“New Work by Faculty,” an exhibition of fine furniture, turned objects, carving, and fine art opened June 14 for the summer at the Messler Gallery of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship. The exhibition runs through Sept. 11.

The show features a breathtaking array of aesthetic expression from 28 woodworkers and artists who are international leaders in their fields. The spectrum of work includes Asian-inspired furniture by Brian Reid and Kevin Rodel; intimate, African-influenced vessels by Jennifer Shirley; a biomorphic table by David Upfill-Brown; and an exquisite study by realist painter Linden Frederick. The exhibition coincides with the Center’s 20th anniversary. “The work is a beautiful reflection of elements that have shaped our school: creative insight, aesthetic innovation; dedication to excellence; and consummate finesse,” said Gallery Manager Victoria Allport.

International exhibitors in “New Work by Faculty” include Ross Annels (Australia), Adrian Ferrazzutti (Canada), Chris Pye (UK) and Upfill-Brown (Australia). Exhibitors from across the United States include Clay Foster (Indiana), Garrett Hack (Vermont), Thomas Hucker (New Jersey), Beth Ireland (Massachusetts), John Jordan (Tennessee), Paul Loebach (Brooklyn), Jeff Miller (Chicago), Binh Pho (Illinois), Matthias Pliessnig (Rhode Island), Pete Schlebecker (Maryland), Peter Shepard (Massachusetts) and Jennifer Shirley (Indiana). Participants from Maine include Frederick of Belfast; Stephen Gleasner and Tim Rousseau of Appleton; Jim Macdonald of Burnham; Mac Ray and Jacques Vesery of Damariscotta; Brian Reid of Rockland; Kevin Rodel of Brunswick; (Appleton), and Aaron Fedarko, Mark Juliana and Yuri Kobayashi of Camden.

Messler Gallery summer hours are weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ; and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery is located on the campus of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, at the corner of Route 90 and Mill Street. The exhibition may 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; email victoria@woodschool.org; or visit the website.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.