ROCHESTER, Minn. — “The Art of Fine Furniture”—an exhibit featuring the creations of professional and hobbyist studio furniture makers from Minnesota and Wisconsin—will be on display at Cascade Meadow Wetlands and Environmental Science Center from Aug. 19 through Sept. 30.
The show—free and open to the public—will relocate from its current location at the Winona County History Center, which has hosted the exhibit annually since 2013.
Furniture by definition is “the movable objects in a room that make it fit for living.” The show’s participants believe furniture is more than that and that the aesthetics, quality, and feeling one receives from an exceptional piece of furniture are as important as its traditional functional use.
The show is made up of pieces of studio furniture that invite and excite a curiosity to explore the inner mysteries and workings of the pieces in the exhibit. The pieces are meant to inspire viewers to build their own furniture and/or to own one of the pieces in the exhibit. Most of the pieces are for sale and can be purchased from artists directly. Artist contact information is available at the exhibit.
Artists featured include: Dale Johnson, Mark Laub, Jamie Schell, Tim Gorman, Jason Holtz, Linda Sue Eastman, Craig Jentz, Peter Wright, Richard Helgeson, Ed Neu, Roger Knudson, Joel Nichols, Steve Robb, Jeff Hand, and Richard Tendick.
An artist reception will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at Cascade Meadow, 2900 19th St. NW, Rochester.
For more information, go to www.theartoffinefurniture.com.
Caption: A piece by furniture artist Mark Laub.