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Gallery Talk with Winter Residency Fellow Michael Ferrin
NextFab 1800 North American Street | Fri. March 10, 2023 | 6:30 pm – 7:30 EST | Hybrid Event
Guests may join us either at NextFab North or via Zoom.
Join us for a gallery talk with the 2023 Winter Residency Fellow Michael Ferrin. The residency is designed for artists in Greater Philadelphia who work in the medium of wood and is a collaboration between the Museum for Art in Wood and NextFab. An exhibition of the work created over the two-month-long program will be presented at the NextFab North Philadelphia location.
Michael Ferrin is an artist from Southwest Philadelphia. Working primarily in wood, he employs his training as a furniture maker and his education as an artist to explore the connection between spirituality and craft; his relationship to place; and how power shapes, and is reinforced by, narratives about craft history. Michael’s interests range from the influence of Muslim arts on European medieval design vocabulary to the visual landscape of Philadelphia’s public transit infrastructure. He has recently been incorporating Persian khatam marquetry into his work.
NextFab is a network of membership-based makerspaces that provide access to tools, technology, education, events, and services for makers and creatives. They offer a variety of education and startup programs, as well as professional design, production, and placemaking services for whatever your fabrication needs.
ABOUT THE MUSEUM FOR ART IN WOOD
The Center for Art in Wood is a museum of contemporary art, craft, and design in the material of wood. The Center presents the work of emerging and established artists from the United States and abroad and offers thought-provoking exhibitions, a permanent collection of over 1,100 objects and works of art, publications and documentation, events and workshops, and a library with over 26,000 artist files, books, and documents that span the history of craft. The Center also brings artists and researchers from around the world to Philadelphia every year to attend its unique Windgate Artist Residency Program.
If you have questions, please contact Katie Sorenson, Director of Outreach and Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org.