Knoxville hosts woodworking show

The East Tennessee Woodworkers Guild and the Arts & Culture Alliance proudly present the 18th Master Woodworkers Show, November 6 – 8, 2015 at the Emporium Center. This biennial juried show highlights the handcrafted works of 30 fine woodworkers of East Tennessee and the surrounding region and will feature many types of woodwork, from traditional to whimsical, including fine furniture, cabinetry, turning, sculpture and marquetry. The Emporium Center has hosted five Master Woodworkers Shows since 2005, providing an ideal environment in which to view the work and meet the artists.

The 2015 Show hours are: Friday, November 6, 4:00-9:00 PM; Saturday, November 7, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM; and Sunday, November 8, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Admission is free.

A public reception takes place on Friday, November 6, from 5:00-9:00 PM as part of First Friday activities in downtown Knoxville. The First Friday reception also features music and dance performances by Pasión Flamenca from 6:00-6:30 PM and a Jazz Jam Session hosted by Vance Thompson and Friends from 7:00-9:00 PM in the Black Box Theatre.

“We’ve got a great show for 2015,” says Scott DeWaard, Show Director. “It only happens every other year, and it goes so fast. So if you love fine handmade furniture and want to know more about what sets it apart, this is the show for you.”

Among the participants in this year’s show are the following notable artisans:
+ Ronald Young of Chattanooga
+ Stephen Moles of Church Hill
+ Matt Campbell of Dayton
+ Richard Dwyer and Jeffrey Neil of Gray
+ Curtis Buchanan of Jonesborough
+ Harold Galbraith, Brian Horais, Al Hudson, Dan Land, Lou Mansur and Gordon Rome of Knoxville
+ Ken Lewis of Kingsport
+ Ron Clayton of Loudon
+ Brendan Faller and Stephen Shankles of Maryville
+ Monty Ligon of Murfreesboro
+ Dennis Siemsen and Jerry Spady of Oak Ridge
+ Chris Hough of Ooltewah
+ Alan Daigre of Readyville
+ Tim Hintz of Smithville
+ Scott DeWaard and Sandy Pittard of Walland
+ Tom Cowan of Winchester
+ Alf Sharp of Woodbury
+ Kirk Shufelt of Cullowhee, NC
+ Gary Rawlins of Mars Hill, NC
+ Bruce Bradford of Winston Salem, NC
+ Michael McDunn of Greenville, SC

DeWaard and Shankles

The 18th Master Woodworkers Show will be displayed at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street (corner of Gay/Jackson) in downtown Knoxville. Photo submitted.

For more information, visit www.masterwoodworkers.org or contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at (865) 523-7543.