The Art of Stewardship Juried Exhibition
The Five Turners
Five Maryland woodturners will present a group show of turned objects at RiverArts Gallery in Chestertown from November 7 to 22. Their work displays an extensive individuality of styles in a medium that dates back to ancient Egypt and continues to fascinate its practitioners even in this modern day of mostly molded plastic stuff.
Gene Adcock, Chuck Engstrom, Margaret Lospinuso, Lou Rudinski, and Tim Moore all work largely with wood discarded from unstable trees, road and building projects, and even the occasional firewood pile. Many of their objects are indeed useful as bowls, platters, and the like – but they are all objects of beauty and craftsmanship intended to highlight the natural beauty of the wood and the embellishments of their individual imaginations.