Italian Christmas Market
Sunday, December 3rd, 2017: The 3rd annual "Italian Chrismas Market" sponsored by the Annapolis Sons of Italy. The event will run from 10:00am to 3:00pm at the Sons of Italy Lodge at 620 Ridgely Avenue in Annapolis, MD.
Art historian Wil Scott with the Maryland Federation of Art interviewed Allen via a free, no-registration required ZOOM meeting at 5:00pm on June 9th. A recording of the event has been posted on the MFA YouTube channel and can be accessed using the following link:
The recording is approximately 45 minutes long.
The YouTube video below has been created as an alternative to physical studio tours that the Maryland Federation of Art had scheduled for this year prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is a "Virtual Tour" through the LatheScapes studio and gallery with comments by Allen Alexopulos.
Please join us at the opening reception for the "Small Wonders" exhibition at the
The exhibition runs from December 4th thru December 29th, 2019. The reception will be on Friday, December 6th from 6-8pm.
"Straight-Lobed Hollow Form Study Piece"
Carved hollow form in chestnut oak with media-blasted texturing.
Please join us at the opening reception for the "Turned Forms" exhibition at the
The exhibition runs from November 1st thru November 30th, 2019. The reception will be on Sunday, November 3rd from 4-6pm.
Spiral-lobed hollow form in chestnut oak with media-blasted texturing.
Please join us at the opening reception for the "L'amor de Art" exhibition at the HorseSpirit Arts Gallery in the historic Savage Mill in Savage, Maryland. The show will feature artwork from four gallery artists and includes some exciting new pieces.
The show runs from May 26th thru June 16th. The reception will be on Sunday, May 26th from 1-4pm.
NOTE: An Artist Talk by the exhibiters will be held on Sunday, June 9th from 1-3pm. Join us to learn more about our artwork.
February 10th 2019: "Meet the Artists" at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery at historic Savage Mill. This event will run from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. I hope to see you there!
After enduring two "1000 Year" floods since 2016 HorseSpirit Arts Gallery has reopened in its new venue in the Cotton Shed at HIstoric Savage Mills in Savage, Maryland.
LatheScapes woodturnings are available for sale at HorseSpirit.
September 21st thru October 21st, 2018:
"2018 Show House at Wilderness Farm" in Woodbine, Maryland. Several of my pieces will be on display (and for sale) at this year's Decorator Show House as part of a room designed by Debbie McHale of Interior Transformations, LLC. Debbie is an accomplished interior designer and currently serves as the Professional Development Director for the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). She included a number of my woodturnings in a recent photoshoot that highlighted her wonderful transformation of a Carroll County kitchen and family room.
Proceeds from the event will benefit flood relief efforts for Old Ellicott City.
Wilderness Farm is located at 3366 Jennings Chapel Road in Woodbine, Maryland 21797. The Victorian-style farm house was constructed in 1907 and is in the inventory of the Maryland Historical Trust.
Additional information can be found on the Historic Ellicott City website at https://historicec.com.
September 1st thru 30th, 2018: "Vessels from Our Trees" exhibition at the Popcorn Gallery at Glen Echo Park. Art Walk and Opening reception will be held on Friday, September 7th from 6pm to 8pm. Glen Echo Park is located in Montgomery County, Maryland
Acclaimed collector of turned wood art Arthur Mason inspecting "Blazar Jets II" at the "Vessels from Our Trees" exhibition. Arthur and his wife Jane have been collecting woodturnings since the mid-1980's. Their collection includes hundreds of pieces created by many of the the world's "A" list woodturning masters.
"Blazar Jets II" includes an olivewood hollow spheroid box accented with ebony finials and pedestal, a captive ring and a protective stand comprised of a turned cherry base, a beveled mirror and a hand-blown glass dome.
Note: Sadly, Arthur Mason passed away shortly after this event.
July 25 thru August 16: "50 Forever" exhibition at the Maryland Federation of Art's Circle Gallery. Closing reception will be held on August 16th from 5-7pm. A parallel on-line only exhibition also runs during this time.
ALERT: Due to the intense flooding that has once again beset Ellicott City this event has been cancelled.
June 3 thru 23, 2018: "Elegant Woodturnings Exhibition" at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery in Ellicott City, Maryland. The event reception will be held on Sunday June 3rd from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. The gallery is located at 8090 Main Street in historic Ellicott City, Maryland. The phone number for the gallery is 410.461.3505. Additional details and store hours are available on the HorseSpirit website. Please join us at the show!
February 28th thru March 10th, 2018: I have been selected to participate in the Maryland Federation of Art's Artists' Mélange I Exhibition. The event reception will be held at the MFA Circle Gallery on March 4th, 2018 from 3:00pm-5:00pm. The Circle Gallery is located at 18 State Circle in Annapolis, MD 21401. It is open from 11:00am to 5:00pm daily. The phone number for the gallery is 410-268-4566.
February 11th, 2018: I will be visiting the HorseSpirit Arts Gallery in Ellicott City Maryland to participate in their "Meet the Artists" event which runs from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.
November 22nd, 2017 thru January 7th, 2018: "ART 2 ART" exhibition in The Galleries at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis, MD. The opening reception will be held on Sunday, November 26th from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. This exhibition will include the works of 28 invited local artists. Additional information about the exhibition is available by contacting the Friends of Quiet Waters Park at 410-222-1777 or by visiting their website.
Note: I have 5 pieces in the exhibition.
July 11 thru August 5: Maryland Federation of Art "Off the Wall" Exhibition at the Waverly Street Gallery. The Gallery is located at 4600 East-West Highway #102, Bethesda, MD 20814. The artists reception and awards ceremony will be held on July 14th from 6:00PM to 9:00PM. The MFA sales gallery for the exhibition can be viewed at their "Off the Wall" website.
July 7 thru July 29. RiverArts "Woodworkers Showcase" exhibition. RiverArts is located at 315 High Street, Suite 106 in Chestertown, MD 21620. The opening reception will be held on Friday, July 7th from 5:00PM to 8:00PM. Additional information is available via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and phone at 410-778-6300.
March 23, 2017: I was featured on the HorseSpirit Arts Gallery live video stream "The Artistic Spirit Live Series" on Facebook. The live stream was recorded and can be viewed below and on YouTube if you don't have a Facebook account. Note: Some browsers may produce a delay between the audio and the video. Chrome and Opera will properly render the video...
March 18, 2017: Maryland Federation of Art's "In the Bag" event.
March 1st thru the 11th: I have been selected to participate in the Maryland Federation of Art'sArtists' Mélange I Exhibition. The event reception will be held at the MFA Circle Gallery on March 5th, 2017 from 3:00pm-5:00pm. The Circle Gallery is located at 18 State Circle in Annapolis, MD 21401. It is open from 11:00am to 5:00pm daily. The phone number for the gallery is 410-268-4566.
A number of exciting new turnings will be rolled out at this exhibition, including one turned from a natural edge chunk of recovered Ancient Kauri (agathis australis) that is over 30,000 years old.
Please consider taking time during this 2-week exhibition to check out this new turning, created from a section of a tree that was growing in New Zealand when mastodons, wooly rhinoceros's and sabre-toothed cats roamed the earth.
March 5, 2017: Maryland Federation of Art's "Artist's Melange I" Reception in the Circle Gallery from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.
"Diaphanous Wicker Vessel" has been juried in to the Maryland Federation of Art's Winter Member Show that will run from January 5th thru January 21st, 2017.
This natural edge vessel was turned out of a piece of chestnut oak with a very thin wall thickness. After air drying it was placed in a media blast cabinet where the soft early wood growth rings were abraded away leaving behind a partially pierced, 3-dimensional, wicker-like surface. The piece measured out at a maximum diameter of 7 3/4", a height of 3 3/4" and a base diameter of 1 9/16".
"Diaphanous Wicker Vessel" will soon be available for purchase at the MFA's on-line sales gallery. A link to the sales gallery will be located on that page. Look for Tag#1 of 73 in the on-line gallery.
Please join us for the show reception on January 15th, 2017 between 3:00pm and 5:00pm.
January 7th, 2017: I'll be doing woodturning demonstrations at the annual Woodworking Show at the Maryland State Fairgrounds Cow Palace in Timonium, Maryland in the Chesapeake Woodturners booth.
January 12th, 2017: I will be participating in the Montgomery County Woodturners Panel Critique at 6:30pm.
"Cosmic Jets" has been juried in to the Maryland Federation of Art's Small Wonders exhibition that will run from December 2nd thru December 26th, 2016.
The globe was turned from a single piece of bradford pear. Both the upper and lower sections of the globe have been hollowed out to form what woodturners refer to as a "box". The finials and pedestal were turned out of pieces of ebony. The assembled turning was required to fit within a 7" x 7" x 7" cube to be eligible for the exhibition. As displayed it is 6" wide by 6" tall by 3" deep.
"Cosmic Jets" is now available for purchase at the MFA's on-line sales gallery. Look for Tag#1.
Please join us for the Small Wonders Reception on December 8th from 6:00-8:00pm at MFA's Circle Gallery at 18 State Circle, Annapolis, Maryland. The awards ceremony will be held at 7:00pm.
Note: "Cosmic Jets" has been awarded a Juror's Choice Award at theSmall Wonders exhibition...
"40th Choice" has been donated to the Maryland Federation of Art for their annual Collector's Choice fundraising event to be held on October 23rd. This piece is currently on display at the MFA's Circle Gallery in downtown Annapolis along with 154 pieces of art donated by local artists.
This vessel was turned out of a single piece of black walnut and is 12" in diameter and 7" high. A band of carved patterns was painted with black milk paint which was lightly sanded and burnished to allow some of the walnut's figure to show through.
"Pentagonal Winged Bowl" has been jurored into the Maryland Federation of Art's Fall Member Show in Annapolis. The wing features 3 cut sides, one natural edge with bark and one natural edge exposed. The wing was turned with a slight upturn on each point to create the impression that it was in the process of flying off of the stand. This piece was turned from a single piece of black walnut crotch wood. It is approximately 13" wide x 14" high x 6" deep and is finished with a blend of tung oil and drying agents. A custom stand (not shown in this photo) was crafted to allow both the front and back to be fully visible.
This turning can be purchased via the MFA's Fall Member's Show Sales Gallery. Look for tag# 4. The exhibition runs from September 15th through October 8th, 2016.
Saturday, October 8, 2016: I will be doing a full-day demo for the Capital Area Woodturners at their meeting site in Alexandria, Virginia. Their meetings are held at the Bryant High School on Popkins Lane. My demonstration will focus on turning banksia pods and creating my complex hyperboloid candlesticks. Additional details are included on the Capital Area Woodturners website.
I will be participating in the "Elegant Woodturnings" exhibition at the HorseSpirit Arts Gallery in Ellicott City, Maryland. The exhibition runs from June 12th thru June 23rd. Please join us at the opening reception on Sunday, June 12th from 4:00PM to 6:00PM.
FLASH: We have added a woodturning demo to Sunday's schedule. Please join us from 3:00PM to 4:00PM on the HorseSpirit upper deck to experience a live woodturning demonstration!
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