Beginning Friday, October 9th The Art Spot will be featuring woodturning pieces from local woodturners Dave Hout, Steve Ainsworth and Marty Chapman. Gallery Hours for this weekend are 1-9 PM Friday, 10/09; and 1-6 PM Saturday, 10/10. We appreciate the Minerva Rotary for Sponsoring our October Featured Show.
Dave Hout has been a woodworker for over 50 years. He learned the craft of woodturning while getting his Industrial Arts Education degree. He attended his first Woodturning symposium in 1982 and fell in love with it. Dave also loves teaching the art and craft of woodturning, which he has been doing since 1985. Dave lives in the greater Akron, OH area.
He taught high school industrial arts and retired as an Assistant Superintendent. He was instrumental in the formation of Buckeye Woodworkers and Woodturners in Hartville and Northcoast Woodturners in Cleveland clubs which now have more than 200 members total. He teaches Woodturning at both the John C. Campbell Folk School and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and is a featured demonstrator at symposia and woodturning club meetings nationally and internationally.
His is an expert in the field of tool design and specifically tools for use in woodturning and has been a tool designer for Hartville Tool and other national tool manufacturers.
"My first exposure to woodturning was in junior high shop class making salt/pepper shakers and I built my own lathe in high school. I had no idea how dangerous I was, but I was hooked. With college there was no time for it but always knew that if the opportunity to pursue it further came along I would. That came in 2002 with a trip to the John C Campbell Folk School. I have been on an abnormal path ever since!
I make every effort to celebrate the beauty and richness of wood without getting in the way. I strive for shapes and contours that emphasize the grain patterns, defects, voids, and stresses inherent under the bark; those things that bring the wood to life. I cannot surpass the workings of the creator but am humbled to be a part of the unveiling."
“Marty” Chapman is a retired attorney turned wood turner and wood turning teacher. In 2010 he had his 1st one- man show, Turning Point, at the Second April Gallerie in Canton which was the 1st ever comprehensive showing of individual wood turning work in the Stark County area.
Marty has shown and sold pieces through 2nd April Gallerie and the Canton Museum of Art Museum Store, the Carroll County Community Arts Gallery in Carrollton and at occasional craft shows. His work is in private and corporate collections from Minerva and Canton to San Diego, Washington DC, North Carolina, Seattle, Houston and as far as Canada and Malasia. One of his pieces was featured in the Stark Anthology coffee table book from Indigo Press. Marty regularly demonstrates wood turning and turning techniques at area schools and civic groups, and has often demonstrated at craft shows and fairs, wine-tastings, and First Fridays. He also teaches woodturning and router classes on a regular basis at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, N.C.