OVWG Exhibit at the Oxford Community Arts Center
Our 2014-2015 Exhibit at the Oxford Community Arts Center will run through the end of January. Please stop by to see work done by 22 of our members. We provided 63 items for the exhibit. About 40 items will be on exhibit at any one time.
Pen Turning for the Troops
We will turn pens at Woodcraft on Saturday, January 31, starting at 9:30am. There will be 10 lathes in action. Please join us for this worthy cause. It is a great chance to bring children/grandchildren to try their hands at turning a pen.
Congratulations to our member, Bill Weber, on being selected to receive an AAW Scholarship to Arrowmont!
2015 AAW Symposium Volunteer Opportunities
Check out the list of volunteer opportunities for the 2015 AAW Symposium in Pittsburgh, PA. The list is under the Documents Tab in a folder titled 2015 AAW Symposium. Opportunities include: Packet Stuffing, Registration, AAW Product Sales, Video & Video Setup, Instant Gallery, Exhibition Gallery, Youth Equipment & Training to teach the young people how to turn, Equipment Committee/Tool Room, Grinder Set-up/Tear Down, and Wood for the Youth and the Demonstrators. See KC Kendall if you would like to add your name to the list of volunteers from the OVWG.
Beads of Courage Boxes
We will continue to accept Beads of Courage Boxes which David Wright will deliver to the Cincinnati Children's Hospital. The box should be 6 to 8" in diameter, 3 to 4" tall, and have an easily removable lid with a child friendly finial. The words "Beads of Courage" should appear somehow on the box, either wood burned, painted, or otherwise permanently applied.
This is part of a national program to provide seriously ill children with a box to store the beads that they are awarded when they complete any portion of treatment, testing, surgery, or other activity in the hospital.
Monthly Meeting: February 21, 2015.
Professional Turner: Dale Larson
Dale Larson lives in Gresham, Oregon, where he spends much of his time as a woodturner. He has been turning for over 35 years and specializes in turning bowls from local hardwoods like madrone and big leaf maple. He sells his bowls in four art galleries: The Real Mother Goose in Portland, Oregon; Northwest Woodworkers Gallery in Seattle, Washington; The Wood Merchant in LaConner, Washington; and Appalachian Spring Galleries in the Washington D.C. and Richmond, Virginia area.
He has demonstrated bowl turning and sphere turning at four AAW Symposiums, the Ripon Symposium (England), and the following regional symposiums: Rocky Mountain, Vancouver BC, Utah, Tennessee, Georgia. He has also demonstrated at numerous local chapters of the AAW. The John C Campbell Folk School has enjoyed his services as an instructor on three different occasions.
Dale has published articles about wood and woodturning in the following journals: The American Woodturner, World of Wood, Woodworker West, and Woodturning Design.
He is a past president of the Northwest Chapter of the International Wood Collectors Society. He is a founding member of the Cascade Woodturners in Portland, Oregon,
and has twice served as president. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Woodturners from 2009 thru 2014 both as Symposium chair and more recently as President. Dale has just recently completed his tour as President of the AAW and comes to us fresh from that experience.
Monthly Meeting: March 21, 2015
Professional Turner: Mark Sfirri
Details to follow soon.