Turners 1 October Meeting
The Turners 1 October meeting will be held on the 5th of October at 7:00.
For directions and a map, go here.
Turners 2 October Meeting
The Turners 2 October meeting will be on the 12th of October at 7:00 PM at the at the Hamburg Middle School 360 Division Street Hamburg, New York.
Coming in October, 2017 - Rudy Lopez Demo!!
October 14: All day demo. Starts @ 9:00, doors open @ 8:15.
October 15 & 16: Hands on classes.
Location: Lt. Col. Matt Urban VFW Post 7275. The street address is; 3741 Walden Avenue Lancaster, N.Y. 14086.
Tickets are $25 and are available at the club meetings.
From Rudy's web page:
Although he is a relatively new wood artist, Rudolph Lopez has always had a love of natural objects and the environment in which they flourish. Growing up on a cattle ranch in Florida with his father and uncles who spent most of their time in the woods, he grew to love the outdoors... trees, water and all things relating to nature. To this day, Rudy’s greatest pleasures come from mountain-biking, canoeing, kayaking, hiking and just being in the woods.
Rudy began working with his hands at a very young age and began to develop his creative eye through photography, his first artistic pursuit. With an education in drafting and design, he drew inspiration from the surroundings of his youth, Rudy began his relationship with wood as a craftsman of fine furniture and cabinetry. His desire to explore wood-turning began to develop when he received a natural-edge turned bowl as a Christmas gift from his best friend two years ago. Since that time, Rudy's natural sense of curiosity has led him to explore the techniques necessary to transform wood from a simple rough chunk into an piece of aesthetic beauty. He has the ability to look at an object, understand how it is made, and recreate it with very little effort. It is as if his brain is linked to his hands by some arcane memory.
When asked what kind of wood he most likes to turn, Rudy’s response was, "imperfect wood, wood with knots, voids, worm holes, decay or any other flaw or defect. To me this is the beauty that God and nature has provided me with as a starting point, and then it becomes a challenge for me to continue this and create something of beauty for others to enjoy". Rudy’s turned pieces have been featured in the "Rounding The Four Corners" exhibit 2008 and "Restful Places-Cremation Urns and Objects" 2009 at the AAW Gallery of Wood Art in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Here's a link to Rudy's web page. Check out his work and mark the dates on your calendar! Contact Joe Wiesnet
or Pete Campana if you are interested in the hands-on class.
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