Welcome To Our Art
Our Current Show
    "The Beauty of Wood"
      January 26 - February 27, 2015

      by The Wood Collective
(Chuck Aaron, Ron Brown, Dave McCann and Jim Oliver)

The Wood Collective puts on a dazzling display of gorgeous wood artwork.  All of their  
work highlights  the beauty of wood with fine finishes, interesting color and appealing form.

Opening Reception
Friday, January 30
from 6 - 8 PM

Nested Ash Bowls
  by Chuck Aaron

Walnut and Maple Jewelry Box
by Dave McCann
Poplar Burl Bowl
by Jim Oliver

Honey Locust Chip and Dip Bowl
by Ron Brown
The Wood Collective is . . .

Chuck Aaron, who creates pens and wooden bowls—often decorated with acrylic painting—commented, “My art allows me to create physical objects that express the beauty I perceive around me. My woodturning engenders objects that show the beauty
of color and wood grain in a way that is both visual and tactile. All of my art combines the disciplines of the form (technique) with intuitive creativity in a way that allows the thought form to create the reality.”

Ron Brown creates large bowls and natural-edged bowls as well as vases and other hollow forms.  Brown said, “I began working with wood about 15 years ago and joined Chesapeake Woodturners, where I learned from some of the best wood turners in the country. Working with trees has made me more sensitive to nature, creation and the Creator.  As with people, wood needs to be observed and ‘listened to’ as it reveals its secrets—bark inclusions, knots, insect holes and grain distortions—all of which make each turned piece unique and ‘one of a kind.’”

Dave McCann creates intricate jewelry boxes as well as other smaller boxes. His original and custom pieces are primarily made from locally sourced native hardwoods and his designs range from small items to furniture. McCann’s work includes carved birds,
a range of boxes, cutting boards and lamps. Large items include plant stands, tables and beds.

Jim Oliver - After retiring from the Agricultural Research Service, Oliver took up wood turning. He works primarily with wood from locally grown trees to create bowls, vases and segmented pieces. Oliver remarked, “New woods, new wood-treatments and new techniques have provided endless opportunities for post-retirement experimentation and gratification.”


Please join Artists' Gallery members
 and fellow art lovers at our Opening Reception:

 Friday, January 30, 2015
From 6 - 8 PM

We will have beverages and finger food
for you to enjoy during the reception

We Look forward to seeing you

The Artists' Gallery is a member-owned gallery representing media that include oils, 
watercolors, collage, acrylic, pastels, colored pencil, charcoal, traditional photography,
hand-colored photography, digital photography, stained glass, clay, mixed media, and wood objects d'art.

The Artists' Gallery is located in the American City Building, 10227 Wincopin Circle Columbia, MD  21044 (Across the Parking Lot from the Whole Foods Market)

Hours are Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. ­ 5:00 p.m.
Saturday from 9:30 a.m. ­ 3:30 p.m. and closed on Sunday.
Other hours by appointment.
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