Images of the tree cutting. Mulford's Tree Service pruned and cut the Lawrence Public Library trees. The were very careful to obtain parts of each tree that contained the best grain pattern. Lot's of love and care!
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Logs to Literature - Call for Local Wood Artists and Crafts people
ALL WOOD WORKERS IN DOUGLAS, JEFFERSON, LEAVENWORTH, JOHNSON,
MIAMI, FRANKLIN, OSAGE, or SHAWNEE COUNTY, KS
are eligible to submit a proposal for this juried exhibition.
Click on the "submit a proposal" link above to be taken to the pdf.
What happened to all those beautiful trees around the Lawrence Public Library?! Logs to Literature (L2L) in cooperation with the Lawrence City Commission, the Lawrence Public Library, the Friends of the Library, and the Lawrence Art Center, calls to “renew the wood” from the felled trees around the Library’s expansion. The trees, property of the City of Lawrence, would have been mulched and delivered to the city lot. L2L was able to retain the trunks and main limbs of most of the trees on the Library property for public use.
L2L saw the need to creatively utilize the felled trees by including a broad a range of our community. Lawrence, Kansas is a Tree City USA* community; we care about what happens to our trees! The goals of this project are 1) To keep the wood from these publically-owned trees in the public realm, and 2) To raise money through the sale of art, for the Friends of the Library.
You can become involved in this community art project. Have you been thinking of making something in wood? Have you ever exhibited a project? Would you like to turn your concern for the removal of the Library trees into action? The more people involved in this project, the better. Though it is facilitated by Matt Burke and Mark Jakubauskas, there is no central author, or voice. We, collectively, become the voice.