The ITE fellows’ exhibition was a great success with many people attending and lots of good energy, and wonderful work filling the space. Albert LeCoff spoke to attendees and patrons about the value of the ITE program in supporting wood workers and artists with the 9-week fellowship. The positive results were evident in the excellent variety of work exhibited. Many patrons, board members, friends and family showed their support for the artists by attending the exhibition as well as the fantastic dinner afterwards at Paradisio Italian restaurant in South Philadelphia.
Twin brothers Alan and Albert.
Many children enjoyed Winifred’s interactive installation of the sounds of wood where she videotaped the fellows creating their work and the sounds which came out of the process.
Photojournalist Winifred Helton-Harmon takes a break from photographing to enjoy conversation with wood artist Jack Larimore.
The fantastic Center for Art in Wood staff: Katie, Lori, and Lauren.
Albert presents Jay Cox, manager and facilitator at the UArts wood shop, with a token of appreciation for all his hard work for helping the fellows to accomplish great things during their fellowship.
Albert thanks the staff for all their hard work too.
Museum docent Carol, enjoying the festive time.
ITE scholar, Seth Bruggman, and fellow Grant Vaughan enjoy a moment.
Patrons discuss Adrien Segal’s sculpture.
Julia Harrison discusses her door piece with attendee.
Albert talks with crowd about the importance of the ITE fellowship.
More kids enjoying the video and sounds of woodworking.
Jack Larimore and Bob Miller enjoy a conversation about the exhibit.
Adrien Segal’s video demonstrating some of her techniques.
Rex discusses his work with attendee and Board member Doug.
Rex’s family arrives.
Jay Cox views Winifred’s photographs while listening to the sounds of wood.
Winfred’s photographs which captured the ITE fellows’ hands creating work.
Zina and Karen.
Rex discusses work with attendee.
Rex Kalehoff’s mother enjoys Zina’s traditional spoons.
Attendee photographs some of Rex’s wonderful wooden sculptures.
Patron views Zina’s spoons with Mother and Child piece in background.
Child interacts with the sculpture pile of sawdust which Winifred collected from the fellows work over the course of their 6 weeks they worked.
Tina LeCoff can be seen speaking to attendee.
Adult attendees enjoyed the interactive video installation as well.