The 2019 edition of the Art of Fine Furniture exhibit opens Saturday, June 15, at the Winona County History Center, 160 Johnson St.
An opening party will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Meet the artists and check out another amazing exhibition of time-honored craftsmanship.
Founded in 2013 by local artist, Jamie Schell, The Art of Fine Furniture is an annual exhibition featuring the creations of professional and hobbyist studio furniture makers. Furniture by definition is “the movable objects in a room that make it fit for living,” but furniture can be 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.
Showcasing the historic talents of fine furniture making, the pieces in each annual exhibit are handcrafted by regional artists and craftsmen and are testaments to age old woodworking skills with artistry of design, and are sure to be future heirloom pieces admired for generations. The exhibition is made up of various styles and designs that invite, and excite ones curiosity to explore the inner mysteries and workings of the pieces. Most of the pieces are for sale and can be purchased from artists directly. Artist contact information is available at the exhibition and at theartoffinefurniture.com.
New for 2019, the exhibit takes a different look at the medium of wood with prints also exhibited by Winona artist Zak Fellman.
His intricate prints made from cut logs bring you closer to the details of various woods, alongside new amazing pieces from returning studio furniture makers and some new talent as well.
Exhibition and related programing admission is free.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. Additional sponsorship from WNB Financial.