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North Carolina college gains crafts grant

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 15 July 2013 00:00

northcarolinaWarren Wilson College, a liberal arts school in Swannanoa, N.C., was recently awarded a $2.1 million grant by the Windgate Charitable Foundation to enhance its arts department. The college intends to revive traditional craft work in the areas of fine woodworking, fiber arts and blacksmithing. School officials say they sought help from the foundation because it traditionally offered grant programs focused on arts and crafts as well as on art history.

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Indiana business offers outlet for students

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 15 July 2013 00:00

Advanced Cabinet Systems in Marion, Ind., has developed an educational program that encourages area high school students to consider careers in the woodworking industry.

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Manufacturers hold Long Island expo

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 17 June 2013 00:00

longisland1The second bi-annual Long Island Woodworking Machinery and Supply Expo was held April 11-13 at the FMT Machinery warehouse in Bay Shore, N.Y. In addition to FMT Machinery, the event was supported by 10 other sponsors, including C.R. Onsrud, Martin Machinery, TimeSavers, Robert’s Plywood, Colorspec, Cabinet Vision, Alphacam, Simantec, Weinig Group and Woodshop News.

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Boston craft show endures despite tragedy

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 17 June 2013 00:00

bostonThe Society of Arts and Crafts celebrated its 12th annual Craftboston Spring Show April 19-21 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. After being shut down for one day because of the hunt for suspects in the Boston Marathon terrorist attacks, attendance was still close to what it had been in previous years.

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Philly furniture show breeds optimism

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 17 June 2013 00:00

phillyThe 19th annual Philadelphia Invitational Furniture Show, held April 5-7 at the 23rd Street Armory in downtown Philadelphia, had a full slate of exhibitors, dominated by furniture makers seeking a share of a resurgent high-end clientele that frequents this retail show of handmade products.

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