A group of seven Adams County wood turners will exhibit a collection of functional and 2-D artwork pieces in the gallery at the Adams County Arts Council's (ACAC) Arts Education Center, 125 S. Washington St., Gettysburg, opening with a First Friday public reception on Friday, July 6, 5-7:30 p.m., and continuing through August.

A mini-lathe demonstration is scheduled from 5:30-7 p.m. July 6, and will include a small bowl, a pen/pencil and a toothpick holder.

Organizer Bob Robinson, one of the seven artists, said "It's a group of retired guys I know in my wood turners group, with a variety of backgrounds and a common interest in wood turning. I was drawn to woodworking when a neighbor in Annapolis stopped by and asked if I would be interested in learning furniture construction on weekends with him for extra cash. One day we needed a spindle for a chair we were building for a customer and I decided that I could turn it. The rest is history."

Participating artists include Robinson, Larry Miller, Maury Malhoun, Robert Daniel, Barbara Fordney, Bill Fordney, and James Stottlemyer. The gallery is filled with functional wood pieces made from a variety of woods including wild cherry, burled maple, ash, walnut, ambrosia, purple heart, apple and more.

For more information about the Wood Turners Show, and other upcoming arts council exhibitions, visit www.adamsarts.org or call 717-334-5006.

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