W.A.R.P. Panel Discussion

On October 3, 6:30-7:30 there will be a panel discussion with the Windgate Wood Arts Residency Fellows on Zoom. I will be joining my fellow residents Kailee Bosch, Katie Hudnall, James Maurelle, Janice Smith,and D Wood to discuss our experiences during the residency. The panel discussion will be moderated by John-Duane Kingsley who participated in the 2019 residency. You can register here for this free program.

I know we’ve all been busy after returning to our normal schedules after two months participating in the residency. I’m catching up on my consulting work and continuing to make woodworking planes for my own use. I’ve also committed to making an object to be offered in The Center for Art in Wood’s Bandsaw Bash to be held Thursday, October 20, 6:30–9:30pm in person at the Arch Street Meeting House, 320 Arch Street, Philadelphia.

In a very exciting development for one of the 2022 fellows, James Maurelle was just awarded a Pew fellowship from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage which provides unrestricted awards of $75,000 to individual Philadelphia-area artists. Congratulations James!

James Maurelle, Visual artist
“A dance…between destruction, creation, and possible calamity is forever existent when I create objects.”

Inspired by five generations of tradesmen and woodworkers in his family history, Maurelle’s sculptures in wood, metal, and found materials consider the relationship between labor and creativity. His works, which also include video and photography, speak to memory, history, and place and often commemorate influential Black activists, athletes, and the African diaspora.

Our exhibition, Overlap: The Windgate Wood Arts Residency Program 2022, remains on view at The Center for Art in Wood through October 23, 2022. After which, I’ll at last get to plug in and try out the guitar I made during the residency!

Single-Pickup Guitar. Sitka spruce, maple, ebony, steel, brass, bone. 2022. Photo by John Carlano.

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