and influenced the field of American contemporary craft in an exhibit called “At the Center: Masters of American Craft” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Other renowned artists featured in the exhibition include; Jim Greenwell, Mike Iannone, Keunho Peter Park, and Joshua Steelesmith.

The Arts and Innovation Center is located at 321 N. High St., Millville, NJ in the heart of the Arts District and the City’s downtown. The two-story building houses the former Clay College on the first floor and the Fine Arts program and general education courses from the main campus on the second floor.

Exhibition Dates: March 11th through April 23rd
Reception: March 15th 6 - 9pm
Gallery Hours:
Mon - Fri 10am - 9pm
Sat 11am - 7pm
Sun 11am - 5pm
* For more information, visit http://www.cccnj.edu/gallery-and-shop

Arts and Innovation Center
321 High St., Millville NJ 08332

Phone: 856-765-0988

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to Dec 2

Human Figure Furniture

Human Figure Furniture

August 29 - December 2, 2018
@ HUB-Robeson Galleries

Keunho Peter Park's functional wood works elevate and celebrate the meaningful spaces in the home. In this selection of works made between 2012 and 2017, Park takes inspiration from the beauty of creature and human forms, emphasizing the important roles that functional objects, such as furniture or musical instruments, play in our lives.

The HUB-Robeson Galleries are committed to the enrichment of the Penn State collegiate experience and believes exposure to the visual arts is part of having a well-rounded education. The mission of the Galleries is to bring diverse and contemporary exhibitions created by students, emerging, and professional artists to the entire University community. The programs of the Galleries are dedicated to the inclusiveness of all national and international cultures, artists, and art forms. Our purpose is to bring educational experiences to students beyond the classroom while emphasizing an understanding and appreciation of the visual arts and its role in society. Exhibitions are presented in highly visible and heavily trafficked locations throughout the campus, so that the arts can become an integral part of the daily life experience.

Reception: October 18, 5 - 7pm
Admission free
Gallery hours:
Mon - Thus Noon - 6pm
Fri - Sun Noon – 4pm
* For more information, visit https://studentaffairs.psu.edu/hub/art-galleries

The HUB-Robeson Galleries
241 HUB-Robeson Center
University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2563
Email: galleries@psu.edu

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