What's New in December 2023 at Intersections!

Intersections has a wealth of news and updates for the end of 2023 and as we look forward to 2024. Holiday gifts are top of many minds and Intersections has options whether you're looking for unique art, a creative experience, or to make a contribution to our growing non-profit.

First though, a very special congratulations to the winners of our 2023 Fall Raffle! Joe Simpson is now the proud owner of the Nymph canoe, Maryann Thomas was the fortunate winner of the Bowl by Adam Cottrill, and Allan Hendrickson-Gracie will enjoy a 2 day course at Intersections.

Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets making the raffle a great success! So successful in fact that we will be organizing another raffle with new and exciting prizes shortly - stay tuned!

Women in Woodworking Showcase, December 3, 2023

Intersections Wood Collaborative is thrilled to be hosting a very special event at our Studio at 299 10th Street East on December 3 from 1 - 5 pm, a Women in Woodworking Showcase!

This ambitious exhibition will feature the work of more than a dozen women woodworkers and woodturners from Grey Bruce, a testament to the talent in our communities.

At 2 pm, renowned woodturner Marilyn Campbell will offer a presentation on her work. Marilyn is a self-taught turner from Kincardine, Ontario who uses epoxy resin in addition to wood. Over the past 25 years, she has become a sought presenter and instructor across North America. We are delighted that Marilyn will be joining us.

All community members are invited to attend this free event. Not to be missed!

Welbeck Sawmill Artisan Market on December 2, 2023

Many Intersections members and supporters will be pleased to learn that Welbeck Sawmill will be hosting an Christmas Artisan Market on December 2 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Intersections will have a presence there, featuring our workshops and recent creations from our woodshop. There will be sales, artisans, live music and more. More information is available through Welbeck.

Intersections Memberships - Join or Renew Today!

As 2023 draws to a close, so do current annual Intersections memberships. Members of Intersections enjoy early bird access to workshop registration and sale events, eligibility for shop rentals, access to Stephen Hogbin's woodworking library, and much more.

Joining as a lifetime member is an excellent way to show your commitment to the future of Intersections. Memberships make great gifts as well!

Bob Hope has generously donated bookmarks made of local woods for new members and renewers that can be picked up at Intersections during our Open Hours. Thank you Bob!

More information about membership is available on our website at https://intersectionsstudio.com/pages/membership

Any annual membership purchased now will be valid through to the end of 2024!

Fall Art Sale

We are honoured to share that Stephen Hogbin’s family has generously donated about 30 pieces of wall art from his personal collection – about 80% were created by Stephen. The pieces are priced from $50 to $750 with 100% of the funds going to Intersections

Art can be viewed during open hours Tuesday - Thursday, and is now viewable (and purchasable on our website).

Here is a sneak peak at some of the wonderful pieces available for sale right now. You can view all the Art Sale offerings at https://intersectionsstudio.com/collections/art

See all Art for Sale

Upcoming Workshops!

Just two workshops remain to close out our successful 2023 year. Kaleidoscopes are a timely project that delight all ages. Carl Durance leads this workshop which is back by popular demand. Register today to secure your place. Advanced Ornaments builds on skills learned in November's Introduction to Ornaments, just in time to decorate your tree.

Our busy Spring Workshop line up is nearly prepared. As soon as it is published, members will get early access to registration followed by all our community supporters. We are expecting to have all our workshops ready for sign ups within the next week, so check your email for announcements!

Open Hours for Members

Open hours continue for members of Intersections. Many thanks for the dedicated volunteers that help open our studio so for members to use and for community members to drop in and learn more about our work.

Our current open hours are Tuesday - Thursday 10 am - 3 pm. We will be closed between Christmas and New Year.

Members wishing to arrange shop time during open hours (or other times) can email info@intersectionsos.org

Warm regards from all of us at Intersections,

Kim Wamsley, Chair
Intersections Wood Collaborative

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