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Center for Art in Wood Announces Derek Weidman at Old City Fest

On October 12th from 12 to 6pm The Center For Art In Wood is bringing together an internationally recognized woodturning sculptor, Derek Weidman, a community minded designer & maker of knitted products, Andrew Dahlgren, and Suzanne Bonsall Kahn, a woodworker and educator dedicated to keeping tools in the hands of Philadelphians, young and old for Old City Fest.

 Working together using various materials, techniques and points of view, the demonstrators will celebrate the deep history of craft making in Philadelphia while embracing contemporary design aesthetics. 

 Visitors are invited to use archival pigment pens to help pattern a traditionally turned wooden bowl. Inspired by the iconic Wedgewood Liberty Bowl, made for the J.E. Caldwell Company and inscribed with The Declaration of Independence, this new bowl will serve as evidence of the creativity, pride and determination of our great city today.

 Derek Weidman

Andrew Dahlgren

Suzanne Bonsall Kahn

Where:  In front of The Center For Art In Wood

The Center will be open during the Festival, showcasing the Permanent Museum Collection, the current exhibition, "allTURNatives: Form + Spirit 2014" and the Museum Store.

The Center will be participating in the Old City Fest curated space designed by Marguerite Rodgers Interior Design. Located in the historic TRUST building, the curated space represents an urban dwelling featuring actual room settings created by Marguerite Rodgers Interior Design using an eclectic array of furnishings, objects and art exclusively from Old City shops and galleries.  Make sure to grab a scavenger hunt map highlighting all of the venues participating in this space for a fun interactive way to venture throughout Old City District.