Last weekend we stopped by the Foothills Art Center in Golden to see Splinter, Colorado Wood Today. This art center focuses on fine craft and alternative media, and this exhibit fits perfectly.
This is an interesting exhibit featuring 15 Colorado artists who work with wood as their medium, and you’ll be amazed at how they turn wood into sculpture, into bowls, into wall art and more.
One of the more unique exhibits within this show is Jason Schneider’s corrugated cardboard creations. I’d never seen such a thing and it definitely elevates cardboard to another level beyond just a material to be used for making boxes. There’s even a pair of cardboard breasts (I’m not kidding).
One of my favorites at the show was Susan Cooper. There were five female artists represented in this show, which I thought was interesting because you don’t see a lot of female woodworkers. Cooper’s chair and bed art is very different and very cool. I love the bright colors and the way she plays with dimensions.
Splinter, Colorado Wood Today is only on exhibit until May 18, so there’s not much more time left to see it. If you’d like more information go to FoothillsArtCenter.org.
Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer is the co-owner of Ryan Schlaefer Fine Furniture. She is also a full-time freelance writer and founder of HeidiTown.com.