Arizona Indigenous New Turned Wood Exhibition
What a wonderful way to encapsulate the beauty of Arizona’s local vegetation! The Moulthrops represent three generations of wood turning using native southeastern woods. This is an extraordinary family who have passed down the art of word turning, while each artist has found his own voice and style. This family has earned Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities and has been featured on PBS and the Highland Woodworker, just to name a few!
Underwritten by a generous Garden donor, this exhibition features turned wood that highlights the beauty of trees and plants that can be found in Arizona. The Moulthrop family has produced beautiful contemporary turned wood pieces for three generations. Their work can be found in the permanent collections of famed institutions such as the Smithsonian Institute, the American Craft Museum of New York and the Carnegie Museum of Art. This exhibition is included in Garden admission or free for members with current member ID card.
Date: February 6, 2015 – May 3, 2015
Location – see map below:
Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, AZ 85008
see How They make their famous bowls
Listen to Former President Jimmy Carter talk about his love of woodworking; then on to minute marker 21:42 for a tour and interview with the Mouthrop family at their studio.