ITE First Friday, Martina Plag video

September 5th is First Friday and the Wood Turning Center exhibition will feature work by the artists of the International Turning Exchange 2008.

I think that this year's show has artwork from more disciplines than from any of the previous 12 years of the program, and possibly is more inclusive than any show in Philadelphia's history. Visit the show and you will see paintings, sculptural objects made of wood, foam, sand, leather and more. There is also the 43 minute documentary that I created and a video installation by Hunt Clark.

Martina Plag from Philadelphia, is best known as a puppeteer, and although much of her work is based on a narrative, these pieces are not puppets as we think of them. She is a multitalented artist, and even though we see many examples of her work in this video, it was impossible to capture everything in 4.5 minutes.

Martina and I will be at the opening on Friday, September 5th to talk about the work and answer questions.

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