Knock on Wood!

What is so very irresistible about running your fingers along a polished piece of wood? In the hands of a master, wood comes alive. Its solid nature takes on many beautiful forms; its fluidity is accentuated by carving, sanding and rubbing. Our homes and furnishings are largely built of wood, and we find solace in natural woodlands. Even fire, the very source of civilization, comes from wood. And a mainstay of our childhood was Joyce Kilmer’s poem, which begins, “I think that I shall never see… a poem lovely as a tree.”

Tom Dahlke; Sharon & Mark Diebolt; Daryl Storrs; James Borden; Mark Del Guidice

This Special Collection, “Knock on Wood”, paints wood with broad strokes. You’ll be delighted by the whimsical, narrative woodworking of Mark Del Guidice and Tom Dahlke. Scott Sober’s collection speaks to the grace and solidity of studio furniture. The sinuously carved shelves of Scott Deming are the ultimate expression of fluidity in cherry, maple or walnut. James Borden’s magnificent hardwood wall clocks are functional sculpture. And then there’s the totally unexpected, like Sharon and Mark Diebolt’s wooden handbags!

Painters, photographers, fiber artists and printmakers celebrate the beauty of the trees and woodlands that surround us. Christina Meyers pieces together tiny bits of fabric to create perfectly realized visions of trees. Marlene Rye punches up the color in her painterly pastels of maples transformed by New England’s fall foliage season. Vermont’s verdant forests and branching white birches inspire Daryl Storrs’ pastels, woodcuts and even her jewelry.

Take a guided walk with us deep into the woods in this Special Collection!

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