The Tiny Gallery Presents “Corgywoodworks” by Rick Meier

Rick Meier has been turning wood since 1998. The joy of turning comes from uncovering the natural beauty inside a piece of wood, enhancing that beauty by shaping the wood into a form pleasing to the eye. Rick specializes in turning momentos from that tree in the backyard that had to be taken down, preserving the family memories in a piece of art.

He has been a member of the Manchester Art Association, and the American Association of Woodturners (AAW), and has served as vice president of the Central Connecticut Woodturners (CCW).

As a member of CCW, Rick has turned for Mystic Seaport, creating parts for the Freedom ship Amistad, the whaling ship Charles W. Morgan and the fishing schooner L.A. Dunton. He has also turned numerous pieces from iroko wood scrap left over from the construction of the Amistad. Rick has donated these pieces to Amistad America to raise funds to build fish farms for the people of Sierra Leone, where the Amistad slaves were originally from.

Rick has exhibited work at the Forbes Gallery, the Rhode Island Fine Furnishings Show, South Windsor Public Library, Mary Cheney Library in Manchester, the Windham Area Arts Collaborative Gallery, the Suffield on the Green Craft Fair, Manchester Art Association’s Show in the Park as well as several national and regional woodturning symposia.

In 2016, Rick was inducted into the Manchester Arts Commission Hall of Fame.

Visit the Tiny Gallery Wednesdays from 4:30-7:30 PM during the Northwest Park Farmers Market or by appointment.

“Corgywoodworks” exhibit presented by Rick Meier opens 10/12/22.

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