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Monthly Meeting - September 19, 2015 - 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Turnfest 2015 - Grand Opening of OVWG Learning Center - See details by clicking on event calendar for September 19 or here -> Turnfest 2015 - 9/19/2015

Turning 2015
October 9-11, 2015
Higher Ground Conference Center
Deadline for early registrations is September 9, 2015
After that price increases $25.00 & free T-Shirt no longer included.
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Check out pictures in the Photo Gallery from the Turn and Learn Event or by clicking on the following link.  Photo Albums 
Kennedy Heights Arts Center's "Raise the Heights Art Parade and Festival" on August 29 was a huge success. There was a steady stream of visitors to the Learning Center. All were impressed with the facility and many signed up for our mailing list and expressed interest in learning to wood turn. We had a nice Instant Gallery and several OVWG members demonstrated throughout the day. One estimate was that 500 to 800 people came through. There were at least 100 flyers handed out.    KHAC Grand Opening
We will have our own grand opening on our normal September 19th Turnfest meeting. As part of this meeting, we will hold the Beads of Courage box contest that we missed with cancellation of the June meeting.


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. 
Details will be provided later about the submission and jury timing and process to select items for the exhibit. We will likely be looking for entries sometime in October. Please start thinking about what you'd like to make and submit for the exhibit.

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. 


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.