CHATHAM — Shaker Museum invites the public to participate in a community engagement project, “Call for Woodwork: In Union, Remotely,” by creating and submitting woodwork pieces for this online showcase. All submissions should draw inspiration from the Shakers’ values or way of life, which the participants can learn more about in Shaker Museum’s comprehensive online collection.
Woodworkers of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities are encouraged to submit clear digital images of their work by midnight on March 15, 2021. The submissions will be displayed online through the Museum’s social media channels from March 26, 2021 through Sept. 31, 2021.
Submissions must be emailed to Membership and Program Coordinator, Susie Harding, email@example.com with the subject heading, IN UNION, REMOTELY. Registration is immediately available on the website. Anyone with special needs that may pose an obstacle to participation may contact Susie Harding for assistance. Shaker Museum is committed to including all who wish to participate.
Registration ahead of submission is encouraged. Registered participants will receive special assistance in exploring the online collection, access to suggested readings, and invitations to Zoom events to meet other woodworkers to share inspiration and camaraderie. Furniture designer Brian Persico will speak at the orientation event at 4 p.m. Jan. 17 to talk about how the Shakers have inspired his woodworking practices and John and Wonhee Arndt of Studio Gorm will join the second event in the series at 6 p.m. Jan. 22 to talk about their design work in Furnishing Utopia.
Subsequent Zoom events will feature participants sharing their works in progress to share advice about wood working techniques.