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Hooked on Wood: The Allure of the Fish Decoy

Hooked on Wood: The Allure of the Fish Decoy

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Center for Art in Wood Philadelphia, PA
United States
Dates: 
May 18, 2012 10:00AM to Jul 22, 2012 6:00PM
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Hooked on Wood: The Allure of the Fish Decoy
Curated by Richard "Dick" Walters, Adviser Gene Kangas
This exhibition showcases modern wood fish decoys and highlights historical works as early as 1900. The history and craft of carved, shaped and colorful fishing lures will be explored with over 100 fish decoys on display: Ice spearing decoys - a handmade utilitarian tool, trophy fish - decorative piscatorial portraits, fishing lures and baits. Most people will be astonished and delighted at the utter creativity and craftsmanship in this exhibit.

Life Aquatic
In conjunction with "Hooked on Wood," The Center invited six artists to produce new work inspired by and in response to the themes of sea life. Pulling inspiration from water, sea animals and plants, the artists' imaginations dive into the theme to produce captivating sculptures, wall hangings, and even imaginative creatures that may lurk in the abyss.

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