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"Growth Rings" exhibit provides retrospective on work of College of the Redwoods Fine Woodworking Program graduates

by Roberta Werdinger

On Friday, June 6, from 5 to 8 pm, the Grace Hudson Museum will host an opening reception for "Growth Rings: A Regional Retrospective of College of the Redwoods Fine Woodworking Graduates." The exhibit features over 50 pieces of work made by graduates during their time in the program and in their career afterward who are currently living in Northern California. The exhibit also features work by program founder James Krenov and juror John Arndt, Professor in the Product Design Department at the University of Oregon. The reception is free to all and refreshments will be provided. Many of the 19 graduates whose works are featured will be available at the exhibit to talk about their work, which ranges from chairs, desks, cabinets and chests to free-standing sculpture and a set of nesting tea boxes.

"Growth Rings" will be on display until August 17, 2014. Several lectures, classes and tours will accompany the exhibit, including a public tour (free with Museum admission) on June 24 with Museum and exhibit curator Marvin Schenck, a Family Fun workshop on July 12, and a presentation of dance traditions employing wood on August 1.

The Grace Hudson Museum is at 431 S. Main St. in Ukiah and is a part of the City of Ukiah's Community Services Department. The Museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 am to 4:30 pm and Sunday from noon to 4:30 pm. General admission to the Museum is $4, $10 per family, $3 for students and seniors, and free to members or on the first Friday of the month. For more information pleaseĀ go to or call 467-2836.

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