Memphis – The Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery at Christian Brothers University (CBU) is proud to feature the opening of a woodturning collection of the Mid-South Woodturners Guild. The collection will be available for viewing from Jan. 11 – Feb. 3 beginning with an opening reception Friday, Jan. 11 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the gallery on the lower level of the Plough Memorial Library.
This exhibit is dedicated by the Mid-South Woodturners Guild to the loving memory of Joan Kelly, who was a member and past Officer of the Board. Kelly coordinated the 2007 exhibit “Beneath the Bark” which was featured in the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery and began initial dialogue for the permanent collection which exhibited in 2008. Kelly was one of six artists who donated their work to the permanent collection which includes nine hand-made, one-of-a-kind art objects.
The Mid-South Woodturners Guild is a local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners. The AAW is an international, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the woodturning craft. Its mission is to provide information, education, a meeting place, and an effective organization for all who are interested in turning wood.
This exhibit is free and open to the public. Hours for the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery are as follows: Monday-Thursday, 7:45 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.; Friday, 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, CLOSED; and Sunday, 1:00-11:00 p.m. For additional information call (901) 321-3243 to verify, or visit the website at http://cbu.edu/library/hours.html. For more information on the Mid South Woodturners Guild, visit www.midsouthwoodturners.com.