February 26, 2012
It has been a very busy time at the school. We have had several presentations including Raul’s chair, which he completed last month. He and his classmates have moved onto the passage and opus exercises.
Seven of our students joined Mary Boulding and myself on a two-day backcountry ski trip to Edwards cabin in the Tetrahedron Provincial Park. The journey began with a five-hour ski that took us through the less traveled Gilbert Lake route. We were fortunate to have Mary, Natasha and Reynold from the Tetrahedron Outdoor Club guide us through to the Edwards Cabin approximately seven kilometers from the parking lot. The route was a challenging one, but the reward, pristine wilderness and serinity. Once at the hut, Marty made a snow cave, in which he slept in and we all enjoyed a good meal. As we ate and sat around the fire we talked about the most enjoyable and challenging aspects of the day, something we coincidentally talk about at the school during walkarounds.
This past weekend Yvonne and I, and several of our alumni and students, visited Federico’s shop on Granville Island where he is hosting a exhibition Woodenough. The work of several of our alumni including Melissa Moure Evans, Doug Ives, Dob Stenner, Juan Carlos Fernandez, Brendan Johnson, and of course his own work. Federico is doing the school, and more importantly our alumni a tremendous service. His shop, Dalbergia Wood & Fine Objects is located at1333 Railspur Alley 604.669.9663.
We are just ten weeks from our own annual Student, Alumni & Faculty Exhibition takes place Saturday May 5th from 6-9 pm.
Be well and enjoy your work, Robert