Spindleworks Whatnot Gallery
7 Lincoln Street, Brunswick
August 1-31, 2001
Artist reception August 12, 5-8pm
In 2009, Spindleworks received a grant from the Alfred M. Senter fund to help overhaul our woodshop. While usable, the shop was the least accessible studio at the Art Center. Artist Mentor Ryan Walker, new to the Spindleworks staff at the time, had a vision for a safer and more accessible space including a greater variety of tools to make sculptural work more attainable to a wider variety of artists in the program. The artists gave their input as to what improvements they would like to see in a new shop, and VSA Arts of Maine conducted an accessibility survey adding their recommendations to the plans. These ideas, and Ryan’s drawings together with a grant application landed Spindleworks the funds to make the needed improvements. Over the course of the next 10 months, the new “3-D” studio took shape. The artists drew pictures of tools which were used as part of the signage, volunteers painted the walls, organized wood and tools, and new storage systems were built. Since the day the new shop opened, it has been humming! The Spindleworks artists, some new to sculpture, are learning how to use new tools, trying new materials and working their ideas from two dimensions into three. There is so much new work to show off to visitors and this month’s exhibit aims to do just that. In addition, new works from the Clay Senter (also a grant funded project!) will be on display. Join us for the Second Friday ArtWalk in Brunswick from 5-8pm, August 12th.