Schools of Thought Exhibition
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March 14 - May 30, 2014
Furniture Masters’ Gallery
49 South Main Street
Concord, NH 03301
A furniture maker’s training is the foundation of his or her future achievement. A solid education not only imparts technical skill, but also informs a maker’s vision for design. The New Hampshire Furniture Masters will examine the role of education in shaping a maker’s work in a new series of exhibitions entitled Schools of Thought. The first exhibition in the series, Schools of Thought I: College of the Redwoods, focuses on work from graduates of this prestigious California institution and includes works by current Furniture Masters John Cameron, Tim Coleman and Sam Norris as well as works by invited maker Brian Newell of Fort Bragg, California. The show will be on view at the Furniture Masters’ Gallery, located at 49 South Main Street in Concord, NH, from March 14 through May 30, 2014. An opening reception will be held on April 4 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
The furniture program at the College of the Redwoods is recognized as one of the premier cabinetmaking programs in the country. The program’s founder, legendary cabinetmaker James Krenov, was a staunch advocate of technical skill and quality construction techniques. His philosophy centered on a reverence for the material with which he worked and an insistence on clean, harmonious design. This emphasis on the natural beauty of the wood and the skills needed to do it justice are the hallmarks of College of the Redwoods graduates.