“New Work by Faculty,” an exhibition of fine furniture, sculpture, painting and drawing, will open for the summer Saturday, June 11 at the Messler Gallery of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship. The exhibition runs through Sept. 9.

A broad array of media, styles and techniques will be on display. These range from Maine furniture maker Kevin Rodel’s Arts & Crafts-inspired bench and British woodcarver Chris Pye’s realistic sculpture of a bat to Maine woodturner Stephen Gleasner’s colorful vase made from denim, epoxy and plywood. Non-wood items include a painting and a drawing by Maine artists Linden Frederick and John Whalley, respectively, and a cast-glass bowl by Illinois wood artist Binh Pho.

International exhibitors in “New Work by Faculty” include Aled Lewis (Oxford, U.K.), Chris Pye (Hereford, U.K.) and David Upfill-Brown (Gerringong, Australia). Exhibitors from across the United States Ted Blachly (Warner, N.H.), Clay Foster (Indianapolis, Ind.), Garrett Hack (Thetford Center, Vt.), Matthew Hill (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Alan Lacer (River Falls, Wis.), Binh Pho (Glendale Heights, Ill.), Jennifer Shirley (Indianapolis, Ind.), and Alan Stirt (Enosburg, Vt.). Participants from Maine include Aaron Fedarko (Camden), Linden Frederick (Belfast), Stephen Gleasner (Appleton), Mason McBrien (Union), Brian Reid (Rockland), Kevin Rodel (Brunswick), Tim Rousseau (Appleton), Pete Schlebecker (Camden), Libby Schrum (Camden) and John Whalley (Damariscotta).

Messler Gallery summer hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The gallery is located on the campus of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, at the corner of Route 90 and Mill Street. The exhibition also can be viewed online at woodschool.org.

The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship is a nonprofit, year-round school that offers courses in furniture making and related arts such as carving and woodturning.  For more information, call 594-5611 or send email to cfc@woodschool.org.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to dernest@villagesoup.com.