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Fine Woodworking students present Year-End Show

Selkirk College’s Fine Woodworking students have worked tirelessly to design and build their unique projects for their Year-End Show taking place from May 27-29. This artistic piece (Assar Grinde’s Walnut desk), along with other unique furniture, will be on display — Assar Grinde photo.

This year’s Selkirk College’s Fine Woodworking class of woodworking student has come from all regions of Canada, bringing with them many varied experiences and talents.

This weekend the students will reveal their progress achieved in one year as the Year-End Show is held.

An assortment of approaches to the design process and a full spectrum of creative viewpoints can be seen clearly in the work at this year’s show. 

“From modern to traditional, the furniture is as unique as the people who made it,” explained Fine Woodworking instructor Michael Grace. “This show will be a fitting celebration of our students’ work and accomplishments.”

The students have worked tirelessly to design and build their unique projects and invite everyone to come and view the work.

This year, the Fine Woodworking Year-End Show will return to the Nelson Trading Co. building located at 402 Baker Street, from Friday, May 27 through Sunday, May 29, 2011.

The show will be open on Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and an opening reception will take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with all Fine Woodworking students and faculty in attendance.

The show will continue Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students will be on hand throughout the weekend to talk about their work and their experience in the program. 

Selkirk College is one of a handful of schools in Canada to offer a program encompassing both the creative and technical skills required to pursue a career in the field of fine furniture making.  The program has a long track record of students developing the skills and knowledge required to become professional craftspeople.

For more information on the Fine Woodworking program at Selkirk College, and to view an online photo gallery of student and faculty work, visit www.selkirk.ca/trades/finewoodworking