The Willits Center for the Arts is proud to display paintings by Margaret Pirrouette and redwood crafts by Juliet and Erwin Ludwig April 2-30
Margaret Pirouette was born in New York and has lived in Willits since the late 1970s. She has been painting and drawing since the 1960s. Margaret tells us, “I paint because art is my constant, art is my savior, art is my god.” Margaret is one of the faithful members of the Art Center\’s life drawing class, which we hope will be able to resume soon.
In this show, Margaret will present new works of watercolors and oil paintings.
J and E Crafts refers to Juliet and Erwin, they’re a couple that happens to do a lot together including craftwork. After many years as a scientist, Erwin is getting back into his love for woodwork that his Dad had taught him as a young child. They live and work in Ukiah.
Erwin says: “I started off with antler tables as a winter project and wood boats as summer projects. In the last few years, I’ve built ten tiny houses on wheels in the summers, everyone getting better while incorporating new designs. As a winter project, I decided to craft handles and mosaic pins for high-quality steel knife blanks. Then I began leather crafts for sheaths, holsters, and belts.
With new tools, we now forge our own knives, Juliet doing most of the forging and I do the grinding and polishing. We also invested in a CNC router for more precise cutting of our redwood burl magnetic knife blocks and also designing and making cutting boards and boxes from redwood burls. I like to say that we make nature\’s art into functional pieces, “functional art”.”
The galley is located at 71 East Commercial St. Gallery hours are 11 am to 5 pm Friday to Sunday.
For more information contact, Gary Martin: email@example.com