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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Woodworking Museum Event Highlights Local Artisan

A selection of the region's artists will take over the MacLachlan Woodworking Museum for the first "From the Tree: Designs in Wood" show and sale on Sunday, Aug. 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to the sale and to the museum is FREE for this special event.

Local woodworking artists Nelson Freedman, John Williams, Ken Waller, and Lance Besharah, members of the Kingston Woodturners, will be on site to demonstrate the transformation of wood into works of beautiful art. Other artists will be showing sculpture, scroll work and baskets. Original and unique gift items such as twig furniture, painting and hand-turned bowls will be for sale. Children and their grown-up friends can make handmade paper and other wood-related crafts.

Many of these artists donate their time and energy to support the educational activities at the MacLachlan Woodworking Museum. As woodturner Nelson Freedman expresses, "I love woodturning because it combines several of my interests, woodturning as an art form, the motor skills necessary for producing a finished product, and principles of good form and design. Mostly, I am excited when hidden beauty secrets are exposed as a log is converted into a beautiful art form or useful object."

Families can enjoy a day of activities while witnessing the traditional art of woodturning. From the Tree: Designs in Wood takes place Sunday, Aug. 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the MacLachlan Woodworking Museum, on the grounds of Grass Creek Park. The museum is located at 2993 Highway 2 East, approximately 16 km from downtown Kingston. For more information contact the museum at 613.542.0543. For more details on this event and for information on summer programming at the museum visit <>.

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