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Dorothy Gill Barnes & Dona Look: Beyond the Trees

This exhibit runs concurrently with the Wendy Maryuma: The wildLIFE Project exhibit.

Dorothy Gill Barnes and Dona Look: Beyond the Trees

Feb 5 – Apr 23, 2016

Look: Beyond the Trees complements Wendy Maruyama's The wildLIFE Project. Dorothy Gill Barnes and Dona Look are two renowned artists who work closely with salvaged trees and bark.  Barnes manipulates the limbs and bark of trees during their growth cycle. In exciting new work, Dorothy utilizes glass and tree elements to create large scale, suspended necklace forms.  In contrast, Dona Look weaves and sews white birch bark with silk thread into elegant, sleek vessel forms.


Reception with Wendy Maruyama and Dorothy Gill Barnes | Thursday, March 3, 2016 | 6 – 7:30 PM

First Fridays | Feb 5, March 4*, April 1, 2016 | 5 – 8 PM                                                                                                               

*Meet artists Wendy Maruyama and Dorothy Gill Barnes  at the March 4 First Friday

Gallery talk with Wendy Maruyama and Dorothy Gill Barnes Saturday, March 5, 2016 | 2 – 4:30 PM | followed by dinner with the artists, trustees and supporters.

Questions about our events? Please contact Fred Kaplan-Mayer, Director of Advancement at 215-923-8000

Exhibitions at the Center are generously supported by the Cambium Circle members of The Center for Art in Wood, The Bresler Family Foundation, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Philadelphia Cultural Fund, Samuel S. Fels Foundation, and Windgate Charitable Foundation. Corporate support provided by Penn State Industries and Signarama Center City Philadelphia.