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Stone, Wood, Printing Press: Remembering (Almost) Forgotten Crafts

  • 1/30/2014 | 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Location: Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium
  • Event Type: Lecture

Stone, Wood, Printing Press: Remembering (Almost) Forgotten CraftsTo celebrate the exhibition The Object Show: Discoveries in Bowdoin Collections, three makers who practice rare crafts speak about their relationships to objects. Peter Follensbee is a woodcarver who reproduces seventeenth-century wood carvings, such as Bowdoin's Great Joined Chair. Stonecarver Simon Verity, who has worked on Gothic churches such as St. John The Divine in New York City, attempts to unravel early technique in a sculpture from the Bowdoin collection. Martha Finney is an artist who hand-writes with type, experimenting with printmaking techniques, words and numbers, and ancient secret codes. Her work Weathering is included in The Object Show.


Illustration: French, Head of a King, 1220-1230, limestone. Gift of Edward Perry Warren, Esq., Honorary Degree, 1926