of woodworker George Manns'
projects begin with the theme and parameters of an artistic competition.
The Wharton Esherick Museum Woodworker's Competition is a perennial
favorite of his. George has entered and been accepted to the show
regularly, though not consistently. (One thing we know for sure,
is that it is not the quality of the images that keeps the projects
from being accepted. A sincere thank you to VanZandbergen Photography
for their excellent work!) Being accepted is wonderful, but it
does not diminsh the satisfaction in the pieces that don't meet
the judges' expectations. As an example, the vase, mirror, chair,
and necklace shown here have all been submitted to the contest
but only two of the four were accepted to the show. If you are
curious which received a thumbs up, visit during this year's tour
and judge for yourself. We'll tell you if the judges agreed.
will also be examples of more traditional furniture and cabinetry--with
a twist!--to see as well. As always, you are encouraged to sit
in the chairs, open the drawers and pet the critters when you
come. George looks forward to greeting old friends and making
new ones. Visit the shop on Irish Hill Road, 5 miles from the
Lawton end or 2 miles from the Friendsville side, during the tour
or other times by appointment. Call 570-553-2729 for more information.