"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.
Friday, January 30
from 6 - 8 PM
The Wood Collective is . . .
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
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
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.