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C’ville Arts Features – “Functional Woodworking by Alex Pettigrew” - During March

Alex Pettigrew creates functional and decorative home and office accessories handcrafted from local woods and will be C’ville Arts Cooperative Gallery’s featured artist during the month of March. He will be at the gallery on March 4th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to share his latest collection during the Historic Downtown Mall’s First Friday event.

I have always loved to make things. At the moment I make things primarily from wood, sometimes combined with colorful resin, occasionally adorned with high voltage electricity or etched with laser light.

At C’ville Arts you will see a variety of functional accessories for office and home such as furniture, cutting and serving boards, pepper mills, clocks, cutlery, jewelry boxes, ink pens. For my functional pieces I strive to adhere to the old Shaker dictum

"Don't make something unless it is both made necessary and useful; but if it is both necessary and useful, don't hesitate to make it beautiful."

Recently I have continued to explore production of purely decorative pieces. These include wall art and lathe turned sculpture. I continue to enjoy the fascinating world of wood and resin hybrids. These combine the beauty of wood with modern, colorful polymer technology. I also strive to perfect the electrifying use of Lichtenberg figures.

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For additional information, contact Genevieve Story at 434-972-9500. The gallery’s web site is The C’ville Arts Cooperative Gallery, located on the historic Downtown Mall in Charlottesville.

C’ville Arts is open 7 days a week - Monday - Thursday 10-6; Friday/Saturday 10-7 and Sunday 12-5.

ABOUT C’VILLE ARTS – C’ville Arts, a cooperative membership gallery of more than sixty local artists and crafters, was established in 1997. Original works include photography, painting, glass, fiber, clay and pottery, quilling, mosaics, jewelry, leather, candles and wood.

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