“Harbor Seal” by John Bryan.

ROCKPORT — “New Work by Faculty,” an exhibition of contemporary wood furniture, furnishings, turnings, sculpture and stringed instruments has opened for the summer at the Messler Gallery of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship. The show runs through Sept. 8 and visitors are welcome.

The 19 woodworkers, designers and artists whose work is on display are accomplished professional makers who are traveling from around the nation to teach at the Rockport school this year. “We are delighted to be able to welcome the public back to the Messler Gallery with such a strong collection of work,” said Gallery Director Victoria Allport. “The stylistic diversity of the show is just what you would expect at a school that is committed to helping every student find their personal voice.”

Exhibitors include Dixie Biggs (Gainesville, Fla.), John Bryan (North Yarmouth, Maine), Annie Evelyn (Bakersville, N.C.), Aaron Fedarko (Camden, Maine), Adrian Ferrazzutti (Guelph, Ontario), Mark Gardner (Saluda, N.C.), Garrett Hack (Thetford Center, Vt.), Owain Harris (Center Barnstead, N.H.), Thomas Hucker (Jersey City, N.J.), Beth Ireland (St. Petersburg, Fla.), Yuri Kobayashi (Camden, Maine), Peter Korn (Rockland, Maine), Mike Korsak (Pittsburgh, Pa.), James Macdonald (Burnham, Maine), Erica Moody (Waldoboro, Maine), Christopher Poehlmann (Philadelphia, Pa.), Brian Reid (Rockland, Maine), Libby Schrum (Camden, Maine) and Chelsea Witt (Warren, Maine).

“New Work by Faculty” is sponsored by an EFASO grant from The Furniture Society.

The Messler Gallery is open Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is located at 25 Mill St. on the campus of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship. The exhibition may also be seen on the Center’s website 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 207-594-5611, e-mail victoria@woodschool.org or visit woodschool.org.

“Quarter” by Mike Korsak.