Dear AAW Chapter President:
This letter is to let you and your club members know of the upcoming 2004 Utah Woodturning Symposium. In the past we have mailed brochures to chapter presidents to hand out during a monthly meeting. However, last year we established a web site which is more comprehensive than previous brochures. As a result, we do not plan to do a brochure mailing this year. We would appreciate it if you could make the information given below available to your members, either through an announcement at a meeting or through e-mail. This year will be a special symposium because it is our 25 year anniversary.

Thank you very much for your assistance.

Kip Christensen, Director
Utah Woodturning Symposium

The 2004 Utah Woodturning Symposium
The 2004 Utah Woodturning Symposium, scheduled for June 10-12, is the longest running woodturning symposium in the world. Participants can select from over 100 demonstrations given by leading woodturners from a dozen countries. International presenters include Terry Martin, Guilo Marcolongo, and Richard Raffan (Australia); Art Liestman (Canada); Allan Batty, Stuart Batty, and Stuart Mortimer (England), Jean-Francois Escoulen (France), Hans Weisflogg (Germany), Niko Siragas (Greece), Eli Avisera (Israel), Rolly Munro (New Zealand), Mike Kaplan and Grant Marshall (South Africa); and Michael O’Donnell (Scotland). Presenters from the United States include Rex Burningham, Kip Christensen, Clead Christiansen, David Ellsworth, Caroline Harkness, Albert LeCoff, Bill Luce, Mike Mahoney, Dale Nish, Lane Phillips, Linda Salter, Tom Sorensen, Jacques Vesery, and Andi Wolfe.

25 Year Anniversary Exhibition and Book
The year 2004 marks the 25th anniversary of the Utah Woodturning Symposium. To commemorate this event there will be a special exhibition Beneath the Bark: Twenty-Five Years of Woodturning. We have invited those who have presented at the Utah Woodturning Symposium over these 25 years to submit work for an international presenter's invitational exhibition that will be held at the Brigham Young University Museum of Art from March 4, through July 31, 2004. The BYU Museum of Art is the best attended university art museum in the United States, averaging over 40,000 visitors per month.

We view this exhibition as one of historical importance, not only for the Utah Woodturning Symposium, but for woodturning in general. During its 25 years, a very impressive group of woodturning artists, authors, and educators has been invited to present at the Utah symposium. Many have been national and international leaders in the remarkable renaissance of woodturning which has occurred during the past three decades. The exhibition includes the work of over 140 woodturners from fifteen countries.

Full Color Book
In conjunction with the exhibition, there is a full-color book highlighting the work in the exhibition and additional work by the presenters. The book is available in both soft and hard cover.

Reception and Book Signing
A special reception for the exhibition and book signing session will be held at the BYU Museum of Art, Thursday evening June 10, the opening day of the 2004 Utah Woodturning Symposium.

Information and Registration
Please visit our web site for the most comprehensive and current information regarding the 25th Utah Woodturning Symposium and special anniversary exhibition. If you do not have access to the internet, please call 801-422-2021 for information. Space may be limited and early registration is recommended.  Early registration deadline has been extended to April 30th.




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