Charles Radtke
Skewed Cabinet #1, 2013
Sassafras
42 x 16 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches
Courtesy of the Artist
Photography: Charles Stevens

Urban Wood Encounter 2015: RAM Explores Contemporary Furniture

September 25, 2015 – January 3, 2016

This show emphasizes creative uses for urban wood, which is rescued from trees that are not harvested for their timber value, and might usually find their way into landfills when they succumb to age, injury, or disease. Urban Wood offers an expansive lens for understanding material use and value. A collection of a wide range of furniture and objects, this exhibition reflects regional artists applying their individual styles and personal interests to this often-discarded wood. Aligning with its contemporary crafts focus, RAM is the first museum to feature this annual event, which also showcases area talent.

More About the Exhibition

Exhibition Guide (PDF)

Press Room

Artists in the Exhibition

Jarrod Beglinger, Robert “Andrew” Black, Michael A. Doerr, Fabian Fischer, Kevin Giese, ICON Modern, Mike Jarvi, Joe La Macchia, Tom Loeser, Aaron Malinowski, Erich Moderow, Paul Morrison, Joseph Murphy, Charles Radtke, Keaton Rogers, Anthony Saporiti/Thuy Khuu, and Andrew Yencha

Urban Wood Encounter 2015: RAM Explores Contemporary Furniture

September 25, 2015 – January 3, 2016
Charles Radtke
Skewed Cabinet #1, 2013
Sassafras
42 x 16 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches
Courtesy of the Artist
Photography: Charles Stevens

This show emphasizes creative uses for urban wood, which is rescued from trees that are not harvested for their timber value, and might usually find their way into landfills when they succumb to age, injury, or disease. Urban Wood offers an expansive lens for understanding material use and value. A collection of a wide range of furniture and objects, this exhibition reflects regional artists applying their individual styles and personal interests to this often-discarded wood. Aligning with its contemporary crafts focus, RAM is the first museum to feature this annual event, which also showcases area talent.

More About the Exhibition

Exhibition Guide (PDF)

Press Room

Artists in the Exhibition

Jarrod Beglinger, Robert “Andrew” Black, Michael A. Doerr, Fabian Fischer, Kevin Giese, ICON Modern, Mike Jarvi, Joe La Macchia, Tom Loeser, Aaron Malinowski, Erich Moderow, Paul Morrison, Joseph Murphy, Charles Radtke, Keaton Rogers, Anthony Saporiti/Thuy Khuu, and Andrew Yencha

Gallery of Work

Exhibitions at RAM are made possible by:

Platinum Sponsors

Judith and David Flegel Fund
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Ron and Judith Isaacs
Nicholas and Nancy Kurten
Windgate Foundation

Diamond Sponsors

Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation
Ruffo Family Foundation

Gold Sponsors
Anonymous
David Charak
Silver Sponsors
Art Bridges
A.C. Buhler Family
Andis Foundation
Baird
Lucy G. Feller
Ben and Dawn Flegel
Annette Hirsh Family
J. Jeffers & Co.
Dorothy MacVicar
RDK Foundation

Jan Serr and John Shannon
Bronze Sponsors

Anonymous
Susan Boland
Virginia Buhler
Butcher & Barrel/Amos Los Tacos
Educators Credit Union
Express Employment Professionals
Get Behind the Arts Studio Tour
William A. Guenther
Tom and Sharon Harty
Tony and Andrea Hauser
David and Judy Hecker
Bradley Lynch
Carlotta Miller
Larry and Barbara Newman
The Norbell Foundation
The Prairie School
Georgiana Treivush
Twin Disc, Inc.
Deb and Will Walker

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