Local woodworking on display at Peeler Center through Aug. 1

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
This exhibit at the Peeler Art Center features woodwork by several Putnam County artisans.
Courtesy Peeler Art Center

Several Putnam County artisans and their woodworking craft are currently being highlighted in an exhibition at DePauw University.

Shaping: Inspired Timber Creations includes more than 80 works of art, and will be on display in the Richard E. Peeler Art Center’s Visual Arts Gallery until Aug. 1.

“Using one of the oldest manipulative materials, artisans in our own Putnam and surrounding counties breathe new life into wood through their functional and/or artistic creations,” wrote Assistant Director Alexandra Chamberlain, who is also the curator of exhibitions and education. “From chairs to tables to bowls to fine art, woodworking in our community takes many forms. Shaping offers a chance to share in showcasing these many talents.”

The 13 local artisans featured include Dave Gahimer, John Garrison, Jacob Hale, David Herrold, Michael Reeves, Daniel Restrepo, Bob Sorrells, Jordan Alexander, Bill Arnold, Jerry Bates, Don Carney and Lewis and Steve Fender.

The exhibition is free and open to the public.

The galleries at the Peeler Art Center are open throughout the summer from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Saturday from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The galleries are closed on Thursdays and Fridays.

Visit depauw.edu/galleries for more information about special events associated with this and other exhibitions.

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