Second Week of ITE 2018

Our second week started with our weekly meeting followed by a group clean-up session.



The second half of the week we headed to DC. This trip was filled with amazing and an overwhelming amount of incredible art as we visited private art collector’s home. But first, we stopped at Barbara and Phil’s home.


Jack and Jong-rye in Barbara’s lovely kitchen.


Janine ecstatic by all the turned wood at Barbara and Phil’s.


Vivian, Janine, and Jong-rye in Barbra and Phil’s living room.


Jack, Michael, Barbara, and Phil.


Some of us were having a difficult morning…


While others were practicing their food photography skills.

Some photos from our visit to the collector’s homes:




There was an extensive amount of conversation about corn.


Too much excitement over the desert and a dumbwaiter…


Jack and Morgan.


A smiling Morgan.


You can always sit with us.


Excuse me.


Naava and the ITE gather around for story time with Jeff.


Dinner time with Jeff and Judy.

Quotes of the Week:

“We played this game where one person would compliment you for five minutes without responding. That would send me to the hospital”

“It won’t bite. Well I guess we will see”

“She forgot to sign it. It’s not too late, anyone got a magic marker?’

“Are you being depressing again, we have company”

Looks at cookbook “It says many Americans aren’t familiar”

“I am doing nothing” Continues to vacuum



That’s a wrap for this week!

The First Week at ITE 2018

Our first week as  ITE Resident Fellows has been jammed pack with exciting things, only to realize we have a lot to do in such a short time!

Artist presentation was completed on the first day at The Center for Art in Wood. Your new ITE Resident Fellows for 2018 are Vivian, Jong-rye, Michael, Jack, Janine, Morgan, Sean and Cristina. To learn more about how amazing we are, click here!!

We visited nextfab where we complete safety training, eventually being upgraded to a green badge. We also made some very interesting bottle openers at NextFab, even the photojournalist resident got their hands working.

IMG_4673Michael, Jack Janine, Cristina, Jong-Rye, and Vivan inspecting wood at the recycling plant.

Photo: Morgan Hill

We visited the recycling plant on a very humid day, where we walked around and inspected some possible wood materials.


Janine turning wood.

Photo: Cristina Tamarez

Some of us were recovering from a great night of karaoke jam sessions but were back in the woodshop bright and early the next morning!



Vivian holding a spider at a fundraiser

Photo: Cristina Tamarez

A few of us attended an art show that served as a fundraiser to fund a mural of a flying bat in Philly. There were some furry friends who also attended. This is Barbie the Spider.


Quotes of the Week:

“I am about to do some sketchy stuff”

“ I just followed my interest and what I wanted to do. At some point you have to claim it [your craft], you are never going to know everything”

” Do you remember the species name for the spider? Shmantula the Tarantula “