October Artist of the Month – Mark Law

 

Mark Law

ARTIST OF THE MONTH Reception Friday October 3 | 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

October Artist of the Month, Mark Law, was born in 1950 in Fairbanks in the Territory of Alaska. Transplanted as a child to Utah and then northern California, he attended Shasta College and then the University of California, Humboldt where he graduated with a B.A. in English & Science.  Mark worked as a Park Ranger for 34 years for the National Park Service in numerous park locations including Redwoods, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. While working in Yellowstone Mark met his life partner Barbara Horning who he married at Grand Canyon National Park in 1989.  Mark retired from the National Park Service in March 2007 and immediately went to work at the Powell Museum.  Mark enjoys a myriad of outdoor recreation pursuits including hunting, fishing, hiking, rock hounding, and exploring, as well as wood working and lapidary arts.  Mark began to make turned wood bowls in his father’s workshop when he was 11 years old. The influence of living 30+ years in the American southwest is evident in his lapidary work as well as in his turnings.  Mark is a member of the Association of American Woodturners.  His work will be on display at the Powell Museum through the month of October.

Join us FRIDAY OCTOBER 3, 2014 from 4 – 6 p.m. for an artist reception. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served!

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