Woodturning Exhibition Opens At Museum Center

Friday, August 22, 2014

The Museum Center at 5ive Points is opening their newest exhibition, Learning the Curve: The Artistry of Matt Moulthrop next Thursday at 6 p.m. for a members-only opening reception. Matt Moulthrop will be on hand to present his latest work and describe to members how the Moulthrop’s iconic pieces are created. The exhibition opens to the general public on Aug. 29.

"The Moulthrops are innovators in the art of woodturning, creating large-scale pieces encased in a glass like finish, allowing viewers to examine every nuance of the raw material used to create them.

Their work can be found in major museum collections all over the country. Matt learned the art by working with his father, Philip, and his grandfather, Ed - both known as pioneers in the woodworking community for their new designs and concepts," officials said.

“We are delighted to be able to show these beautiful works of art at the Museum,” states Lisa Chastain, curator of Collections. “Matt’s work is unique and each piece tells a singular story of life.”

The exhibition will feature over 30 individual works of art from collectors all over the region. Each work is unique in its size, shape and tree species.

“I’ve been a fan of Matt’s work for a long time and I’m glad we can bring an artist of his caliber to Cleveland to show the many shapes and forms that can be created with wood,” says Executive Director, Hassan Najjar. “It’s an amazing thing to see how a material we see everyday becomes shaped into something as exquisite as these turned vessels.”

The Museum Center at 5ive Points will also feature over a dozen works created by local woodturners. The art of turning wood as a traditional trade was used to create furniture and functional bowls for storage. "Works from the Moulthrop family and from regional contributors blur the line between form and function to create truly unique objects," officials said.

This exhibition is made possible by sponsorship from the Bank of Cleveland. “Bank of Cleveland is proud to support the work that the Museum does to make history and culture alive in our community,” said Bank of Cleveland Chairman and CEO, Scott Taylor. “Matt’s work transcends the art of woodturning and I’m glad that we can be apart of this exhibit.” 

The exhibition will open on Aug. 28 for its members-only event. The artist will give a lecture on the creation of his works, as well as a book signing. The exhibit will open to the public on Friday and run through Saturday, Nov. 15. More information including information on membership can be found on www.museumcenter.org.

For further information call 423-339-5745, or visit www.museumcenter.org.


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