April 2012 Meeting – Don Wood

Our April meeting will be held on the SECOND Tuesday, April 10th, at the Burlington Public Library. The meeting room is the first door on the left as you enter the library. Hope to see you all there.

Don Wood is not only an accomplished wood sculptor, but also makes handcrafted knives, 18th-century firearms and is an expert scrimshaw artist. Don’s interest in art began as he grew up in Toronto. His family moved to Southern California and he eventually enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. After a cruise on the Lexington, even the USMC recognized his talent and assigned him as a draftsman and illustrator. After the Marines, he studied art, and his lifetime profession was in Lithography. Along the way, he continued to refine his artistic abilities. Don will talk about his work and show examples of all four of his crafts with pictures and several of his favorite pieces.


The Burlington Public Library is located at 820 East Washington Avenue, one block south of East Fairhaven Avenue at the corner of Washington Avenue and Holly Street.

From I-5 travelling North or South:

Take exit 230 off I-5 (Burlington/Anacortes)

Turn right at the light at the end of the off ramp onto Hwy. 20 / Rio Vista Avenue

From the South: Turn left at the 2nd light onto Burlington Blvd.
From the North: Turn left at the 3rd light onto Burlington Blvd.

Turn right at the first light onto E. Fairhaven Avenue

Turn right at the four-way stop (approx. 8 blocks) onto S. Anacortes Street

Turn left at the first intersection onto E. Washington Avenue. The Burlington Public Library will be on your right.