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Oct 27, 2017 – January 18, 2018 

Curated by Miriam Seidel


The Center for Art in Wood presents a major exhibition in the Gerry Lenfest Gallery, a symposium, and a concurrent exhibition of works by designer and craftsman Dean Pulver.


Two artists who use wood as a primary material, but whose work has emerged out of different traditions, set their work in conversation here. Both have created new work in response to the other’s approach for this exhibition.


The Center, known for its new approaches to wood as a material for art, is the perfect venue for an exhibition juxtaposing the works of Robyn Horn and Brian Dickerson, whose work illuminates the intersections of texture and finish, paint versus natural surface, sculpture and painting, craft and fine art.


CRISS CROSS will be celebrated during the Center’s Annual Founders’ Fundraiser, Sat, Nov 11. Artists of the two exhibitions, along with guest curator Miriam Siegel, will give a tour of the gallery and talk about their ideas and processes.


CRISS CROSS: ROBYN HORN / BRIAN DICKERSON is part of CraftNOW Philadelphia, which unites the leading institutions and artists of Philadelphia's craft community in a celebration of the city's rich legacy of craft, its internationally-recognized contemporary craft scene, and its important role as an incubator for arts based in wood, clay, fiber, metal and glass. 



  • First Fridays ï Nov 3 & Dec 1, 2017 & Jan 5, 2018ï 5 – 8:00 PM at the Center. Gallery talk and reception with artist Brian Dickerson and curator Miriam Seidel at the Dec 1 event.
  • CRISS CROSS: Interrogating Boundaries Between Art Forms, a panel discussion during the CraftNow’s Fluid Boundaries Symposium [see below] ïFri, Nov 10 ï4:00 – 5:00 at Moore College of Art & Design, Graham Auditorium, 20th and The Parkway, Philadelphia. This is a free event including lunch but registration is required.
  • Annual Founders’ Fundraiser | Sat, Nov. 11, 2017 | 6 – 8 PM reception at the Center | 8 – 10 pm After Party at The Arden’s Hamilton Family Arts Center | 62 N 2nd Street | This is a catered cocktail event and tickets may be purchased at


For tickets and more information please contact Katie Sorenson, at 215-923-8000 or



Robyn Horn, Throwing Shadows, 2010. Photo by the Artist

Brian Dickerson, Autumn’s End I, 2010. Photo by Simone Associates

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