Hawaii Wood Guild’s annual exhibit showcases extraordinary works in wood

  • The Hawaii Wood Guild's 33rd annual Masters Invitational Show opening reception will be Jan. 12. (Hawaii Wood Guild/Courtesy Photo)

Hawaii Wood Guild will be hosting an opening reception of the 33rd Masters Invitational annual exhibit from 5-7 p.m. Jan. 12 at Isaacs Art Center in Waimea. For 33 years, the Hawaii Wood Guild has been coordinating public exhibits of members works and this year’s exhibit is not to be missed.

Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the show runs through Feb. 23. The exhibit showcases 18 guild members presenting 52 pieces of their finest and most recent work. Entries range from small hollow vessels to large pieces of furniture — functional to whimsical — with everything in between and all of the works are available for purchase. Twenty five percent of all proceeds go to the Hawaii Preparatory Academy scholarship fund.

The Hawaii Wood Guild is a nonprofit, volunteer driven, organization for woodworkers and wood enthusiasts on the Island of Hawaii. Their mission is to promote awareness and appreciation for Hawaii’s talented woodworkers and the trees and woods they use to create their pieces. Since their livelihoods rely on Hawaii’s urban and forest trees, it is their goal to bring awareness to good forest stewardship through an alliance with the Hawaii Forest Industry Association. Every Saturday, several guild members will be at the gallery all day to answer questions and talk story about working wood and growing trees

To learn more about the Hawaii Wood Guild, visit their Facebook page. For information and directions, call Isaacs Art Center at 885-5884 or Hawaii Wood Guild president Marcus Castaing at 987-8177.

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