Monday, June 19, 2006

ITE Goes to Washington

The ITE, International Turning Exchange, is a residency program that started years ago that puts together a diverse group that includes lathe turners, furniture makers, a scholar and/or photojournalist. I am this years photojournalist. To learn more details about the residency check out The Wood Turning Center's site. Those involved in this years residency are Dennis Carr, Neil Scobie, Liam Flynn, Jo Stone and Marilyn Campbell. Hilary Pfeifer, another one of the residents, has a blog on what has happened in the last week or so since the program started.

Pictured above is the exterior of the Renwick Gallery, part of the Smithsonian in Washington, DC. Visiting the Capitol was one of many excursions that the residents will make while in the area. This years ITE'ers are from Australia, Canada, Ireland and the USA.