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3VestigeofaTreeArtendlesspossibilities.Thatiswhatthisexhibitexplores.Avesgeisasmallamountofsomethingorthelastremainingpartofathingthatnolongerexistsavisibletraceevidenceorsignofanobjectorsubstancethatappearsnomore.Avesgeofatreereferstosomethingmadeofwoodperhapsitsllhassomeresemblancetoatreeormaybetheshapehasbeensoalteredthatreferencetoatreedoesnotexist.Thisgroupofdisparateobjectsincludestoolsboxesitemsofpersonaladornmentwalkingstickscanesdollsfurnitureritualmasksamusicalinstrumentfirearmsandsculpture.AllbeganlifeasatreethenapieceofwoodthenanobjectandnowaworkonexhibitinamuseumAllemploywoodasthemainmaterialandallhavebeenmanipulatedbyartistsandcraftsmenfortheirownuseaestheticorotherwise.Anartistsmindisauniqueandwonderfulthing.Ifyougave30artistsapieceofwoodandtellthemtogoawayandmakesomethingeachartistwillcreatesomethingcompletelydifferent.Theideabehindthisexhibitistakingonematerialwoodandexploringthediverseoutcomeofbothnecessityandcreativityexploringareadilyavailableorganicmaterialitsqualitiesscaleandpossibilitiesbyartistsandcraftsmenfromaroundtheworld.ThisexhibitissponsoredbytheIsabelleGwynnandRobertDaineExhibitionEndowmenttheWestVirginiaDivisionofCultureandHistoryandtheNationalEndowmentfortheArtswithapprovalfromtheWestVirginiaCommissionontheArts.May11-September12013SwitzerGalleryJoinusat7p.m.May282013fortheFourthTuesdayTourforaguidedtourofVestigeofaTreeandawalkonthenaturetrail.Admissionisfree.Refreshmentswillbeserved.FreeTuesdaysattheHuntingtonMuseumofArtaresponsoredbyATT.EvanDeckerAmerican1912-1981ShellackedTreewithOwlandSquirrelsca.1940s.Cedartreecarvedwood.Overall58x24-12x24147.3x62.2x61cm.PartialgiftofLarryHackleyArthurJonesJamesPierceRichardSmithEllworthTaylorSidneyWebbwithpartialfundsprovidedbyDr.R.LawrenceDunworth1991.74.10FerdinandGaglianoItalianworkingdates1760-1795Violinca.1760.Sprucemapleoverall3-58x23-12x8-18.9.1x59.7x20.7cm.GiftofMrs.ErnestE.Kincade1978.49.