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"Susan Pfeiffer: Wooden Treasure Boxes"
2003-08-01 until 2003-08-30
Kentucky Museum of Arts and Design
Louisville, KY, USA United States of America

As part of its artist of the month series, the Kentucky Museum of Arts + Design, located at , will feature a selection of small three-drawer chests and other furniture by woodworker Susan Pfeiffer. During her career as a woodworker, Pfeiffer has focused mainly on making large-scale furniture, but currently she enjoys creating these chests, which are great for storing small treasures such as jewelry. She uses a wide variety of woods, including cherry, maple, walnut burl, ebony and holly to make the chests themselves and their hand-carved knobs and pulls.

By focusing on form as well as the patterns that can be created by combining different woods, Susan creates pieces that are simultaneously elegant and fun. Her goal is to achieve a look of "playful elegance." Pfeiffer’s work will be featured at the Museum from August 1 through August 30, 2003, with an opening reception on Friday, August 1, 2003 from 6:00 to 9:00PM. Admission is free.

About Susan Pfeiffer

Susan earned her B.F.A. in woodworking from Murray State University and her M.F.A. in woodworking from Arizona State University. Currently she teaches art to middle school students in Hardin County public schools, while creating one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture from her studio in Elizabethtown.

About the Kentucky Museum of Arts + Design

The Kentucky Museum of Arts + Design is a nonprofit organization founded in 1981 as the Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation. Its mission is to promote excellence in the art and craft heritage of Kentucky, and to support artists and educate the public through programming and exhibits. The Museum is supported in part by the Fund for the Arts and the Kentucky Arts Council, a state agency of the Education, Arts and Humanities Cabinet. It is located at 715 W. Main St. in downtown Louisville, and regular Museum hours are Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, and Saturday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, or by appointment. Admission is free. For more information, please call (502) 589-0102.


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