Sunday, August 06, 2006

ITE'06, Video Part 1



This first part of the video places us where much of the residency took place, at Uarts (University of the Arts) on South Broad street in Philadelphia. This area is also known as Avenue of the Arts because many arts related institutions and businesses are located there. From everything that I heard from the artists in the program, the wood shop facilities at UARTS were excellent. Jane Swanson was our friendly and on-the-ball facilitator for the shop. She helped me out personally with lighting equipment, which means I had a few pounds less of heavy equipment to lug over daily.

You will also meet Neil Scobie, the turner from Australia, and Albert LeCoff, director of the Wood Turning Center.

We end this sequence in Washington DC at the home of Jane and Arthur Mason, who were very hospitable to us all, inviting us into their home and treating us to a fine lunch. They were also generous with their time, showing us their large art collection with many fine examples of wood turned objects as well as sculpture, painting and other art forms. It was especially nice for me to see some of the excellent drawings and ceramic pieces that Mrs. Mason made which stood up along side even the biggest names in their collection.

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