Wood Works by Dave Rooney
October 1 • 12:00 pm - October 31 • 6:00 pm
For the month of October, the Community Center for the Performing Arts will proudly be displaying Wood Works by Dave Rooney in the Lobby Art Gallery of the WOW Hall.
Says the artist:
“I just recently (July 1st) retired from Jasper Mountain Center after 21 years with them. I view my retirement as not stopping working but moving on to new adventures. I decided to return to two of my loves…woodworking and music.
“I have always loved woodworking but my projects were always what I would call ‘functional art’. I have built small boats, furniture, fly-tying benches, etc. As a musician (drummer) I have always admired the beauty of guitars… the beautiful woods used to make them, the shapes, and the music they can create. So…looking to step away from my traditional woodworking, I decided to look at finding my ‘Wildside’.
“Hence… Wildside Guitars. These are being created as decoration for clubs, music venues, man-caves, musician’s home music rooms, or wherever. These one of a kind pieces are full-size replicas of some of the iconic guitar body styles with some having a creative twist. Hopefully they will find loving appreciative homes in the near future.
“I also have some abstract wall hangings using a variety of beautiful woods for the lobby display. This is my first new adventure into the art world and I really appreciate the opportunity the WOW Hall is giving me to pursue this.
The WOW Hall Lobby Arts Gallery is open for viewing during box office hours, noon – 6:00 pm Monday through Friday. The WOW Hall is located at 291 W. 8th Ave. (the corner of 8th and Lincoln in Eugene) and is open for all ages. For more information please call 541-687-2746.