April 2019 Meeting – Kevin Reiswig

Tuesday, April 2nd at 7pm
Mount Vernon Christian School
820 W Blackburn Rd, Mt Vernon, WA 98273

Our April program will be a presentation by Port Townsend woodworker Kevin Reiswig. Kevin’s creations stem from his fascination with plants, animals and the land. A natural born forager, his work frequently incorporates scavenged materials from his environment. Since moving from Chicago in 2010 his work has consisted mostly of studio furniture and projects that reimagine wood salvaged from alleyways and gutted buildings.

From Kevin: “Work builds me as much as I build work. I have spent the last decade studying traditional craft techniques and expanding my understanding of wood. I have spent thousands of hours practicing the processes of milling, joinery and shaping wood as well as more obscure methods such as steam bending and coopering.”

Kevin is a graduate of the College of Wooster in Ohio where he studied sculpture under the guidance of Walter Zurko. He has lived at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado twice, once as an intern and again as an artist-in-residence. He also had an artist residency in China