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Harvey Rich Woodworking Studio at the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts

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THE STORY:

The Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts in Ojai, California is pleased to announce the creation of The Harvey Rich Woodworking Studio and needs to raise funds to cover expenses involved in the project. Since starting the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts in 2005, Kevin Wallace, author of numerous books on the field of contemporary wood art, has dreamt of creating a wood studio to compliment the late Beatrice Wood’s ceramic studio, which remains an active part of educational programming at the Center. Having worked to promote contemporary art for two decades, working with galleries, museums, the American Association of Woodturners (woodturner.org) and Collectors of Wood Art (collectorsofwoodart.org), Kevin sought to make the promotion of contemporary wood art part of the day-to-day activities of the Center. This year, with the assistance of artist Binh Pho and the gift of a lathe from Jet (jettools.com) and a set of gouges from Doug Thompson (thompsonlathetools.com), the Center began sharing the woodturning process with interns at the Center utilizing Beatrice Wood’s garage, which for the last decade has been used for storage. Seeing the progress that was being made, local woodturner Bruce Berger put Kevin in touch with the family of Harvey Rich, who had recently passed away following an impassioned pursuit of the craft during his retirement. The family of Harvey Rich has agreed to gift the Center with a fully equipped woodworking studio, making the dream of a woodworking studio at the Center a reality. However, the Center needs to raise funds for the various expenses involved in transportation of the equipment and transforming of the space, including building an alternative storage space, putting in new electrical, light construction work and replacing the garage door. The Harvey Rich Woodworking Studio will function as part of the Center’s educational programming, which is four-fold: 1) The Center educates the larger public regarding all aspects of the arts, through exhibitions, performances and demonstrations. There are exhibitions of contemporary artists working in all media, a permanent collection of art and studio tours, where visitors to the Center can become familiar with the processes employed by intern-artists. 2) Workshops in diverse media are presented by leading artists that are open to the general public for a fee. 3) The Center’s intern program for graduate students seeking a career in the arts, offers “real world” experience in the arts, ranging from the creation of work through gaining the skills required to work as a professional artist with galleries and museums. 4) Free children’s art workshops to introduce young people to art history and the process for creating art. Please consider assisting the Center with a donation to support the creation of the Harvey Rich Woodworking Studio at the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts and expanding our educational programming to include and promote contemporary wood art.

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To This Fundraiser

$6,086

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Bruce Berger

    $500

  • Alan & Marilyn Rich

    $500

  • Ann & Rod Resnik

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Harvey Mahler

    $100

  • Steven & Hilary Richeimer

    $500

  • John & Anne Becknell

    $500

  • Chris & Katie Poole

    $1,500

  • Debbie Cohen

     

  • Dave Terry

    $500

  • Susan Fink and Robert Smith

     

  • Ken and Nancy Leeser

    $100

  • Naomi & Adam Rich

    $200

  • Connie and Rod Moser

    $100

  • Chani & Bram Bregman

    $50

  • Karen DeLucia

     

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34% Raised of $18,000 Goal

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The Team: $6,086 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Kevin Wallace

Amount Raised

$4,150

 

23% Raised of $18,000 Goal

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Bruce Berger

Amount Raised

$1,936

Donor Comments

Karen DeLucia

Karen DeLucia

1 year ago

Chani & Bram Bregman

Chani & Bram Bregman

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Connie and Rod Moser

Connie and Rod Moser

DONATION: $100

In memory of Harvey Rich 1 year ago

Naomi & Adam Rich

Naomi & Adam Rich

DONATION: $200

In memory of our grandfather, Harvey 1 year ago

Ken and Nancy Leeser

Ken and Nancy Leeser

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Susan Fink and Robert Smith

Susan Fink and Robert Smith

In memory of Harvey Rich 1 year ago

Dave Terry

Dave Terry

DONATION: $500

Allowing Harvey's light to continue to shine on others. 1 year ago

Debbie Cohen

Debbie Cohen

1 year ago

Chris & Katie Poole

Chris & Katie Poole

DONATION: $1,500

In appreciation for having known Harvey, a great man 1 year ago

John & Anne Becknell

John & Anne Becknell

DONATION: $500

Harvey gave of himself honestly and with great love, he would be so proud of this decision. 1 year ago