Urban Wood Encounters: From Tree to Table

Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 1 pm

stoolworkshop

1-2 pm: Tree Walk on the Lynden Grounds
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden. No advance registration required.

2-3:15 pm: Make Your Own Four-Legged Foot Stool with Joseph La Macchia
Fee: $30/$25 members (includes all materials to make one stool; no charge for additional helpers). Space is limited; advance registration required. To register, call 414-446-8794.

What happens to the trees that line our streets, shade our homes, and define our parks when they succumb to age, injury or disease? They are seldom harvested for their timber value but instead often find their way into landfills. In conjunction with our current exhibition, Urban Wood Encounter, we would like to spend an afternoon tracing the steps from tree to table (or, in this case, foot stool), demonstrating how we can transform this overlooked resource and divert it from local waste streams.

We will begin with a tour of the trees at Lynden--representatives of this major urban resource--and the Urban Wood Encounter exhibition. Urban wood advocate and exhibition organizer Dwayne Sperber will guide us through the process of locating, harvesting and transforming urban wood into a valuable resource.

Artist Joseph La Macchia, whose work is in the exhibition, will lead a woodworking workshop in the afternoon. Working solo, with a friend, or with your kids, make a simple four-legged foot stool from local urban ash wood. More about Joseph La Macchia here: http://www.lamacchiadesigngroup.com.


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