Well, it’s that time of the year in the Northwest when the rain continues until next June. So this may be a great excuse to get away to a woodturning symposium. There are a couple coming up in the next few months.
The Tennessee Association of Woodturners is holding their 24th annual symposium January 27th and 28th at the Radisson Hotel at Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee. Demonstrators include Al Stirt, Dale Larson, Jennifer Shirley, Ashlyt Harwood and Mark Gardner. Registration fee for the symposium is $145 and includes the demonstrations, instant gallery, roundtable discussion with the demonstrators and the banquet and auction. More information at http://tnwoodturners.org/symposium/.
The Florida Woodturning Symposium is scheduled for February 3-5, 2012 at the Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center North of Eustis, Florida. This symposium is coordinated by seven AAW chapters. Demonstrators on the schedule include Tim Yoder, host and producer of Woodturning Workshop seen on public television stations, Norm Rose, Donald Derry and Dick Sing. Fee for the symposium is $125 which includes access to the demonstrations, instant gallery and trade show. There are additional hands-on workshops for an additional fee. Hotel and RV sites are available nearby. More information at http://floridawoodturningsymposium.com.
The Alaska Woodturners Association is holding their 8th annual symposium on January 28th and 29th in Anchorage. Featured demonstrators are Eli Avisera and Jimmy Clewes. They will also have two local woodturning demonstrators. Cost is $100 for both days if paid in advance or $120 if paid at the door. You can get more information at http://www.akwoodturners.org/Symposium.html