Fine arts weekend slated in Northville

NORTHVILLE — The ninth annual Northville Rotary Club Woodworking & Fine Arts Weekend will take place July 14 through 16 at the Bradt Municipal Building and Town Park, 412 S Main St.

More than 60 juried artists and craftsmen will display their works.

Among the artisans will be woodworkers, painters, jewelers, photographers, weavers, basket makers and potters, all displaying their talents and offering items for purchase.

This year’s featured artists are Glen Marsh of Middle Grove, a photographer known for his detailed landscapes, and master woodturner Paul Petrie Jr. of Gloversville, who creates intricate bowls and other wood items, a news release said.

Marsh is an avid outdoorsman with a deep appreciation for nature, the news release said. He has been capturing nature on film since 1995. He photographs national parks with a special interest in the Adirondack Mountains. Marsh often refers to himself as a purist — using only film and no digital photography.

He shoots both color and black and white film. His images can be produced on photo paper, canvas, watercolor paper or metal, the news release said.

Marsh does not believe in manipulating the images by using props, “posing” pictures or using extreme color-enhancing filters, the news release said.

Over the years, he has received awards for his work, which has often appeared in or graced the cover of Adirondack Life. His photos have been used by advertising and design firms in Chicago and New York City, the news release said.

Petrie has been a professional carpenter and woodworker for 30 years. His turning began with spindles for job sites. The lathe opened a world of exploration into trees. The complex combination of structure, grain and texture work together to give the tree life and produce beauty, according to the news release. He uses shape to expose this beauty and give pleasure to the eye, and more recently has added forms of external change to his pieces. These forms include painting, piercing, wood burning and texturing, which add interest to the piece.

Petrie’s pieces have appeared in the Association of American Woodturners magazine, Woodturning UK, and with an article in Woodworking in Action. He has demonstrated at turning clubs and the 2009 and 2011 Totally Turning symposiums, the news release said.

Each guest artist has donated a selected piece for the Northville Rotary Club’s silent auction. This year’s raffles include a Raleigh Revenio bike donated by “The Bike Works” in Johnstown, a kayak and gas card donated by “Fuel ‘n’ Food” in Mayfield, and a golf bag and cooler from Saratoga Eagle.

Show hours are Friday, 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Food and refreshments are available on site prepared by Northville’s Klippel’s Kozy Korner.

For more information, go to northvillerotary.com.


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