An example of one of the wood pieces on display at The Joe. [ Mike Boyle | Contributed ]
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‘Wonders of Wood’ opens Friday at The Joe

Ten amazing wood artists have been toiling in their workshops, burning the midnight oil, turning wood into wonders in preparation for The Joe Center for the Arts’ Wonders of Wood exhibition.

Come and meet these invited artists at the opening reception for WOW this Friday, May 24 from 6 to 8 p.m ET. The show features breathtaking art representing a large variety of wood and will be at The Joe through June 21. You’re sure to be WOW-ed by the vast number of functional and decorative wonders of wood all under one roof!

The following invited WOW artists include Javier Arreguin, Mike Boyle, David Hansel, Iosia Luka, George Lautt, Skip Marlin, Nancy McFarland, Ronnie Segree, and Charlie Supplee. 

A special display by featured artist, Art Peters, will present some astounding works from a collection of multimedia wood works he has done over the years.

During this exhibition you’ll have the opportunity to see local artists Ronnie Segree on Saturday, June 1 from 1 to 3 p.m. and Iosia Luka on Thursday, June 20 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. demonstrate the art of woodcarving. On Thursday, June 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. get an up close look at the art of woodturning on a lathe with George Lautt. These events are free and open to the public.

The Joe Center for the Arts is open Wednesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. All art in this show is available for purchase with the exception of the Peters’ collection.

The Joe is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to exhibit, educate, inspire, and partner through the arts. All tax-deductible donations are needed and greatly appreciated.

Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

Wendy Weitzel The Star Digital Editor

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