“DC Current,” which showcases woodworkers from the renowned Smithsonian Craft Show, will open at the Messler Gallery of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship Friday, Sept. 23, with a 5 to 7 p.m. opening reception. The public is warmly encouraged to attend.

“Bringing the best of the Smithsonian to Midcoast Maine is a great way to show our career-track students and statewide community what contemporary makers are selling at the top of their game,” said Center Director Peter Korn.

Widely regarded as the nation’s premier juried show of fine American crafts, the Smithsonian Craft Show presents the work of 120 leading craft artists in a wide variety of media. Each year’s jury is a new panel of experts who bring fresh perspectives to the selection of exhibitors.

Designers represented in “DC Current” include Michael Bauermeister (Augusta, Mo.), Eben Blaney (Edgecomb, John Cameron (Gloucester, Mass., James Carlin (Colorado Springs, Colo.), Tom Dahlke (Bath), Mark Del Guidice (Concord, Mass.), Paula Garbarino (Somerville, Mass.), Kyle Huntoon (Detroit, Mich.), Janel Jacobson (Harris, Minn.), Paul Lambrecht (Lanesboro, Minn.), Barry Newstat (Western Springs, Ill.), Peter Petrochko (Oxford, Conn.), Colin Pezzano (Philadelphia, Pa.), Michael Puryear (Shokan, N.Y.), Norm Sartorius (Parkersburg, W.Va.), Mike Shuler (Santa Cruz, Calif.), and Holly Tornheim (Nevada City, Calif.).

The exhibition will run through Jan. 4. Messler Gallery 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. After the opening, the exhibition will be on view 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 594-5955; 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.