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

The Estate of Karen Johnson Boyd
David Charak
Judith and David Flegel Fund
Ron and Judith Isaacs
Nicholas and Nancy Kurten
Racine Community Foundation logo
Windgate Foundation

Diamond Sponsors

City of Racine’s Grow Racine Grant
Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation
Ruffo Family Foundation
Ruth Arts Foundation

Gold Sponsors

Anonymous
Tom and Irene Creecy
Richard and Patricia Ehlert
Trio Foundation of St. Louis
W.T. Walker Group, Inc.
Wisconsin Arts Board

Silver Sponsors

Anonymous
Baird
Beta Diagnostic Labs
A.C. Buhler Family
Lucy G. Feller
Ben and Dawn Flegel
Jim Harris
Sharon and Tom Harty
Horizon Retail Construction, Inc.
Lise Iwon
J. Jeffers & Co.
Johnson Financial Group
Dorothy MacVicar
Jan Serr and John Shannon

Bronze Sponsors

Ellen and Joseph Albrecht
Andis Foundation
Susan Boland
Virginia Buhler
Dave’s Wine Garage
Educators Credit Union
Express Employment Professionals
Bill and Debbie Keland
Susan Manalli
Jean and Alex Mandli, Jr.
The Prairie School
Cathy Stanghellin
Twin Disc, Inc.

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