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October Newsletter - Turnfest 2015

Turning 2015 Symposium
October 9-11, 2015
Higher Ground Conference Center
Click here for more info and to register: 

Over 135 members and guests attended our own grand opening and Turnfest. The Learning Center was a beehive of activity with 8 members doing a variety of demonstrations. Pictures of the winners of the Beads of Courage can be found in the Photo Gallery. Stay tuned for more information about upcoming activities in the Learning Center, including a slate of open shop times available to OVWG members.


Nice billing in the Soapbox article: We are in the news 


The auction is a great opportunity to collect the work of fellow OVWG members and the visiting professionals, and to have your work collected by others as well.  The auction is also a key fundraising element of the symposium.  Please consider donating a turned item, a tool, or some nice wood for the silent and live auctions.  Contact K. C. Kendall ( to confirm your contribution.
We once again have the opportunity to exhibit and sell our work at the Oxford Community Arts Center. The exhibition starts in early November for two months. This is well before the holiday season, much more so than what we had with last year's exhibit. So, increased sales are likely this year. 
To participate, send digital pictures of your proposed entries to KC Kendall at  You may submit as many items as you wish.  We will select up to 3 items per person for the show.  Send the digital pictures to KC by October 23rd. Selections will be announced by October 26th.  Items selected for the show must then be delivered to KC or to other helpers by November 6th.  The show will open on Friday, November 13th with a reception.

Monthly Meeting - November 21, 2015 - 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Todd Hoyer
 Todd Hoyer was born in 1952, in Wisconsin.  He was raised in Phoenix, AZ., where he attended Arizona State University majoring in manufacturing engineering and design technology from 1970-1975.  He moved to Bisbee in 1976 and set up his studio.  

He has been invited to over 100 group and solo exhibitions. His work is included in many museums including the National Museum of American Art; Smithsonian Institution, the Detroit Institute of Art, the Yale University Art Gallery, along with many private collections. 


He has taught extensively over the last thirty years in the US, Canada, Ireland and Australia.  


To register for Todd's hands-on class scheduled for November 22, 2015, go to the event calendar, click on the date and follow the steps required.  Check this website  Todd Hoyer Video for a brief video of his work.


OVWG Learning Center is located at Kennedy Heights Cultural Campus
6620 Montgomery Road, Kennedy Heights, OH  45213 

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OVWG is proud to be one of 350+ worldwide chapters of the American Association of Woodturners 
We encourage you to join this fine organization.
The American Association of Woodturners (AAW) is an international, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.
            AAW's mission is to provide education, information, and organization to those interested in turning wood.